Immigration and Canadian Citizenship

Canada immigration is complex and requires a thorough understanding of Canadian immigration law.

Over the past six years the Canadian Government has introduce numerous changes to Canada's immigration system in an effort to reduce immigration backlogs, increase enforcement of fraudulent marriages and limit individuals who attempt to take advantage of the system.

While recent changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program have shown to shorten the Canadian-experience class qualifying times with faster processing, it is unfortunate that many who filed prior to Feb. 27, 2008, will not see their applications processed. 

Canada immigration is implementing higher standards in favour of high-skilled workers. The Canadian Government | Canadas immigration system allow skilled migrant workers and foreign student’s transition into permanent immigrant status. 

Changes to Canadas immigration system are opening in favour of entrepreneurs, investors and skilled workers.  Applicants who previously met the criteria for permanent residence prior to the changes could now find themselves unable to qualify under the new rules. 

Some of the new steps the Canadian government is taking are:

- raising the language requirements,

- restricting eligibility to specific professions,

- pre-screen applicants foreign credentials,

- certifying educational institutions that enroll foreign students,

- require a sponsored husband or wife to remain in the marital relationship for at least two years 

Qualifications for permanent residents and those seeking to become Canadian citizens are on the rise. 

For any particular situation were an individual or individuals seek to immigrate to Canada, it is always prudent to seek professional legal advice before taking any decisions on one's own. 

Canada Immigration follows strict rules when processing your application.

Canada Immigration requires you to meet various requirements and in particular to ensure that all of your application paperwork is completed correctly.  

Government of Canada 

Applications that were returned before February 6, 2015 because of missing information and/or documents and then received by CIC on or after February 6, 2015 will require the new processing fee ($300) plus the right of citizenship fee ($100) for a total of $400. If the application was submitted for concurrent processing with a family member and one of the applications is incomplete, the entire package is returned. Only the incomplete application will be subject to the fee increase. 

Note: If your application is not complete or is missing information, we will return it to you. Make sure you include postal codes for all Canadian and overseas addresses. 

When applying for something as important as Canada immigration and/or Canadian Citizenship, it is imperative that you have the help of an experienced immigration lawyer knowledgable in Canadian immigration law. 

Pick up the phone and contact us today by calling 416-848-9815. Our Toronto Immigration Lawyers can help determine your immigration and citizenship qualifications, collect the appropriate documents and confirm that you have completed your application as accurately as possible. .

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