Reis Pagtakhan
Untangling the Law

by Reis Pagtakhan
reis@filipinojournal.com

If a relative overstays a visit to Canada, can visa applications for other relatives be refused?

If a relative overstays a visit to Canada, can visa applications for other relatives be refused?

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Visitors coming to Canada for tourism, temporary work or temporary study must prove that they will leave Canada at the end of their authorized stay. However, if a person’s relative who visited Canada has

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“Sponsoring” your parents with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

“Sponsoring” your parents with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

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On November 4, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that it would not accept new sponsorship applications for parents for the next 24 months. As a result, individuals who want to sponsor their parents to

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Qualified to Immigrate In More Than One Occupational Category? Which One Should You Choose?

Qualified to Immigrate In More Than One Occupational Category? Which One Should You Choose?

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Under the federal skilled worker program, individuals without approved job offers or connections to Canada normally have to qualify under what is known as an “eligible occupation”. Occasionally, an applicant may have experience that

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Visiting Canada? What is Dual Intent?

Visiting Canada? What is Dual Intent?


Foreign national coming to Canada to visit, work or study on a temporary basis can be allowed entry to Canada even if they intend to eventually become Canadian permanent residents or citizens. Under the

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What happens if there is not enough space to answer questions in an immigration application?

What happens if there is not enough space to answer questions in an immigration application?

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All immigration forms have a limited amount of space for a person’s answers. If an answer requires more space, what do you do? Just because an immigration form has a limited amount of space

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How Immigration Investigates Work History

How Immigration Investigates Work History

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In immigration applications for permanent residency, applicants are asked to give a time line of their work history and also need to include work reference letters. Just because a person fills out the immigration

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Reference Letters and Immigration Applications

Reference Letters and Immigration Applications

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In most immigration programs, applicants are asked for reference letters from current and previous employers. Often these letters require employers to list an employee’s duties. Many times, applicants find that their current and previous

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The Danger of waiting for Provincial Nominee Certificates in Canada

The Danger of waiting for Provincial Nominee Certificates in Canada


In most cases, provincial nominees become permanent residents unless they are refused because of inadmissibility or an intent to live outside the province of nomination. However, permanent residency can be refused if a person

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Provincial Nominee Program Refusals

Provincial Nominee Program Refusals

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Not every application filed with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is approved. The questions are: why was the application refused and what can be done about it? Why was the application refused? Some of

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