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Why Canada Needs Immigrants To Work In IT

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

With all the evolution that technology has undergone over the years, it may be unsurprising that information technology (IT) professionals are increasingly valued in today’s world. One of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that businesses now need employees with IT skills more than ever as digital platforms are becoming more and… Read More »

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The Impact Of The Pandemic Immigration Backlog

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

One of the lingering consequences of the extended government shutdowns since early last year is that Canada is facing a staggering immigration backlog. As of July of this year, the backlog of permanent residence applications, for example, had increased by an astounding 70 percent since February of 2020. As the country continues to reopen,… Read More »

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Immigrating To Canada To Open A Small Business?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

It probably comes as no surprise that a healthy percentage of the small business owners in Canada happen to be immigrants. The results published in the Business Development Bank of Canada report for example, indicated that immigrants, including refugees, actually twice as likely to take steps to bring an entrepreneurial project to life in… Read More »

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Legal Help And International Students

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

It was recently announced that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting in motion the steps to suspend international student travel to Ontario in response to what was stated to be the province’s request for this. Interestingly, the premier’s office later said they did not make a formal request for the federal government to halt… Read More »

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How A Criminal Fraud Conviction Can Affect Your Immigration Status

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Canadian immigration is a rather complex process and it can be challenging to obtain the legal status you are seeking in the first place. It may seem inconceivable that after finally gaining the immigration status you want, this status can still be placed in jeopardy. This is especially true if you find yourself on… Read More »

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3 Reasons Why Canada Needs Immigrants – Yes, Even in a Pandemic

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The global COVID-19 pandemic that we have all been dealing with for the last year has undoubtedly impacted many lives both here in Canada and throughout the world. One thing that has been affected is the lives of people who were in the process of immigrating to Canada. Whether starting the process from scratch… Read More »

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Understanding Canada’s Express Entry System

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The prospect of beginning a new life in a new country can be daunting, especially if you want to immigrate to Canada but have heard horror stories about navigating through an immigration process that seems to drag on for forever. While becoming a Canadian citizen may seem like an unattainable dream, workers who can… Read More »

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The Basics of Common-law Sponsorship in Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The immigration process is a major concern for many people who currently reside in Canada and this is especially true for those who have fallen in love with someone who happens to not be a Canadian resident. Many Canadians have a spouse or common-law partner who is living somewhere else on the globe. Others… Read More »

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Canada’s Caregiver Programs Explained

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Canada’s caregiver programs offer an immigration pathway for foreign nationals who are interested in coming to live and work as caregivers in Canada. Under these programs, Canadian families are able to look abroad in order to find a caregiver to take care of their loved ones. This much you may already know. But on… Read More »

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What Happens if You Overstay Your Visa in Canada?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Residents of other countries who have been lawfully admitted to Canada can find themselves overstaying their visa for many reasons. In some cases, finding love unexpectedly while abroad can be a determining factor in a choice not to leave on time. In other circumstances, unforeseen events like the COVID-19 pandemic manifest in travel restrictions… Read More »

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