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Make Your Immigration Application Stand Out

Five Ways To Make Your Immigration Application Stand Out

Immigration is a process that amounts to much more than simply paperwork. However, there is still a lot of paperwork involved, namely submitting your immigration application and supporting documentation. Your application will be reviewed by an immigration officer, who has many immigration applications they must review every day. If your immigration application is not up […]

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How to Fill In Immigration Forms

The immigration process requires a lot of paperwork. If you are immigrating to or applying for a visa for the United States or Canada, you will have to fill out several different immigration forms. They can be complicated, and it is extremely important to ensure that you fill out immigration forms properly. If there is […]

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permanent residence applications

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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Stories From Immigrants Stuck in the Waiting List

When we hear about the government legislating away the applicants on the waiting list, we only hear about numbers. The waiting list is 280,000 applicants long, and applications older than four years will be legislated away to the tune of $130 million in application fees refunded. After that, they’ll have to start over. But hopeful […]

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Canadian Immigration Officer Confesses To Accepting Bribes

A senior immigration officer in Toronto has admitted to accepting bribes from newcomers to Canada in exchange for status, according to this article. The immigration officer, George Gonsalves Barriero, worked in Toronto and since 2005 has been in charge of processing applications for permanent residency in Canada. Immigrants were offered status in exchange for thousands […]

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Canadian Immigration Visa Approved

Dear Ms. Kagabo, Thank you and many, many thanks for all your hard work, I would like to inform you that I have received my passport last week with an immigrant visa stamped. Also, please be informed that I have received all the documents back from Abu Dhabi Canadian Embassy but unfortunately they haven’t sent […]

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How To Fill Out An Immigration Form

How To Fill Out Immigration Forms

Filling out your immigration forms can be a daunting task, and sometimes you may not know where to even begin. If your immigration forms are incorrectly filled out or you miss some of the information, you can end up having your application denied! Immigration officers are swamped with a high number of applications to process […]

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Canadian Citizenship Applications

How to Appeal a Rejection Letter from Canadian Immigration

Some people who submit applications for immigration to Canada may find that they receive a letter from the Canadian Immigration department telling them their application has been rejected. A rejection letter from Canadian immigration might make you panic, but don’t panic just yet – you do have options if you receive a rejection letter from […]

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A Bit More On Canada’s New Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

Consultations begin for entrepreneur immigration program We recently blogged about the Canadian government considering a brand-new Canadian Entrepreneur Immigration program after they cancelled the program after ten years with little notice. The entrepreneur immigration program was popular, and had a backlog of 10,000 applications from interested entrepreneurs. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has provided an official […]

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Family’s Immigration Paperwork Lost In Mail, Faces Deportation From Canada

Humanitarian Grounds application never received, leads to deportation from Canada A family originally from Guinea faces deportation from Canada after their immigration paperwork was lost in the mail. After initially having their refugee claim denied, the family appealed on humanitarian grounds, which never made it to any immigration offices. Despite a new application being filed, […]

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Canadian Government Wipes Out 200,000 Waiting Skilled Worker Applications In 2012 Budget

2012 budget erases skilled worker applications that have been waiting processing for years The 2012 Federal Budget was announced yesterday, and along with getting rid of the Canadian penny, the federal government also did away with the current waiting list of 200,000 foreign worker applications. The workers’ application fees, totaling about $130 million, will be […]

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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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