Immigration Applications are not Processed in the Order that they are Received

3rd Feb 2014 Comments Off on Immigration Applications are not Processed in the Order that they are Received

[Editor’s Note: The following appeared in the September 2012 version of The Canadian Immigrant. In drafting a blog post about a similar topic I realized that I had never posted the article below to my blog. I am therefore posting this today. The title in The Canadian Immigrant article was “What Applicants Should Look for In New Immigration Rules.“] People…

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Abandons International Students

2nd Dec 2014 Comments Off on Citizenship and Immigration Canada Abandons International Students

The following article appeared in the December 2014 edition of The Canadian Immigrant magazine. Are options for international students to immigrate permanently narrowing? Each year, around 100,000 international students arrive in Canada to commence their studies. From 2005 to 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced many programs to make it easier for these students to obtain work experience in…

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Do I need a Work Permit?

27th Jan 2012 Comments Off on Do I need a Work Permit?

Last updated on August 14th, 2019 The issue of whether a foreign national needs a work permit is often confusing. In January 2012, I wrote the following article for The Canadian Immigrant. Do I Require a Work Permit In October, the Vancouver Sun ran a story about an employer who was convicted of misrepresentation. The individual had told his employees…

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Questions & Answers – Student Work Experience and CEC (IR-10)

1st Mar 2014 Comments Off on Questions & Answers – Student Work Experience and CEC (IR-10)

The Canadian Experience Class (“CEC”) allows individuals with one-year skilled work experience in Canada to acquire permanent residency. In November 2013, the Government of Canada through Ministerial Instructions introduced significant limitations to the program. We sent a newsletter to our subscribers outlining the changes to the CEC, and I have reproduced on my blog a copy of that newsletter article….

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Due Process When Everything is a Crime: Court Strikes Down Human Smuggling Law

21st Jan 2013 Comments Off on Due Process When Everything is a Crime: Court Strikes Down Human Smuggling Law

…of IRPAand Article 31 of the Refugee Convention), why is it a crime to assist such a refugee to arrive? It is clear that s. 117 makes no distinction for the persons involved or reasons behind the transport to and entrance into Canada, or whether or not the accused person has profited from the transportation of persons into Canada. This…

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Retroactive PRRA Termination Begins

16th Aug 2012 Comments Off on Retroactive PRRA Termination Begins

…subsection (2.1), less than 12 months have passed since their claim for refugee protection was last rejected — unless it was deemed to be rejected under subsection 109(3) or was rejected on the basis of section E or F of Article 1 of the Refugee Convention — or determined to be withdrawn or abandoned by the Refugee Protection Division or…

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What is a Child?

15th Aug 2012 Comments Off on What is a Child?

…consequently finds that dependent adults should not be included in the analysis of the best interests of the child. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 1, states: For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years, unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is earlier…

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Where do Immigrant Investor Funds Go In BC?

14th Feb 2012 Comments Off on Where do Immigrant Investor Funds Go In BC?

One of the questions that I am most frequently asked is “where does British Columbia’s money from the Immigrant Investor Program go?” Indeed, at least two people today e-mailed me this question after they read an article in the China Daily about how $1.6-billion left China due to emigration under various investor scheme. The answer can be found on the…

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Americans Immigrating to Canada After the US Election

1st Nov 2012 Comments Off on Americans Immigrating to Canada After the US Election

…the government won’t control their health care and their guns, or Democrats saying that they want to move to a country where conservatives have no chance of winning elections, the message to us is clear… People aren’t doing their research. The Washington Post actually has an article up today on this very issue, which includes this funny video from Slate….

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Which Tests are Acceptable for Immigration?

13th Jun 2012 Comments Off on Which Tests are Acceptable for Immigration?

My June article in Canadian Immigration Magazine titled “Learn the Language” has generated considerable feedback, not least of which has been the question “am I sure that xxxx language test isn’t accepted for immigration?” Right now, the four main programs which require language tests are the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, (soon) the Provincial Nominee Programs, and…

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