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How to Apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration

How to Apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration

Find out how to apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration

Humanitarian and Compassionate consideration can apply to many different circumstances when applying for permanent residency. Please note that not all circumstances can be justified and proven with supporting documentary evidence; therefore, one should recognize that these types of applications are not easily approved. They are only approved as a last resort. Furthermore, the processing times for these types of applications can take many years. In order to prove that you have an exceptional situation that falls under the H&C consideration, it is essential for you to supply the Immigration officer with as much evidence and documentary in order for your application to be as strong as possible. Therefore, in this article, I will explain how to apply for humanitarian and compassionate consideration and other very pertinent information you should know with regards to H&C applications.

What does Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration Entail?

Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration, also commonly referred to as H&C, is a type of application for permanent residency in Canada for specific foreign nationals who would not qualify under any other immigration class. These foreign nationals must also have compelling humanitarian and compassionate grounds to prove when applying for this type of application. H&C applications are determined under A25 and A25.1 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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Immigration to Issue Invitations to Apply Under Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program

Immigration to Issue Invitations to Apply Under Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program

Sponsors Being Invited to Sponsor their Parents and Grandparents

As of mid-March 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has began sending out invitations to Sponsors in order for them to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents through the parents and grandparents sponsorship program. This is hopeful news for sponsors as there was a limited capacity for the amount of invitation and applications accepted under this program. Thankfully, sponsors have 60 days from the date of initial invitation to submit their complete application. In this article, I will address the details of Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program and how it works as well as the invitations that are being sent to sponsors.

What is the Parent or Grandparent Sponsorship Program

The government of Canada highly enforces and values family reunification. Therefore, the Family Class sponsorship category, which encompasses the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program, is dealt with high priority. Through the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program, a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada has the chance of sponsoring their parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) to obtain permanent residency status in Canada and permanently reunite together. The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program is an excellent way for Canadians to become reunited with their parents and/or grandparents in Canada permanently.

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Q&As for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Q&As for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

FAQ – Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

In this article, I will address popular questions and answers regarding the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Canada as well as some important information to consider if you are applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). A Labour Market Impact Assessment was created for any Canadian employer who requires the help of a foreign worker to be employed by their company and would need the approval from the Canadian government prior to hiring them. If you believe you would be eligible to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment, I suggest you read our article on “Labour Market Impact Assessment LMIA” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any questions you may have with regards to Labour Market Impact Assessments in Canada.

Q: What is the Purpose of a Labour Market Impact Assessment?

A: First and foremost, before explaining the purpose of a Labour Market Impact Assessment, it is very important to understand what the Labour Market Impact Assessment is. An LMIA is an official document provided by Employment and Social Development Canada / Service Canada that a Canadian employer may need to obtain prior to hiring a temporary foreign worker. Please keep in mind, if you are a Canadian employer and would like to hire a temporary foreign worker, it is essential to first determine whether or not you are required to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment prior to hiring them. The purpose of the Labour Market Impact Assessment essentially is to indicate that there is a need or requirement for a foreign worker to fill the intended position. Additionally, it also demonstrates that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada is available to fill the job.

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FAQs for Canadian Citizenship

FAQs for Canadian Citizenship

Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Citizenship

In this article, I will be answering frequently asked questions for Canadian citizenship in order for individuals to further understand what Canadian citizenship entails. Canadian Citizenship can only be requested and applied for by a permanent resident of Canada who meets specific criteria and also wishes to apply to become a Canadian citizen. This ultimately gives permanent residents of Canada, who have been residing in Canada for a specific amount of years, the opportunity and chance to finally become Canadian citizens. This is the final step for most permanent residents. If you are a permanent resident of Canada and feel as though you would be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, I suggest you also read our other articles on Canadian Citizenship prior to reading this question and answer article. This article is meant to clarify any questions that individuals may have with regards to Canadian citizenship.

Q: If I am a Canadian citizen but my children were born in Australia, do they automatically obtain Canadian citizenship because of me?

