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Minutes of CBA Meeting with New Delhi Deputy Program Director

Meeting with Herbert Brownstein, Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association Mr. Bob Brack indicated that a policy has been adopted at the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi only to meet representatives of the Canadian Bar Association and the Organization of Professional Immigration Consultants (OPIC). Due to the increase in requests they have been receiving, they […]

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Canada and Saskatchewan Sign Immigration Agreement

REGINA, March 16, 1998 — Canada and Saskatchewan will cooperate more closely when developing immigration policies under the terms of an agreement signed today by the Saskatchewan Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, Berny Wiens and Citizenship and Immigration Canada Minister Lucienne Robillard. The agreement covers a variety of subjects ranging from immigration planning to […]

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Q & A: Impact of Withdrawn PR Application on Non-Immigration Application

Q. If you submit an application for landed immigrant and then withdraw it (e.g. because of a bad interview or couldn’t gather the money, etc.) will this preclude you from obtaining a student visa later? Answer: It would not necessarily preclude a student authorization at a later date. As there would be evidence, however, that […]

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Q & A: Visa offices which Waive Interviews

Q. It is said some posts waive interviews on a regular basis, anyone would like to give out a list of these posts? Answer: Although some visa offices are more likely to waive applications within their jurisdiction, the issuance of waivers to offshore applicants at any visa office is quite rare at present. Submission of […]

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Q & A: Applying in a Profession Outside of the Field of Education

Q. Does anyone have any advise as to whether or not it’s worth it to attempt applying with an occupation unrelated to your degree? I have some working experience in jobs such as “waiter”, etc., and I am presently in a postgraduate research position. Should I wait and try to accumulate some other experience? Answer: […]

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Q & A: Common Law Spouses

Q. My partner and I are not married. We have been de facto for nearly six years. Do we have any recourse to apply under Canadian law as a couple, or do we need to apply individually? Answer: In cases of common law spouses, the individuals will typically be assessed separately initially. In the event […]

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Q & A: Delaying Submission for Pregnancy

Q. I wish to apply for permanent residence now from within the UK, but my wife is 2 months pregnant. Can any of the experts who write to the list quite often advise whether it is best to wait until the child is born or start the application now, knowing that the medical examinations can […]

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Offshore Record Checks

It is impossible for all missions to have expertise in the documentation, practices and environment for all countries; despite the recent downsizing, we have maintained a broadly based network of offices, in part, for this reason. Missions face a continual challenge in maintaining the basic integrity of the immigration process in the current environment of […]

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Jurisprudence: Procedural Fairness

BETWEEN: – WEN JIE HUANG, (Applicant) – and – THE MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION, (Respondent). REASONS FOR ORDER HEALD D.J.: [1] This is an application for judicial review of a visa officer’s decision dated September 9, 1996. By that decision, the applicant’s application for permanent residence was refused. FACTS [2] The applicant applied for […]

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