081: SPECIAL SERIES: Immigration Hearings and Appeals – Residency Appeals with Rekha McNutt

Losing your status in Canada is the worst nightmare for Permanent Resident. Unfortunately, many Canadian PRs end up losing their Permanent Residence status. One of the common ways to lose your PR status is by not meeting the residency requirement. In this episode Rekha McNutt joins me once again for our Special Series of Immigration […]

Is the IELTS really better than the CELPIP Test?

Why you really need to know the difference with Language Instructor Garret Lim

Are you frustrated with your language scores? Have you considered writing both language tests? If you want to improve your scores, you have to listen to this episode with professional language instructor Garret Lim. He shares the real goods on what makes the IELTS different than the CELPIP. You can decide which one is better. […]

Windmill Microlending – An amazing story!

Microlending for immigrants and refugees with Onai Abote

One of the saddest things to see is for skilled immigrants and refugees to sacrifice so much to come to Canada and then not have the ability to continue working in their chosen profession once they get here. One of the more common barriers is the cost of applying for certification. Often newcomers are unable […]

Navigating Canadian Ports of Entry – a Jekyll and Hyde Experience

Why things are the way they are from Mark's x-border officer perspective!

Are you considering sending one of your clients to a Canadian port of entry to benefit from faster processing? STOP! Listen to this Episode before you even think about doing this. Yes…..you will get faster processing – however, you may not be as thrilled with the decision you get on that application. Join me in this […]

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 […]

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 […]

SPECIAL US Immigration EDITION: Understanding President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders – if that’s even possible!

An in-depth analysis of the executive orders impacting US immigration with Heather Segal

As many are likely aware by now… US President Donald Trump is acting quickly on his campaign promises. Through the use of some very strategic executive orders, he has shaken the very foundation of immigration law and policy in the United States. Although this Podcast is traditionally devoted to Canadian immigration, my special guest Heather Segal, […]

How to Immigrate to Canada if you are Self Employed!

Everything you need to know with Peter Rekai

If  you are employed in athletics or the arts and are able to make a “significant contribution” to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, OR you have experience in farm management, and intend and are able to buy and manage a farm in Canada, this episode is for you. In this episode I had the pleasure of catching up […]

What Everybody Should Know About Canadian Permanent Resident Status!

Essential tips on how to retain your status with Chantal Desloges

Becoming a permanent resident of Canada has never been more difficult. Knowing how to keep that residency in changing life circumstances can be just as important….in fact, possibly even more important! In this episode I caught up with immigration lawyer Chantal Desloges who practices in Toronto, Ontario to share some insight on this increasingly important area of […]

Has your Canadian Immigration Visa Been Refused?

Essential Strategies in overcoming visa refusals with lawyer Richard Kurland

What do I do when my Canadian immigration application has been refused? This is the question I get more than any other as an immigration lawyer. Well, after much contemplation, I decided I would answer this question once and for all by inviting one of the most well respected immigration lawyers in Canada, Richard Kurland, […]