The Permit Holder Class

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

Regulation 65 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227, provides that: 65 A foreign national is a permit holder and a member of the permit holder class if (a) they have been issued a temporary resident permit under subsection 24(1) of the Act; (b) they have continuously resided in Canada as a permit holder for … Read More

The Five Year Bar on Misrepresentation

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

Section 40(3) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27, provides that: (3) A foreign national who is inadmissible under this section (misrepresentation) may not apply for permanent resident status during the period referred to in paragraph (2)(a). Jurisprudence In Baloch v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), VC3-01413, the Immigration and Refugee Board affirmed … Read More

Borderlines Podcast #92 – The Deportation of Permanent Residents for Serious Criminality

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

Michael Greene, K.C. is an immigration lawyer in Calgary. He served as the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship & Immigration Section in 2000-2001. He is representing Jaskirat Singh Sidhu in his immigration and deportation matters. We discuss the Federal Court decision in Sidhu v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2023 FC … Read More

Obligation to Answer Truthfully

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

Section 16 of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act states: 16 (1) A person who makes an application must answer truthfully all questions put to them for the purpose of the examination and must produce a visa and all relevant evidence and documents that the officer reasonably requires. In other words, all applicants must provide … Read More

C-26 Work Permits

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC“) webstates describes the C-26 work permit as follows: Professional and semi-professional coaches and athletes working for Canadian-based teams Full or part-time paid coaches and trainers, and professional or semi-professional athletes working for Canadian-based teams require work permits. Given the international mobility in this field, they may be eligible … Read More

Work Permit Conditions

Steven MeurrensWork Permits

A work permit is a document that allows a foreign national to work legally in Canada. It has rules or ‘conditions’ that the worker must follow, and often contains other “additional information” and “remarks.” Conditions vs. Remarks The conditions of a work permit specifically tell a foreign national what they can and can’t do. For … Read More

Self Employment and The Canadian Experience Class

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

The Canadian Experience Class (the “CEC”) is an immigration program for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents. Regulation 87.1(3)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations provides that any period of self-employment shall not be included in calculating Canadian work experience under the CEC. The Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada … Read More

Borderlines #87 – Visa Officers and the IAD Ignoring or Disagreeing with Federal Court, with Raj Sharma

Steven MeurrensUncategorized

Raj Sharma is an immigration lawyer in Calgary. In Borderlines Podcast Episode 69 we discussed his case Mohammad v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2022 FC 1, in which the Federal Court quashed an Immigration Appeal Division decision, stating that the IAD did not properly give enough weight to the unique contributions that Ms. Mohammad made … Read More