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Spousal Sponsorship to Canada

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Canada’s spousal sponsorship programs have seen significant changes in recent years. The changes have been introduced to improve the visa processing and also to curb negative implications of spousal visas. These changes have now made a direct impact on all those who plan to enter Canada through spousal sponsorship. It is mandatory for the sponsored spouse or partner to live together with their sponsor in a legitimate relationship, under one roof, for at least 2 years. After this period, the sponsored person immediately gets permanent residence status in Canada. Timeline For Spousal Sponsorship Application First Year – The applicant lands in...

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How to Give Biometrics for Canada Visa Application Processing

In April 2018, the Canadian federal government announced a comprehensive biometrics collection plan for all entrants to Canada. Who Needs to Give Biometrics? As of December 31, 2018, individual applicants, from Asia, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africas need to provide their biometrics if they apply for a visa or entry under below categories: Visitor visa A work or study permit (excluding U.S. Nationals) Permanent residence Refugee or asylum status. However, there are certain exemptions: Canadian citizens, citizenship applicants (including passport applicants), or existing permanent residents Visa-exempt nationals coming to Canada to visit only Children under the age of 14 Applicants...

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All You Need to Know About the New Regional Pilot Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs by British Columbia

There's a good news for immigrant entrepreneurs! Recently, British Columbia has announced a new immigration pilot program for foreign entrepreneurs to smaller communities around the province. This two-year program known as the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot will launch in early 2019. In this pilot, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) will collaborate with regional communities of less than 75,000 people to welcome foreign entrepreneurs to start businesses and create jobs. To get eligible for the program, communities must be located more than 30 kilometers away from an urban area of over 75,000 people. This initiative is intended to maximize...

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Rising Study Permit Refusal Rates Make it Difficult for International Students to Enter Canada

Canada is making it tougher for International students to enter Canada. Admission to a university, college or school is not proving to be any saving grace. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) study permit rejection rates are rising. From an application refusal rate of 24.3{d624a71c40f7f821b66cf2e0e37f1221325a07122cb62ee0d50962a819c1ae6f} in 2012, the sharp spike to 34.6{d624a71c40f7f821b66cf2e0e37f1221325a07122cb62ee0d50962a819c1ae6f} is astounding, to say the least. Increasing Numbers of Students The rejection rate is remarkably coinciding with the increasing demand for Canadian education across the world. As of 2018, Canada ranks as the fourth most popular international study destination in the world. At the end of 2017, over 500,000 international students were...

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Does Having Sibling in Canada Help In Fast Tracking Your PR Application

Do you have a sibling residing in Canada? Did you know that having siblings who live in Canada gives you a significant advantage when you apply for permanent residency? Well, that is a less known but highly effective tool which can help your permanent residency application gain more points. How are CRS points calculated in the Express Entry System? In your application for permanent residency which is managed through the Express Entry System, Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) plays a big role. In fact, all the applicants in the Express Entry pool are ranked in the order of CRS points. If you happen...

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How to Apply for Spousal Work Permit When You Are Going to Study In Canada

When you are studying in Canada, wouldn’t it be great to have your family with you? Applying for a spousal and dependent visa makes it possible to reunite with your family when you are in Canada. Canada places great emphasis on family reunification and has many immigration streams aligned specifically for this. Processing of family class applications is done on priority by Canadian Visa offices. Since the Canadian Government has plans by which you can bring your spouse and dependents to Canada, you can apply for it and happily live together in Canada. How can your spouse or common-law partner apply for a...

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Undesirable Risks resulting from Canadian Colleges Partnership- Ontario Report

In a provincial government report released recently, the Globe and Mail discovered that public and private colleges Canada partnerships to pose considerable risks to not only students interest but the province and the quality of education as well. This report, released under the freedom of information legislation has enormous direct and indirect unimaginable consequences for the future of the province education standards. Quite possibly, this partnership program could have also breached the primary purpose and intent of Canada’s federal immigration strategy and policy directives. Commissioned by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), this report ultimately imposed a moratorium...

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How To Apply For A Temporary Resident Visa in Canada?

Are you planning to visit your friend or relative in Canada? If yes, you must fulfill the requirements needed to file a temporary resident visa application. Though visitors are always welcomed, there are still some prerequisites that are not at all easy to achieve. It's advised to go through all the terms and conditions to prevent any future hassles. Procedure To File A Temporary Resident Visa If you are an applicant who is seeking an entry to Canada with a temporary resident visa, then make sure all the forms are filled correctly. Arrange all the original and photocopy versions of the necessary...

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5 Important Questions That You Should Prepare For Study Visa

In study visa process, a study plan is very crucial either you want to pursue a degree or diploma. When you are applying for study visa, you must be well-prepared with “Study Plan” for which you wish to immigrate to Canada. In this plan, there is a list of questions that you have to answer for the successful processing of your application. If you want to achieve your goal of studying in Canada, you can also hire a team of expert immigration counselors for proper guidance until the completion of your studies. You must read these important questions related to your...

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