A: This is a very popular question that is asked by many Canadian citizens all around the world. It is important to recognize that every individual’s situation is different from the other. Therefore, the official way in order to determine whether your children are or are not Canadian citizens is by applying for a proof of citizenship for them. Please keep in mind that this response to this question only applies to individuals who were already Canadian citizens when their children were born. Unfortunately, if you obtained Canadian citizenship after the birth of your children, they do not become Canadian citizens.

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Q&As for Study Permits in Canada

Q&As for Study Permits in Canada

Questions and Answers for Study Permits in Canada

This article will be addressing popular questions and answers for study permits in Canada. There are many foreign nationals that would like to come to Canada to study in a variety of different fields. Therefore, in order for you to further understand what a study permit entails, this article will help. Specifically, a study permit has been created for foreign nationals who desire to reside in Canada temporarily to pursue an education. It was intended to provide foreign nationals with an opportunity to further their education and careers through a Canadian educational institution. If you believe you would be eligible to apply for a study permit in Canada, I suggest you read our article on “How to Obtain a Study Permit in Canada” before reading this question and answer article. This article is intended to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to a study permits in Canada.

Q: If I arrived in Canada as a Temporary Resident, how can I switch my status to a Student? Is this possible?

A: Technically, it is possible. However, in order to legally study in Canada, you must have legal status as a student. There are several different circumstances that do not require a study permit in order to study in Canada as a visitor. Yet, if you do not fall under any of those circumstances, you would have to apply for a study permit. When applying for the study permit, you may either apply online or apply in person or via mail to the Visa Application Centre in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

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Manitoba’s Express Entry Pathway and Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba’s Express Entry Pathway and Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba off to a great start for 2018 with its Express Entry Pathway and Provincial Nominee Program

The province of Manitoba is off to a wonderful start for 2018 with their new Express Entry pathway as well as their existing provincial nominee program. Manitoba is trying its best to invite eligible candidates in order to meet their provincial labour market needs and to make their economy stronger. So far, based on the January 11 draw, the new Express Entry pathway has invited approximately 155 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. In order to better understand how candidates are chosen, in this article, I will address more information pertaining to the new Express Entry pathway and how it affects Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program for future candidates.

Requirements for the New Express Entry Pathway

In order to be a qualified and eligible candidate under the Express Entry pathway in the province of Manitoba, you must have a registered profile in Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool as well as the federal Express Entry pool. In addition to this requirement, you must also have a minimum of 6 months of recent work experience in an eligible occupation in Manitoba’s new In-Demand Occupation list. According to the province of Manitoba, the new Express Entry pathway is meant for eligible candidates who acquire human capital values. Additionally, you must also have the confirmed support in the form of a written letter from a close friend or family member who also resides in the province of Manitoba for a minimum of one year.

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Record Low for Express Entry Draw

Record Low for Express Entry Draw

Start of 2018 Brings Record Low for Express Entry Draw

One of 2018’s first draws, on January 24, had approximately 2, 750 invitations for Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. It is important to note that the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was cut off at 444, which is a reduction of two points compared to the Express Entry draw that was made on January 10, 2018. With the previous five draws that were made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the tie-break rule began which means that any and all candidates that had a CRS score of above 444 as well as those who scored exactly 444 would be invited into the Express Entry pool and will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). In this article, I will address more information pertaining to the new record lows for Express Entry draws and how it affects the Express Entry immigration system altogether.

Record Low on Express Entry Draw

Interestingly enough, the first two draws of 2018 are already lower than the previous year of 2017. The draws made in the first two draws of 2017 already set record lows; therefore, these new draws and the CRS scores are now even lower and are making new records. This is very interesting as well because in previous years, specifically in 2015, the first two draws had records of upwards of 800 for the CRS scores. Therefore, they have almost been cut in half.

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Arriving at the Canadian Border as a Permanent Resident

Arriving at the Canadian Border as a Permanent Resident

Things to Consider when Arriving at the Canadian Border as a Permanent Resident

Obtaining permanent residency in Canada can be a very exciting but anxious time for many foreign nationals. It can be exciting because Canada is full of prosperous opportunities; however, it can also be a very anxious time because many foreign nationals do not know what to expect. This is especially the case when arriving at as Canadian border or port of entry. It is important for foreign nationals to understand what will happen once they arrive. Therefore, in order to better prepare yourself for what to expect when arriving in Canada, in this article, I will explain in detail what to expect at the Canadian border or at a Canadian port of entry as a permanent resident.

