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Americans denied entry to Canada for DUI

A DUI (Driving under the influence conviction or drunk driving conviction) can cause you to be denied entry to Canada, even if you are an American citizen. If you have a criminal record for a DUI, you will simply be turned away if you try to enter Canada and you must return to the United […]

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Reapplying After A Canadian Tourist Visa is Rejected

Canadian tourist visas can be very difficult to get. If you apply for one, you could find that your application has been rejected. What can you do?  Reapplying after any Canadian visa denial is always an option. Don’t forget this, even though being denied for a Canadian visa can be very frustrating and upsetting. One […]

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Canada to use Biometrics in Visa Program in 2013: Big Brother is watching

According to a recent press release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government will begin including biometrics in its temporary resident program sometime in 2013.  What are biometrics? Biometrics are digital fingerprints and photographs that are taken to go with a Canadian temporary resident permit, also called a visitor visa. If you are from a […]

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Canada Imposes New Visa Requirements on Several Formerly Exempt Countries

According to a press release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government of Canada has now (12 a.m. September 12, 2012) imposed visitor visa requirements for citizens of the following countries: St. Lucia St. Vincent Namibia Botswana Swaziland Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, “We continue to welcome genuine visitors to Canada. These changes […]

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Alberta’s New Pilot Program for Foreign Workers, to Remedy Labor Shortage

Facing a severe labour shortage, Alberta has recently set up a temporary foreign worker pilot project to help employers hire highly skilled foreign workers in positions that cannot be filled by Canadians or permanent resident. Labor market objective Launched in June 2011 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Annex to the Agreement for Canada-Alberta Cooperation on […]

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How to Get into Canada if you have a Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record, you may be denied entry into Canada at the border if you try to enter Canada. This can be a serious inconvenience and ruin any travel plans you may have had, whether you were going on vacation, visiting family or traveling for business. No matter how old or insignificant […]

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How to Enter Canada With A Criminal Record

How to Enter Canada if you have a Criminal Record

Some people are denied entry to Canada because of a criminal record. In the past, people have been denied entry to Canada for criminal offenses they never thought would catch up with them – such as an arrest for marijuana possession decades ago or a DUI conviction. Rest assured, a criminal record of any kind […]

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When Applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa, is it Better To Get a One-Time or Multiple-Entry?

In order to visit, study or conduct business in Canada, people from many different countries need to apply for a visitor’s visa (for a list of countries whose citizens who do and do not require a visitor visa click here). In Canada, a visitor visa is also called a Temporary Resident Visa or a Temporary […]

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How to Visit Canada to Get Married

In 2005, Canada became one of the few countries in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Since then, many same-sex couples from abroad have visited Canada to get married because their home countries will not allow it. Same-sex couples can have any kind of wedding they’ve ever dreamed of in Canada. Visiting Canada to get […]

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Parental and Grandparent Sponsorship Applications frozen for two years. And we get Super Visas

CIC giveth and taketh away: Parents and Grandparents can visit but can’t stay It was recently announced that as of November 5, 2011, no new parent/grandparent sponsorship applications will be accepted for two years. No more PR applications for these loved ones. But no fear! Is it a bird? A plane? No, its The Super visa! […]

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US Workers in Canada on Work Visas

More US Workers applying for Temporary Work Visas We recently blogged about how in a complete reversal of historical trends, more and more workers from the United States are looking for jobs in Canada. The unemployment rate in the United States is high, and an uncertain economy has more Americans looking for temporary work visas […]

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More Americans looking for work permits in Canada

Number of US workers applying for work visas in Canada doubles According to this article in the Vancouver Sun, the number of workers from the United States who are looking for jobs in Canada has doubled since 2008. The unemployment rate in Canada is currently 7.3 per cent, which is lower than the unemployment rate […]

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Visitor Visa from “The Best Immigration Law firm around”

My wife and I have to say a great big thank you to Niren and Associates for helping us easily transition into living together in Canada. Our superb legal assistant Amy Shen guided us through every step of the visitor visa application. From the first gathering of documents to the final application package, Amy was […]

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Canada may lift visa requirements for Czech Republic

Canada investigating whether Visa Requirements necessary for Czech Republic This month, Canada will be sending a group of experts to the Czech Republic to determine whether Canada can lift their visa requirements for Czech citizens. The primary purpose of this visit will be to determine how minorities in the country are currently being protected as […]

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Canadian Temporary Visa for Mother

Hi Katherine, Great news! We’ve got Temporary Visa for my mom! Thank you very much for your help and professional assistance. This is a best Christmas present for my family 😉 Happy holidays,Katherine! Dmitry.

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