What is a CVAC?

The term CVAC is used to refer to a Canadian Visa Application Centre, which are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Applicants can submit certain types of immigration applications to these centres and can do biometrics upon submission of their application, if required, as well. CVACs charge a processing fee to use their facilities in […]

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Why use an Immigration Consultant?

Choosing to use a representative is not a mandatory requirement of any Canadian immigration application. However, there are many benefits to hiring an authorized representative. Authorized representatives are trained in Canadian Immigration, attend mandatory yearly courses to keep up to date with the current changes, can act on your behalf with the Canadian government and […]

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Is Immigration for me?

When looking at immigrating to another country it is important to keep a few things in mind, such as: 1)    What are the official languages of that country? 2)    Is my language level enough to communicate in a working environment in that country? 3)    What are the cultural difference between that country and my current […]

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Four year limitation on working in Canada

If you are applying for a Canadian work permit or are currently on a Canadian work permit there is an important time frame that you need to keep in mind. As of April 1, 2011 temporary foreign workers can only work in Canada for a cumulative duration of four years. What this means is that […]

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Happy Citizenship Week!

Did you know that starting today October 21st, 2013 Citizenship Week has officially begun in Canada? Citizenship Week will run from October 21st, 2013 to October 27th, 2013. There will be events across Canada which include Citizenship ceremonies and reaffirmation ceremonies. Also if you are in the area be sure to check out Niagara Falls […]

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Sponsoring a Spouse or Partner to Canada

If you are a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada you are able to apply to sponsor your foreign national spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner to immigrate to Canada. This includes same-sex spouses and partners. The application is a two part process. First the sponsor is assessed to see if they […]

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Are you Inadmissible to Canada?

Many people ask us “what could make me inadmissible to Canada?”. They believe that if they are married to a Canadian, have been accepted into a Canadian educational institution or have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer that they are automatically allowed into Canada. This is not the case. There are several things […]

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Fight Ghost Consultants

Many people ask “what is a ghost consultant?” A ghost consultant is someone who charges a fee for immigration services which they are not authorized to charge a fee for. Many of these ghost consultants operate outside of the country they provide services to in order to avoid the laws of that country. Canada has […]

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What to do if your Canadian immigration representative defrauds you, breaks the law while representing you or breaks an immigration law

If you are paying someone to represent you in your Canadian immigration application you need to ensure that you have chosen someone who is authorized to deal with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Those people include: Lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian […]

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