202007.22
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Safe Third County Agreement (STCA) Unconstitutional

July 22, 2020 The Federal Court released an important decision today, ruling the Canada-U.S Safe Third Country Agreement as unconstitutional. This agreement allowed Canadian authorities to send refugee claimants back to the United States, and prohibited most foreign nationals from seeking refugee protection in Canada from the United States, with only a few exceptions. Here…

202007.14
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PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS – Series Part 3 of 3

How do you maintain Canadian PR status? Residency obligation (1) A permanent resident must comply with a residency obligation with respect to every five-year period. (2) The following provisions govern the residency obligation under subsection (1): (a) a permanent resident complies with the residency obligation with respect to a five-year period if, on each of a total of…

202007.14
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PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS – Series Part 2 of 3

When does a Permanent Resident lose status? If we read the proper section of the Act, it is quite clear: Permanent resident (1) A person loses permanent resident status (a) when they become a Canadian citizen; [This is self, explanatory, when one become a Canadian Citizen, he ceases to be a Permanent Resident] (b) on a final determination…

202007.14
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PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS – Series Part 1 OF 3

Are you still a Canadian Permanent Resident? Why are we looking at this question? With the present COVID pandemic, we are getting many inquiries from people who had lived in Canada as Permanent Residents (PR) in the past but have since moved overseas. In light of the fact that Canada has done relatively well with…