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Pathways

Each year Canada welcomes thousands of newcomers wishing to make Canada their home. Whether your goal is short-term stay or permanent residency and citizenship, the Canadian immigration system will affect the timeline, planning strategy of your move and will play a huge role in deciding future status for you and your family. Knowing the correct pathway to take while avoiding the many pitfalls is the job of a trusted immigration professional.

Frequently Asked Questions – Pathways to Residence

Do Immigration Consultants Need to be Certified?2020-10-08T22:20:29+00:00

Yes, anyone giving advice on immigration or representing you in your application needs to be authorized to do so. If you decide to work with an immigration consultant, it is extremely important that they be authorized to represent you.

What are the Advantages of an Immigration Consultant?2020-10-08T22:20:39+00:00

An immigration consultant makes the entire process of immigrating to Canada much easier. Whether you are emigrating from abroad, are applying for permanent residency, or are trying to bring your loved ones to join you in Canada, the legal and documentation process can sometimes be complex.

Having someone to help you understand all the details can be extremely helpful, especially with so much on the line. After all, if you make a mistake, your application can be rejected or significantly delayed. Hiring someone who has extensive experience in the field will make your job easier, and will almost certainly increase your chances of a successful immigration process, whether it is for study, work, travel, business or personal reasons.

Can I Apply for Multiple Immigration Streams?2020-10-08T22:19:06+00:00

Good question! The answer is always “it depends,” as everyone’s immigration situation is different. That’s why it’s a great idea to give us a call for a quick 20-minute free consultation.

We have the kind of immigration experience in the application process that can make your Canadian permanent residency dreams a reality. All you need to do is get on the phone and tell us a little bit about your specific goals. Our team of consultants will find a way to make the immigration process work best for you. We want your experience with this process to be as smooth as possible, and we’ll work hard to make sure that happens.

Do I Need an Immigration Consultant to Immigrate to Canada?2020-10-08T22:20:20+00:00

To immigrate to Canada, you are not required to use the services of an immigration consultant.

In Canada, we treat everyone equally, and you can always apply on your own. All the forms you need to do so are available for free on the Government of Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website.

What is a Permanent Resident?2020-08-28T10:11:42+00:00

The status of permanent residence is given to a foreigner who has migrated to Canada over a period of years- they are citizens of other countries, but for one reason or the other, they have come to live and work in Canada.

Someone in Canada temporarily like a foreign worker or student cannot be classified a permanent resident.

Losing Your Canadian Permanent Resident Status2020-08-28T10:14:54+00:00

This is not something that happens automatically. You can’t lose it by living outside Canada, unless you live longer than the residency requirement

However, losing your permanent resident status must pass through an official process- an adjudicator or visa officer has to examine the situation and proves that you no longer meet the eligibility residency requirement when you apply for a temporary resident travel document or permanent resident travel document. You might lose your permanent resident status through any of the ways described below:

  • If you are unable to live in Canada for 2 years out of a 5-year period
  • If you are told to leave Canada or you committed a serious crime or
  • You become a citizen of Canada

You won’t lose your permanent resident status if your Permanent resident card expires or if you voluntarily renounce your permanent resident status- there may come a time in your life in which you no longer want to be a permanent resident of Canada. If such happens, you can decide to give up your permanent resident status and that’s it.

For instance if you:

  • are aware that you haven’t met your residency obligations by being outside the boundaries of Canada for a long period of time like more than 2 years in a 5-year period
  • would like to come to Canada and
  • wouldn’t like the visa officers to scrutinize your permanent resident status

Or

  • Wouldn’t like to have any delay at the port of entry

If this is the situation, you won’t be able to visit Canada until your permanent resident status is amicably resolved by either voluntarily renouncing (giving up) your permanent resident status or receiving a PR travel document.

What Permanent Residents Can Do?2020-08-28T10:13:36+00:00

As a permanent resident, you have absolute right to:

  • Enjoy all the social benefits just like every other Canadian citizen such as health care insurance
  • Live and work in Canada
  • Apply for Canadian citizenship, and
  • Protection under Canadian charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian law.

You must be paying your taxes promptly and respect all Canadian laws at the municipal, provincial, and Federal levels

What Permanent Residents Can Never Do?2020-08-28T10:14:19+00:00

As a permanent resident, you are not eligible to:

  • Run or vote for political office
  • Access some jobs that requires high-level security clearance

Time spent living in Canada

As a permanent resident, you can live and work outside Canada, but must live within Canada at least 2 years in every 5-year period. You may lose your permanent resident status if you live outside Canada longer than the residency requirement.

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Testimonials

  • Chris was knowledgeable with everything that I asked him about in regards to PGWP, work permit and PR as an international student. Was able to answer all my questions and also give insights and advice on things that I should also consider and prepare for.

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    Brian T.
    11/05/2020

    Chris was very knowledgable, laid out al lthe info in a clear and easy way. He managed to get everything I wanted to know in to my time slot. Great - thanks!

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    Sarah B.
    9/29/2020

    Chris has been great to work with. Clear explanations, concise forms to complete, good follow-up. Gives good answers to our questions and keeps us on track! Many thanks.

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    Ana L.
    8/21/2020
  • Called exactly on time. It was a complimentary session but he still made sure I knew my options and what would be most beneficial. Didn't pressure me into paying for further services, but I will likely do so anyway because of this experience. For a free 20 minute session? Excellent. Thank you

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    Moslain
    8/10/2020

    Mr. Brown laid out the Canadian immigration process in a clear and informative manner. By walking me through various pathways it became clear which steps I needed to take next.

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    George V.
    8/07/2020

    I was to get a call back and i didnt receive it. However all my questions were answered via email and i really appreciate it.

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    Amir S.
    1/21/2020

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