Immigration News

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Entrepreneur Immigration Tips

There are quite a few immigration paths for entrepreneurs in Canada.  There are also many misconceptions about investor and entrepreneur immigration programs in Canada.  Here are some tips to keep in mind: Active participation, not passive investment Buying a property alone in Canada will not allow you to get permanent residence.  Immigration programs for entrepreneurs

New policies that will help international workers and family sponsorships were recently announced by the Minister.

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The Canadian Immigration Minister has recently announced the opening of a permanent residence program for caregivers in Canada, called the Interim Caregiver Pathway, that is open until June 4, 2019. Read here for more details.

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IRCC has recently come out with new rules for international students in Canada. Here are some of the highlights.

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The 2019 Parental Sponsorship program was closed in 12 minutes. Here are some alternatives if you were not lucky enough to be able to obtain an invitation.

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News on Parental Sponsorship program set to open on January 28, 2019.

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FAQs in Immigrating to Canada – Part I

Our lawyers at Long Mangalji LLP are often approached and asked about the process of immigrating to Canada. Below, we’ve collected some of the most frequently asked general questions FAQ regarding the Economic Class programs for your perusal. What are the best ways for me to immigrate to Canada based on my skills and experience?

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As cannabis becomes legalized in Canada, the new Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws will mean much harsher immigration penalties for permanent residents and foreign nationals (see here for our previous newsletter explaining some of these changes). We have received an update from the Minister regarding how the new laws will be applied to people who had

Immigration Landmines for Students

While studying in Canada is an excellent path to permanent residence, there are many immigration landmines an international student will want to avoid along the way. Here are some pieces of advice we have for students: Post-graduation work permits (PGWP): Each international student is only allowed ONE post-graduation work permit, so use it wisely! There are

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On August 20, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced major changes to the parent and grandparent sponsorship program which will take effect in 2019. Some of the most relevant details include:  The 2019 cap has been increased to 20 000 applicants from 17 000 applicants in 2018. There is a new process for 2019.

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On July 31st, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be expanding the collection of biometrics to all applicants between the ages of 14-79. Start dates for the requirement vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. Some of the most relevant details include:  Who Will be Affected and When Biometric data must be submitted by everyone applying for:

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Weed the North

The Canadian Parliament has recently passed legislation legalizing some possession of cannabis (marijuana) and also to increase the punishment for driving under the influence. These laws will come into effect on October 17, 2018 and will have harsh penalties for permanent residents and foreign nationals who have DUI or possession of “illicit” cannabis. We have