As the coronavirus continues to affect populations around the world, the government of Canada has put in place measures to reduce the spread of the virus within the country. To this end, travel restrictions have been enacted in order to limit the influx of foreign nationals entering Canada.
As a result of Canada’s directives aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus, foreign nationals can no longer apply for a temporary visa, such as a work permit, study permit or visitor visa, by flagpoling.
While obtaining a Canadian permit or visa is a goal for countless foreign nationals around the world, the status it confers may need to be extended. This could raise a host of issues that the foreign national may not have faced in their initial application. [Read more…]
Many people around the world aspire to live and work in Canada. The wide variety of jobs available and the diverse contexts in which these jobs can be performed make Canada a real land of opportunity. Not surprisingly, the web is full of employment scams designed to take advantage of people’s aspirations.
Acquiring a Canadian work permit is the goal of many foreign nationals all around the world. However, with strengthened security and enforcement of immigration laws, receiving a work permit in Canada can be difficult for those who are subject to criminal charges.
Amendments to the Canadian criminal code take effect December 18 that will carry more severe immigration-related consequences for permanent residents and foreign nationals convicted of an impaired driving offence. [Read more…]
The Government of Canada has confirmed that impaired driving offences committed before the coming into force of tougher sentences in December 2018 will not place foreign nationals at risk of inadmissibility or deportation.