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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 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? Canada
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
While studying in Canada is an excellent path to permanent residence, there are many 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 no
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.
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:
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
Air Canada Agent who takes on the role of a CBSA officer We have been representing a family whose troubling case has been featured in the media. This family has been torn apart because in transit to Canada, an Air Canada agent thought that it would be a good idea to “red flag” the family
Together with student groups and universities and colleges throughout Ontario, Long Mangalji will be offering free immigration seminars to international students this fall. Come and join us if you are a member of one of the following groups! Here’s what’s coming up in November: Niagara College Date: November 10 Time: 11:30 – 1:30 Place: NOTL
Update: On September 20, 2016, the government announced that they are extending the leniency period to November 9, 2016. Starting November 10, 2016 the eTA rules explained below will be enforced. On September 30, 2016, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
The Ontario government has just announced that its quotas for accepting most applications under its provincial nominee program (OINP) are full. The following applications will no longer be accepted for at least the next 6 months and will be returned: Masters and PhD Graduate program applications submitted after May 9, 2016. Invitations for