Who Can Be Sponsored

Meurrens LawFamily Class (Spousal Sponsorships, Parents & Grandparents)

One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is which family members can be sponsored under Canada’s family reunification programs.  Most people rightly assume that Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents can sponsor their spouses, children, and parents.  However, many also wonder about sponsoring siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, etc. Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, … Read More

Five Reasons IRCC Rejects Express Entry Applications

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

Since January 1, 2015, almost all prospective economic immigrants to Canada must apply through Express Entry.  Express Entry is an application intake management system in which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) controls immigration application intake by requiring applicants be issued an invitations to apply for permanent residency (“ITAs” before they can actually submit their … Read More

Express Entry Imm Rep Q&A

Meurrens LawSkilled Immigration (Express Entry, CEC, FSWC, Etc.)

The following PDFs contain several Express Entry Q&As that were obtained through an Access to Information Act request. The topics include what documentation is required in an Express Entry application, enclosing rehabilitation applications with Express Entry, what counts as a ‘certificate of qualification’, points for skills transferability, and qualifying arranged employment.

Certified Questions After Kanthasamy

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

Section 74(d) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act provides that an appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal may be made only if, in rendering judgment, the Federal Court certifies that a serious question of general importance is involved and states the question.  Certified questions have traditionally resolved divergent jurisprudence at the Federal Court, and have typically provided … Read More