Canada revokes Venezuelan diplomats’ credentials

Canada revokes Venezuelan diplomats’ credentials

OTTAWA – Canada is moving to expel a Venezuelan diplomat from the country and strip his credentials in retaliation after his Canadian counterpart was kicked out of the South American nation. The latest developments come after months of sanctions and criticism by Canada against Venezuela, which led to the crisis-ridden country declaring Canada’s charge d’affaires […]

Senegalese man found inadmissible to Canada because of misrepresentation

Senegalese man found inadmissible to Canada  because of  misrepresentation

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon    In my last article I explained in some detail what is misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and how this can negatively affect an applicant for permanent residence in Canada. This week I will discuss a recent case in which a landed immigrant directly or indirectly misrepresented […]

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government to let them stay

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government  to let them stay

Migrant farm workers from Dominica  which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month, are appealing to the Canadian government to allow them to remain and continue to work in Canada  to help support their families back home. The category five hurricane  was reported to have left more than 20 people dead in Dominica and severely […]

Canada introduces changes to Citizenship Act

Canada introduces changes to Citizenship Act

OTTAWA – Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed  Hussen, has announced changes to the Citizenship  Act which came into effect yesterday (October 11). Hussen who made the announcement last week, said amendments to the Act are the fulfillment of a central Liberal election platform plank that promised to rid the Act of ” […]

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

By Carlton Joseph The Canadian province of Quebec has become an entry point for as many as 250 migrants a day. Most of those crossing into Canada in recent days are Haitians who have been living in the United States for years.  They are reacting to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is pulling the […]

Trinidadian businessman regains permanent resident status

Persons who are granted permanent  resident status in Canada  are  permitted to  remain in the country for the rest of their lives. However, they are required to comply with the “residency obligation” provision  under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with respect to each five year period. During  that period (1825 days),  they  must be […]

Ex-police officer to be reunited with police officer

I have often written about spousal sponsorship applications and the obstacles that sponsors and/or  applicants face. In many such cases, questions often come up about who is to be blamed when a spousal application is refused?  Is it the officer who is dealing with the application? Or the sponsor ?  Or applicant ? Let us […]

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