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The New Caregiver Program – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many Canadian families depend upon foreign caregivers to assist with childcare and care of adults who need support in their homes. The new Caregiver Program, announced June 18, 2019, makes it easier for employers to hire a caregiver, but it will take longer before the caregiver can start work and there is no certainty as to how long the caregiver will spend working with their employer. While providing more benefits to caregivers, it also includes more stringent criteria as to who will qualify as a caregiver. Many of the new requirements seem certain to make the program inaccessible to most…
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Top Tips after Approval as a Permanent Resident of Canada

Completing the Canadian Permanent Residence application process is a good reason to celebrate. It’s likely been a long and expensive process to date, so finally getting your PR visa issued is a huge accomplishment, and you are likely looking forward to focusing less on immigration matters and more on other parts of your life. Before you get carried away with enjoying your new life in Canada, there are some requirements that you need to understand so that you can maintain your PR status and eventually position yourself to become a Canadian Citizen if you would like to.
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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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ARTICLES AND TIPS BY CANADIAN IMMIGRATION EXPERTS

VIEW ALL
All Immigration Tips

The New Caregiver Program – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many Canadian families depend upon foreign caregivers to assist with childcare and care of adults who need support in their…
READ ARTICLE

Top Tips after Approval as a Permanent Resident of Canada

Completing the Canadian Permanent Residence application process is a good reason to celebrate. It’s likely been a long and expensive…
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
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