Reis Pagtakhan
Untangling the Law

by Reis Pagtakhan
reis@filipinojournal.com

Can I sponsor my step-parents or adoptive parents to Canada?

Can I sponsor my step-parents or adoptive parents to Canada?

Reis Pagtakhan

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their parents for permanent residency to Canada. The question is whether this includes adoptive parents and step-parents? Can I sponsor my adoptive parents? Immigration law

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IMMIGRATION LAW:  How Does the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Assess Applications

IMMIGRATION LAW: How Does the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Assess Applications

Reis Pagtakhan

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration selection program in which Manitoba selects applicants who have a strong likelihood of becoming successful and permanently established in Manitoba. What happens when an application is

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Avoiding the Immigration Blacklist

Avoiding the Immigration Blacklist

Reis Pagtakhan

With new immigration regulations coming into force on April 1, 2011, the criteria for assessing work permits have become more stringent. Foreign workers and their employers will now have to pass four new tests

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IMMIGRATION LAW: Can an illegal alien in the U.S. apply to immigrate to Canada?

IMMIGRATION LAW: Can an illegal alien in the U.S. apply to immigrate to Canada?


There are many cases where individuals who are illegally in the U.S. or another country want to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents. Many of these individuals are scared to apply because they do

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Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Reis Pagtakhan

Last month, the Federal Government announced that it would consult with the public on proposed changes to the federal skilled worker program. These changes, if made, will affect the federal skilled worker program only.

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Sponsoring Your Parents to Canada

Sponsoring Your Parents to Canada

Reis Pagtakhan

(Change in the Minimum Necessary Income) Last month, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published new income levels which individuals must meet to be able sponsor their parents or grandparents to Canada. The figures, effective until

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IMMIGRATION LAW AND CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

IMMIGRATION LAW AND CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

Reis Pagtakhan

If someone wants to come to Canada but has a foreign criminal record, is this a problem? The answer, in many cases, is “yes”. However, whether this is a big problem depends on whether

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Reading Your Business Lease

Reading Your Business Lease

Reis Pagtakhan

Reading Your Business Lease If you are starting or expanding a business, one of the issues you will have to deal with is the location. In many cases, business proprietors like you will rent

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Your Community Organization and the Law

Your Community Organization and the Law

Reis Pagtakhan

Many people volunteer their time to work in charities, not-for-profit corporations, social clubs, athletic groups, and other organizations. Most of these groups perform needed services. However, there are occasions where internal arguments or outside

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