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2.1 Criminal Inadmissibility Section 19 of the Immigration Act makes certain persons inadmissible for immigration to Canada due to criminality. These can be classified into eleven categories as follows: A19(1)(c), A19(2)(a), A19(2)(b)(i) – persons convicted of offences within Canada under any Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum of ten years or more imprisonment; less […]

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Q & A: CCPE ASSESSMENT

Q: Is it correct that all computer professions categories don’t require CCPE assessment? Answer:That is correct. CCPE (Canadian Council of Professional Engineers) assessment is intended for applicants applying with an intended occupation within the field of Engineering, as defined by the Canadian Classification and Dictionary of Occupations. Although some computer professions may carry the title […]

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Q & A: CHANGES IN REGULATIONS/FEES

Question: There have been a couple of postings lately suggesting that visa application fees are going up. Is this true? If so, what will the new fees be, and from when? Will right-of-landing (the big $$$ one) be going up? Answer: As of January 1st, some fees will be increasing. In regard to permanent resident […]

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Q & A: EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Q: How can I get a temporary or visiting work permit for Canada? Do I need to have a job offer first? Are there varying permits based on the amount of time spent working in Canada? Answer: The process of obtaining an employment authorization (with a few possible exceptions) generally involves two essential steps. These […]

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Q & A: MAINTAINING PR STATUS

Q: Is it possible to have PR both in Canada and US? Answer: Although it is possible to be in possession of PR status in both countries, the requirements of such in each country will not allow you to legally maintain both indefinitely.

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Q & A: MEDICAL EXAMINATION/ASSESSMENT

Question: One of my friend is going to apply for PR. He has done an open heart surgery (bypass) three years ago. He is 40 years old and engineer. However, he is doing well and does NOT have health problem anymore. The question is that: 1. Could he get his PR if he applies regarding […]

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Q & A: SELECTION INTERVIEW/PERSONAL SUITABILITY

Q: I have an Interview for Permanent Residence in Canada, can anybody tell me what type of questions to expect? Also do I need to go to Canada immediately? Answer: Although you may expect questions to focus on your work experience and/or applicability of such in Canada in large part, there is no specific set […]

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Q & A: SPONSORSHIP

Q: Is it possible to sponsor a girl friend into Canada? She doesn’t work one of the jobs listed for independent PR….though she wants to, but then she doesn’t have any experience…. Answer: Unless you are engaged to be married, and willing to do so within 90 days of her landing in Canada, there are […]

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CHANGES TO QUEBEC SELECTION CRITERIA

On October 31 of this year, the Regulations affecting skilled worker applicants with intended destinations within Quebec were changed. A summary of the new selection criteria is presented below. QUEBEC INDEPENDENT CATEGORY CALCULATION FEES: Principal applicant CAD $300 Each accompanying dependent $100 These changes to the fees were implemented slightly prior to the implementation of […]

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