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Facing Deportation? A Lawyer May Be Able to Help

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Immigration Law is a field of Canadian law that is of great interest to many. The purpose of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act is to ensure that families are united. Families stay together when they successfully exercise their right to obtain lawful immigration status. Unfortunately, the complex immigration process can be overwhelming - especially for a foreign national who faces immigration challenges in Canada or overseas while seeking to gain immigration status. Foreign nationals and permanent residents who are found inadmissible may face extreme challenges of being removed from Canada. Too many Canadian families have suffered the heartbreak of...

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Canada Joins World’s Largest Trade Pact with 5 Other Countries – As the US Stays Away

Recently, a consortium of 6 countries activated the Comprehensive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Brunei, Peru, Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam are also set to ratify the treaty. With Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and Canada in the deal, it now encompasses more than 13.5% of the global GDP. Across the Pacific, a new world trade order is taking shape without the US. Strategic leadership of America is increasingly eroding with the latest developments. With the Trump administration’s thinly veiled attempts to derail the treaty, eleven countries, including Canada are taking the lead to put the CPTPP back on track. A New World...

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Express Entry on the verge of breaking ITA record with latest draw

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]IRCC now only 124 invitations away from new Express Entry invitation record The Government of Canada moved another step closer to surpassing the record for invitations issued in a single year through the Express Entry economic immigration system with a new draw held Wednesday.  The 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs) issued today puts the total number issued in 2018 at 85,900 — just 123 shy of last year’s record-setting ITA total of 86,023. The minimum score in today’s draw was 445, the same as the previous draw on November 28. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) typically holds an Express...

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Quebec reduces Immigration Numbers for 2019, increases tensions with Ottawa

Quebec recently announced plans to reduce the number of immigrants to be accepted in 2019, giving rise to tensions with Ottawa. This decision is in line with the promise made in the election campaign by Premier François Legault. 40,000 is the number of immigrants expected to be welcomed by the province. It is 24 per cent lesser than the number of immigrants who are supposed to enter Quebec by the end of 2018. It is setting up a collision course between the new Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government and the Liberal government at the centre who have a meeting scheduled in December. Expected...

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Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Human Capital Priorities Stream has now issued 3,719 invitations in 2018 Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream issued 185 invitations in a draw held November 26 — the popular Express Entry-linked stream’s first invitations since August 9. The Human Capital Priorities Stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who meet its provincial and federal criteria and invite those selected to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from Ontario receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which...

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Rare Thursday draw issues 3,900 invitations to Express Entry candidates

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]New draw leaves IRCC less than 8,000 invitations away from beating 2017 Express Entry record The Government of Canada has issued 3,900 new invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held November 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this extremely rare Thursday draw was 449. Today’s invitation round brings the number of invitations issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in 2018 to 78,100, which leaves IRCC less than 8,000 invitations away from breaking the Express Entry record of 86,023 total invitations set last year. The federal Express Entry system manages the...

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What is an Emigrant Vs Immigrant?

Immigrant and Emigrant are two very similar sounding persons who in fact, have very diverse objectives. Both Immigrant and Emigrant are looking to move across countries and maybe even continents. So, mobility is the common factor in both the terms. The movement can have permanent or temporary implications. So, either an Immigrant or Emigrant may be looking to make a permanent move to one country or making plans for a temporary relocation only. Immigrant An Immigrant is a person who is making plans to enter into another country and settle down there. The Immigrant would be wishing to find a new home in...

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Ontario issues new Express Entry invitations to French-speaking candidates

Ontario has now issued 1,065 invitations through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The province of Ontario has issued another 44 invitations to Express Entry candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has been issuing invitations through this stream on an almost weekly basis this year, and this latest draw brings the total number of invitations issued in 2018 to 1,065. The draw was held exactly seven days after the previous draw on September 6, in which Ontario issued 15 invitations. The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is for French-speaking Express Entry candidates who have strong English language abilities (a...

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Quebec’s popular Immigrant Investor Program reopens September 10

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will reopen September 10 for a total of 1,900 applications. This typically popular program is the only provincial immigration stream that allows applicants to obtain permanent residence through a passive investment. This means that candidates are only required to make an investment in Quebec for a five-year term, whereas many Canadian provinces have immigration streams for entrepreneurs that require candidates to actively run a business. As a result, quotas for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) generally fill quickly. A maximum of 1,330 applications will be accepted from China (including Hong Kong and Macau) during the intake period, which...

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Minimum score stays at 2018 low of 440 in latest Express Entry draw

A new Express Entry draw held August 22 has issued a total of 3,750 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score in this draw was 440. This is the third draw in 2018 to feature a minimum score of 440, which is the lowest CRS score drawn in 2018 to date. Both the minimum CRS score and the draw size in the August 22 were the same as the previous draw, held on August 8. The Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories — the Federal...

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