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Postgraduate Work Permit

For more than four and a half years, every week my articles come out on immigration topics and in this publication I would like to highlight the issue of Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP) - this is a quite common phenomenon and we do this type of visa regularly. So, the postgraduate work permit is an OPEN work visa (with the right to get a job in any company, in any province, without restriction), which is issued...

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NEW IMPAIRED DRIVING AND MARIJUANA-RELATED PENALTIES

NEW IMPAIRED DRIVING AND MARIJUANA-RELATED PENALTIES COULD AFFECT IMMIGRATION STATUS FOR PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY RESIDENTS Canada has made marijuana (cannabis) legally available to adults under strict new laws. The new cannabis-related penalties took effect on October 17, 2018. Tough penalties will be imposed on those who: •drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, or •commit cannabis-related crimes Most cannabis-related crimes will have a maximum penalty of 14 years. How this can affect immigrants or candidates for...

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Medical inadmissibility is under revision!

Good news for those immigration applicants who might be subject to medical inadmissibility due to the calculation of excessive medical demand threshold further to immigration medical examination. The Ministry of Immigration has revised the cost threshold: for 2018, the value is $99,060 over 5 years (or $19,812 per year). The department will update the cost threshold every year. https://www.canada.ca/…/publications-…/excessive-demand.html ...

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Ministry of Immigration of Canada cancels Parents sponsorship lottery in 2019 and increase application quote to 20 000

As stated on the official site of IRCC: "To help reunite even more parents and grandparents with their families in Canada, today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the Government of Canada will accept up to 20 000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, in 2019. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at...

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