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7 August, 2017

Canada’s Growing Refugee Crisis

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Immigration: Earlier this year, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale visited Emerson, Manitoba, to look at the border situation there. Migrants – as well as some bona fide refugees – were coming over the US/Manitoba border to claim asylum. While in the US, these asylum-seekers had either …

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17 July, 2017

Canadian Immigration Bogged Down With Delays

Klaudios Mustakas – Pace Law Firm: I have had many phone calls in the past few months from people who are faced with the biggest problem in Canadian immigration: delays. It now takes months or years for applications of all kinds to make their way through the Canadian immigration apparatus. …

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30 June, 2017

Canadian Citizenship Changes Are A Win for All

Rachel Brown – Pace Immigration: Canadian citizenship changes have arrived. The recent announcement by the Government of Canada regarding the long-awaited Bill C-6 is the best immigration news in 2017. Citizenship Changes Becoming a Canadian Citizen is the ultimate achievement for a foreign national in Canada. Their path has been made …

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29 June, 2017

Immigration Scam Targets Employers

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Immigration – The CBC has exposed another immigration scam. This time, scam artists are offering money to employers and, in turn, the employers are supposed to offer a new immigrant a job. Doing this will allow someone to enter the country “legally”: Last month, a man named …

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20 June, 2017

New Rules For Canadian Citizenship

Luba Dinkova – Pace Immigration: On June 19, 2017, a new bill concerning Canadian citizenship rules and regulations received Royal Assent. Some of the changes to the Citizenship Act will come into effect immediately. Changes To Canadian Citizenship Rules Individuals applying for citizenship are no longer required to have the …

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8 May, 2017

Visa Requirement Being Lifted For Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil

Luba Dinkova – Pace Immigration: On May 1, 2017, eligible citizens from Bulgaria, Brazil and Romania have the green light to travel to Canada without obtaining a temporary resident visa (TRV). People from these countries who either have held visas for Canada or United States in the past 10 years, or presently have …

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4 May, 2017

Immigration Canada Raises Age Definition Of Dependent Children

Luba Dinkova – Pace Immigration: As of October 24, 2017, Canada will raise the definition of a dependent child’s age from under 19 to under 22. Principal immigration applicants will have the opportunity to include their children aged 21 and under on an application. From the government’s website: The increased age will …

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4 May, 2017

New Canadian Citizenship Rules Coming Soon

Luba Dinkova – Pace Immigration: Legislation that will change Canadian citizenship law is much closer to becoming a reality: The Senate approved the Liberal government’s major citizenship bill Wednesday, after a nearly year-long legislative process resulting in changes affecting citizenship revocation, children’s rights and language requirements. The Senate voted to pass Bill …

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2 May, 2017

Spousal Sponsorship Changes: Pros and Cons

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Immigration: Immigration Canada recently announced changes to the way spousal sponsorship works in Canada. They have scrapped a rule passed in 2012 by the Conservatives that said a sponsored spouse must live with their Canadian sponsor for a probationary period of two years before they receive permanent residency. The object …

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26 April, 2017

Can You Cross The Border With A Criminal Record?

Can you cross the border if you have a criminal record? In this interview, Canadian and US immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk tells you what you need to know if you have a criminal record and want to come to Canada or the United States. Watch the video or read the …

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