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Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Reis Pagtakhan March 21, 2011 0

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 February 20, 2011 0

(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 February 6, 2011 0

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 January 21, 2011 0

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 December 5, 2010 0

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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Doing Business Overseas: Is It Okay to Bribe?

Doing Business Overseas: Is It Okay to Bribe?

Reis Pagtakhan November 20, 2010 0

Let’s say that you have decided to do business overseas, like you are shipping goods to or receiving goods from the Philippines. Is it okay to pay money to Philippine government officials to get

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Representing Yourself at the Immigration and Refugee Board

Representing Yourself at the Immigration and Refugee Board

Reis Pagtakhan November 5, 2010 0

Have you ever sponsored a relative to come to Canada only to have the application refused? If you sponsored a member of the “Family Class,” you may have received a letter from Citizenship and

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Immigration Law: Marriages of Convenience part 1 (Marriage Fraud)

Immigration Law: Marriages of Convenience part 1 (Marriage Fraud)

Reis Pagtakhan October 21, 2010 0

On September 27, the Government of Canada launched a national online consultation on marriage fraud. The purpose of this consultation is to determine how big this problem is and what can be done to

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Immigration Law:  Marriages of Convenience (Part 2: Genuine Relationships)

Immigration Law: Marriages of Convenience (Part 2: Genuine Relationships)

Reis Pagtakhan October 5, 2010 0

In the last issue, I discussed how the Government of Canada has launched a national online consultation on marriage fraud or marriages or relationships of convenience. Marriage fraud is when a foreign national marries

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