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Bahar's Blog about Immigration to Canada & USA

Bahar's Blog about Immigration to Canada & USA

Bahar received her Post Secondary Diploma with Honours from Humber College. Bahar has been working in the immigration field for approximately 2 years and is known for her attention to detail and client needs.

She has assisted in the successful completion of cases ranging from permanent to temporary matters and will find a way to get 'it' done....

Bahar received her Post Secondary Diploma with Honours from Humber College. Bahar has been working in the immigration field for approximately 2 years and is known for her attention to detail and client needs.

She has assisted in the successful completion of cases ranging from permanent to temporary matters and will find a way to get 'it' done. Prior to working with Akrami & Associates, Bahar also gained valuable work experience with an Architectural firm as the Office Manager.

Bahar looks forward to meeting you!

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Post Graduate Work Permit

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Working after Graduating

Are you an international student looking to work in Canada after you graduate from your program? Are you looking for Canadian work experience to better your future? If this sounds like something you are interested in then you may be eligible to apply for a post graduate work permit. The work experience that you gain through the Canadian labour market may help you qualify for permanent residency in the future. Continue reading this blog to under the process of a post graduate work permit.

What is a Post graduate Work Permit?

It is a written authorization for international students to work in Canada. These students must have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution. A post graduate work permit is considered an open work permit which allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer who is ineligible.

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Study Permit for International Students

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Studying in Canada

Canada academic institutions offer different types of degrees in many subjects that include: law, medicine, science, humanities, etc. These institutions give the opportunity for students all over the world to exercise their passions, become global leaders in research and obtain extensive expertise in various areas of studies. If you are a foreign national looking to study in Canada, there a few steps you need to take before being part of our learning community as an international student. If this sounds like something you are interested in, continue reading this blog to understand basic information of a study permit.

The first step is obtaining an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution in Canada. You can apply to different universities or colleges through their website and get an acceptance letter from one of the institutions you applied too. It is important to keep in mind that a designated learning institution is a school approved by the province and territory government to host international students. Some post- secondary schools that host international students include:

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Temporary Resident Permit and Inadmissibility

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Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

Are you planning to travel to Canada but have a criminal record? Technically, this means you are criminally inadmissible to enter Canada. However, depending on the severity of your criminal past and the purpose of your travel, you may be eligible to bypass your inadmissibility with a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP). A TRP will lift your criminal inadmissibility for a limited period (up to 3 years) and allow you entry into Canada. It is important to note that this is not a permanent solution. Once your TRP expires, you will once again be deemed inadmissible and would need to reapply for a TRP or opt for the permanent solution via Criminal Rehabilitation.

How to Build a Strong TRP Application

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Off Campus Work Permit for International Students

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What is an Off Campus Work Permit

The off-campus work permit is an exclusive program in Canada which is designed for students studying in Canada from abroad. The off-campus work permit will allow the abroad student to work off the campus while studying in Canada.

Check your Eligibility to Work Off Campus

You can work off campus without a work permitwork permit if you meet all of the below mentioned requirements:

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Invite your parents or grandparents under the Super Visa

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Super Visa for Parents or Grandparents

Missing your parents or grandparents and like to invite them as a visitor to Canada? If yes, then the Super Visa may right for your family. A super visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The Super Visa is a family stream which allows both Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to invite their parents or grandparents. The Super Visa allows an applicant to stay in the country for a maximum of 2 years without having to renew their visa. So if you like your parents or grandparents to stay longer than 6 months then read further to see if you are eligible to apply for a super visa application.

How Super Visa is different from Visitor Visa?

At present, most visitors to Canada may visit for a period up to six months when they first enter Canada. Visitors who wish to stay longer must apply for an extension, and pay a new fee.

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Family Class Sponsorship to Canada

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What is Family Class Sponsorship?

The Canadian government values keeping families together, and therefore prioritizes family class sponsorship applications. You can sponsor certain relatives living abroad to immigrate to Canada if you meet the mandatory requirements.

How Family Class Sponsorship Works?

The Canadian family member may sponsor the following individuals:

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Applying for Post Graduate Work Permit

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What is Post Graduate Work Permit

If you are an international student in Canada, you know tuition fees, textbooks, and residency can be very expensive. Most students upon graduating need to start paying off their student loans to OSAP or student line of credit from your bank. Needless to say studying in Canada can be costly. After you graduate you may be eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) . The work experience you gain through this application may benefit you to qualify for permanent residency.

To be eligible for the post graduate work permit you must graduate from a designated learning institution in Canada, not all learning institution make eligible for a Post Graduate Work Permit. To check if your learning institutions make you eligible for a post-graduate work permit you can search on CIC website.

