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Q & A: Official Discretion

Q. I have recently heard from someone that if I show arranged employment on my permanent residence application then the visa officer may decline me the immigration visa and rather offer me a temporary work visa.Has anyone heard or experienced such a thing? Answer: If you possess the validated offer of permanent employment, and an […]

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Q & A: Returning Resident Permit

Q. At the moment I am a Ph.D student in USA on a foreign visa. I have received landing documents and must land prior to the completion of my degree. Will I be eligible for the Returning Resident Permit to complete my education? If not, will I forfeit my status in Canada? Answer: As a […]

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Q & A: Intended Occupation

Q. For the last 6 months I am working as a User Support Analyst. Because of my strong previous experience in Hi-Tech Technical Recruiting ( approx. 5 years ), a Canadian company wants me to work with them as Technical Recruiting Consultant for the USA market right now, and when get to Canada work with […]

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Canada Depending on Immigration for Population Growth

Demographic situation in Canada, 1997 According to the most recent estimates, births in Canada declined for a sixth consecutive year in 1996. This trend shows no sign of reversing. As the death rate continues to rise, it is likely that by the year 2020, Canada’s natural growth in the population will approach zero. These developments […]

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Canadian Bar Association Meeting with Mexico City Program Manager

MINUTES OF A MEETING HELD WITH MR. MICHAEL FRANCOMB, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM MANAGER AT THE CANADIAN EMBASSY IN MEXICO CITY ____________________________________________________ 1. GENERAL OPERATIONS: The immigration section of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City is rather small with one Canadian based officer, Mr. Michael Francomb and one designated immigration officer,Lourdes Hernandez. There are six locally engaged […]

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Q & A: Visiting Spouse

Q. I recently got married outside of Canada and was thinking of bringing her here as a visitor and then starting the sponsorship process. I do know that one can sponsor within Canada but my question is that by bringing her here as a visitor for the purpose of sponsorship will that be looked us […]

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Q & A: Changes to Immigration Laws

Q. Is it possible for immigration law to change (become more strict) in coming years? Answer: Immigration laws, policies, and orders are constantly subject to change. It could be expected that changes to the existing Regulations will take place. The ‘strictness’ of such changes, however, are subject to individual circumstances. What may seem strict to […]

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Q & A: Applying for PR and Refugee Claim

Q. It is possible for someone who is waiting for asylum approved in Canada at the same time send an application for independent PR to Buffalo? If yes, will he have problems asking from his homeland and Canadian police clearance or any others documents like employer’s letter even though he has enough work experience in […]

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Q & A: Background Clearance

Q. Recently I received a response to my case status request from Buffalo (medicals done, interview waived) saying that they are waiting for a response from another government office and cannot give specific time frame at this time. Can anybody tell what could it mean and what kind of the government/office it could be? Answer: […]

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