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What can immigration lawyers do for you?

For those looking to immigrate to Canada, it can be exciting, yet stressful and confusing. Speaking to qualified immigration lawyers can help you avoid unnecessary delays and could mean the difference between a successful application and a process that ends in prolonged delay, refusal, or even removal from Canada. Watch our series of videos: This article was originally published on CBA.org. Part 1: How CBA Immigration Lawyers Can Help – Spousal Sponsorship Part 1: How CBA Immigration Lawyers Can Help – Cross Border Business Part 1: How CBA Immigration Lawyers Can Help – Permanent Resident ...

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Which Canadian immigration program best suits your needs?

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Canadian immigration leads to becoming a permanent resident and then a Canadian citizen is a goal within the reach of many individuals. Be part of the 350,000 or so immigrants that Canada welcomes annually. Immigration to Canada is based on the economic needs of the country's regions and the skills offered by the immigrants concerned. The selection of immigrants is done by the provinces directly or by the Canadian federal government in one of the many immigration programs across the country. After selection, final admission to the territory is under the exclusive authority of the Canadian federal government. These immigration programs...

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Sponsorship of a family member to immigrate to Canada

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Sponsorship of a common-law partner or family member promotes family reunification. Sponsorship is a pillar of Canada's immigration policy. Through this program, a permanent resident or Canadian citizen becomes the official sponsor of : his/her spouse, his/her partner his/her child or another family member. In this way, it helps them become Canadian permanent residents through family reunification. Of course, sponsorship has its own set of requirements and specificities. Discover them by reading on! Become a sponsor It is thus possible to sponsor : a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, parent, grandparent, biological child, an adopted child, a relative. However, in order to apply to...

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Choosing your immigration lawyer: some criteria to consider

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Choosing the right immigration lawyer is essential to provide you with the right advice. But also, to ensure the conformity of your application for permanent residence, temporary residence or Canadian citizenship. As well as to challenge refusals in court. But be careful not to hire the first person you find! Take the time to confirm the qualifications of the immigration lawyer to ensure that you can count on the best professional for your needs. Here are some criteria to help you. 1) His/her field of expertise According to the rules of professional conduct, an attorney must be honest about whether or not...

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The open work permit: what is it and who can benefit from it?

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To work in Canada you need a "work permit". There are two types of work permits: (1) the open work permit and (2) the employer-specific work permit called a "closed work permit". Find out which one best suits your needs. 1) The open permit The open work permit allows foreigners to work for any employer for a pre-determined period of time. It is therefore the ideal option for international students after a qualifying degree. Young people between the ages of 18-35 are also eligible under the Working-Holiday program. This open permit is also given to spouses in Canada who have submitted a sponsorship...

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Obtaining Canadian citizenship: How to get there

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Obtaining Canadian citizenship can seem like a headache for many permanent residents in this country. Fortunately, it's a much less complicated process than it sounds. Find out how to obtain your citizenship in the most efficient way. 1) Verify that you meet the eligibility criteria To be eligible for Canadian citizenship and enjoy the privileges of Canadian citizenship, the adult must meet the following criteria: Hold permanent resident status, Be 18 years of age or older, Be fluent in English or French, one of the two official languages of the country, Count 3 years (1,095 days) of presence in Canada within the...

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Cannabis and permanent resident status

Few countries have legalized cannabis.  They include the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Jamaica, Italy, Spain, North Korea, and Portugal. There are also some states in the United States that have legalized it. In Canada? In Canada, the bill legalizing cannabis (marijuana) for adults (18+ years of age) have been passed in October 2018.  However, this freedom is accompanied by regulations, including not being in possession of more than 30g.  One cannot enter or leave the country in possession of cannabis.  The rules are also very strict regarding driving while impaired by use. If you commit a cannabis offense or are found guilty of...

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I am a permanent resident, can I lose my status?

Can I lose my status as a permanent resident? Your permanent resident status is not a lifetime guarantee. Nor is it compensation for any act that violates your conditions of residence in Canada. The reasons There are several valid reasons for losing permanent resident status: Non-compliance with the residency obligation, i.e., not being in Canada for 730 days in each five-year period; False or misleading representations made orally or in writing in any application for permanent residence; Inadmissibility, having been convicted of crimes committed in Canada or abroad; Issuance of a removal order, forcing departure from Canada The crime Permanent residents who have committed...

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Becoming a Canadian permanent resident

Canadian permanent resident status is granted to a foreign national who has been granted permanent residence following an immigration application and border crossing. Permanent resident status confers rights and privileges in Canada. The person who holds this status remains a citizen of his or her home country. He or she can become a Canadian citizen after living in Canada. A permanent resident (PR) is, therefore, a citizen of another country. It is important to understand that anyone who is in Canada with temporary status as a visitor, worker, or student is not a permanent resident. Thus, a refugee living in a...

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Top 3 Reasons to Study in Canada

There are many reasons why it is good to come to and study in Canada. The web is full of equally different and important reasons. Whichever ones you find most appealing, three stand out the most. First is the connection to quality education and global recognition. The second relates to the prospects for future employment. The third is for its multilingualism. Nevertheless, the affordability of school tuition fees, quality of life, cultural diversity, hospitality, and security cannot be ignored. Reasons for Studying in Canada The reasons most noticed are those related to the quality of the education provided in Canada. This goes...

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