What is Permanent Residence

For those who don’t understand what permanent residency status is in Canada, I will define three important terms to know about permanent residency. The first important term I will define is permanent resident status. As per Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s website, permanent resident status is defined as the position of a foreign national who has legally immigrated to Canada but is not yet a Canadian citizen. Furthermore, the second important term I will define is a permanent resident. As per CIC’s website, a permanent resident is a foreign national who has legally immigrated to Canada and acquired permanent resident status and has not lost that status under section 46; they are also not yet a Canadian citizen. Lastly, the third important term I will define is permanent resident card. As per CIC’s website, a permanent resident card is a wallet-sized plastic official document that is issued to all new permanent residents of Canada, as well as to existing permanent residents, when requested, to confirm and validate their status in Canada. Note that this card includes identity details and the signature of the foreign national it was issued to.

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How to Detect Fraudulent Immigration Services

How to Detect Fraudulent Immigration Services

How to Detect Fraudulent Immigration Services Being Offered

It is very important to recognize the Immigration services that you are hiring prior to them receiving your hard earned money. There are various fraudulent Immigration services that are being offered around the world that pretend to be authorized and real Immigration services, like Akrami & Associates. For foreign nationals that are not aware of which companies are real or fraudulent, this article will come as a great aid in determining this. Therefore, in this article, I will explain how to tell when a company is offering fraudulent Immigration services and how to know if a company is authorized to provide Immigration services.

Signs of a Fraudulent Immigration Service

Before committing and providing any Immigration service with your money, it is very important to determine first whether they are a reputable and known business. There are many different companies, nationally and internationally, that are providing fraudulent Immigration services to vulnerable clients who don’t know they are fraudulent. Below, I have listed a few signs of a fraudulent Immigration service that you should be aware of.

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Temporary Resident Visas – Questions and Answers

Temporary Resident Visas – Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers for Temporary Resident Visas

In this article, I will address questions and answers for Temporary Resident Visas. This is intended for you to better understand what can ensue when you are in the process of applying for a Temporary Resident Visa to Canada. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa, then I suggest you read our article on “How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa” before reading this question and answer article. This article is intended to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to any immigration matters regarding Temporary Resident Visas.

Q: If I have a valid Temporary Resident Visa, am I permitted to return to my country and then re-enter Canada?

A: This is a very good question. In the past, Temporary Resident Visas were either issued as a single-entry visa or a multiple-entry visa. Now, thankfully, Immigration Canada is only issuing multiple-entry visas. A multiple-entry visa allows the foreign national to enter Canada and exit multiple times. However, it is important that the foreign national only travels in and out of Canada during the validity of their Temporary Resident Visa. If you attempt to enter Canada and your multiple-entry Temporary Resident Visa has expired, then you will need to reapply for another one to once again enter Canada.

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How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

Steps on How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

Are you a foreign national and have the desire to travel to Canada? If this is the case, and if you are a foreign national that comes from a non-visa-exempt country, you must first apply for a Temporary Resident Visa in order to travel and enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a Visitor Visa, is a document that will essentially permit you entry into Canada as a visitor for the validity period of the issued visa. Thankfully, Temporary Resident Visas are now only issued as multiple-entry and single-entry visas are no longer issued. Therefore, in this article, I will explain how to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa, who needs a TRV and other important factors to consider if you are applying for a TRV.

Do I Require a Temporary Resident Visa to Enter Canada

A Temporary Resident Visa is intended for foreign nationals from non-visa-exempt countries that would like to travel and enter Canada. Furthermore, the visa will then allow the foreign national proper authorization to enter Canada through multiple-entries for a temporary period. It is important to note that Temporary Resident Visas are also known and referred to as Visitor Visas; the terms are interchangeable.

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FAQs for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

FAQs for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

FAQ – Yukon Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The Yukon Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that assists the territory of Yukon to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the Yukon Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Yukon Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)?

