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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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Canadian Experience Class Questions and Answers

Canadian Experience Class Questions and Answers

Q&A – Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

In this article, I will address a few detailed questions and answers for the Canadian Experience Class program which include pertinent information to consider when applying for this program. The Canadian Experience Class program was intended for foreign national workers who have work experience within Canada and have gained skills that will help them obtain employment and will ultimately lead to permanent residency in Canada. If you a skilled foreign national worker and would like to apply for the Canadian Experience Class program, I suggest you watch our video on “The Basics of Canadian Experience Class” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Canadian Experience Class program.

Q: What exactly is the Canadian Experience Class?

A: The Canadian Experience Class is a category of the Economic class of Canadian immigration. In this category, skilled foreign national workers that are currently working in Canada temporarily may qualify and apply for permanent residency in Canada.

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Family Class Eligibility Requirements

Family Class Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements for Family Class Sponsorship

The Canadian government highly regards family reunification and thus has created the family class sponsorship to assist family members to reunite with their loved ones. There are many sponsors in Canada that have family members around the world and they would love the opportunity to bring them to Canada to live permanently. However, before doing so, the sponsor must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements in order to sponsor them to Canada; and, vice versa for the applicant. Therefore, in this article, I will address the eligibility requirements for specific sponsorship categories in the family class immigration category.

Spouse / Common-Law / Conjugal Sponsorship

Under the spousal sponsorship category, technically, there are three different distinctions between the relationships. A sponsor can either sponsor their spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner. Furthermore, there are eligibility requirements that are specific to each of these types of spousal sponsorships. The eligibility requirements will be listed below:

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FAQs for Business Immigration in Canada

FAQs for Business Immigration in Canada

FAQ – Business Immigration in Canada

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers with regards to business immigration in Canada and some important information to consider when applying for any business immigration program. The Canadian Business Immigration Class is intended for foreign nationals with business or managerial experience as well as a high net-worth. Specifically, there are three different categories that fall under this class; they are the Investor category, the Entrepreneur category, and Self-Employed persons. If you are a skilled foreign national with the above qualifications and would like to apply under a Business Immigration Class category, I suggest you read our article on “Canadian Business Immigration” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to business immigration in Canada.

Q: What type of documentation should I submit if I am applying under the Canadian Business Immigration Class?

A: This is a very important question to ask before applying for any Business Immigration Class application. It is essential to the success of the application for you to provide the necessary documents to Immigration Canada. For instance, when applying for any immigration application, you must diligently complete all forms in full. If you don’t, Immigration can return or refuse your application. Additionally, you will need to provide identity documents, such as your passport or birth certificate. If you’re married, you will have to provide your marriage certificate as well. Furthermore, you will need to submit education documentation as well as documents proving your business and/or managerial experience. For instance, your business registration, your resume to show your past experience, etc. Lastly, you will also have to show any evidence of your net worth.

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Express Entry Profile Questions and Answers

Express Entry Profile Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers for Express Entry Profile

In this article, I will address detailed questions and answers for Express Entry profiles that many foreign nationals create and have many questions about. This article is created in order for you to further understand how the Express Entry profile works. Express Entry is intended for foreign skilled workers who would like to obtain permanent residency in Canada and qualify under specific federal economic immigration programs, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program. It is essentially created with the intention to assist foreign nationals to permanently reside in Canada based on several factors that will ultimately benefit the Canadian economy. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for Express Entry and create your own profile, I suggest you read our article “Express Entry Eligibility & Guide to Profile Creation” before reading this question and answer article. This article is intended to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Express Entry profile.

Q: Is it possible to have more than one Express Entry profile?

A: Unfortunately, no. The Express Entry system only allows an individual to have one profile at a time. This is strictly enforced by Canada’s Immigration law. Furthermore, if an individual decides to create an Express Entry profile with the intention of potentially having a better chance at being invited for permanent residency, this is unfortunately not the case. You will not have any chance of being selected if you have more than one profile.

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Questions and Answers Express Entry

Questions and Answers Express Entry

Q&As Express Entry

In this article, I will address detailed questions and answers for the popular Express Entry program that many foreign nationals apply to. This article is created in order for you to further understand what the Express Entry program entails. Express Entry is intended for foreign nationals who would like to obtain permanent residency in Canada and qualify under specific federal economic immigration programs. It is essentially intended to assist foreign nationals to enter Canada permanently on factors that will ultimately benefit the Canadian economy and labour market. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for Express Entry, I suggest you read our article on Express Entry steps before reading this question and answer article. This article is intended to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Express Entry program.

Q: If I come from a country where the official languages are English and French, just like Canada, will I obtain additional CRS points for French knowledge?

A: Any Express Entry candidate that has proven French ability can obtain additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for French knowledge. Thankfully, the additional points were recognized and implemented as of June 6, 2017. However, it is very important to note that in order for your French knowledge to be recognized, you must take the Test d’Evaluation de Francais (TEF). Therefore, if you have successfully completed the TEF examination to prove your French ability, you may receive additional points. The following is the requirements in order to obtain the additional points.

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Obtaining Canadian Citizenship Much Easier Than Before

Obtaining Canadian Citizenship Much Easier Than Before

New Regulations make it Easier to Obtain Canadian Citizenship

The process of obtaining permanent residency in Canada can be quite complicated; the same could be said for obtaining Canadian citizenship. For most permanent residents in Canada, their ultimate goal is to call Canada their home forever and obtain Canadian citizenship. There are specific conditions and eligibility requirements that must be met prior to obtaining Canadian citizenship in Canada. However, there are new regulations that have been passed that may make the process much easier for permanent residents. Therefore, in this article, I will explain the new regulations for Canadian citizenship that are now in effect and how this affects the process of obtaining Canadian citizenship.

New Regulations for Canadian Citizenship

Permanent residents of Canada can now apply for Canadian citizenship, which is also referred to as naturalization, easier and much sooner compared to the past processes of citizenship. New regulations for Canadian citizenship came into effect on October 11, 2017 which implemented new key measures included in Bill C-6. This bill was previously implemented back in June of 2017.

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    We have used Akrami & Associates for all of our immigration needs. They have never let us down and we couldn’t be happier. They took care of us from start to finish with little effort on our part. An excellent group of legal professionals.

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    Akrami & Associates was extremely professional and the most efficient legal team I have ever had the pleasure of dealing. They responded to my emails quickly, never missed a phone call and explained the process to me in such a way that anyone could understand, even me. Thanks to them, I was able to hire the workers my business needed mush sooner than I had ever expected. You can’t go wrong with them.

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    Shabnam, I wanted to personally thank you for all your hard work and dedication to me and my wife. Our new lives together are all thanks to you. Considering the unique circumstances that initially prevented her, I had lost hope. I will make sure that if anyone I know needs immigration help, I will be sending them your way. Again, I can’t thank you enough.

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    I got my visitors visa thanks to Shabnam. I just want to thank her and all the team for her hard work. They all did a very good job.

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    Reception was very nice and was sure to answer the questions he could but made sure I was taken care of by a rep at the firm. Shabnam was extremely helpful and I will be calling again when I am ready to proceed.

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    Fantastic news, I entered Canada without a hitch. Once the guard at the border saw the package you had prepared for me, he took about ten minutes and handed me my permit. What I relief! I don’t know why I ever tried this without you guys! Thank you!

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