Withholding material facts from any visa application puts an applicant at risk of not only denial but a 5-year bar if it triggers a finding of inadmissibility, especially in the context where a visitor attempts to apply for a work…
Khadija DerrickOctober 12, 2023
5 notable differences of Canadian and US immigration. Nation-specific quotas; age; time spent in country; language tests; requirement for a sponsoring employer.
Khadija DerrickAugust 7, 2023
This post will provide an overview of the top 5 common pathways that employers, employees, and entrepreneurs can use to obtain temporary work authorization in Canada: LMIA based, Intracompany transferee, Treaty Professional, C11 Entrepreneur, and Treaty Investor.
Khadija DerrickAugust 4, 2023
You need your PR card or PRTD to return to Canada by plane, train, bus, or boat. If you are crossing the land border in a private car, a CBSA officer may admit you with your valid Confirmation of Permanent…
Khadija DerrickMarch 28, 2023
It depends. There is some room for a B1/B2 visitor working remotely for a foreign employer while visiting the United States to be permissible, but only to a certain degree.
Khadija DerrickMarch 27, 2023
Same-sex marriages are valid for Canadian immigration purposes if legal in the country where it was held, even if it is not legal in the couple’s country of citizenship.
Khadija DerrickJanuary 9, 2023
Each Canadian province offers a variety of permanent residency pathways by investment. This post outlines the different options for Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Program is a streamlined permanent residency pathway for skilled workers either living abroad or in Canada, who have a job offer in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island (the Atlantic provinces).
The Canadian government uses NOC (National Occupational Classification) Codes to classify different types of jobs, which will be reorganized into TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities) Codes from November 2022.
Khadija DerrickJanuary 4, 2023
Each Canadian province offers a variety of permanent residency pathways by investment. This post outlines the different options for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
Each Canadian province offers a variety of permanent residency pathways by investment. This post outlines the different options for Ontario, BC, and Alberta.
I am an artist who is leading a small-scale arts business which can support myself and several employees. What options do I have to live and work in Canada, temporarily or permanently?
Entrepreneurs may obtain Canadian work authorization through a post-graduate work permit, C11 “significant benefit” entrepreneur work permit, and Treaty Investor work permit for nationals of certain countries.
Anecdote of a recent B1/B2 visa interview at the U.S. consulate in Calgary, Canada following two ESTA denials, which was approved.
Khadija DerrickDecember 5, 2022
Canadian nationals do not need an F-1 visa to enroll in school in the US, but they need to present an I-20, pay the SEVIS fee, and apply at the border and be admitted under F-1 status in order to…
Khadija DerrickOctober 25, 2022
After an 18-month hiatus, Express Entry draws for all programs have resumed since July 2022. International applicants in the Federal Skilled Worker category are now being invited for Canadian permanent residency.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 7, 2022
An explanation about how long a noncontrolled Canadian can stay in the U.S., and how they can show their date of entry.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 1, 2022
Not all convictions require a US entry waiver, and a better approach is to request a Letter of Non-inadmissibility or a September Letter from the ARO to confirm you don’t need a waiver.
Khadija DerrickJune 20, 2022
If your Canadian visa application is denied, a Request for Reconsideration may be the quickest and easiest way to overcome a denial and get the immigration benefit you need.
Khadija DerrickMay 9, 2022
: If a Canadian professional seeks to enter the United States to provide services on behalf of a Canadian company, the USMCA (NAFTA) business visitor category may be appropriate.
Khadija DerrickFebruary 21, 2022
Since July 2020, same-sex parents and parents who use assisted reproduction can automatically pass down Canadian citizenship to their children born abroad, regardless of biological ties.
Khadija DerrickJanuary 24, 2022
You can apply for a work permit to come to Canada to establish and operate a company that you own 50% or more, even without a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
Khadija DerrickJanuary 13, 2022
Entrepreneurs who secure an investment from a designated venture capital, angel investor, or incubator in Canada can obtain permanent residency to direct their start-up business in Canada.
Khadija DerrickJanuary 7, 2022