A: The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is an economic immigration program that permits foreign nationals to be nominated by the territory of Yukon in order to fill any economic and labour market needs they may have. This program also facilitates the territory of Yukon to nominate skilled foreign nationals with qualified work experience and who also qualify under the established criteria to work in the Yukon and obtain permanent residency in Canada. The YNP is a partnership between the government of the Yukon and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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Basics of the Yukon Nominee Program

Basics of the Yukon Nominee Program

How to Immigrate to Yukon through PNP

The territory of Yukon is known as Canada’s Wilderness City. If you are a foreign national that enjoys snow all year round, with the exception of July, the Yukon is made for you. In addition to the snowy scenary, Yukon also has the summer solstice and the winter solstice can bring different lengths of days and can be an interesting change of lifestyle. Foreign nationals who are applying through the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) have four different ways to gain permanent residency in the Yukon. Under this program, Yukon chooses individuals who have a connection with the territory of the Yukon. In this article, I will address what the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is and the four different ways to gain permanent residency in the Yukon.

What is the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is an economic immigration program that assists the territory of the Yukon to meet its labour market needs and helps prioritize economic development within the Yukon. It also supports foreign nationals by offering an alternate and quicker entry into Canada for permanent residency. The YNP is administered by the government of the Yukon and runs in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The program facilitates the territory of Yukon to nominate foreign nationals with skilled work experience and who qualify under the established criteria to work in the Yukon and obtain permanent residency. In turn, these individuals will then be able to contribute to Yukon’s economy.

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FAQs for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

FAQs for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

FAQ – Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that assists the province of Prince Edward Island to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)?

A: The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is a program that allows skilled foreign nationals to be nominated by the province of Prince Edward Island in order to fill any provincial economic and labour market needs. This program also facilitates the province of Prince Edward Island to nominate skilled foreign nationals with adequate work experience and who qualify under the provincially established criteria to work in Prince Edward Island and obtain permanent residency.

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Basics of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Basics of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

How to Immigrate to Prince Edward Island through PNP

The province of Prince Edward Island is stated to be the “birthplace” of Canada; it is one, if not the most, historical and old provinces in Canada. Prince Edward Island held the Charlottetown conference which essentially led to Canada’s formation. Additionally, Prince Edward Island has one of Canada’s most beautiful coasts and luscious farmlands but also has a growing economy based on fishing, agricultural as well as tourism. Foreign nationals who are applying through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) have five different ways to obtain permanent residency in Prince Edward Island. Under this program, Prince Edward Island chooses individuals who have a connection with Prince Edward Island and may contribute to its growing economy. In this article, I will address what the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is and the five different ways to gain permanent residency in Prince Edward Island.

What is the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is an economic immigration program that assists the province of Prince Edward Island to meet its labour market needs and prioritizes economic development within the province of Prince Edward Island. The program essentially allows Prince Edward Island to nominate skilled foreign nationals to the federal government for permanent residency. In other words, the program facilitates the province of Prince Edward Island to nominate foreign nationals who acquire skilled work experience and who qualify under the provincially established criteria to work in Prince Edward Island and obtain permanent residency in Canada. These individuals will then, in turn, be able to contribute to Prince Edward Island’s economy.

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FAQs for the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

FAQs for the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

FAQ – Northwest Territories Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The Northwest Territories Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that helps the territory of the Northwest Territories (NWT) to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the Northwest Territories Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Northwest Territories Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)?

A: The Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) is a program that allows skilled foreign nationals to be nominated by the Northwest Territories in order to fill any territorial economic and labour market needs. This program also facilitates the Northwest Territories to nominate skilled foreign nationals who qualify under the provincially and territorially established criteria to work in the Northwest Territories and obtain permanent residency in Canada.

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Basics of the Northwest Territories Nominee Program

Basics of the Northwest Territories Nominee Program

How to Immigrate to Northwest Territories through PNP

The territory of Northwest Territories is a unique destination for anyone to immigrate to in the world. It is located in the mid-north part of Canada and has beautiful snowy scenery to enjoy. The Northwest Territories of Canada has partnered with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This was done to specifically help Northwest Territories employers to find employees for their businesses. Foreign nationals who are applying through the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWT) have three different ways to gain permanent residency in Northwest Territories. Under this program, Northwest Territories chooses individuals who have a connection with Northwest Territories. In this article, I will address what the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWT) is and the three different ways to gain permanent residency in Northwest Territories.

