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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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Q & A: Inclusion of Future Spouse

Q. “My landing date for Canada P.R. is coming. I want to apply PR visa for my fiancee(we are going to get married pretty soon). I can either apply a Family Member PR after landing or inform Canada General Consulate to add my wife as a dependent to get a new visa before landing, which […]

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Q & A: Returning from an Extended Absence

Q. ” I am a Canadian Green Card holder. I landed in June, 1996. I have been working in the U.S. and have not come back to Canada since landing. I wonder if I can go back to Canada, and if I will face the withdrawal of the GC when I enter Canada.” Answer: As […]

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Q & A: Is CCPE assessment still mandatory?

Q. “The new application kit (published Feb,98) for Independent Applicants does not ask for an assessment by CCPE for engineers. I checked “Appendix C: Checklist for Independent Immigrants” section. This assessment used to be a required document before. Is this still required? If ‘yes’ .. does “Engineering Physicist and Engineering Scientist”(NOC 21483) have to do […]

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Q & A: NOC Classification

Q. “…what would Computer Software trainers be classified as in the job classification, and is there scope for people like us to work in Canada presently. My wife and I both trainer the Microsoft Office suite, E-mail / internet, various email packages and organizers as well as the lotus smartsuite. My wife has also worked […]

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