The Blog of Martineau & Mindicanu

Welcome to TheBlog, the place where you will find information, news and tips on Canadian Immigration Law, shared by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants. Feel free to read, comment, suggest and… immigrate.

Author: Yves Martineau

Photo requirements in the immigration process

Whether for temporary or permanent residence applications, photos are a very important part of the process although it may sound like a small detail. If your photos do not comply with the government specifications, your process could be delayed by

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Happy Canada Day!

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

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Sponsoring a spouse

The 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

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Letter of invitation for visitor visa to Canada

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

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Educational Credential Assessment

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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Alternatives to the FSW

The Federal Skilled Workers program created a lot of expectations yet it is very limited: only 24 eligible occupations, 300 applications per profession, maximum of 5,000 applications in total… The number of received applications has yet to be updated on

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Immigration Fair in Montreal

Every year in Montreal is host to two-day immigration fair called Le Salon de l’Immigration, where immigrants and aspiring immigrants can find pertinent information on employment, settlement, integration and immigration processes. It is with pride and pleasure that Martineau &

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