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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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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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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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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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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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Senior Citizen in BC must pay back Government After Sponsored Spouse Collects Welfare

An 82-year-old British Columbia man who sponsored a Russian spouse to Canada has been left to pay back the $25,000 the woman received on social assistance after leaving him once she gained permanent resident status in Canada.  The couple met on an internet dating site while the woman was in British Columbia on a temporary […]

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Renewing Permanent Resident Cards in Vancouver

In 2002, the government of Canada made it so that every permanent resident in Canada received a permanent resident card upon landing in Canada. Before this, permanent residents in Canada received a landing document. If you are a permanent resident in Canada and only have a landing document, you need to apply for your initial […]

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Is permanent residency a Canadian green card?

Yes! In Canada, we don’t actually have anything called a “green card”. The closest thing is permanent residency, or a permanent resident card. This permanent resident card, or PR card as it is sometimes called, is pretty much the same thing as a US green card only for Canada. For example, permanent resident holders in […]

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I have an expired PR card

Your permanent resident card identifies you as a permanent resident of Canada. It is only valid for a time period of five years, and once it expires you must renew it. It is very important to always have a valid permanent resident card. Not only does it indicate that you have a legal permanent status […]

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What if a Canadian permanent resident has been outside of Canada for too long?

  One of the requirements that all permanent residents in Canada must meet is being in Canada for a certain amount of days. This is counted on a five-year period, and permanent residents must be present inside Canada for two of those five years. Therefore, if a permanent resident has been outside of Canada for […]

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How can I keep track of my residency days as a permanent resident in Vancouver for 2012?

One of the requirements for maintaining your permanent resident status in Canada is to meet the residency requirement. The residency obligation means that you must be physically present in Canada for a certain amount of time.   The residency obligation for permanent residency status The residency obligation for permanent residency status in Canada is that […]

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How To Obtain Police Clearance For Permanent Residency Applications In Vancouver

When you apply for permanent residency in Canada, one of the requirements is to obtain a certificate of police clearance. This is essentially a criminal record check. You must obtain this record check to have your permanent residency application approved – normally, anyone applying for permanent residency who is over the age of 18 and […]

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Training Provided for Skilled Workers to Fill Job Openings Over the Next 10 Years

Training Provided for Skilled Workers to Fill Job Openings Over the Next 10 Years

Vancouver– Vancouver Island University is among the institutions that will provide or facilitate the training opportunities offered to over 30 First Nation people in the north central part of British Columbia. Training for Skilled Workers The training intends to meet the growing demand for skilled workers who are needed in mineral exploration and mining industries. […]

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