Presentation on theme: "Canadian Immigration Strategies - by Elizabeth Long, J.D. Long Mangalji LLP www.lmlawgroup.com."— Presentation transcript:
Canadian Immigration Strategies - by Elizabeth Long, J.D. Long Mangalji LLP
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
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
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
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
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
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?