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Canada Removal Orders

Can a deported person return back to Canada?

Being deported from Canada is a serious event, and it can create extreme hardship for the person who has been deported from Canada. However, being deported from Canada is not the end of your life in Canada, as there are ways of returning.  First, it is important to understand that there are three different types […]

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Denied entry to the United States

Was I denied entry to the United States because I’m flagged?

If you are denied entry to the United States, it could be for a variety of reasons. People aren’t necessarily flagged, but Canadian citizens can be denied entry to the United States for many different reasons, including things that have happened in Canada.  This is due to an information sharing act that was recently signed […]

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Entering Canada with a Criminal Record

Entering Canada with a misdemeanor on your record

Someone who has a criminal record can be denied entry to Canada, causing many people who have been convicted of misdemeanors to wonder if they, too, could have problems entering Canada.  What is a misdemeanor? A misdemeanor is a crime that is sort of considered to be a “lesser” offense than more serious crimes. Misdemeanors […]

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Doctors Challenge Canadian Refugee Health Cuts

Doctors Challenge Canadian Refugee Health Cuts

The federal government made a controversial cut to refugee health care last summer, and now the Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers have launched a federal court case against the Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister. The case will attempt to prove the cuts are illegal and unconstitutional. The cuts made […]

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H1B work visa applications for 2014

Applying for an H1B visa for the US in 2013

The H1B work visa is a type of United States work visa for specialty occupations. It is a capped visa with a quota of only so many visas issued to foreign workers every year.  This means that there is a certain time, method and place that workers need to be aware of and follow when […]

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Tourist Visa Immigration Lawyer

Do I need an immigration lawyer for a tourist visa in Vancouver?

A tourist visa is also called a visitor visa in Canada. These visas are issued to citizens of certain nations who wish to visit Canada for a short period of time, whether it is to act as a tourist or to visit friends and family.  Not every foreign national needs a visitor to come to […]

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Immigrate to Canada with HIV

Immigrating to Canada while HIV positive

Having a medical issue is one reason why people are denied entry to Canada as well as cannot apply for permanent residency in Canada. Immigrating to Canada with a medical problem is not a black and white situation, in fact it is a very grey area. Applicants who want to apply for permanent residency while […]

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Can a visitor in Canada become a permanent resident?

Can a visitor in Canada become a permanent resident?

There are a number of ways someone who is a visitor in Canada or who is a temporary resident of Canada may apply for permanent resident status, however there are strict rules surrounding who can do this and who cannot.  Most applicants who are visitors in Canada and who wish to apply for permanent resident […]

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Is my job on the Skilled Worker List?

Is my job on the Skilled Worker List?

The Federal Skilled Worker program in Canada is so popular because applicants are able to become permanent residents of Canada. Like all pathways to permanent residence in Canada, the Skilled Worker program has a lot of restrictions and requirements for applicants to follow if they want to apply.  Applying for this immigration stream for permanent […]

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US visitor visa

Do you need a visitor visa to visit the United States

There are two types of people who visit the United States: those who require a visitor visa or other type of visa in order to enter, and those who do not. We are often asked if permanent residents of Canada may enter the United States without a visa, and the truth is that it depends. […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Canada

What is the Spousal Sponsorship Program

The Canadian spousal sponsorship program is an immigration stream that facilitates the reunification of Canadian citizens or permanent residents and their foreign spouses. Foreign spouses can also be conjugal partners or common-law spouses to qualify for the program.  A spouse who is already a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen can apply to […]

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Marrying a Canadian Citizen

What happens if I marry a Canadian?

It is a big myth that someone who marries a Canadian citizen is automatically granted citizenship themselves. There is no automatic citizenship granted to anyone who marries a Canadian citizen, nor is there automatic permanent residency. In other words, nothing happens when you marry a Canadian citizen other than you are now eligible to apply […]

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Labour Market Opinion

What is a Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

If you want to apply for a work permit in Canada, your employer must first file for an LMO, or a Labour Market Opinion. This is a vital component of the foreign worker application process and must be done before you can apply for your work permit.  A Labour Market Opinion is a request made […]

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Renew Canadian Permanent Resident Card

How long should I wait to renew my permanent resident card?

Ensuring your permanent resident card is always valid is a very important part of maintaining you permanent resident status in Canada. Permanent resident cards are also called PR cards, and they expire every five years. When your permanent resident card is about to expire, you are required to submit an application to Citizenship and Immigration […]

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Criminal Inadmissibility to Canada

Refused Entry to Canada for a criminal record

A criminal record is one of the most common reasons that someone would be denied entry to Canada at the border or airport. When someone is denied entry, it can be extremely inconvenient and frustrating. They are required to simply turn around and go back where they came from, while passing up whatever opportunities or […]

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