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Change Your Immigration Application Address

Changing the address on your PR card if your application is in process

As a permanent resident of Canada, you are obligated to keep the information on your permanent resident card current. This means that if you move, you will need to notify Citizenship and Immigration Canada of your change of address.  However, a situation may arise where your permanent resident application is already in process, and you […]

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Canada Removal Orders

Can I go back to Canada if I have been deported?

If you have been deported from Canada or you are currently under a removal order, it can be unclear as to whether you may or may not ever return to Canada again. Deportation is essentially a permanent decision, but that does not mean you are without options.  First, you need to understand what kind of […]

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Canadian visitor visa

Can a visitor in Canada apply for permanent resident status?

It is not uncommon for people who come to Canada on a visitor visa to want to extend their stay or move to Canada permanently by obtaining permanent resident status.  However, this is not an easy transition and there are many rules and regulations in place when it comes to becoming a permanent resident of […]

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Tourist Visa Immigration Lawyer

Do I need an immigration lawyer for a tourist visa in Ottawa?

If you want to visit Ottawa or any other city in Canada, you could require a visitor visa to enter the country. Only citizens of certain countries require a visitor visa in order to enter Canada, while other citizens are considered to be visa-exempt.  A visitor visa is a temporary visa, and there are two […]

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Immigrate to Canada with HIV

Immigrating to Canada with HIV

Many people who have medical problems wonder if they can immigrate to Canada. Having a medical problem can create obstacles for you if you want to immigrate to Canada, but it does not necessarily mean that you cannot immigrate to Canada at all.  Many Canadian immigration streams require that the applicant be in good health, […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Canada

Applying for Spousal Sponsorship in Canada

The Family Class immigration stream exists as a method for Canadian citizens or permanent residents to apply to sponsor their spouses, conjugal partners or common law partners to come to Canada as permanent residents if they are foreign nationals.  There are strict legal definitions surrounding what a spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner is, […]

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US visitor visa

As a permanent resident of Canada how do I visit the US?

Permanent residents in Canada have a lot of advantages and benefits that other types of immigrants in Canada such as temporary residents do not have. However, permanent residents are not Canadian citizens, and they do not have Canadian passports. Canadian citizens do have Canadian passports, and as such they are able to use them to […]

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Skilled Worker Job List

What is the NOC Skilled Worker Job List

There are many ways to obtain permanent resident status in Canada, one of which is through the Federal Skilled Worker Program. As a result, this program is extremely popular and brings thousands of foreign workers to Canada every single year.  However, just because the program is popular does not mean it is an easy program […]

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Marrying a Canadian Citizen

About Marrying Canadians

If you want to be a Canadian citizen or move to Canada, you may have heard that marrying a Canadian citizen is a way to do that. However, this isn’t entirely true. If you are a foreign national and you marry a Canadian citizen, you do not automatically get Canadian citizenship. However, you will be […]

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Labour Market Opinion

How do I get an LMO (Labour Market Opinion)?

If you are wanting to apply for a work permit in Canada, you may have heard that a Labour Market Opinion, or LMO, is a necessary component of your application. But how do you get one???Actually, it is your employer who must apply for the Labour Market Opinion when they want to bring you to […]

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Renew Canadian Permanent Resident Card

When do I renew my permanent resident card?

A question we are often asked is how soon before my permanent resident card expires should I submit my application to have it renewed? While generally, the rule is you should try to renew it at least two months in advance, processing times are getting longer and longer and two months is no longer enough […]

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Criminal Inadmissibility to Canada

Refused Entry to Canada at the border

When you are refused entry at the border, it can be very frustrating. If it comes as a surprise, it can be more than frustrating. It can be expensive if you’ve made plans, and a huge waste of time if you’ve travelled from afar or bought plane tickets. Being refused entry at the Canadian border […]

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Border Immigration Lawyer

Ottawa Border Immigration Lawyer

Approximately 300,000 people cross the US-Canada border by car every day. There are one hundred border crossing points and millions of people cross the border every single year. While most people just show their passport, answer a couple of questions and head on through, some people don’t have it as easy. Every day, people have […]

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Canadian Green Card

Canadian Green Card for Ottawa

Someone who moves to Canada to permanently live here is called a permanent resident. These legal permanent residents have a permanent resident card, which is sometimes called the Canadian green card. The permanent resident card serves the same purpose as the United States green card, which is why many people refer to them as Canadian […]

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Applying for Canadian Citizenship

Do I Really Need an Ottawa Immigration Lawyer?

Many people assume that immigration applications or dealing with immigration situations in Canada are easy to deal with on their own, and assume that these government applications are the same as any other government application.  However, this is not the case. The immigration system is not designed to be user-friendly, and the process can be […]

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