Immigration Law

Immigration Law

  • Citizenship

    Canadian citizenship is automatic for those born in Canada or by descent where a parent is a first-generation Canadian citizen. For citizenship through naturalization, Canadian with 3 years of qualifying permanent resident status during the preceding 5 years may apply for Canadian citizenship.

    To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

    Be a permanent resident

    Have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years

    Have filed your taxes

    Pass a citizenship test

    Prove your language skills

    Minor under 18 years of age and are permanent resident may apply for citizenship, they do not need to take the citizenship test. They may apply for citizenship with their parent or have a parent who is either a Canadian citizen.

  • Temporary Residence

    A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a visitor visa, is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident or visitor:

    Applicants are required to meet the following requirements:

    Have a valid travel document, such as a passport.

    Be in good health; A medical examination may be requested.

    Satisfy an immigration officer that you have ties to your country of origin, such as a job, home and family, which will compel you to return

    Satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit.

    Have sufficient funds for your stay; The amount of money you will need can vary with the circumstances of the visit, how long you will stay and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives.

    You may also need a letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.

    Most visitors are allowed a six-month stay from the day they entered Canada. If the officer authorizes a stay of less than six months, they will indicate in your passport the date by which you must leave Canada. The visitor visa will be refused if the applicant is deemed inadmissible. Applicant can be inadmissible for several reasons, including being involved in:

        Criminal Activity

        Human Rights Violations

        Organized Crime

  • Refugees and Protected Persons

    Refugee protection may be provided to people in Canada who fear persecution or who would be in danger such as torture, the risk to their life, risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment or punishment if they had to leave Canada. To make a refugee claim, the person must be in Canada and not subject to a removal order.

    Convection refugees are outside their home country or the country they normally live in. They're not able to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, political opinion, nationality being part of a social group, such as women or people of a particular sexual orientation.