Canadian Immigration

Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience, Provincial Nominee, Business Class

If you’re eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under one of these programs, an experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyer can prepare an application package that places your qualifications and personal situation in the best light for consideration by Canadian immigration officials.

Applications for Canadian Permanent Residence are considered by visa officers at Canadian Consulates or Embassies around the world. In my practice, keeping current with the applicable regulations, rules and guidelines is only part of the job, as there is also a discretionary component allowed to be exercised by the decision-making officer. My experience in preparing and submitting these types of applications, as well as dealing with various immigration and visa officers over the years, allows me to provide you with knowledgeable, quality representation throughout the application process.


 
Updated January 30, 2017

Start Up Visa Program launched

April 4, 2013 – By partnering with Canadian investors, those with a strong business concept who seek immigration into Canada may now consider applying to the Start Up Visa Program for Business Class applications, launched today as a five year … Continue reading

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Federal Skilled Worker Program Re-opens

April 4, 2013 – The Federal Skilled Worker Program will reopen May 4, 2013, with several fundamental changes to its criteria, since being paused July 1, 2012. Although Federal Skilled Worker applications are currently being accepted in the Ph.D. stream … Continue reading

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Federal Skilled Trades Program Now Open

January 2, 2013 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada is now accepting permanent residence applications to the newly developed Federal Skilled Trades Program. Its purpose is to recruit talent to compensate for the shortage of trades people within the Canadian labour … Continue reading

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Work Requirement Eased for Canadian Experience Class

January 2, 2013 – The work experience required to apply to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) has been eased for those applying as workers or students. Both streams now require 12 months within 36 months of full-time equivalent skilled work … Continue reading

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New Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa Announced

April 18, 2012 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada may be testing a new stream of applications for permanent residence in the Economic Immigration Class within a few months. The ‘start-up’ visa, for Business Class applications, would pair new permanent residents … Continue reading

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Ministerial Instructions May Affect Immigration Applications

April 17, 2012 – Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny announced that the Ministry would soon be enacting legislation that will give the Minister additional powers to allow certain applications to move forward in the queue, according to labour … Continue reading

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Proposed Change to Canadian Experience Class

April 16, 2012 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced a proposed change to the Canadian Experience Class program reducing the requirement for temporary foreign workers to have full-time work experience from 24 to 12 months within the 36 month … Continue reading

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Proposed New Program for Skilled Trade Workers

April 10, 2012 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced plans for a new immigration stream for skilled trades people seeking permanent resident status in Canada, the Skilled Trades Program. Citing a labour shortage in the construction, transportation, manufacturing and … Continue reading

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Elimination of Federal Skilled Worker Program Backlog

April 1, 2012 – As part of the federal budget released on March 30th, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that it will not process the majority of skilled worker applications submitted before February 27th, 2008. CIC explains that … Continue reading

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Canada Immigration Proposes Education Pre-Screening

March 28, 2012 – Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applicants may soon have their educational credentials scrutinized much closer than before, according a proposal announced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Those who submit skilled worker applications in a regulated profession … Continue reading

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