Restoration of Temporary Resident Status

Every now and then we receive a panic telephone call from a client who has forgotten or has otherwise been unable to extend his  temporary resident status in Canada [Temporary Residents are people who are in Canada as visitors, on work permits, or study permits]. Fortunately, the law allows for Restoration of Temporary Resident status….


GTEC (Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre) INTERVIEWS

When people receive letters to attend at the GTEC (CBSA) they panic and they think that it is over, that they will be removed immediately.  First, you need to be assured, that this is not necessarily the case, despite the letter generally stating that the your Removal Order is now effective and/or  you are removal…


MISREPRESENTATION- – Altered passport stamp– Citizenship Act, s.22(1)(e.1)

Hoseinian v. Canada (MCI), 2018 FC 514, Grammond J. Our client applied for Canadian citizenship. During the processing of her application, a document analyst discovered that an Iranian entry stamp on her passport had been altered. This raised doubts as to the duration of the applicant’s residence in Canada in the four years preceding her…


Express Entry- CEC Applications and Employment Letters

A recent decision of the Federal Court may be of interest to those who may be able to apply for Canadian immigration under the current Express Entry regime, in the Canadian Experience Class, or need letters to support their work experience. For an officer to assess whether one is eligible to apply for permanent residence…


Misrepresentation Leading to 5 Year Ban

MINOR OVERSIGHTS CAN LEAD TO FINDINGS OF MISREPRESENTATION WHICH CAN LEAD TO A FIVE (5) YEAR BAN Immigration authorities has become increasingly aggressive, to the point that they try to make a minor oversight, a reason to find applicants inadmissible for 5 years.  Our office is seeing this happen more often to persons seeking entry…


Major Changes to the Citizenship Act

Beginning January 1st, 2015, the application fee to apply for citizenship will increase to $530 for each adult applicant.  Many other changes beyond application fees are being introduced that will have more significant impact on the nature of Canadian citizenship. In the coming days, we shall post blogs in regard to the major changes that have been made in Canada’s Citizenship law,…


New Canadian Citizenship Act – What’s Your Intent?

As promised, we will discuss in greater detail one of the biggest problems that the section of the new Citizenship Act, which is not yet in force, will present to applicants for Canadian citizenship. The problems are to be found in S. 3 (C) (c.1) of the new Act, which reads: (c) is a permanent resident…