Every four years, as the American political cycle approaches another Presidential election, our office receives an increase in enquiries from Americans who want to understand how to move to Canada. In 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest in many major American cities, we have seen an unprecedented number of enquiries from people living in the US who want to move to Canada – ASAP!
A working holiday visa in Canada is completely open, which gives you a lot of freedom in terms of when, where and what kind of work to do. But like anything in life, just because something is possible, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea! There is a lot to consider before deciding that self-employment is the best option for your time spent working in Canada. Read on to ensure that you understand the immigration limitations of working as self-employed using your working holiday permit.
Living in Canada is great, but it can be difficult when you have left your loved ones back home. Having your parents or grandparents travel to Canada to spend time with your family provides so many benefits both to you and to them. The process of applying for their visas can be confusing and it’s important that you make the right choices, because refusals can be difficult to overcome. This post explains the different types of temporary visas available to parents and grandparents and describes the circumstances when each type of visa is appropriate.
One of the most difficult things about immigrating to another country is the separation from friends and family in your home country. It’s exciting to think about having your parents or grandparents join you in Canada for an extended period of time, and a properly prepared Super Visa application can make that possible. In this article, we provide our best tips to help you maximize the benefit that your family will obtain from the Super Visa process.
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 who would traditionally apply to work as caregivers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.