C-26 Work Permits

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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

Self Employment and The Canadian Experience Class

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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

Inadmissibility for Subversion

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Section 34 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act states:  34 (1) A permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on security grounds for (a) engaging in an act of espionage that is against Canada or that is contrary to Canada’s interests; (b) engaging in or instigating the subversion by force of any government; (b.1) engaging in an act of subversion … Read More

Borderlines Podcast #52 – Ranking Economic Immigrants and Listener Q&A, with Asha Kaushal

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A discussion of the philosophy behind economic immigration, how Canada ranks economic immigrants, Ministerial Instructions and listener Q&A. Ashal Kaushal is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law, where she teaches, amongst other courses, Immigration Law.   6:00 An introduction to Canada’s points system, how Express Entry changed it … Read More

Capping New Temporary Residents

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On March 21, 2024, Marc Miller, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, alongside Randy Boissonnault, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, held a press conference to announce what may be considered one of the most substantial changes to Canadian immigration law in years. Canada is set to implement a limit on the … Read More

IRCC ENF2 – Evaluating Inadmissibility

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Enforcement Manual 2 / Overseas Processing 18 – Evaluating Inadmissibility (“ENF2“) is not publicly available on the IRCC website. “]

The Difference between an H&C and a TRP Application

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In Mpoyi v Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), 2018 FC 251, affirmed in Lee v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), the Federal Court of Canada stated: The Officer was correct to conclude that he lacked the authorization to consider the Applicants’ alternative TRP request. However, his assertion that a separate application should be submitted for the … Read More