Canadian Study Permit Delays and Refusals

I am exploring new ways of blogging more often as life get busier. I am starting out with audio post as I am not bold enough for a video yet. This week I will be address two major inquiries I have received in the last one month. It's September and as we all know it's [...]

September 28th, 2016|1 Comment

Immigration Rules for international Students in Canada

This post will explore crucial immigration rules international students must adhere to while studying in Canada. It is important that international students are up to date with immigration rules as it relates to their status in Canada to avoid jeopardizing  future immigration opportunities. As an international student in Canada, the following rules apply to your studies [...]

September 25th, 2016|1 Comment

Canadian Super Visa and Tourist Visa for Parents & Grandparents

There are two types of visa that parents can apply for to visit their children or grandchildren in Canada. These two types of visas are; Tourist/Visitor's Visa Parents and Grandparents Super visa Based on the table above, you can determine what types of visa your parents should apply for based on their length [...]

August 13th, 2016|3 Comments

Study Permit Application Refused…..

..........What do I do next??? To prospective international students, getting refused a Canadian study permit is not good news at all. Especially because  of the time, money and energy  that has been expended in processing this application. Today, we will be exploring  steps you can take after you have received a study permit refusal letter from [...]

July 28th, 2016|5 Comments

Canadian Permanent Residence Options for International Students

When it comes to permanent resident (PR) application for international students, determining if one is eligible to apply for permanent residence depends on the category of the international students. There are generally two broad categories of international students in Canada. Below is a description of this category and immigration option available to them. International students without any [...]

July 25th, 2016|3 Comments

Canadian Immigration Processing Times

The  average processing time for complete applications are update on the Canadian Immigration website weekly. It is important to check average processing time of an application you have submitted before you contact immigration or beginning getting worried over delays in hearing back from your applications. You can check processing times for the following types of [...]

July 23rd, 2016|9 Comments

2016 Canadian Immigration Changes

The minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, John McCallum announced that the Trudeau government is ready to introduce changes to the current immigration system. Top of his agenda includes; Speed of up of Family class immigration - They are working on streamlining the process as well as introducing new and improved policies. “We’re working to [...]

July 19th, 2016|3 Comments

Canadian Multiple Entry vs Single Entry Visa

Recently, a friend asked a question about single entry visa and multiple entry visa and I realized a lot had changed since the last time I applied for one.  Here is what you need to know about  these types of visas. Similarities They both are valid for a fixed period and cannot be used after [...]

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Good News for Spousal Permanent Resident Applicants

On June 13, 2016, the Government of Canada provided some update on their plans to  grant permanent residence to more spouses, partners and dependent children of Canadian citizens and permanent residents this year. This plan will lead to a significant reduction in the back log of existing applications and speed up the process going forward. The [...]

June 17th, 2016|2 Comments

Minimum Wages of International Students in Canada

Prospective international students are often very curious about their ability to work while studying in a Canadian University or College. A previous post talked about what international students can typically expect about finding employment in Canada while studying. Today’s post is an update to that post with updated minimum wages in various provinces in Canada [...]

June 14th, 2016|7 Comments