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Application to Sponsor

Video: Application to Sponsor – IMM 1344 (06-2019)

Katharina Kontaxis, a Canadian immigration consultant at KIS Migration, explains the most confusing sections of the Application to Sponsor form (IMM 1344 – version: June 2019). Hence, this video is meant to support students and DIY clients to organize their overseas family sponsorship cases. Video Tutorial: Application to Sponsor Generally, you could start reading the[…]

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How to Sponsor a Relative to Canada?

Mrs. Katharina Kontaxis, RCIC wrote a recent article on sponsoring a relative of any age entitled “How to Sponsor a Relative to Canada?”, which was published at on November 12, 2019. Alone and planning to sponsor a relative? Read this article to learn about the court battles surrounding the “lonely Canadian” provision in Canada’s immigration[…]

Canadian permanent resident status

What is Canadian permanent resident status?

Your Forever Home Canada! – Canada’s vision of a free, safe and prosperous country draws immigrants from all corners of the world. On October 31th, 2016, the Government of Canada introduced its bold immigration policy by increasing the target from 250,000 to 300,000 immigrants in 2017 – primarily, through economic immigration and family reunification to[…]

undeclared family members

New pilot project to sponsor undeclared family members

In response to the Government of Canada’s notice of its new public policy regarding the ramifications of unjust regulations on undeclared family members dated September 6, 2019, KIS Migration is sharing these insights to guide potential applicants on how to sponsor their initially undeclared family members. Overview In brief, foreigners must declare their relatives when applying[…]

canadian exit information

New Canadian Exit Information System

The federal government is currently implementing a new Canadian exit information system to collect basic biographical data (full name, date of birth, gender, nationality, travel document type / number and issuing authority) from travellers leaving the country. Background Canada was the only member of the Five Eyes (an intelligence alliance consisting of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and[…]

medical inadmissibility

How to Take Charge of Your Medical Inadmissibility?

Mrs. Katharina Kontaxis, RCIC wrote a recent article on overcoming medical inadmissibility entitled “How to Take Charge of Your Medical Inadmissibility”, which was published at on July 9, 2019. Overcoming Medical Inadmissibility Many medical conditions (e.g. mental illness, cancer, etc.) can lead to a visa refusal. One must convince the medical and immigration officers with a well researched, documented[…]

Francophone Immigration – Welcoming Communities

Francophone Immigration – Welcoming Communities

The Government of Canada launched a new Francophone Immigration Strategy to increase francophone immigration, support integration and retention of French-speaking newcomers, and strengthen the capacity of francophone communities outside Quebec. Objectives of the Francophone Immigration Strategy The Francophone Immigration Strategy aims to achieve 3 main objectives to support the vitality of Francophone communities: 1. Increase Francophone[…]

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Background As most immigrants prefer to settle in metropolitan areas (e.g. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal), rural and northern communities struggle with economic growth. Hence, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a 5-year federal Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to support Canada’s remote communities in attracting and retaining newcomers. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot[…]

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