The Start-Up Business Class

19th May 2018 Comments Off on The Start-Up Business Class

…and access and review computer files of the designated entity. Officers may also inspect third parties affiliated with the designated entity if inspecting the third party is necessary to ensure that the designated entity is complying with program requirements. Officers may request warrants to enter private residences if they determine that doing so is necessary. If IRCC determines that a…

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Where the Liberal Party of Canada Stands on Immigration

14th Apr 2011 Comments Off on Where the Liberal Party of Canada Stands on Immigration

…support the critical relief activities in the region. Fully restoring the Interim Federal Health Program. Establishing an Expert Human Rights Panel for determination of designated countries of origin and to provide a right to appeal refugee decisions for citizens from these countries. This panel will include representatives from international human rights groups. Ending the practice of appointing individuals without subject…

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The Canadian Visa Requirement for Mexican Citizens – A Policy which is No Longer Needed

17th Dec 2015 Comments Off on The Canadian Visa Requirement for Mexican Citizens – A Policy which is No Longer Needed

…required to provide proof of financial support, including copies of bank statements for three months, employment verification, and other proof of connections to Mexico. Where a Canadian invitee will be paying for the trip, that individual is required to provide proof of funds. Many individuals and organizations, including the Canadian government, predicted that the imposition of the visa requirement would…

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The Bill C-11 Changes – What is Now in Effect

3rd Sep 2010 Comments Off on The Bill C-11 Changes – What is Now in Effect

…90 days after the informational interview for most claimants; Allowing the government to designate certain countries of origin. Whether a country is designated or not will depend on the approval rate of refugee applications from that country. If a claimant comes from a designated country, than their hearing will occur 60 days after the informational interview; Creating a Refugee Appeal…

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Changes to the Start-Up Visa Program

25th Oct 2013 Comments Off on Changes to the Start-Up Visa Program

…foreign national’s qualifying business into its business incubator program; a Designated Angel Investor Group of at least $75,000 in a “qualifying business” or two or more Designated Angel Investor Groups that together will be investing a total of at least $75,000 in a business; or a Designated Venture Capital Fund of at least $200,000 or two or more designated venture…

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Canada Imposes Visas on Five New Countries

12th Sep 2012 Comments Off on Canada Imposes Visas on Five New Countries

Canada has imposed visa requirements on five new countries. The countries are St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland. In its press release the government stated that the reasons for the imposition of the visa requirement on these countries were to: Reduce the risk that individuals engaged in organized crime or the trafficking of persons could gain entry to…

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“Country of Origin” in the Refugee Context

16th Jun 2015 Comments Off on “Country of Origin” in the Refugee Context

…such as the right to obtain a passport? The Federal Court of Appeal has previously addressed the issue of the definition ofcountries of nationality” in the IRPA s. 96 context when in Williams v. Canada (“Williams”) it answered the following certified question in the affirmative: Does the expression “countries of nationality” of section 96 of the Immigration and Refugee…

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Biometric Travel Headaches

7th Jan 2014 Comments Off on Biometric Travel Headaches

On December 1, 2013, I noted that Canada has introduced a biometric requirement for nationals of certain countries. I wrote: Biometrics is the measurement of unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints and facial features, for the purpose of verifying identity. Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) goal in requiring that certain foreign nationals provide biometrics is to make it more difficult…

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Introducing the Start-Up Business Class

28th Mar 2013 Comments Off on Introducing the Start-Up Business Class

Designated Angel Investor Groups that together will be investing a total of at least $75,000 in a business. Alternatively, a foreign national will meet this first criteria if he/she obtains a commitment from a Designated Venture Capital Fund of at least $200,000 or two or more designated venture capital funds that together will be investing a total of at least…

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Study Permit Restrictions to Take Affect January 1, 2014

2nd Jan 2013 Comments Off on Study Permit Restrictions to Take Affect January 1, 2014

of the BC New Democratic Party’s efforts to re-regulate the province’s private non-degree-granting institutions, something they have been clamouring for for years. Other recently announced changes to Canada’s study permit program include: limiting the issuance of study permits to students attending designated learning institutions except in the case of visitors who wish to undertake courses or programs of study of

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