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Q & A: Applying as a Same-Sex Partner

Q. I would like to join my same sex partner who is a Canadian citizen residing in Canada. Although my education is not yet complete, the Canadian Embassy has suggested to me that I should start my application process before I receive my diploma as the application time can be quite lengthy.I am uncertain as […]

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Q & A: Dual Intent

Q. I am a Canadian citizen and engaged to a south Korean, we planned on getting married in Seoul then having her return with me to Canada, at which time I would sponsor her to immigrate to Canada. She does not require a visa to enter canada as a visitor, just a passport. Could she […]

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Federal Update: Implementation of new Investor Program

As was previously reported in this Newsletter (April 1999 Edition), on April 1, 1999, the Federal government announced the implementation of its new Investor Program. The new rules and regulations only apply to individuals who submit their Immigrant Investor applications after March 31, 1999. As previously reported, the essential changes to the Federal Program can […]

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Case Comments: Summarization of some recent court rulings

Evaluating Personal Suitability: Applicants who apply for a Canadian permanent resident visa under the “Skilled Worker” category are assessed under a “points” system. Under current Federal Selection Criteria, applicants are awarded “units of assessment” for a number of objective factors, such as age, education, occupational background and language ability. In addition, applicants may be awarded […]

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Quebec Update: No More “Shopping Around” for Processing Posts

The Quebec government has recently issued a statement aimed at Canadian permanent resident applicants who intend to settle in the Province of Quebec. According to the statement, all applications for Quebec Certificates of Selection (these are the Certificates issued by the Quebec immigration authorities to applicants “selected” by Quebec for immigration to Quebec) filed on […]

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Q & A: Timing of Submission of Application

Q. I am planning to immigrate to Canada in 2 to 3 year time frame. Should I start the application process now, before any changes take place in Canadian law? or should I wait for some time before applying? Once I start the process would I be able to put it on hold? Answer: That […]

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Q & A: Education Inconsistent with Occupation

Q. Although I obtained my university education in Chemical Engineering, my subsequent profession was in the field of software engineering. I am now interested in pursuing an application for immigration to Canada in the IT sector. Will my previous education be a problem? Answer: You would have to be able to satisfy an immigration official […]

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Current Canadian Economic Indicators

Gross domestic product by industry at factor cost, March 1999 Strong showings in most industrial sectors combined to produce a 0.3% increase in gross domestic product in March. The latest increase extended the economy’s steady expansion since strikes put the brakes on growth in mid-1998. Labour Force Survey April 1999 After rising sharply in the […]

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Case Comments: Summarization of some recent court rulings

Assessing Business Experience: One of the most essential criterion for success in an application for a Canadian permanent resident visa under the “entrepreneur” category is that of “business experience.” Previous success in business and business management is considered one of the leading indicators of future success in Canada as an entrepreneur. As a recent Federal […]

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