What is the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWT)

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWT) is an economic immigration program that helps the territory of Northwest Territories to meet their labour market needs. It also helps prioritize economic development within Northwest Territories. It also helps foreign nationals who would like to immigrate to the Northwest Territories by choosing the appropriate candidate through the nominee program to be invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The program facilitates the Northwest Territories to nominate skilled foreign nationals who qualify under the provincially established criteria to work in Northwest Territories. Evidently, this will result in these individuals being able to contribute to Northwest Territories’ economy.

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FAQs for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

FAQs for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

FAQ – New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that assists the province of New Brunswick to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)?

A: The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is a program that allows individuals to be nominated by New Brunswick in order to fill any economic and labour market needs the province has. This program also allows skilled and qualified individuals with the opportunity to work in New Brunswick and the ability to gain permanent residency in Canada.

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Basics of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

Basics of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

How to Immigrate to New Brunswick through PNP

Canada is a very popular travel destination; however, it is also a very popular destination to permanently immigrate as well. Specifically, the province of New Brunswick is a distinctive destination for Anglophone and Francophone foreign nationals to immigrate. The province of New Brunswick is the only official bilingual province in Canada. Approximately thirty per cent of the population that resides in New Brunswick speaks French as their first language. Foreign nationals who are applying through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) have four different ways to gain permanent residency in New Brunswick. Under this program, New Brunswick chooses individuals who have a connection with New Brunswick. In this article, I will address what the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is and the four different ways to gain permanent residency in New Brunswick.

What is the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is an economic immigration program that assists the province of New Brunswick to meet its labour market needs and prioritizes economic development within New Brunswick. The program facilitates New Brunswick to nominate foreign nationals with skilled work experience as well as qualified business people to work in New Brunswick and obtain permanent residency. These individuals will then be able to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.

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The Basics of Conjugal Sponsorship in Canada

The Basics of Conjugal Sponsorship in Canada

Conjugal Sponsorship in Canada

If you would like to reunite with your Conjugal partner in Canada, then it is best to understand what a Conjugal sponsorship entails before attempting to submit your application. If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you may be eligible to sponsor your Conjugal partner to Canada for permanent residency. Much like any other immigration application, in order to qualify for a conjugal sponsorship, there are specific eligibility requirements that must be met by the sponsor as well as the sponsored Conjugal partner. Therefore, in this article, I will address the most important information you should know about Conjugal sponsorships in Canada.

What is a Conjugal Sponsorship

According to Canadian Immigration, a Conjugal partnership is defined as an individual who has been in a marriage-like commitment with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada for a minimum of one year but who currently lives outside of Canada. Additionally, they are unable to live with their partner due to special circumstances. These special circumstances often include separation due to war, persecution and/or other legal barriers that prevent these partners from living together. It is important to note that the Canadian government also recognizes opposite-sex relationships as well as same-sex relationships under the conjugal sponsorship category.

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New Immigration Agreement for Ontario

New Immigration Agreement for Ontario

New Immigration Agreement Implemented for Ontario

Canada, as well as its provinces and territories, highly value skilled immigrants who desire to come to Canada to contribute to the Canadian economy and reside permanently. The Canadian government and the government of Ontario have collaborated together to create a new agreement that is designed to enhance the efforts to recruit skilled immigrants. In addition to enhancing recruitment, the government has also made efforts to get the immigrants the proper training they need in order to meet the province’s occupational requirements within their professions. Therefore, in this article, I will explain the new immigration agreement for Ontario that was implemented by the government of Canada and the government of Ontario.

Details of the New Immigration Agreement

The new immigration agreement is specifically called the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA). This new agreement includes up to $91 million worth of funding to assist bridge training programs over a three-year time period in order to help new immigrants bring and utilize their skills in relation to Ontario’s professional standards. This new agreement was implemented as of November 24, 2017, through a signing ceremony with included Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen as well as the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Laura Albanese.

