Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) – Open work permits for Master’s or PhD graduates/nominees available!

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As of April 19th, 2012, Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will issue open work permits for those applicants who are Master’s or PhD graduates and who have been nominated by Ontario and are waiting finalization of an application for their permanent residence. Who can apply for the Open Work Permits under this program? Applicants […]

Limited Validity Period for Labour Market Opinions

March 29, 2012 by  
Category: Featured, Immigration Law

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Currently, Labour Market Opinions (LMOs) do not necessarily have an expiry date to be used for work permit application. In order to make sure that the LMO represents an accurate assessment of current labour market conditions and provides a sound basis for the evaluation of WP applications, all LMOs now must have expiry dates – […]

Self-defence when a person is the victim of an unprovoked assault (Section 34 of the Criminal Code ).

February 9, 2012 by  
Category: Assault, Featured

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains self-defence as it is described in Sections 34 of the Criminal Code when a person is the victim of an unprovoked assault. Though self-defence is defined more than once in the Criminal Code, the application of the definitions is very complicated and something that […]

New PhD Eligibility Stream under the Federal Skilled Worker Class

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As of November 5th, 2011, international students pursuing PhD studies at qualified Canadian educational institutions may apply under the Federal Skilled Worker PhD Eligibility Stream. How to be qualified: 1. Your application MUST be received after November 5th, 2011 by the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. 2. You must be either: a. […]

No More Sponsorship For Parents and Grandparents Until Further Notice

November 7, 2011 by  
Category: Featured, General, Immigration Law, Sponsors

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As of November 5th, 2011 (last Saturday), Citizenship and Immigration Canada will not accept any sponsorship applications to sponsor parents or grandparents until further notice or for 24 months (until November 4th, 2013) because the waiting period for parents’ and grandparents’ sponsorships is currently longer than 4 years. All applications received by Centralized Processing Centre […]

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