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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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20 April, 2017

Foreign Buyer Tax Coming To Ontario

A foreign buyer’s tax similar to that introduced in Vancouver last year will be coming to Ontario soon, as the government hopes to cool a red hot housing market. New rent control rules will also be put into effect. The Toronto Star reports: Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking wide-ranging action …

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20 April, 2017

Express Entry To Canada – New Low Score Of 415 Points

The latest Express Entry draw has been announced. Invitations to apply for permanent residence have been extended to people with a record low score of 415 points. Express Entry – How It Works From the government website: Under Express Entry, candidates who meet the criteria will be accepted into a …

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17 April, 2017

Maintaining Permanent Residence Status In Canada

Maintaining Permanent Residence Status In Canada Klaudios Mustakas – Pace Law Firm: On my recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I had many questions from clients about maintaining permanent residence (PR) status if they chose to work outside of Canada. As a permanent resident of Canada, you are allowed to spend some time …

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3 April, 2017

Permanent Residents: Know Your Numbers

Jim Metcalfe – Pace Immigration: Over the past few weeks, we have received several inquiries from individuals outside of Canada who have lived in Canada as permanent residents, filed for Canadian citizenship, and then left Canada while waiting for citizenship to come through. Many are now complaining to us that they …

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31 March, 2017

Express Entry Changes – Language and Silblings

Luba Dinkova – Pace Immigration: The Canadian government has announced some upcoming changes to the Express Entry system. This is really no surprise, as the system is fairly new. Upgrades and updates will likely take place more frequently as time goes on. The last change to the system occurred in …

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30 March, 2017

Immigration Phone Scams Back In The News

Immigration phone scams are back in the news, with crooks in Nova Scotia making phone calls and demanding money. Immigration Phone Scams Criminals posing as immigration officials is unfortunately nothing new. This story from out east serves as a warning to be on guard: Police say they received a report …

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