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Entering Canada with a Misdemeanor

Denied entry to Canada. What are my options?

It can come as a very unpleasant surprise to find that you’ve been denied entry to Canada. Millions of people cross the US-Canada border every single year, and it’s not uncommon for many of these people to have a hard time getting through to Canada or even not get in at all. There are many […]

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B1 Business Visitor Visa

Going to the United States for business from Canada

If you are a Canadian citizen who works in Canada but needs to attend various business and trade events or meetings in the United States, you could be required to obtain a business visitor visa. This is the B1 business visitor visa, which is different than the B2 visitor visa for tourism or pleasure travel […]

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Change Your Immigration Application Address

Changing the address on your permanent resident card while in process

Moving to a new address is a fact of life, and many people eventually need to change the address on their government identification periodically. But what do you do when your permanent resident application is in process, and you move? Can you just leave it? No! You must change your address with Citizenship and Immigration […]

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Canada Removal Orders

Returning to Canada after being deported

Someone who is deported from Canada or who is otherwise removed from Canada via a removal order may have significant difficulties if they attempt to return to Canada. While in some cases you may need advance permission to enter Canada, this is not always the case. There are different types of removal orders and each […]

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Entering the US with a Criminal Record

Are you flagged when you are denied entry to the United States?

Recently, the governments of the United States and Canada have signed an information sharing agreement, which means that if you have a “red flag” such as a criminal record in Canada or a previous immigration violation in Canada, the United States will be able to see if when you try and enter their country. Because […]

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H1B work visa applications for 2014

2013 H1B visa applications

Do you want to work in the United States? Do you think that you would qualify for the H1B work visa? You could be eligible to work in the United States on an H1B work visa if you are a Canadian or other foreign national who has a job offer in the United States that […]

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Tourist Visa Immigration Lawyer

Can someone on a visitor visa apply for permanent residency?

If you are in Canada on a visitor visa, you can apply to become a permanent resident of Canada. However, in many cases you will have to leave Canada and return to your home country in order to reapply for permanent residency in Canada. This usually applies even if you are on a work visa, […]

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Do I need an immigration lawyer for a tourist visa in Edmonton?

Do I need an immigration lawyer for a tourist visa in Edmonton?

Do you want to visit Edmonton, or another city anywhere in Canada? You may need to obtain a visitor visa first. While some travelers do not require a visitor visa to come to Canada, others will. It all depends on your country of citizenship. Citizens of certain countries are considered visa-exempt and do not require […]

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United States immigration lawyers in Edmonton

United States immigration lawyers in Edmonton

Are you a Canadian who wishes to immigrate to the United States? Canadians are moving to the United States, applying for work permits in the United States and visiting the United States in record numbers.  If you want to work in the United States, study in the United States, visit the United States or even […]

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Immigrate to Canada with HIV

HIV Positive Immigration in Canada

Immigrating to a new country like Canada is daunting and complicated enough without having a serious medical problem like HIV. In many cases, having a serious illness can prevent you from meeting your immigration goals. People with medical problems that cause them to be inadmissible to Canada are called medically inadmissible. Why would someone be […]

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Marrying a Canadian Citizen

When you marry a Canadian citizen, what happens?

Television and movies have made it seem that when you marry an American or Canadian citizen, you automatically get a gateway to Canadian or American Citizenship. In Canada, this is not true, although it does provide you with new immigration possibilities you didn’t have before. When you marry a Canadian, you aren’t automatically granted citizenship […]

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Labour Market Opinion

How do I get an LMO?

A Labour Market Opinion, or LMO, is a vital component of many temporary work permit applications in Canada. It is necessary for employers to explain to the government that there are no Canadians willing or qualified to do the jobs they need filled, and a Labour Market Opinion is how that’s done.  An employer will […]

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US visitor visa

Do Permanent Residents need a visa to go to the US?

Over 300,000 different people cross the border between the United States and Canada every single day! In fact, the majority of these travelers are people going from Canada to the United States, usually just to visit on a temporary basis. If you are a Canadian Citizen, you must meet the criteria to be admissible to […]

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What Jobs are on the Skilled Worker List?

What Jobs are on the Skilled Worker List?

The NOC, or National Occupation Classification, is a special categorizing system used to make sure that all of the occupations in Canada are classified in a certain way. This means that one type of job in one part of the country will be the same as anywhere else. The National Occupation Classification is used for […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Canada

Can I Sponsor my Husband to Canada?

Many people think that they can obtain Canadian citizenship just by marrying a Canadian citizen. However, this is not the case. There is no automatic Canadian citizenship when you marry a Canadian citizen, but you can apply for permanent residency and then apply for Canadian citizenship later.  When a Canadian citizen marries a foreign national, […]

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