Keyword(s): federal immigration
Am I Still a Permanent Resident if My PR Card Expires?
If you do not renew your Permanent Resident (PR) Card, your status as a permanent resident is not affected. If you were a permanent resident on the day before your PR Card expires (every 5 years), then you are still one on the day it expires. This does not mean that permanent residence is unconditional….
USMCA Visa (formerly NAFTA Visa – North American Free Trade Agreement)
Please Note: NAFTA has been replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which has been ratified as of March 2020. The USMCA does not affect NAFTA visa policies. The North American Free Trade Agreement known as NAFTA was a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The goals of the North American Free…
Temporary Health Insurance in Canada for New PRs
You’ve made it to Canada as a permanent resident and that’s reason to celebrate. One of the many reasons you have for being glad to be starting a new life in the country is that you are eligible for free, public healthcare. While some health services lie outside the Canada Health Act and are fee-based,…
Immigrate to Canada through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project
Is your community interested in growth and development? Does it have an established organization dedicated to economic development, one that has been studying and planning ways to promote the community? Does it have an economic base that could use some skilled and even semi-skilled workers from abroad? Is it an open-minded community looking to integrate…
My spouse’s dependent child cannot get a medical exam for the sponsorship application
When you are sponsoring a foreign spouse you must submit the necessary criminal and medical checks for your spouse and all their dependent children, whether those children are accompanying your spouse to Canada, or they will remain in their home country with their other parent. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is very clear about this…
How to Immigrate to Canada in 5 Steps
India is now one of the top source countries for immigration to Canada, ranking 2nd in 2016 according to Statistics Canada. There has rarely been a better time to apply to immigrate to Canada. Once you decide to immigrate to Canada from India, what then are the steps you should follow?
Top 10 Immigration Friendly Countries
So you’re ready to leave your country and start a new life somewhere, but you’re not sure which destination is right for you. We picked the top ten most welcoming countries for immigrants, from the places with booming economies to the spots with the most progressive immigration policies and immigrant support services. Don’t just throw…
The Definitive Guide to Your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
In Canada, your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is necessary if you wish to work, and if you wish to receive government benefits or have access to government programs. It is free to apply for one and if possible, you should do so in person, as soon as you “land” in Canada.
Entering Canada with a DUI or DWI criminal conviction
If you have been convicted of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge in the last ten years, or more than once ten years ago or longer, you are what is known as “criminally inadmissible to Canada.” This means that if you try to enter Canada from the USA or any…