Getting Permanent Residency as an Owner or Self-Employed Person

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

The following is an article that I wrote for The Canadian Immigrant.  It is generally understood that small businesses are the bedrock of the Canadian economy. The entrepreneurs who start them are often considered the lifeblood of the Canadian economy. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for foreign worker entrepreneurs in Canada to use their Canadian … Read More

IRCC Complaints About Immigration Consultants

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

In June 2017 I wrote an article for Policy Options about how I believed that while the existence of the immigration consultant profession in Canada promoted access to justice reforms were needed to strengthen the weeding out of some unethical behaviour.  One of the things that I recommended was that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada … Read More

Addressing Concerns About Marriage Fraud

Meurrens LawFamily Class (Spousal Sponsorships, Parents & Grandparents)

(The following is an article that I wrote for Policy Options.)   On April 13, 2017, the Trudeau government fulfilled a campaign promise from the 2015 federal election by eliminating the status of conditional permanent residency from Canada’s family reunification immigration programs. From 2012 to 2017, under rules implemented by the previous Harper government, immigrants … Read More