Parental Sponsorship – Are you prepared to win the lottery?

Discussing key problem areas with Immigration lawyer Ravi Jain

With the annual Parental Sponsorship lottery opening up in January 2018, the timing is perfect for an Episode dedicated to the Canadian Parental Sponsorship process. If you are considering filing an application to sponsor a parent or grandparent from abroad don’t even think about submitting that application until you have listened to what Canadian Immigration Lawyer Ravi […]

Express Entry – How to Score High on the IELTS Exam

Learn some key strategies from a past IELTS instructor Kris Enders

Are you a foreign national dreaming of immigrating to Canada through Express Entry, but struggling to score high enough on the IELTS exam to qualify.  If you are… you are not alone! Over 1/3 of the comments on my Express Entry Law facebook group (now over 80,000 strong) relate in some way to that darn english […]

The Private Sponsorship of Refugees to Canada – PART 2

Helpful insight on the Blended Visa Office Referral (BVOR) process with Ronalee Carey

Although the topic of government sponsored refugees has dropped slightly off the political landscape, the notion of privately sponsored refugees is still very much a topic of interest amongst Canadians. In Season 1 Episode 29 Canadian immigration lawyer Ronalee Carey joined me to talk about her experience working with the G30+ Ottawa Constituency Group who […]

Permanent Resident Card Extensions

Key strategies for retaining PR if you are outside of Canada with Robert Leong

Are you currently outside of Canada needing to extend an expiring PR Card? Are you concerned about the very real possibility of losing your Canadian PR status? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this Episode of the Canadian Immigration Podcast is for you. In this episode, Canadian immigration lawyer, Robert Leong joined me […]

Quebec Immigration Programs – Wow, are things really that good!

A look into the world of Quebec immigration with immigration lawyer Genevieve Henault

Have you ever wondered why the Province of Quebec has a separate immigration program? In this episode of the Canadian Immigration Podcast, I caught up to Quebec Immigration Lawyer Genevieve Henault who took some time to answer this question as well give us a great overview of the various permanent and temporary immigration options unique to the […]

Maintaining Canadian Permanent Resident Status

Should I Stay or Should I Go - with Canadian Immigration Lawyer Carter Hoppe

Each fall, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada releases their annual Immigration Levels Plan. Currently these levels are set at just over 300,000 for 2017. This sure seems like a lot of new immigrants. However, have you every really thought about how many actually stay in Canada after they arrive? This is the question Canadian Immigration lawyer Carter […]

Canadian Citizenship – Good News is Just About Here!

An update to where we are now with Canadian Immigration Lawyer Chris Veeman

In Season 1 Episode 15 released on May 11, 2016, I invited Canadian immigration lawyer Chris Veeman to join me to talk about the “then” recently announced changes to the Canadian citizenship process. Well it’s been over one full year later and we are still waiting…. In this Episode I invited Chris back for an encore performance to bring […]

Medical Inadmissibility – Top 5 considerations when responding to a fairness letter

Demystifying this complex area of immigration law with immigration lawyer Mario Bellissimo!

Finding out that you, or a dependent family member, may be medically inadmissible to Canada can be one of the worst days of a foreign national’s life. Just when the prospect of becoming a Canadian permanent resident is clearly in sight, you receive a fairness letter from IRCC that threatens to unravel everything you have worked […]

Special PNP Series: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

An update on the status of the OINP with immigration lawyer Sarah Fagan

There is often a love hate relationship that exists with the various Provincial Nominee Programs across the country. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is no different. With limited quotas each year and significant processing delays, it makes it very difficult for immigration counsel to recommend the program for anyone that is under time constraints or other […]

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Foreign Trained Doctor – and work as one too!

Essential tips on what it takes to qualify as a physician with Irma Roberts

If you are a foreign doctor wondering what it takes to actually practice medicine in Canada, this Episode is for you. Immigrating to Canada is often the easy part – understanding what it takes to actually qualify to work as a doctor is something entirely different. Canadian immigration lawyer, Irma Roberts joined me to shed […]