Spousal Sponsorships where the Sponsor Does not Live in Canada

Meurrens LawFamily Class (Spousal Sponsorships, Parents & Grandparents)

Section 133(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (the “Regulations”) provides that: A sponsor who is a Canadian citizen and does not reside in Canada may sponsor a foreign national who makes [an application to sponsor a member of the Family Class] and is the sponsor’s spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent child who has … Read More

RIMBits Revealed (July 2010)

Meurrens LawInadmissibility, Maintaining Permanent Residency

The following are some excerpts from the July 2010 RIMbits.  RIMbits are messages sent from National Headquarters to missions overseas.  The July 2010 RIMbits on admissibility consisted of eight questions and answers or bulletins.  I have reproduced three of them for free below. Please note that the questions and answers below should not be viewed … Read More

RIMbits Revealed (June 2010)

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

The following are some excerpts from the June 2010 RIMbits.  RIMbits are messages sent from National Headquarters to missions overseas.  The June 2010 RIMbits on admissibility consisted of six questions and answers.  I have reproduced two of them for free below. Please note that the questions and answers below should not be viewed as legal … Read More

RIMbits Revealed (May 2010)

Meurrens LawInadmissibility

The following are some excerpts from the May 2010 RIMbits.  RIMbits are messages sent from National Headquarters to missions overseas.  The May 2010 RIMbits on admissibility consisted of seven questions and answers.  I have reproduced three of them for free below. Please note that the questions and answers below should not be viewed as legal … Read More

ATIP Results for CAPIC Presentation

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

I will be presenting in Vancouver tonight at the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants annual general meeting  on the recently changed Federal Skilled Worker Class and the Canadian Experience Class.  This follows up on a presentation I made on the same topic at the Canadian Bar Association annual immigration conference in Montreal. As part of my presentation, … Read More

The Cost of Detaining “Illegal Immigrants”

Meurrens LawInadmissibility

When the Canada Border Services Agency began dramatically increasing enforcement operations, many wondered where the Department was going to detain individuals. The provinces, especially Ontario, has indicated for many years that they do not want to be in the “detention business.”  The internal document below shows that at one point the Department went so far … Read More

Temporary Foreign Workers to Canada by Year and Job

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

The debate over temporary foreign workers is back in the news.  I have received a copy of the results of an Access to Information and Privacy Act request which shows the breakdown of admittance of foreign worker by year and occupation.  (I am not publishing this document on my blog, however, if you want a copy feel … Read More

Which Members of Parliament are Getting the TRPs?

Meurrens LawInadmissibility

The media is reporting today that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“) is unsure over whether individuals who received Temporary Resident Permits (“TRPs”) which were issued at the requests of Members of Parliament (“MPs”) ever left Canada.  I have received a copy of the results of an Access to Information and Privacy Act request which shows the breakdown … Read More