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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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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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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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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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Canadian Green Card

Canadian Green Card for Vancouver

When you become a legal permanent resident of the United States, you obtain a United States green card. The permanent resident card in Canada is basically Canada’s green card, and this card is essentially the same as a United States green card.  Permanent residents of Canada are not Canadian citizens, but there are many benefits […]

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Renew Your permanent resident Card

Renew Your Permanent Resident Card in Vancouver

Do you know that as a Canadian permanent resident, you have to do certain things to keep your permanent resident status? This is called maintaining your permanent resident status and if you fail to do these things, you could lose your permanent resident status and even be deported. One of these obligations you have as […]

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How to renew a permanent resident card outside of Canada

Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card Outside of Canada

If your permanent resident card has expired while you were outside of Canada, you need to have a valid travel document in order to return home to renew your permanent resident card. Normally, your permanent resident card acts as a travel document for you to be allowed into Canada upon your return from traveling outside […]

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Applying for Canadian Citizenship

How can one apply for Canadian citizenship?

Obtaining Canadian citizenship is the dream of many people who immigrate to Canada every year. This is because while Canadian permanent residents have benefits, there are many more positive benefits for Canadian citizens like being able to vote, benefit from social services and not having to meet a residency requirement.  As a Canadian citizen, one […]

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Visa Application Denied

Appealing A Canadian Visa Refusal

The government of Canada’s immigration department, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, receives thousands if not tens of thousands of applications every year from people who wish to immigrate to Canada and apply for various Canadian visas. After processing your visa or immigration application, which may take weeks, months or even in some cases years, you will […]

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Canadian Permanent Residence Categories

Vancouver Canadian Permanent Resident Categories

Someone who moves to Canada to live and work here permanently is called a legal permanent resident, and they have permanent resident status in Canada. This means they can live and work anywhere in Canada, as well as do so for as long as they meet the requirements for being a permanent resident in Canada. […]

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Renew Canadian Permanent Resident Card

How to Renew Your PR Card in Vancouver

Are you a Canadian permanent resident living in Vancouver who needs to renew your permanent resident card? If this is your first time doing so, you may feel a bit nervous. However, if you have met the residency requirement you have nothing to worry about. But don’t mistake – you need to make sure that […]

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Renew Permanent Resident Card

How to Renew Your Permanent Resident Card In Vancouver

The permanent resident of Canada possesses a permanent resident card, sometimes referred to as the PR card. This card must be renewed every few years once it expires. The typical advised renewal time for a PR card is about 8 weeks before the expiry date, but the time it takes to process a permanent resident […]

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Renew Your PR Card in Vancouver

Are you a permanent resident of Canada living in Vancouver? If you arrived in Canada subsequent to 2002, you were given a permanent resident card, or PR card, after arriving. This permanent resident card expires every five years and has an expiry date indicated right on the card itself.  It is very important that you […]

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permanent residency days

Which Days Count For Permanent Resident Status

A permanent resident of Canada is not the same as a Canadian citizen, which means that they are held to specific requirements that Canadian citizens are not, such as their residency obligation.  A permanent resident has a residency obligation, which means that they must spend a certain amount of time in Canada to keep their […]

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spousal sponsorship

Sponsoring a Spouse in Canada: Rules

Canada allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a spouse to Canada as a permanent resident. This can be done one of two ways: either the sponsored spouse is already in Canada on a work, study or visitor visa and has married a Canadian, or the couple is married (or common-law) but the sponsored […]

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