Donald Trump may now be inadmissible to enter Canada

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2024 12:00:16 +0000

Following a guilty verdict on 34 charges in his hush money case, 45th president of the United States (and current presidential candidate) Donald Trump may now be criminally inadmissible to enter Canada. Trump’s case provides a prominent example that can be used to better understand how inadmissibility is determined for, and can be overcome by, […]

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What is a Port of Entry letter?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2024 13:00:16 +0000

Port of Entry (POE) letters are documents that some foreign nationals may receive if they have been permitted to enter Canada as a temporary resident (TR). POE letters may be provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to foreign nationals who are approved for any of the following three TR permits/visas: A study permit […]

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Five red flags to watch out for when choosing an immigration representative

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:00:32 +0000

Amidst a recent surge in fraudulent immigration practices, particularly those targeting asylum seekers, this article will outline five signs that immigration candidates may be dealing with someone aiming to take advantage of their desire to immigrate to Canada. According to the President of the Montreal Bar Association, David Ettedgui, the organization experienced a 26% increase […]

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Can any doctor perform my medical exam for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 13:00:15 +0000

Canadian newcomers who require a medical exam might be surprised to learn that they cannot visit any doctor to have their immigration medical exam (IME) completed. Considering the persisting importance of medical exams for many Canadian newcomers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clarifies that not all doctors are authorized to perform IMEs for Canadian […]

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Why your study or work permit may only be valid for part of your program or employment contract

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2024 13:00:44 +0000

Considering the importance of permit validity and expiration for all newcomers to Canada, this article will help foreign nationals understand why the permit they receive may not be valid for the full length of their stay in Canada. Many newcomers to this country want to ensure they maximize their time in Canada. This is especially […]

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CMHC looks back at the Canadian housing market in 2023 and what to expect in 2024

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2024 13:00:07 +0000

In late December last year, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) published a retrospective of its housing reports throughout 2023, including what Canadians may be able to expect in 2024. This is a report that could be vital for newcomers to Canada, who are among the Canadian residents most affected by the national housing […]

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Changes to Canada’s inadmissibility fees starting December 1st, 2023

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:36:01 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that on December 1st, 2023, application fees for foreign nationals applying to regain their status or return to Canada after being inadmissible will be increased. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm The increase applies to the following applications: The application fees are […]

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IRCC to seek more direct input from newcomers on policy and service delivery with new advisory board

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2023 11:00:52 +0000

This initiative was announced as part of the report from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) called “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future.” Recently, the Canadian government, led by the country’s immigration department, released a report detailing its findings and action plan following months of consultation with various stakeholders on a new strategy for Canada’s […]

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Celebrities like the Fugees denied entry to Canada: The importance of applying to overcome inadmissibility

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2023 16:12:19 +0000

Canada has strict entry laws for any foreign national looking to come to Canada. Each individual must pass admissibility requirements before they are allowed to enter the country. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Many people are surprised to learn that a prior criminal record can result in a Canadian […]

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Study: A decline in temporary migration could hurt Canada’s economy

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2023 13:00:46 +0000

Although many rightfully link Canada’s economic and demographic growth to a permanent resident boom in recent years, a new Desjardins study suggests that Canada may be underestimating the effect that temporary migration has on the national economy in this country. According to economist Marc Desormeaux, Canada’s economy could be “hit hard” if the country experiences […]

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