Visiting Canada? How to fill out a successful temporary visa application

Visiting Canada? How to fill out a successful temporary visa application

6th Jul 2018 Comments Off on Visiting Canada? How to fill out a successful temporary visa application

…that the Federal Court of Canada has consistently reiterated that, while previous travel history may be a good indicator of compliance to immigration laws, a lack of travel history should, at worst, be a neutral factor in determining whether someone will leave Canada at the end of their authorized stay. So it is very rare that a visa officer will…

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Updated Predictions of the Immigration Consequences of the Election

16th Oct 2015 Comments Off on Updated Predictions of the Immigration Consequences of the Election

…as well as the elimination of access to work permits (and briefly health care) for many refugee claimants, has caused the number of asylum seekers in Canada to plummet. During the same period, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has aggressively pursued a policy of initiating cessation applications against protected persons if they allegedly re-avail themselves of the protection of

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Environmental Overview – Nairobi

9th Aug 2013 Comments Off on Environmental Overview – Nairobi

…has complicated the scheduling of subsequent trips for interviews of all categories of PR applicants. Nairobi provides itinerant PR services by undertaking regular interview trips (mainly FC, DR2 and refugees) to countries in the area of accreditation. Countries such as Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan and the islands off the coast of the East Africa are not often visited, either for…

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The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Travel Card (ABTC)

26th Feb 2015 Comments Off on The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Travel Card (ABTC)

…allows multiple short-term entries into participating countries, and speeds border processing by providing expedited entry using designated APEC lines at major airports throughout countries in Australia & Oceania, Asia, North America, and South America that border the Pacific Ocean. Canada, like the United States, is a transitional member in the ABTC. This means that ABTC cardholders from countries whose citizens…

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The Safe Third Country Agreement

21st Aug 2019 Comments Off on The Safe Third Country Agreement

Section 103(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (the “IRPA”) states that the Government of Canada can designate countries that it determines comply with international standards relating to the treatment of refugees as safe third countries. Section 101(1)(e) further states that refugee claimaints coming to Canada from these designated safe third countries cannot have their asylum claims heard in…

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Introducing Biometrics for Certain Visa Applicants

1st Dec 2013 Comments Off on Introducing Biometrics for Certain Visa Applicants

…4, 2013, the Government of Canada announced new regulations that will expand the scope of sharing biometric information with the United States. Biometric-based immigration information sharing with the United States will be implemented in 2014. The new regulations authorize the sharing of information between the governments of Canada and the United States to support each government’s assessment of visa applications,…

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LMO Q&A: Discrimination to obtain a Labour Market Opinion OPS/BE-003

5th Dec 2013 Comments Off on LMO Q&A: Discrimination to obtain a Labour Market Opinion OPS/BE-003

…has not occurred with the affiliation of the Government of Canada, nor with the endorsement of the Government of Canada. (I have decided not to reproduce the names of the Service Canada officers involved.) Please e-mail me if you want a copy of the original question and answer contained in the ATI. BACKGROUND: Daycare facility with 2 female employees and…

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Leaving Canada by the end of Authorized Stay

7th Mar 2013 Comments Off on Leaving Canada by the end of Authorized Stay

…a draw for him than India, where he would be in the bosom of his family, simply because he would have 30 pieces of silver in his pocket. As per Timothy 6:10 “for the love of money is the root of all evil.” In Cao v. Canada, a 27-year old citizen of the People’s Republic of China who was offered…

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Who Needs a Medical Exam to Study in Canada?

12th Nov 2011 Comments Off on Who Needs a Medical Exam to Study in Canada?

…unless they intend to work in certain designated occupations. If the duration of the student’s visit is more then six months, then a medical examination will be required if they will also work in one of the above designated occupations, or, if they have resided or stayed temporarily for six or more consecutive months in a designated country or territory…

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New 2013 Federal Skilled Worker Class (Updated – April 18, 2013)

New 2013 Federal Skilled Worker Class (Updated – April 18, 2013)

1st Mar 2013 Comments Off on New 2013 Federal Skilled Worker Class (Updated – April 18, 2013)

…diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship (+12 years) 12 Secondary school 5 Secondary school 5 CIC is removing from applicants and immigration officers the often confusing responsibility of determining how a foreign credential should be compared to a Canadian one (previously done by comparing the number of years it took to achieve the credential). CIC is transferring this responsibility to designated

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