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Receiving Procedural Fairness Letter

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What does it Mean When Receiving Procedural Fairness Letter

Have you received a procedural fairness letter from citizenship and immigration Canada and not sure how to respond to this letter?

If this is the case, then this blog is for you!

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Visitor Visa Extension Canada

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AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A VISITOR’S VISA EXTENSION?

Are you a visitor in Canada? Are you looking to stay for a longer time period? Do you want to learn how to extend your visa? Have you applied for an extension and your status has expired? Are you curious about what this process entails and you wish to learn more? Throughout the entirety of this blog all of your concerns will be resolved.

What is a visitor’s visa in Canada?

A visitor’s visa in Canada is a travel document given to foreign visitors in order to be able to enter Canada. It works the same way an electronic travel authorization (eTA) does, it lets the immigration officer know that you abide by all requirements needed to enter the country. Nonetheless, it does not guarantee it, as the immigration officer will also consider other factors such as the amount of money you bring for your stay in order to support yourself (for hotel expenses, plane tickets, food, recreation, etc.). The need for a visitor visa depends on the individual’s nationality, method of travel and the travel document that will be used.

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Spousal Sponsorship Questions

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Spousal Sponsorship Quick Questions and Answers

Are you applying for Canadian Spousal Sponsorship and you’re wondering how to do it? Do you have a couple of questions regarding it? Did you already start the process? Are you confused about what steps to take next? Are you looking for the aid from a professional? Do not worry, as all of your questions regarding Spousal Sponsorship will be answered throughout the entirety of this blog.

What is spousal sponsorship in Canada

In Canada, spousal sponsorship refers to the process through by which a Canadian citizen or permanent resident chooses to sponsor their spouse to obtain a permanent legal status in Canada. Furthermore, through spousal sponsorship, it allows for the partner who will reside in Canada (the sponsored) to become a permanent resident.

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Sponsoring my Common Law Partner to Canada

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ALL ABOUT COMMON LAW SPONSORSHIP

Does your partner live outside of Canada? Are you a Canadian permanent resident or citizen, and looking to sponsor your partner to come to Canada? Are you confused about what the process entails? Are you wondering how a common law sponsorship works? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, all of your questions about common law sponsorship will be answered in this blog.

What is a Common Law sponsorship in Canada

Sponsoring your partner to come to Canada can be done through various manners. Spousal sponsorship and Common Law sponsorship are very common when it comes to requirements, processes, eligibility and others. However, the main difference is that for a common law sponsorship, there is no need for the couple to get married or be married. A common law partner can be of any sex but needs to be over the age of 18. Furthermore, in order to prove a common law partnership, it is important that the couple has lived together consecutively for at least the time period of one full year. The partners also must have not been living apart unless for short periods of time regarding family or work obligation.

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Visitor Visa Extension Eligibility

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AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A VISITOR’S VISA EXTENSION

Are you a visitor in Canada? Are you looking to stay for a longer time period? Do you want to learn how to extend your visa? Have you applied for an extension and your status has expired? Are you curious about what this process entails and you wish to learn more? Throughout the entirety of this blog all of your concerns will be resolved.

What is a visitor’s visa in Canada

A visitor’s visa in Canada is a travel document given to foreign visitors in order to be able to enter Canada. It works the same way an electronic travel authorization (eTA) does, it lets the immigration officer know that you abide by all requirements needed to enter the country. Nonetheless, it does not guarantee it, as the immigration officer will also consider other factors such as the amount of money you bring for your stay in order to support yourself (for hotel expenses, plane tickets, food, recreation, etc.). The need for a visitor visa depends on the individual’s nationality, method of travel and the travel document that will be used.

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Study Permit Eligibility for Canada

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AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A STUDY PERMIT IN CANADA

Are you a foreign student looking to study abroad? Are you looking to learn more about the process of obtaining a study permit? Has your application for a study permit been refused? If you are wondering the answer to these questions, then you are not to worry, as this blog will answer them.

What is a Study Permit in Canada?

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Inviting Your Parents and Grandparents to Canada

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Super Visa

Have you been planning to visit family over in Canada? Are you unaware of what a super visa is? Are you thinking about applying for a super visa? If you have answered yes to any of these questions don’t worry as many other people just like you encounter the same situation.

What is a super visa

A super visasuper visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren who are either a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen in Canada for a maximal length of 2 years at a time.

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All About Hiring an Immigration Representative

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Do You Want to Immigrate to Canada in 2019

As you may know, Canada’s education and living conditions attract many foreign nationals to visit, study, and work. Furthermore, the multiculturalism in Canada is one of the essential reasons that drives one's longing to move. After they have experienced the beauty of Canada, they may consider settling down permanently in Canada. While numerous individuals are contemplating moving to Canada, they may be thinking about looking for assistance from an immigration representative to make the immigration process more smoothly. Indeed, here comes the most significant inquiry: is hiring a representative necessary? In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of hiring an immigration representative and how to avoid immigration fraud immigration fraud.

