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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[…]

impaired driving

Impaired Driving Laws – Impact on Non-Canadians

Canada’s New Impaired Driving Bill and its Impact on Temporary Residents and Permanent Residents Definition Impaired driving is the criminal offence of operating a motor vehicle while being impaired by alcohol, a drug or both. Background On June 21, 2018, Bill C-46, the Impaired Driving Act, received Royal Assent. The bill will increase the penalties for impaired driving offences[…]

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Changes to the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program – AINP

Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) On June 14, 2018 the Government of Alberta changed the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program to “simplify processes, reduce wait times and and provide fair access for all workers who wish to build lives in Alberta” by introducing the Alberta Opportunity Stream and the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Alberta Express Entry[…]

KIS Migration

How to sponsor a sibling to Canada – Lonely Canadian

Whether someone may sponsor one’s sibling depends on several criteria. For this article, I restrict the discussion to the “lonely Canadian” provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). Traditional interpretation of s. 117(1)(h) IRPR If the sponsor does not have any living relative who could be sponsored and does not have any relative[…]

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