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1 Canadian Immigration Strategies - by Elizabeth Long, J.D. Long Mangalji LLP

2 What do I do after graduation? Short-term goals - Find a job - Obtain a Work Permit Long-term goals - Get married - Buy a house - Bring Family to Canada - Obtain Permanent Residence - Make plans on how family can get PR

3 Work Permits  Post-grad Work Permit  Off-campus Work Permit  Labour Market Opinion (post-grad exemption)  Bridging Work Permit  Provincial Nominee Program Work Permit  Open Spousal Work Permit

4 Permanent Residence  Canadian Experience Class  Work experience  Language requirement  Federal Skilled Worker  Previous work experience  New rules in May 2013  Provincial Nominee Programs  Job offer  Degree program  Employer eligibility and support

5 Other Solutions  Spousal sponsorship  Inland or Visa Post  Extension of work permit through implied status  Be a dependent child under your parent’s application  Be a dependant spouse under your spouse’s application  Hazards of Refugee Claims

6 Why Applications Fail  Proper documentation is missing  Requirements are not met  Information is not believed  Timing is off  Inadmissibility  Out of status  Misrepresentation  Criminality  Medical issues  The officer makes a mistake  The law changed

7 What do I do now?  Obtain Competent Counsel  Is my counsel knowledgeable?  Is my counsel accessible?  Is my counsel a lawyer?  Is my counsel responsible?  Plan your life  What kind of job do I need?  How much finances will I need?  Where will I work?  How am I going to bring my family over?


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