Canadian Study Permit Refusals on the Rise – How to Prevent this?

Canada has become the fourth most popular country for international students to pursue studies in the world. There are currently 500,000 international students living in the country, bringing a total of $15.5 billion dollars into the Canadian economy. The rise in Canada’s popularity as a destination for international students has, nonetheless, been accompanied by a rise in refusal rates of study permit applications in the last few years. A recent article by Kelly Toughill from Polestar – Student Immigration News reports that close to 35% of international students who applied for a study permit in 2018, were turned away from Canada. You can read the full article here. From 2013 to 2018, we h

Learning Moments - Arranged Employment with O/O LMIAs

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments" and published online. Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with Owner Operator LMIAs and whether having this type of LMIA provides additional points for “Arranged Employment” under Express Entry. Reader’s question An investor with no English bought a company, successfully applied for an Owner/Operator LMIA and is currently working in Canada. Can we use the job offer with the company that he owns and operates for additional points for Arranged Employment under Express Entry? I am assuming that provincial nominee programs and a Canadian Experience Class appl

OINP Reaches 2018 Nomination Allocation

On November 9, 2018, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced that it reached its 2018 nomination allocation of 6,600 successful applicants. The program, which is operated by the Ontario government and works in partnership with the federal government, receives, assesses and nominates applicants for permanent residency within the province. Individuals who are successfully nominated by OINP are then able to apply for permanent residence through Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) at the federal level. The good news is that applications that are currently being processed and which are received going forward will be considered for OINP’s 2019 allocation. The exceptio

Consulta un Experto - Esquina Legal

Este artículo es parte de la columna "Esquina Legal" publicada en la edición de Noviembre de LATINOS Magazine https://issuu.com/latinosmagazine/docs/latinos_magazine_nov2018_final_web2/8 Pregunta: Mi permiso de trabajo de post-graduación esta por vencerse. Ya recibí una invitación para aplicar a la residencia permanente bajo Express Entry. ¿Puedo seguir trabajando después de que se venza mi permiso si ya voy a aplicar a la residencia permanente? Respuesta Si el permiso de post-graduación ya se ha vencido, nuestro lector no puede trabajar, así este en el proceso de aplicar a la residencia permanente. Cuando el permiso de trabajo esta próximo a vencerse y la persona ha enviado su solicitud de

Learning Moments - Arranged Employment in Express Entry

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments" and published online. Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with arranged employment for the purposes of Express Entry. In particular, our reader wants to know which LMIAs and LMIA supported work permits can be used to claim points for arranged employment? Reader’s question Can a valid Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in the high-wage or low-wage stream (not dual intent LMIA or LMIA for the exclusive support of permanent residence), be used to obtain the extra 50 points in the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System? It is not clear to me whether t

Consulta un Experto - Esquina Legal

Este artículo es parte de la columna "Esquina Legal" publicada en la edición de Octubre de LATINOS Magazine https://issuu.com/latinosmagazine/docs/latinos_magazine_oct2018_web/6 Pregunta: Buenas tardes; recientemente solicité una visa de turista para mi mamá pero fue negada y me gustaría apelar esa decisión ¿Me podría indicar cuales son los pasos a seguir? Respuesta Las decisiones emitidas por el Ministerio de Inmigración, Refugiados y Ciudadanía de Canadá no tienen apelación sin embargo, existe un proceso legal llamado Revisión Judicial, que se hace con la asistencia de un abogado ante la Corte Federal. Este proceso se divide en dos: en la primera parte, llamada Etapa de Autorización, un Ju

Learning Moments - Acceptable TEF for Immigration Purposes

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments" and published online. Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with the acceptable French test for immigration under the federal economic programs, more specifically which version of TEF is accepted by Canadian immigration authorities. Reader’s question We recently had a client write the TEF and his test results look different than the results we normally obtain from our clients. Until now, every client had provided the TEF Canada results which lists the scoring on the four language skills and has the CLB/NCLC scale on the bottom. Our new client’s TEF results

Consulta un Experto - Esquina Legal

Este artículo es parte de la columna "Esquina Legal" publicada en la edición de Septiembre de LATINOS Magazine https://issuu.com/latinosmagazine/docs/latinos_magazine_sept_2018_web/6. Pregunta: Se que para calificar a la residencia permanente bajo el Canadian Experience Class se necesitan 12 meses de experiencia de tiempo completo en un trabajo NOC 0, A o B. ¿Está bien si tengo 4 meses de experiencia en un trabajo o categoría NOC y 8 meses en otra? Las personas a las que les he preguntado me han dado respuestas inconsistentes. Respuesta A diferencia de los requisitos del programa Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), que incluyen un mínimo de experiencia profesional continua por un año bajo la misma

Consulta un Experto - Esquina Legal

Este artículo es parte de la columna "Esquina Legal" publicada en la edición de Agosto de LATINOS Magazine https://issuu.com/latinosmagazine/docs/latinos_magazine_agosto_completa201/8 Pregunta: Tengo pasaporte español pero pronto me haré ciudadano canadiense por naturalización. ¿Una vez me juramente como canadiense, deberé renunciar a la ciudadanía española? Respuesta Gracias por su pregunta. Me es grato confirmar que a los futuros canadienses les está permitido retener otra nacionalidad al momento de asumir la ciudadanía canadiense. Esto se traduce a que usted no tendrá que renunciar a su ciudanía española al momento de hacerse canadiense. Esto es en base a las regulaciones canadienses que

Learning Moments - Work Experience under Different Occupations and CEC

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments" and published online. Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with the eligibility of work experience under different occupations for the purpose of meeting the minimum eligibility requirements under the Canadian Experience Class. Reader’s question To qualify for the Canadian Experience Class, one needs 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) Canadian work experience in a NOC 0, A or B job. Is it fine if our client has 4 months of full-time Canadian work experience in one NOC code and 8 months of full-time Canadian work experience in a different NOC

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