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“Sponsoring” your parents with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

“Sponsoring” your parents with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Reis Pagtakhan November 5, 2011 0

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?

Reis Pagtakhan October 20, 2011 0

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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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?

Reis Pagtakhan September 20, 2011 0

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

Reis Pagtakhan September 5, 2011 0

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

Reis Pagtakhan August 6, 2011 0

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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Provincial Nominee Program Refusals

Provincial Nominee Program Refusals

Reis Pagtakhan June 20, 2011 0

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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Why details can make or break a permanent resident visa

Why details can make or break a permanent resident visa

Reis Pagtakhan June 6, 2011 0

In all applications for permanent residency, applicants must be truthful. If an applicant is not truthful, he or she can be found to have made a “misrepresentation”. This can lead to the refusal of

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

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

Reis Pagtakhan May 20, 2011 0

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 May 5, 2011 0

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 April 20, 2011 0

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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