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Spousal Sponsorship Applications under radar

If you are planning a marriage to a Canadian citizen in order to immigrate you better be prepared to live together for at least two years, better yet truly be in love, or you will find yourself facing possible deportation from the country. Proposed Changes to Spousal Sponsorship Cases The Citizenship and Immigration Department’s proposed […]

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Immigration Applications going online. Beware

Seems like the Canadian government is catching up with the times. Many immigration applications are now going online which means applicants are instructed to complete them on the web rather than print them out, fill them in and snail-mail them to immigration centres. This online application approach of course has its obvious benefits: paperless process, […]

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Prime Minister’s Office intervenes and orders Afghan interpreters’ immigration applications reviewed

Late last year, our own immigration lawyer Michael Niren was interviewed on CFRB radio and by CBC News about the inability of the Canadian government to make good on its promise to Afghan interpreters who put their lives on the line helping Canadians in Afghanistan –  these interpreters qualified for visas to come to Canada. […]

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How to Speed Up Your Permanent Resident Application for Canada

No amount of money can “fast-track” your permanent residence application According to this Ottawa Citizen story, a woman who acted as a “connection” during her stint as an operation manager at Citizenship and immigration Canada is on trial and facing 28 different charges for defrauding the government. According to the article, a man would offer […]

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Toronto Rabbi accused of Immigration Fraud though Immigration Law Firm in NYC

According to the Toronto Star a Rabbi in Toronto is accusing of committing immigration fraud for which he has been extradited. The allegations are that Rabbi Avraham David, a dual citizen of Canada and the US, duped thousands of immigration applicants though his immigration law firm in New York. Rabbi David allegedly came to Canada in 2006 […]

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Immigration Fraud Costs two Men Up To $100,000

Two men face fines of up to $100,000 or five years in jail for immigration fraud Two men in Nova Scotia, one a Canadian citizen and one a permanent resident, are facing up to $100,000 in fines or up to five years in jail for helping people get Canadian citizenship and permanent resident status in […]

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Is Toronto your Immigration Destination? Good news from the Economic Front

According to CIBC World Markets , Toronto is the leading city in Canada in terms of economic performance. This is the second year in a row that Toronto gets this honour. CIBC relies on its Canadian Metropolitan Economic Activity Index to evaluate performance of economies and this year Toronto scored 23.0. That is the highest level in […]

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There is still time to submit your 2012 Skilled Worker Applications

2012 Skilled Worker Applications being accepted Shortly into the new year we posted that approximately 6,000 2012 Skilled Worker Applications had already been received. As of January 9th, 2012, there are still many spaces available for certain applications while the caps in other applications have been reached. The only Skilled Worker applicants who do not […]

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Skilled Worker Applications for Canada Filling up fast

Over 6000 Skilled Worker Applications submitted  As of January 3, 2012 just over 6000 Skilled Worker Applications have been received. There is a cap of 10,000 accepted per year. And for each occupation under the General Occupation List for Skilled workers, there is an individual cap. Below are a list of the occupations and the […]

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More on the new Canadian Citizenship Oath rule

Faces cannot be covered when taking the Canadian Citizenship Oath We recently posted a blog entry on the new Canadian Citizenship oath rule, which stated that effective immediately people are not allowed to cover their face or mouths when taking the oath. This means that Muslim women will not be able to cover their faces […]

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Happy Holidays from Niren and Associates Immigration Lawyers

Have a Happy and joyous Holiday to all our friends and immigration clients. We are proud to have served so many people and companies over the year and look forward to the New Year to come. 2012 promises to be an interesting year for immigration with new legislation and polices coming soon. Stay tuned for […]

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Up to 6,500 people could lose Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Status

Fraud may cost thousands Canadian Citizenship According to this CBC article, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced that after a two-year investigation, approximately 2,100 people could see their Canadian Citizenship revoked while 4,400 others could have their permanent residency status revoked as well due to immigration fraud. Canadian Citizenship fraud stems from […]

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Attracting Students through the Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class for Students On November 2, 2011, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear, held a conference to highlight the Canadian Experience Class program and international students pursuing a PhD in Canada and to celebrate the 10,000th permanent resident accepted to Canada through the Canadian Experience Class. […]

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Super Visa for Parents now launched

Super Visa Applications for Parents and Grandparents Today is the day that Canada immigration gets “Super”. Super Visas for Parents and Grandparents are now effective. We wrote about the new Super Visa program here. Super Visas are Visas for Parents and Grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents who wish to come to Canada on […]

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Legal action filed against Ottawa for Canadian immigration backlog

According to this article from the Toronto Star, legal action has been filed against the Canadian government for taking too long to process immigration applications. Imagine filing a Canadian immigration application between 2004 and 2008, and still not having any word on whether the application was approved or denied – because they haven’t gotten to […]

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