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31 January, 2017

Sponsoring A Spouse Or Parent To Canada

Klaudios Mustakas – Senior Immigration Advisor: With the ongoing financial crisis in Greece, not to mention other crises around the world, I have received many inquiries about immigrating to Canada. My Greek contacts have asked me if there are any special considerations in place for Greeks to come to Canada. The short answer …

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31 January, 2017

Video: Trump’s Executive Orders On Immigration

In this interview, US and Canadian immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk discusses the fallout from President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. Topics include: The countries which will not receive visas to the US for at least 90 days The indefinite suspension of refugees from Syria The DACA and DAPA programs, which …

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29 January, 2017

Trump Executive Orders Cause Immigration Chaos

In this interview, immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk talks about the recent Trump executive orders on US immigration. Andy, it’s been a bit of a busy week for immigration. To say the least. Over the course of the last week, President Trump was very busy, signing three new executive orders on …

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24 January, 2017

Canada And DUI Convictions

“Can I go to Canada if I have a DUI?” We get this question from time to time, sometimes from a person who is very surprised to find out that tomorrow’s trip to the border isn’t going to go so well. Generally, if you have been convicted of a criminal …

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18 January, 2017

Canadian Immigration News – Interview With Andy Semotiuk

In this interview with immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk, we take a look at some current news making headlines in Canada. A recent article said that roughly 1,400 immigrants per year are being removed from Canada for non-compliance of their residency requirements. What are your thoughts on the matter? This is the …

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17 January, 2017

Catching Immigration Scammers

Klaudios Mustakas – Senior Immigration Advisor: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has taken drastic enforcement action in the past several months. They have deported a number of people for using fraud to pretend that they have met permanent residency or Canadian Citizenship requirements. Here’s an example from last month: Fifteen former clients …

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30 December, 2016

Why Do Many Refugees Have A Birthday On January 1?

Did you know that some refugees who obtain permanent residency in Canada share the same birthday? It may seem strange, but refugees and asylum seekers who do not know their birthdate or are unable to prove it are often given “January 1” as their date of birth for all official documents, including …

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29 December, 2016

Immigration In Canada: Staying Positive For 2017

In this interview, the Hon. Gerry Weiner takes a look back at Canadian immigration policy in 2016 and where it might go from here. Gerry, what do you think were the biggest successes for Canadian immigration in 2016? There were actually quite a few successes worth mentioning, but the one that …

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27 December, 2016

Canadian And US Immigration Issues For 2017

In this interview, Pace immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk looks ahead at issues that will make immigration headlines in 2017. Andy, it looks like Canada is on the path to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Will this have an impact on Canadian/US immigration policy? If Canada does legalize marijuana, then …

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22 December, 2016

A Look Back At US And Canadian Immigration Issues In 2016

In this interview, Pace Immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk takes a look at what happened in immigration in 2016. Andy, one of the biggest headlines of the year was the election of Donald Trump. How will his presidency affect immigration policy in the US? Donald Trump’s election likely marks a significant …

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19 December, 2016

Canada Needs A Federal Investor Immigration Program

Gerry Weiner – Pace Law Firm: Quebec has long been in control of its own immigration objectives, separate from those of the federal government. That remains true to this day. The result is that Canada still has an immigrant investor program, but it is centred in Quebec (a hodgepodge of provincial …

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12 December, 2016

Build The Bridge: Investor Immigration For Canadian Infrastructure

Hon. Gerry Weiner – Pace Immigration: Several years ago, my colleagues and I at Pace Law Firm developed ideas on how we could energize an investor immigration plan in Canada using an infrastructure program. That is, rebuilding Canadian infrastructure with new immigrant investor money. We have blogged about this numerous times. Investor …

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30 November, 2016

More Immigration Scammers Caught, More Immigrants Losing Status

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Immigration: To avoid being used by immigration scammers, would-be immigrants would do well to remember the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Immigration Scammers Two stories. The first is from Nova Scotia a few years back, where a Halifax-based immigration consultant and hundreds …

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28 November, 2016

Sponsor A Parent Or Grandparent To Canada

Ambreen Husain – Pace Immigration: We get a lot of questions from clients asking how they can sponsor a parent or grandparent to Canada. Such interest has increased with the government’s announcement that Canada will double the number of accepted parents and grandparents from 5,000 per year to 10,000 per year. 10,000 might …

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14 November, 2016

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Now In Effect

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Immigration: Starting November 10, 2016, persons who were exempt from obtaining a Canadian visitor’s visa began having to obtain an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before embarking by air to Canada. The eTA is nothing more than an electronic visa for which you pay a fee and complete an online form prior …

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14 November, 2016

How Do I Study In Canada?

Luba Dinkova – Pace Immigration: If you are an international student and you wish to study in Canada, you aren’t alone.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students come to Canada to earn a diploma or a degree. Students And Express Entry In the past, it was relatively easy for …

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9 November, 2016

How Can I Immigrate To Canada?

How Can I Immigrate To Canada? After an election in the US, it’s not unusual for people on both sides of the political divide to send us questions about immigrating to Canada. With the election of Donald Trump, right now is no different. Most of the questions revolve around moving …

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3 November, 2016

Is It Time For An Amnesty For Undocumented Immigrants?

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Law Firm: While “amnesty for illegals” is a hot topic in the US right now, Canada has had its share of amnesty discussions, too. Indeed, every twenty years or so, the government of Canada has had some form of amnesty for unauthorized immigrants who have overstayed their visa …

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31 October, 2016

Canada Will Welcome 300,000 Immigrants In 2017. But Why Not More?

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Law Firm: The Canadian government has stated that it will allow 300,000 immigrants into Canada in 2017. When you factor in Syrian refugees, this is approximately the same number as 2016: The previous target from 2011 to 2015 was 260,000, but that swelled to 300,000 this year because …

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27 October, 2016

Birth Tourism: A Looming Problem For Canada And The US

Andy Semotiuk – Pace Law Firm: Roughly one out of every 12 newborns in the United States can be classified as a so-called ‘anchor baby.’ Pew research shows that some 295,000 children were born to undocumented immigrants in 2013. The number of pregnant ‘birth tourists’ who come to the US legally …

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24 October, 2016

Stephen Colbert Takes The Canadian Citizenship Test. Sort Of.

In this clever video from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the show’s host tries his hand at passing a Canadian citizenship test. Stephen Colbert: Gordon Lightfoot Expert The results don’t go so well for Colbert, though they are entertaining. Note that you will not be required to sing Gordon …

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17 October, 2016

Remembering Jim Prentice

Hon. Gerry Weiner – Pace Law Firm: I spent a lot of time thinking about my friend and colleague Jim Prentice this weekend. I was stunned last week to learn of his untimely death in a plane accident late Thursday evening. I got to know Jim during his bid for party leadership at …

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