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Some citizens of Mexico now require a visa to visit Canada

CIC News Some citizens of Mexico now require a visa to visit Canada In response to an increase in asylum claimants from Mexico, Canada now requires some Mexican nationals to obtain a visitor visa to enter Canada temporarily. This change is effective as of February 29, 2024. Previously, all Mexican citizens were eligible to receive…

My Canadian TRV was rejected for lack of ties to my home country. How can I prove to the Canadian government I will go back?

CIC News My Canadian TRV was rejected for lack of ties to my home country. How can I prove to the Canadian government I will go back? A common reason that Canadian international students and temporary workers have their Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) rejected is insufficient proof that they will return to their home country…

Canada to expedite some visitor visas going forward

CIC News Canada to expedite some visitor visas going forward Canada will soon begin expediting the processing of certain visitor visas through its immigration system, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced as part of its strategic immigration report called “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future.” “We are … committed to ensuring priority visa…

Canada Day: A kick off to summer festivals across the country

CIC News Canada Day: A kick off to summer festivals across the country Canada Day is statutory holiday celebrated on July 1st by all those who call Canada home. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The day commemorates the anniversary of the Constitution Act. The Act, signed in 1867, consolidated three new territories…

Best places for newcomers to visit in Canada this spring

CIC News Best places for newcomers to visit in Canada this spring Spring is when many newcomers begin to arrive in Canada. The days are becoming longer and warmer so we can finally say goodbye to the cold Canadian winters. There are many amazing places in Canada to visit this spring where you can take…

Federal court says IRCC’s decision on applicant’s criminal rehabilitation is unreasonable

CIC News Federal court says IRCC’s decision on applicant’s criminal rehabilitation is unreasonable An individual with a past felony conviction may be considered inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of serious criminality. Individuals with serious criminality must apply for criminal rehabilitation to obtain access to Canada, no matter the time that has elapsed since completing…

Ways to overcome criminal inadmissibility to Canada

CIC News Ways to overcome criminal inadmissibility to Canada Although Canada welcomes millions of visitors, workers, students and immigrants each year, each individual must meet admissibility requirements before being allowed to enter into the country. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm If you are a foreign national who has been…

IRCC: It is legitimate for temporary residents to intend to apply for immigration

CIC News IRCC: It is legitimate for temporary residents to intend to apply for immigration Dual intent is present when a foreign national has applied, or may apply, for permanent residence in Canada but has also applied to enter Canada for a temporary period of time as a visitor, student or worker. Discover if You…

Three ways to overcome your criminal inadmissibility to Canada

CIC News Three ways to overcome your criminal inadmissibility to Canada Criminal inadmissibility can be one of the leading barriers to entry for foreign nationals looking to enter Canada. Offences and convictions ranging from driving while intoxicated (DWI) to fraud and first-degree murder can be reasons that prospective newcomers to Canada may be barred from…

Overcoming a cannabis conviction to enter Canada

CIC News Overcoming a cannabis conviction to enter Canada In order to understand foreign cannabis convictions, you must determine whether they have an equivalent in Canadian law. Some foreign convictions that are no longer illegal in Canada, such as possession of limited amounts of cannabis, should not be a problem. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation…