Immigration

  • What makes an immigration application strong?
    Key advice and tips As the immigration implications of COVID-19 continue through the summer and into autumn, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website changes daily. These frequent changes have generally left most people confused. However, what has remained remarkably steady are the principles behind what makes an application strong, ...
  • Temporary pause to the sponsorship program for parents and grandparents for 2020
    The federal government has announced a temporary pause to the popular Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020. The program will not be accepting new applications at this point. The Program usually opens for application once a year, which is often in January. According to the Ministerial Instructions on Parents and ...
  • Advice for international students: the importance of study permit compliance
    In 2020, over 400,000 international students at the post-secondary level in Canada will return to school.  Many will want to stay and work in Canada after graduating.  All will be subject to mandatory conditions of their stay as a student in Canada.  It is important for all international students, and ...
  • The Digital Nomad and Canadian Immigration
    Over the course of the past several years I have noticed a steady increase in the number of what I call digital nomads seeking to immigrate to Canada.  These individuals, often avid readers of Tim Ferriss’s The Four Hour Work Week, typically work from home.  They are hyper efficient, and ...
  • Interim pathway for caregivers deadline June 4
    Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of becoming a permanent residents can apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. The deadline is June 4 to apply. “Caregivers came to Canada to provide care to families that need it, and it’s time for ...