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Ottawa Doctoral Student Gets Second Chance At Permanent Residency

A a doctoral student studying at the University of Ottawa who came to Canada from Iran seven years ago. She applied for permanent residency in 2005, and waited a very long six years only to find out that her application for permanent residency was denied. Why? In April 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Bill C-43

The recently proposed Bill C-43, the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, will ensure that Canada has some of the strictest deportation laws among the Westernized world.  For example, as of right now permanent residents in Canada who are convicted of a crime and serving sentences less than two years are given the right to […]

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What Days Count For Permanent Resident Status

One of the most important components of maintaining your permanent resident status in Canada is ensuring you meet the residency obligation.  The residency obligation is in place to ensure that permanent residents don’t just obtain permanent resident status and then go back and live in their home country. To be permanent residents in Canada and […]

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New Spousal Sponsorship Rules Introduced By Canadian Government

The Government of Canada has announced that the long-discussed spousal sponsorship rules are now in effect. These rules will have a big impact on marriage immigration in Canada, and sometimes not for the better.  New spousal sponsorship rules in place to combat marriage fraud Immigration marriage fraud is a fraudulent exploitation of the Canadian spousal […]

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How to Renew a PR Card in Canada

A permanent resident card, or PR card, is also known as a Canadian green card. It is very similar to the United States green card, which is why it is referred to as such. It will allow someone to live and work in Canada as long as they make sure they maintain their permanent resident […]

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Do I need to renew my PR status in Canada?

Do you need to renew your permanent resident status in Canada? The answer is, yes if you want to travel. Although what you will really be doing is renewing your permanent resident card, which expires every five years.  Renewing your permanent resident card in Canada means that you must make an application as well as […]

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How to Renew a PR Card

If you have a permanent resident card in Canada, you should know that it needs to be renewed every five years. There is an expiry date on the card, and we recommend applying to renew your permanent resident card (PR card) about three months before it is due to expire whenever possible.  In order to […]

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How to Apply for a “Canadian Green Card”

Canada doesn’t really have a “green card” per se, but our “Green Card” is somewhat but not exactly equivalent to a permanent resident card or permanent resident status. Like a United States green card holder, a permanent resident of Canada is someone who is foreign born and has immigrated to Canada but is not yet […]

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Canadian immigration: expired PR card

If you are a Canadian permanent resident, you should be holding a valid permanent resident card. As of 2002, permanent residents who land in Canada receive their permanent resident card (also called a PR card) automatically. If you landed in Canada prior to this time, you have to apply for one on your own. To […]

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Deportation from Canada for loitering? Say hello to Bill C-43.

Proposed legislation that is currently undergoing its introduction and first reading in parliament – sponsored by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney – may see thousands of permanent residents deported from Canada for minor offences.  The bill, Bill C-43 – Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, an act to amend the Immigration and Refugee […]

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How to Change the Address on a Permanent Resident Card

One of the benefits of being a permanent resident in Canada is that you can live and work anywhere in the country! However, your permanent resident card (also called a PR card) that serves as secure proof of your status in Canada, must have your current address on it. If you move or change your […]

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Can An Immigration Lawyer Help With My Permanent Residence Application?

Permanent residence applications Applying for permanent residence in Canada is a very exciting time! Many of our clients ask us if we feel they need an immigration lawyer to help them with their application. Of course, we risk sounding a little bit biased. But listen to our reasoning below – after all, this is a […]

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Over 3,000 Canadian Citizenships to be Revoked

Canadian Government Orders Canadian Citizenships Revoked According to this CBC News article, the Canadian government has ordered the removal of 3,100 Canadian Citizenships after investigating over 11,000 different cases. While the process of removing citizenship can take months or years, 19 people have had their Canadian Citizenship revoked so far. According to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism […]

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Changes in Skilled Worker Program to help Immigrant Employees

The government puts forward on August 17 the intended regulatory changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) that will improve Canada’s selection for skilled workers who can certainly meet the expectations upon arrival in the country. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said that the Federal Skilled skilled immigrant workers the way to […]

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7 Ways to get Visas to Work in Canada

The government of Canada is continuously implementing programs that will help Canadian employers to meet the challenges in labor demand, new market developments, and the increasing innovations locally and globally. The programs are carried out bearing the concept that immigrants, foreign workers, foreign students, Canadian residents who are citizens of other countries can contribute to […]

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