Arvin

Arvin is a lawyer at Auxilium Law Professional Corporation and frequently rights articles about Immigration and Refugee Law.

Canada expands work permit eligibility for accompanying family members of workers

Canada is expanding work permit eligibility for accompanying family members of workers to Canada. Starting in January 2023 a 2-year measure will allows spouses and working-age children (dependents) of temporary foreign workers to apply for a work permit irrespective of the skill level. How will the work permit eligibility for accompanying family members of workers be expanded? The temporary measure will be implemented in 3 phases to ensure its successful implementation: For more information on the work permit eligibility for accompanying family …

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Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations applications 5 tips

5 useful Tips when preparing a Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations Application from within Canada

This article is meant to assist individuals in understanding some of the issues and challenges that Applicants face when trying to prepare an application for permanent residence under Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations (H&C Application). It is not to be construed as legal advice. What is a Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations Applications? A Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations Application from within Canada is an application for permanent residence for foreign nationals within Canada who do not have any other pathway for permanent …

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Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program, A brief overview of the Program

What is the Atlantic Immigration Program? The Atlantic Immigration Program provides a pathway toward permanent residence to skilled foreign workers and international graduates students from a Canadian institution who want to reside in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces). The program was changed to the Atlantic Immigration Program this year (2022), it was formerly known as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. The new program will be accepting applicants in March 2022. …

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RNIP program

The RNIP Program a Great option for PR – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

What is RNIP program in Canada? The RNIP program promotes Rural Immigration in Canada. The RNIP – Rural Northern Immigration Pilot is a program put in place by the government of Canada to facilitate immigration to smaller communities by creating a path for permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live in one of the communities participating in the program. At the time of writing this article the following communities are participating in the program: North Bay, Ontario …

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Sponsorship Lawyer Toronto

Advantages of Having An Immigration Sponsorship lawyer

What is a sponsorship? Within the immigration context a sponsorship application refers to a permanent resident or citizen who supports an application for permanent residence of a relative. In Canada the most common type of application submitted is an application for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada Class or an application for permanent residence under the family class. Who can be sponsored? The following individuals might be able to be sponsored although in some cases they …

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Canadian Refugee Protection portal

Canada launches its Canadian Refugee Protection Portal with mixed reception

The Canadian Refugee Protection portal is now the default method for inland refugee claims to be initiated. As of October 6, 2021, refugee claimants inside of Canada who wish to initiate a claim will need to submit an application through the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal. The government had in April 2020 implemented a public policy that allowed claimants to initiate a claim via Email and submit the paper forms via Epost thus exempting them from initiating a claim in person …

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permanent residence for in-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters

permanent residence for in-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters

The Canadian Government launched a Temporary public policy to facilitate permanent residence for in-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters which came into force on May 12, 2021, and will end on May 11, 2022.  The Government of Canada has launched this pathway to support the families of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 (PS752) and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 (ET302) disasters. Who is eligible for permanent residence for in-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air …

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Canada launches A Temporary public policy For permanent residence for Recent post-secondary Graduates

Canada launches A Temporary public policy For permanent residence for Recent post-secondary Graduates

Canada launches A Temporary public policy For permanent residence for Recent post-secondary Graduates. The government of Canada launched on April 12, 2021, a Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with a recent credential from a Canadian post-secondary institution. This public policy comes into effect on May 6, 2021, and will end on November 5, 2021. There is a cap of 40 000 Applications. Under this Public Policy foreign nationals …

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Canada launches Pathway for Permanent Residence for Foreign Nationals with Canadian work experience in essential occupations

Canada launches Pathway for Permanent Residence for Canadian work experience in essential occupations

Permanent residence for Canadian work experience in essential occupations. The government of Canada launched on April 12, 2021, a Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations. This public policy comes into effect on May 6, 2021, and will end on November 5, 2021. Under this new public policy individuals who have accumulated at least one (1) year of full-time work experience, …

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open work permit of up to 18 months

one-time open work permit of up to 18 months Launched by IRCC under A public policy due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, some foreign national could be eligible to apply for a one-time open work permit of up to 18 months if they apply before July 27, 2021. What are the requirements for this open work permit of up to 18 months? To be eligible for this open work permit, Applicants must meet the following requirements: Their post-graduation work permit (PGWP) either expired on or after January 30, 2020, or it will expire within 4 months from the date they apply …

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