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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

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

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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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Immigration Process

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The unanticipated coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the subsequent pandemic has had a major impact on the world in many unexpected ways, and that includes on the Canadian immigration process. In the best of circumstances, obtaining residency in Canada can be a complex and time-consuming process. During these unprecedented times, additional challenges have been created… Read More »

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Changes to travel restrictions for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents

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From: Canada Border Services Agency News release   June 8, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada Border Services Agency The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.  The Government recognizes however that the temporary border measures put in place to fight the spread of… Read More »

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