Who are Immigration Representatives

Immigration Immigration may be difficult and complicated, especially if you are not family with Canadian immigration law. If you are struggling with your application, you may be able to seek guidance from a representative. An Immigration and citizenship representative’s job duties include but are not limited to:

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Canadian Visitor Visa Applications

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Visitor Visa

Are you planning to visit Canada? Are you looking into applying for a visitor visa? Have you gotten confused about the process to obtaining a visitors visa? If you have there is no need to worry as many other people get stuck when dealing with an visitor visa.

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Omitting Information about your Criminality

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Lying about your Criminality

Often times, individuals may think that disclosing too much information will result in the refusal of the application. As such, they may intentionally omit or provide false information regarding specific aspects of their application. If you are a foreign individual who has criminal inadmissibility, and you decide to lie or not to disclose information about your criminality to an Immigration officer when entering Canada, you may face consequences that are more severe than the refusal of your application. It is, therefore, highly recommended that you need to be honest with Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada at all time. Do not ever think you can get away from being inspected, as immigration officers do have the ability and authority to check entire your criminal record. In this blog, you will learn about the importance of being honest with Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada.

Honesty is the Best Policy

If an immigration officer asks you about your criminality, it is important for you to answer all questions correctly and directly. This also applies to situations where you merely have a minor charge. When you encounter such situation, the immigration officer usually tests you to see whether or not you will respond accurately to the questions. You should, however, always keep in mind that you may still be denied entry to Canada, even if you do disclose the correct information. In order to prevent that from happening, you may apply for a Temporary Resident Permit or a Criminal RehabilitationCriminal Rehabilitation before attempting to enter Canada to overcome your criminal inadmissibility.

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Omitting Information about your Criminality

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Lying about your Criminality

Often times, individuals may think that disclosing too much information will result in the refusal of the application. As such, they may intentionally omit or provide false information regarding specific aspects of their application. If you are a foreign individual who has criminal inadmissibility, and you decide to lie or not to disclose information about your criminality to an Immigration officer when entering Canada, you may face consequences that are more severe than the refusal of your application. It is, therefore, highly recommended that you need to be honest with Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada at all time. Do not ever think you can get away from being inspected, as immigration officers do have the ability and authority to check entire your criminal record. In this blog, you will learn about the importance of being honest with Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada.

Honesty is the Best Policy

If an immigration officer asks you about your criminality, it is important for you to answer all questions correctly and directly. This also applies to situations where you merely have a minor charge. When you encounter such situation, the immigration officer usually tests you to see whether or not you will respond accurately to the questions. You should, however, always keep in mind that you may still be denied entry to Canada, even if you do disclose the correct information. In order to prevent that from happening, you may apply for a Temporary Resident Permit or a Criminal Rehabilitation before attempting to enter Canada to overcome your criminal inadmissibility.

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Working in Canada with a Post Graduate Work Permit

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What is Post Graduate Work Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is a program which helps graduates to gain Canadian experience after graduating from Canadian post-secondary institution. The PGWP is an Open Work Permit Open Work Permit that allows the holder to work for any employer in Canada up to a maximum of three years, depending on the applicant’s length of study of program. If you have plans to gain experience in Canada and you did your graduation from a Canadian post-secondary institution, you can apply for PGWP. The program gives you the opportunity to gain Canadian work experience in which you may potentially qualify for permanent residence through the Express Entry Route. If you have graduated and wondering if qualify for Post Graduate Work Permit then continue reading this article.

Post Graduate Work Permit Requirements

To be able to work after graduation and apply for the post graduate work permit you have to meet certain requirements to apply under this category:

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What are Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations

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What Makes this type of Application Special

Submitting an application for permanent residence can already be a cumbersome process. Now, an application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionatehumanitarian and compassionate (PR with H and C) consideration is even more complicated than any other type of permanent resident application. This is because you are applying for permanent residence without being eligible to apply through the regularly accepted routes, such as Express EntryExpress Entry, Family Class Sponsorship Family Class Sponsorship, and so on. More specifically, you are applying for your permanent residence, because you will suffer from hardship if you return to your home country. In this blog, you will learn about the eligibility for this type of application as well as the application process.

Who is Eligible to Apply for PR with H and C

If you can provide compelling reasons that explain the extreme hardship you will likely be facing upon returning to your home country, you may be eligible to apply for PR with H and C eligible to apply for PR with H and C. You also may apply for PR with H and C if you are already in Canada at the present time. You will need to convince an immigration officer that if you leave your established life in Canada, you will encounter unbearable life crisis.

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