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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 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.

Who are Immigration Representatives

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 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) is a program which helps graduates to gain Canadian experience after graduating from Canadian post-secondary institution. The PGWP is an 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 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 Entry, 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. 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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Let us Learn about Start-Up Visas

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Immigrate to Canada as an Entrepreneur

If you have an innovative business idea, and you can use that idea to create jobs for Canadians, you may be eligible to obtain permanent residency in Canada. Canada is a country with plenty of opportunities. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada allows entrepreneurs, who can compete on a global scale, with to help boost the Canadian economy. However, immigrating to Canada as an entrepreneur is a complicated process. In this blog, you will learn relevant information and a start-up visa application, the required documents, eligibility of an applicant, and so forth.

What is a Start-Up Visa

As its name suggests, a start-up visa gives entrepreneurs the permission to start up their business in Canada. Furthermore, it does give good opportunity for eligible entrepreneurs to obtain their permanent residency. Similar to any other types of visa, a startup visa technically authorizes temporary stays. Since the whole idea of the start-up visa program revolves around boosting the Canadian economy, you are essentially establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with the Canadian government. In other words, you get your permanent residency with the start-up visa, and the Canadian government improves its economy on a global scale.

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Permanent Resident Card Renewal

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Getting Canadian Permanent Residence

For most Canada is the land of opportunity! People on the outside cannot wait to enter the beautiful northern country, and the people in it don’t want to leave! Having the freedom to come and go from and to a country is liberating, but there are certain legal requirements that individuals need to meet in order to do so. Life can be quite unexpected and many times people are faced with the dilemma of leaving the country because of personal problems. Individuals with a Permanent Resident status in Canada are required to spend a specific amount of time inside the Canadian borders so they can be eligible for a PR card renewal. Failure to do remain in the country for 2 years can lead to extermination of PR status. You can contact Akrami&Associates to discuss the best options for you!

When you become a PR resident you get a card that is valid for 5 years. To renew PR card you need to be inside of Canada for 2 out of the 5 years to be applicable to a PR renewal. A permanent resident card is needed in Canada to prove that you are a resident of the country. PR cards can expire for a number of reasons. You may be eligible to renew your PR card with Humanitarian and Compassionate Arguments if you have left the country for Employment reasons or Family Emergencies. Of course there are other reasons which can be considered as well. The reasons mentioned above are the two main reasons why individuals do not meet residency requirements. What we focus on at Akrami&Associates are applying for PR and H&R applications are explaining to the officer assigned to your case, is explaining the reasons why you have not been able to fulfill your residency requirements.

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How to Protect Yourself from Immigration Fraud and Misrepresentation

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Immigration Fraud and Misrepresentation

As a newcomer to Canada, you may not be aware of how companies or the government does business. Alternatively, as an applicant who is applying for permanent residence or citizenship, you may have unintentionally made crucial mistakes on your application, which can ultimately lead to misrepresentation. The Canadian government takes misrepresentation very seriously; if you misrepresent information that is directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), you will face severe consequences inevitably. In this blog, you will specific aspects of fraud and misrepresentation in terms of immigration applications.

What are the Kinds of Common Fraud

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International Student Studying in Canada

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Requirements for Study Permit

Studying in a foreign country is very exciting and studying in Canada is an experience of its own! While Canada is home of some of the best schools, the process of applying can be difficult and often confusing. Individuals often attempt to apply themselves but miss out on important information needed for their application which causes them to be penalized. That is where we come in. We provide service and guidance for anyone trying to enter Canada with a Study permit. We offer a list of requirements, explanations and making sure that your deadlines are met at the right time, every time.

What is a study permit

In order to study in Canada you first need a Study Permit. Study permits are given to international students who have gotten an acceptance letter from their chosen school inside of Canada. Keep in mind that you are only in need of a Study Permit if you are planning on studying in Canada for more than 6 months, if your program is less than 6 months, a Study Permit is not needed. You should note that a study permit is NOT a Visa. If you are a citizen of an exempt country then what you will require is an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) only. If your country of citizenship is not exempt, you will need to fill out a visa application to get into Canada. Without a proper visa issued by the government of Canada, you will not be able to get into the country. Once you get a visa and are able to get into Canada, your study permit will be applicable for up to 90 days after your program is finished. If your program ends before the date on your study permit, the 90 days begins once the program is finished. You will be asked to leave once the 90 days are up, unless you have submitted a proper application to extend your permit.

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Let us Learn about Authorization to Return to Canada

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Find Out What an Authorization to Return to Canada is

Have you recently been issued a removal order from Canada? Do you know what steps to take now that you’ve been issued this official request for removal? If not, then this article is for you. It is extremely important to understand the stipulations of a removal order from Canada and what exactly you must do if you are issued one. This is especially the case if you’d like to return to Canada one day in the future. Therefore, in this article, I will explain what an Authorization to Return to Canada is and whether or not you would have to apply for this type of application if you are issued a removal order from Canada.

What is Authorization to Return to Canada

The Authorization to Return to Canada is an official immigration application, also commonly referred to as an ARC, that gives special permission to a foreign national that was previously issued a removal order from Canada. The removal order will unfortunately make you inadmissible to Canada for a specific time period. The time period would entirely depend on the type of removal order you received. Whether or not you must apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada will also entirely depend on the type of removal order that was given to you and whether or not you complied with the conditions of the removal order.

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