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Certificate of Departure (IMM 0056)

This form is for people who have willingly left Canada of who wish to obtain a replacement of their lost, stolen, or damaged Certificate of Departure (IMM 0056). Download Certificate of Departure Application DOWNLOAD APPLICATION   What is a Certificate of Departure? A Certificate of Departure is a historical document that certifies your willing departure…

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Online Applications for Permanent Residence (PR)

The government of Canada is testing out a trial version of online applications for a wide range of immigration programs, including various sponsorship programs, provincial nominee programs, and Atlantic immigration programs, just to name a few. This is still a Beta version, as they say, so rest assured that you can still apply on paper…

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Canadian Citizenship by Descent Tool

3 easy steps to find out if you are Canadian   If you are looking for simple answers for a solution to this all-important question, “Am I Canadian?”. Then read on… Step 1 – The simple tool Here is a simple chart explain things if you are a Canadian. Detailed explanation and alternative solution can…

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Replacing your Immigration Document – a step-by-step guide

Do you urgently need to verify a document you used to immigrate to Canada, perhaps in order to apply for your Canada Pension and Old Age Supplement payments? Does your Record of Landing, for example, or your Study Permit, need to have an error corrected? And what do you do if you came to Canada…

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Your Guide to Application Processing Times

Whether you call it CIC processing times or IRCC processing times, we’ve gathered together all the information you need to get a reasonable take on how long your application will take. Plus, we’ve added a few helpful tips to make sure your application doesn’t end up getting unnecessarily delayed, along with some FAQs that you…

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Study Permit Conditions

Why you Need to Comply with the Conditions for a Study Permit Holder Want to make sure immigration officials don’t deport you half-way through your studies? What you need to know is that to maintain your status as an international student on a valid study permit in Canada you should always comply with the following…

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Brazil visa

Canadian citizens and permanent residents need a visa to Brazil. The Brazil tourist visa covers leisure visits to the country for people visiting friends and relations or who wish to holiday there. Brazil tourist visas are limited to a fixed period of time and no business activity is allowed. The Brazil business visa covers both…

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The Complete Guide to Background Checks & Security Screenings

Two words which can cause anxiety in any applicant for temporary or permanent status in Canada are: Background Check Will something from your past come back to make life difficult when taking a life-changing decision like applying to move to Canada? What could that be and what can you do about it? The first step…

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How to get married in Canada to a foreigner?

An in-depth step-by-step article showing you how to fill out the application and answering the most frequently asked questions   Are you wondering about a foreign national getting married in Canada? Or whether you can get married in Canada on a visitor visa – assuming you are not Canadian? Maybe you’re wondering whether you can…

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How to Request Urgent Processing of Your Citizenship Application: Step by Step Guide

I never thought I would see the day that Right of Citizenship would get urgent processing; this is great news.

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Tracking the Status of Your Immigraiton Application

If you haven’t already, you should now set up your IRCC Secure Account which will allow you to track the application.  Please note that it is the Principal Applicant who must use their IRCC account (GC Key) to track their application.  It is important to remember that the principal applicant can link their paper application…

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How not to Lose Your Status as a Permanent Resident in Canada

As a permanent resident of Canada, you have to meet residency requirements to maintain your Permanent Resident Status: You have to have been physically present in Canada for 730 days (2 years) out of the last 5 years as a Permanent Resident. If you do not comply with this requirement then you can lose your…

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