Yes, CIC Can Deny PNP Nominees Permanent Resident Visas

Three years ago, I wrote about provincial nominees being denied entry to Canada at Ports of Entry.  It proved to be very informative to many people who did not realize that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“) could refuse immigration applications from provincial nominees.  While it is certainly the case that a provincial nomination certificate will generally lead to CIC approving a permanent residence application, this is not always the case. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (“IRPR“) provide that an immigration officer may issue a negative substituted evaluation and refuse an application where the […]

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During the past couple months, our office has received several frantic phone calls from people (often real estate agents or bankers) telling us that a family who was immigrating to Canada under a Provincial Nominee Program was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency

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