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Category: Guides For Individuals

Navigating The Path South: Options For Canadians To Migrate To The United States

For Canadians eyeing the opportunity to work, invest, or open a business south of their border, the U.S. offers several pathways tailored to accommodate professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate transferees. From the professional freedoms facilitated by the TN visa to the substantial investment opportunities opened by the E2 visa, the U.S. immigration system is structured to […]

All About Canadian Express Entry Programs

In the IRCC’s words, Express Entry’s purpose is to “choose skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy”. Currently, there are 3 main programs offered by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Express Entry program. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades program (FST), and the […]

CUSMA facilitates simplified entry to Canada for American, Mexican nationals

A little-known international mobility program allows U.S. and Mexican nationals easier entry into Canada. As the largest free trade region in the world, the agreement is designed to promote economic growth and increase the standard of living for the nearly half a billion people in North America. What Is the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)? The […]

The top three reasons your immigration file is stuck in IRCC’s ‘review required’ and how to get it out

As Canada’s massive immigration backlog continues to spiral out of control, applicants may have to take matters into their own hands to stop their files from becoming lost and forgotten in the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) bureaucracy. Months of silence on the status of your permanent residence application can feel almost as bad […]

Permanent Resident Cards: How to Renew and What to Do Outside Canada

Did you know that Canada is aiming to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021? The federal government of Canada can do this by launching 6 new permanent residency streams for international student graduates and essential workers. They also have Express Entry draws throughout the year for applications with Canadian work experience. If you are a […]

IRCC Refused My Application for Misrepresentation: What Can I Do Now?

Over the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in misrepresentation-based bars under section 40 (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). This is often based on section 16 (1) of the IRPA (which we’ll come back to). In this post, we’ll summarize misrepresentation, the main issues surrounding it, and our […]

Canada Visitor Visa: How Can You Submit a Strong Application?

As of September 7th, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are legally entitled to enter Canada for non-essential reasons (e.g. visiting family or friends, or seeing the country’s considerable sights). All travellers are eligible to enter, regardless of their citizenship, and those who qualify have no need to perform a test on arrival (though you may […]

Work Permits Pursuant to International Free Trade Agreements

Work Permits Pursuant to International Free Trade Agreements Early in 2021, the Government of Canada invited around 27,300 skilled workers to stay under the Canadian Experience Class of the Express Entry pool. The government considers immigration “essential” to the economy, both in the short- and long-term. But the process of entering Canada as a worker […]

Immigrate to Canada as a Self-Employed Artist or Athlete

Immigrate to Canada as a Self-Employed Artist or Athlete Canada’s Self-Employed Persons Program is a unique initiative allowing you to apply for permanent residence if you’re a self-employed worker in the athletics or arts/cultural fields. This program is designed to promote economic and cultural development and employment in Canada by attracting individuals with valuable entrepreneurial […]

Studying for Permanent Residence: International Students and Canadian Immigration Policy

Studying in Canada remains an excellent pathway towards permanent residence. Now is the optimal time to begin preparing a study permit application in order to prevent the risk of facing a potential delay or rejection.  Why Complete Your Studies In Canada? Canada ranks as one of the world’s leading destinations for foreign students which saw […]