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Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations applications 5 tips
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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. 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
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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
Immigration and Refugee Law
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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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Pathway for permanent residence for certain refugee claimants working in the health care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic
Immigration and Refugee Law
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Government launches long-awaited Pathway for permanent residence for certain refugee claimants working in the health care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic – Health-care workers permanent residence pathway

The Government announced today that it will be launching its long-awaited pathway for permanent residence for certain refugee claimants working in the health care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic (Health-care workers permanent residence pathway) on December 14, 2020. What Occupations are recognized for the Pathway for permanent residence for certain refugee claimants working in the health care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic (Health-care workers permanent residence pathway)? The Following Designated occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) are eligible for Pathway

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Online Citizenship Test
Immigration and Refugee Law
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Great News Online Citizenship Test announced in response to COVID – 19

An Online Citizenship test Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on November 26, 2020, that individuals who applied for Canadian Citizenship will be able to complete an Online Citizenship Test. The Government of Canada is currently testing the online system with a limited number of applicants. Priority has been given to applicants whose tests were canceled due to the pandemic and those who are on the waiting list. Once the stability of the system has been tested and implemented

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2021 - 2023 Immigration Pla
Immigration and Refugee Law
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2021 – 2023 Immigration Plan – The government of Canada announces an ambitious and bold plan

The 2021 – 2023 Immigration Plan was recently announced by the government of Canada in its 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration. The Government of Canada prepared an ambitious 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan in light of the reduction in immigration in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced the government of Canada to restrict travel to Canada since March. 2021 – 2023 Immigration Plan for Permanent Residence The following levels were announced for permanent residence which can

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IRCC announces gradual reopening resumption of in-person services
Immigration and Refugee Law
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IRCC announces gradual reopening/resumption of in-person services (testing phase) – COVID – 19 Update

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announces the Gradual resumption of in-person services. In a News release dated September 17, 2020, IRCC announced that it would slowly beginning to reopen in-person services in select offices by appointment only, beginning the week of September 21, 2020. This is a pilot/test program . The testing phase will allow IRCC to cautiously assess the feasibility and risks associated with reopening. The limited services being offered as of September 21, 2020, include the following: Resumption of

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Visitors allowed to apply for a work permit without having to exit Canada COVID 19
Immigration and Refugee Law
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IRCC allows visitors to apply for a work permit without having to exit Canada

COVID-19 update – applying for a work permit without having to exit Canada – visitor Status The Government of Canada announced on August 24, 2020, that foreign nationals who are in Canada as visitors and who have a valid job offer will be able to apply for a closed work permit (employer-specific) without having to leave Canada. When can I apply for a work permit without having to exit Canada This temporary policy change takes effect as of August 24,

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PR COVID-19 Front line workers Health Care Asylum seeker
Immigration and Refugee Law
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PR COVID-19 – Pathway announced for refugee claimants working on the front lines of COVID-19

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced on August 14, 2020, a temporary measure that will provide a pathway to permanent residence for eligible asylum claimants working on the front lines in the health-care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic (PR COVID-19) Although not all the requirements for the program have been provided by the Government, the following have been announced by the Minister: The program does not apply to claimants who have been found ineligible to make an asylum claim, or

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Federal Court determines that the Safe Third Country Agreement violates section 7 of the Charter
Immigration and Refugee Law
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Federal Court of Appeal determines that the Safe Third Country Agreement Does not violate section 7 of the Charter

On July 22, 2020, the Federal Court of Canada determined in Canadian Council for Refugees v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and citizenship), 2020 FC 770, that the provisions enacting the Safe Third Country Agreement infringe the guarantees and rights that are in section 7 of the Charter. On April 15, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal determined in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) et al. v. The Canadian Council for Refugees et al., 2020 FCA 181 that the provisions enacting the Safe

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