How Refugee Resettlement to Canada is Funded

Meurrens LawRefugees

A common complaint about refugee resettlement is the cost.  However, refugees resettled to Canada must pay for their medical exam and their travel to Canada.  Canada’s Immigrant Loans Program ensures that refugees who are unable to pay for their resettlement have access to a funding source. Canadian immigration legislation provides that the most that can … Read More

Canada’s Visa Office in Warsaw

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

Canada’s visa office in Warsaw processes permanent residence applications from Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  It processes temporary residence applications from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland. Temporary Residency Processing From 2014 – 2016, the Warsaw visa office’s approval rates for temporary residence applications were as follows: Year Category Applications … Read More

Sponsoring an Extended Family Member to Immigrate

Meurrens LawFamily Class (Spousal Sponsorships, Parents & Grandparents)

It is generally well known that Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their spouses, common-law partners, children, parents and/or grand-parents to immigrate to Canada. What is less well-known is that in certain circumstances it is also possible for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to sponsor an extended family member to immigrate. The “Lonely … Read More

The Start-Up Business Class

Meurrens LawBusiness and Entrepreneur Immigrantion

On April 11, 2018, regulations for the Start-Up Business Class (the “Start-Up Business Class”) came into effect.  The regulations slightly modify the program that has been in effect since April 1, 2013.  Both applicants as well as designated entities should be aware of the changes.