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FAQs for Permanent Residency in Canada

FAQs for Permanent Residency in Canada

FAQ – Permanent Residency in Canada

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers with regards to permanent residency in Canada and some important information to consider when applying for permanent reisdency. Permanent Residency applications are intended for foreign nationals who have lived in Canada for a required amount of time and wish to permanently live in Canada. There are several eligibility requirements that must be met in order to successfully obtain permanent residency in Canada. If you are a foreign national that has resided in Canada, meets the eligibility requirements and would like to apply for permanent residency in Canada, I suggest you read our article on “The Basics of Permanent Residency in Canada” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to permanent residency in Canada.

Q: My Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) certificate is on the verge of expiring. Is there a policy regarding the need to obtain a new PNP certificate prior to the expiry? Additionally, how long is a PNP valid for?

A: This is a very good and important question to ask as many foreign nationals are nominated by provinces and territories in Canada. With regards to the validity period of a PNP, this is entirely at the discretion of the nominating province or territory. Usually the expiry dates of a PNP certificate are indicated on the approval letter from the nominating province or territory. This approval letter is then submitted with the individual’s application for permanent residence (PR). The responsibility is in the hands of the applicant when they are submitting the appropriate application forms. It is important to note that PNP certificates must be valid when the applicant submits the application for permanent residency. If the PNP certificate expires before the applicant submits the PR application, the application will be returned and/or refused. If this is the case, the applicant must submit a new PR application and must re-apply to the appropriate province or territory and obtain an updated PNP certificate.

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The Basics of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Basics of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

All You Need to Know about the Provincial Nominee Program

There are many provinces and territories in Canada that foreign nationals would love to travel to and contribute to their labour market needs. Thankfully, the Provincial Nominee Program was intended for skilled foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada permanently and specifically assist in the economy of a province or territory. This program assists skilled foreign nationals to integrate into Canadian society. Under this program, the province or territory chooses individuals who have a connection with the specific province or territory. Therefore, in this article, I will address what the Provincial Nominee Program is and important information you need to know if you would like to apply for the PNP.

What is the Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program was created by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in order to assist Canada’s different provinces and territories with choosing specific individuals who indicate an interest in settling in that particular province or territory. It was intended to give skilled foreign nationals the opportunity to contribute to that specific province or territory’s labour market needs and economic development.

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FAQs for Moving to Canada from the U.S.

FAQs for Moving to Canada from the U.S.

FAQ – Immigrating to Canada from the U.S.

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for individuals who would like to move to Canada from the U.S. as well as some important information you should consider if you are intending on moving to Canada. Immigrating to Canada from the U.S. is not as easy as driving across the border and bringing your things with you. If you feel as though you would be able to move to Canada, I suggest you read our article on “How to Move to Canada from the United States” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to moving to Canada from the U.S.

Q: Is it possible to just move to Canada?

A: This entirely depends on how you first enter Canada. For instance, as an American, you do not require a visa to enter Canada; you may require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, usually when you enter Canada, unless otherwise stated, your stay can be for up to six months. When entering Canada, though, the Immigration officer must be satisfied that you are a bona fide visitor and will exit the country at the end of the authorized stay. Therefore, as a visitor to Canada, you may not reside permanently in Canada. Additionally, you would not be able to work in Canada either, without proper authorization. Conclusively, you must then apply to immigrate permanently to Canada if you would like to reside in Canada for longer than six months.

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Business Visitors Exempt from Work Permit

Business Visitors Exempt from Work Permit

Work Permit Exemption for Business Visitors

Are you a business professional and require to travel to Canada to attend a business meeting or an important convention? Luckily for business visitors, they do not require to obtain a work permit prior to entering Canada for work purposes. Of course, it is very important to recognize that these individuals still have to abide by eligibility requirements with regards to a Temporary Resident Visa. Therefore, in this article, I will explain who qualifies as a business visitor is, what occupations or employment activities fall under the business visitor category, and more.

Who Qualifies as a Business Visitor

A business visitor is classified and defined as a foreign national who enters Canada for the purposes of participating in international business activities; the foreign national must also not enter the Canadian labour market. Due to Canada being one of the largest economies in the world, Canada would like to always welcome international business visitors to enter Canada specifically for international business activities. Of course, depending on the type of work that will be conducted in Canada, as well as the foreign national’s country of origin, certain business visitors may require a work permit in order to enter Canada.

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