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Top Tips after Approval as a Permanent Resident of Canada

Working Holiday permit holders are often eligible for Permanent Residence in Canada, but many fail to plan in advance and run out of time to qualify. If you are planning to travel to Canada with a Working Holiday visa, Young Professionals Visa or the International Co-op Visa, it’s a good idea to create an immigration strategy at the earliest possible moment, in order to maximize the opportunity created by your work permit. In this article, you will discover our best strategies for how IEC permit holders can legally maximize the amount of time they spend in Canada.
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Canadian Spousal or Common Law Partner Sponsorship Top Tips

It is important that your application to sponsor your spouse or partner for immigration to Canada is perfectly prepared when it is submitted for processing, or it will be returned to you – which means months of wasted time. Simply following the online instructions when preparing to sponsor your spouse or partner to Canada is often not enough to ensure that your application is accepted for processing on the first submission attempt. This post offers our best practical tips to help ensure that your family sponsorship application is successful the very first time that you submit it.
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Expert Tips – Preparing Your Express Entry Application

EE stands for Express Entry, not Easy Entry! Because EE is an online application process, many applicants are under the impression that if they simply follow the system prompts, they will be successful with their application for Permanent Residence to Canada. In some cases, you might get lucky with such a strategy, but the truth is that Express Entry is more difficult that it appears and even small mistakes result in refusals. In this article, we do our best to help you understand the most common issues that we see with self-prepared Express Entry applications.
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Spouse or Common Law Partner Sponsorship to Canada FAQ

Being separated from your spouse or partner because of immigration rules is a trying and difficult situation. The process to gain immigration approval for your loved one can be complicated and lengthy, as there are a myriad of different scenarios that each require a different solution in order to ensure that your sponsorship application proceeds quickly and gets approved. Read on for a discussion of the questions that arise most often with our clients who are preparing to sponsor their spouse or partner.
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Employer Audits and Compliance – Frequently Asked Questions

When a company in Canada hires a foreign worker, they will generally be subject to a compliance inspection by government officials at a later date, in order to ensure that the foreign worker was treated fairly during their term of employment. Canadian employers are generally not used to someone asking to see their employment records, so receiving notice of a compliance inspection often generates a lot of questions about the process. This article answers the most common questions that we are asked by employers when they receive their first compliance audit notice.
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Labour Market Impact Assessment – Frequently Asked Questions

Hiring a foreign worker in Canada is a tightly controlled process that requires special government permission and adherence to a detailed set of regulations. Once an employer decides to hire a temporary foreign worker by obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment, questions invariably arise with respect to the LMIA process and how employing a foreign worker differs from employing a local worker. This article answers many of the most common questions we have encountered in more than a decade of helping Canadian employers navigate the LMIA process.
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Common-Law status and Immigration to Canada

Canada provides common law couples with many of the same legal rights as married couples; but determining whether or not you are common law is confusing if you don’t understand what criteria must be met. You need to understand if you are considered common law in order to properly represent your family situation on your immigration application because an incorrect understanding can result in permanent separation from your loved ones.
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How to Increase Your Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking Score

For many people worldwide, immigrating to Canada is only possible through the Express Entry system and the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) is the measure that determines success or failure. It is, therefore, imperative to ensure that your CRS score is as high as possible. This article explains the best options to consider in order to increase your CRS points and give yourself the greatest possible chance of being invited to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
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Expert Tips before Applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment

In most cases, when a Canadian company wants to hire a foreign worker, they first need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment in order to demonstrate that hiring a foreign worker will not affect employment prospects for Canadian workers. The LMIA application process is constantly changing, very difficult to navigate and refusals are expensive. This article lays out the important information you need to know before you commit to pursuing an LMIA in order to hire a temporary foreign worker to work in your Canadian business.
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Top Tips for Creating Your Express Entry Profile

Your chances of immigrating to Canada under Express Entry depend significantly on the information that you provide, or don’t provide, in your EE profile. It’s not enough to just blindly follow the prompts and expect that the system is going to act in your best interest. You need a basic understanding of the program in order to even understand if you are answering the questions correctly. This article explores the most common issues that we find when we review our client’s self-prepared EE profiles; and tells you how you can maximize the number of CRS ranking points that you obtain…
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ARTICLES AND TIPS BY CANADIAN IMMIGRATION EXPERTS

VIEW ALL
All Immigration Tips

Top Tips after Approval as a Permanent Resident of Canada

Working Holiday permit holders are often eligible for Permanent Residence in Canada, but many fail to plan in advance and…
READ ARTICLE

Canadian Spousal or Common Law Partner Sponsorship Top Tips

It is important that your application to sponsor your spouse or partner for immigration to Canada is perfectly prepared when…
READ ARTICLE

Expert Tips – Preparing Your Express Entry Application

EE stands for Express Entry, not Easy Entry! Because EE is an online application process, many applicants are under the…
READ ARTICLE

Spouse or Common Law Partner Sponsorship to Canada FAQ

Being separated from your spouse or partner because of immigration rules is a trying and difficult situation. The process to…
READ ARTICLE

Employer Audits and Compliance – Frequently Asked Questions

When a company in Canada hires a foreign worker, they will generally be subject to a compliance inspection by government…
READ ARTICLE

Labour Market Impact Assessment – Frequently Asked Questions

Hiring a foreign worker in Canada is a tightly controlled process that requires special government permission and adherence to a…
READ ARTICLE

Common-Law status and Immigration to Canada

Canada provides common law couples with many of the same legal rights as married couples; but determining whether or not…
READ ARTICLE

How to Increase Your Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking Score

For many people worldwide, immigrating to Canada is only possible through the Express Entry system and the Comprehensive Ranking Score…
READ ARTICLE

Expert Tips before Applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment

In most cases, when a Canadian company wants to hire a foreign worker, they first need to apply for a…
READ ARTICLE

Top Tips for Creating Your Express Entry Profile

Your chances of immigrating to Canada under Express Entry depend significantly on the information that you provide, or don’t provide,…
READ ARTICLE