ONE TIME Fee Exemption for Temporary Resident Permits Issued to Foreign Nationals who are Inadmissible on Criminality Grounds

March 13, 2012 by  
Category: General, Immigration Law, Residency

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If you are a foreign national—not a Canadian citizen—and have certain criminal records, such as driving under influence (DUI), then you may not be able to enter into Canada without applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP), which costs $200.00 as a fee to apply for such entry. On January 13, 2012 the Minister of […]

The Advantages Of Applying For Permanent Residence Status Through A Provincial Nominee Program As Opposed To Going Through The Federal Skilled Worker Program

May 29, 2008 by  
Category: Immigration Law, Residency

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There are a number of advantages to the provincial nominee program. The first advantage has to do with processing time. The provincial nominee programs have, in general, been much faster routes to obtaining permanent resident status than the federal skilled worker program. The second major advantage is some people just would not qualify under the […]

Importance Of Documenting Your Residency Background When Applying For Citizenship

March 28, 2008 by  
Category: Residency

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The guidelines state that a person needs to reside in Canada 1095 days out of a four year period previous to applying for citizenship. Up to now, these residency regulations have not been tightly defined. The government has been looking at amending the Citizenship Act for years, but no new act has made its way […]

The Value Of Citizenship Over Permanent Residence Status

March 26, 2008 by  
Category: Residency

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Where citizenship has value over permanent residence status is that a citizen can vote and a permanent resident cannot vote. Permanent Residents have an on-going Residency Obligation, which is not the case for Citizens. Once you become a Canadian citizen, you can move away for 30 years and then come back to Canada without losing […]

Wasting time in the Buffalo Line

January 18, 2007 by  
Category: Immigration Law, Residency

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Foreign students and workers in Canada who apply for permanent residence at the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo may be taking a big risk These applicants are usually well settled and adjusted here. They may have friends, relatives, a home, a career, and all of the other hallmarks of having a “life” here. It’s understandable that […]

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