The obligations of the sponsor in the sponsorship process

On July 19, 2015, in Sponsorship, by Mihaela Mindicanu

Sponsor obligationsAs part of the family sponsorship process, the sponsor commits to support the sponsored person during a certain period after obtaining permanent residence. This applies regardless of the family member sponsored: spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, child, parent or grand-parent. The commitment is the same, the duration of the undertaking however varies.

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Necessary funds in the immigration process

On July 1, 2015, in Immigration process, by Mihaela Mindicanu

12882221_sIn order to immigrate to Canada, the government requires candidates to have a certain amount of funds available, depending on the province of destination and the number of family members.

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Happy Canada Day!

On July 1, 2015, in Life in Canada, by Yves Martineau

Every July 1 we celebrate the national Canada Day. As new residents and citizens, it is good to be reminded that Canada is for all those who choose it as their homeland and embrace its values of freedom, openness and diversity, no matter where you were born. In 2013, the Reputation Institute published the results of a survey to determine the world reputation of every country. Guess who ranked first?

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Sponsoring a spouse

On June 24, 2015, in Sponsorship, by Yves Martineau

Spouse sponsorshipThe Spousal sponsorship program was created in order to help families reunite, this being one of the main goals of Canadian Immigration Law. Even though it is supposed to be on top of the priorities of the government, based on the objectives of the law, the process is not as fast as expected by the many spouses willing to build a family in Canada with their Canadian partners.

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Spousal Sponsorship – Myths and Truths

On June 21, 2015, in Sponsorship, by Yves Martineau

Sponsorship - Myths and TruthsThe number of Permanent residents and Citizens sponsoring their partners keeps increasing every year. There are several ideas and rumors regarding this process that we will explain in this article.

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Temporary resident visa

On October 5, 2014, in Tip of the week, by Mihaela Mindicanu

A Canadian Temporary Resident Visa is an authorization to enter Canada and it expires once you enter the country (in the case of the single entry ones, very uncommon these days) or when the deadline is passed (if you have a multiple entry visa, usually issued in 90% of the cases).

When you get your visa you will notice a period of validity on it. Many people think that they have to get in and out during that period. False. You are authorized to enter Canada before the deadline, but you can stay longer. The maximum length of stay is usually 6 months, unless the border agent puts a different date under the entry stamp.

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Those who are planning to come to Canada to visit a relative or a friend should include in their application a letter of invitation from the host. There is no strict template, however there are certain details that are mandatory to be included in the invitation letter.

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In order to avoid immigration fraud, the Canadian law is now clearer than ever about who can represent a person in an immigration process or matter. This post is about who can and can not assist you, so that you can protect yourself and your project from any potential issues.

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As part of the immigration process, candidates are required to pass a medical examination. This may also be a requirement for temporary residents who intend to stay more than 6 months in Canada. This post is about the importance of this examination, who needs to pass it, what it represents, what are the costs involved, where can it be passed and more.

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Educational Credential Assessment

On April 23, 2014, in Federal Skilled Worker, by Yves Martineau

The Federal Skilled Worker Program, now processed via Express Entry, requires the main applicants to assess their educational credentials prior to expressing interest for permanent residence.

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