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Canada’s Immigration System Overloaded, Causing Problems Says Opposition Party

October 31st, 2014 by Michelle Kary

Canada’s immigration system is vastly overworked and as a result causing systemic problems for immigrants and refugees, even delaying family unification. That’s the assessment of Elizabeth May, leader of Canada’s Green Party.  May has stated that more than 80 percent … Continue reading

How to Start the Process of Immigration to Canada

October 16th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Canada has been and will remain a popular destination for immigrants the world over and their immigration system is designed to be welcoming to immigrants. Many programs exist for getting people into Canada and once there to help them adjust … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions About Canadian Passports

October 2nd, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Canadian passports are considered useful documents because they are proof of citizenship in Canada and carry with them the protection of the Canadian government when abroad. Below are some commonly asked questions about Canadian passports. Am I eligible for a … Continue reading

Passport Fees Change in 2013

December 21st, 2012 by Michelle Kary

Canadian citizens who wish to apply for passports in 2013 will have to pay higher fees than were historically charged. The Canadian government has explained that they are unable to maintain the previous rates because they are currently running out … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Name on Your PR Card

October 28th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

There are a number of reasons for why someone might change their name and along with the name change there is some work to be done with the government. When your name officially changes you will have to have your … Continue reading

How to Renew PR Card While Outside Canada

October 25th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Canada does not allow Permanent Residents to renew or replace their permanent resident cards while outside of Canada because the CIC will not mail a PR card to a non-Canadian address. However, there are other ways to return to Canada … Continue reading

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Can You Apply for a Study and Work Permit at the Same Time?

October 1st, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the organization responsible for immigration to Canada allows immigrants to study and work at the same time. Non-Canadians must apply for permits to do certain things in Canada. Permanent Residents and citizens do not need to … Continue reading

Study in Quebec

September 11th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Quebec is a province of Canada that has somewhat different requirements for immigration than the rest of the country. There are many great educational institutions located within Quebec and foreign nationals who follow the steps suggested by the government of … Continue reading

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What Are the Requirements for a Tourist Visa?

October 18th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Canada is a beautiful country which welcomes tourists from all over the world all year round. Coming to Canada for tourist reasons can be a relatively simple process, but it is important to take note Do You Need a Tourist … Continue reading

Work Permit Overview

August 19th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

What is a Work Permit? Foreign residents who wish to come to Canada to work must first secure permission to do work within the country. This typically comes in the form of a work permit which is a letter and … Continue reading

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Common Immigration Questions in Canada

August 16th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Immigration is an extensive and time consuming process. However, because so many people immigrate to Canada every year, there is a lot of common wisdom that people can gather. What do I need to do to become a citizen? The … Continue reading

Moving to Canada to Work

June 14th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

If you’re looking to come to Canada to work you can fully immigrate if you are careful in your application process. By doing so you will be able to live and work in Canada on a more-or-less permanent basis. As … Continue reading

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Study Guide for Canadian Citizenship Test

October 21st, 2013 by Michelle Kary

The Canadian citizenship test is administered to permanent residents who have applied for full citizenship. The test is typically composed of two parts. The first being a knowledge test that might be written or oral. The second is that the … Continue reading

Become Canadian by Marrying a Canadian

October 9th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

One of the rights reserved for Canadian citizens is that they can help their close family members become citizens as well. Even spouses! However, citizenship is not automatically transferred to a spouse when they marry a Canadian citizen. Rather, it … Continue reading

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Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program

September 16th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Temporary Residents who have collected useful work experience while living in Canada have the opportunity to become Permanent Residents of Canada under the Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program. Permanent Residency is an immigration status in Canada that allows an immigrant … Continue reading

Arranged Employment Selection Factor FSWP

September 4th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Immigrants who already have a job offer in Canada become much more favorable to Citizenship and Immigration Canada in many immigration programs. This is particularly true in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). Applicants can get ten points contributed to … Continue reading