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Brazil Visa in Canada

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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What Are Certified Copies?

Many applications you may have to complete during your life will require certified copies of supporting documents to be submitted with the application package. This is especially true if you will be completing any Canadian or other immigration applications. But what is a certified copy? This article will cover: What is a Certified Copy? What…

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Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Points System is Not the Same as Express Entry Point System (CRS)

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) uses a point system different from Express Entry’s CRS. FSW applicants need to meet the FSW points system AND have a CRS score above the cut-off.

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Express Entry Points – How Low Will It Go?

All Time Low Cut Off Score of 75 points!!!

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How to Complete the IMM 5257 Application for a Temporary Resident Visa

In Canada, a routine tourism or business visa is called a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). If you have been issued a TRV, you will normally be allowed to stay in Canada for 6 months, as long as you successfully enter the country.

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Canadian Citizenship by Descent Course: How to Fill Out CIT 0001 Application

How to Fill Out the CIT 0001 First Citizenship Certificate Application when claiming Canadian citizenship by descent

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Starting a business in Canada

If you want to establish a business in Canada and become a permanent resident this may be the category for you. Business owners, entrepreneurs and farmers who wish to buy or create businesses in Canada may be eligible to apply for permanent residence through provincial nominee programs. Most Provinces offer various immigrant investment programs in…

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Nova Scotia International Student Provincial Nominee Program PNP

Please note that on January 1, 2015 the way that Canada accepts permanent residents has changed. The new system, called Express Entry, represents a change in method rather than in requirements.  The Nova Scotia International Student category of provincial nomination is designed to help employers hire recent international graduates whose skills may be in limited…

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Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program – Family Business

Please note that on January 1, 2015 the way that Canada accepts permanent residents has changed. The new system, called Express Entry, represents a change in method rather than in requirements.  The Nova Scotia Family Business Worker category of nomination is designed to help employers in hiring workers who are close relatives and have the…

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Skilled Trades Stream

Skilled Trades Canadian Immigration Program The Federal Skilled Trades program (FST) allows people with work experience in skilled trades, and Canadian job offers in those occupations, to come to Canada. To apply for the Skilled Trades program, use Express Entry, an online portal offered by IRCC that handles the FST, FSW, & CEC programs. Remember that…

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Federal Skilled Worker

Apply for FSW through Express Entry A federal skilled worker is a person with a post-secondary level of education (or in some cases only secondary education), work experience, and knowledge of at least one of Canada’s official languages (English or French). A skilled worker is assessed against a points system. Points are awarded for the…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen

Marriage to a Mexican Citizen Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Mexican citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. You must demonstrate to Mexican officials that they are…

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