Diamond Award for Best Immigration Consultant

We are proud to share that Alexander Immigration Services is the winner of “The Scarborough Mirror” Readers Choice Award 2020 under the best immigration consultant/lawyer category.

This means a lot to us and inspires us to continue providing excellent immigration services to our clients across the globe.

A big thank you to everyone for your support!

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#canadaimmigration #canadapr #award #winner

Immigration Scam Alert

Recently, I was contacted by someone who had lost $9000 to a scammer. Yes! You read it right! This person gave $9000 for a promised job in Canada, which turned out to be fake. The offer given was too good to be true and I know many Canadians, including myself, who would happily take this job offer had it been genuine.

Net Monthly Salary – $8000/- completely tax-free

Work hours – Monday to Friday – 10 am to 5 pm with a one-hour lunch break, weekends off

Annual Vacation – 1 month paid vacation with free flight tickets to a destination of choice anywhere in the world

Medical – Complete insurance including pharmacy bills, dentistry, physiotherapy, etc.

Job designation – Cashier

Location – Toronto, Canada

Language – English or French skills not required

Previous Experience – Not required

Future PR prospect- Eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence without the IELTS language test after one year of work.

Unscrupulous agents prey on those eager to immigrate to Canada, and it is your responsibility to be careful. While it would be wonderful to land in Canada with a job offer, please remember there are many immigration programs that you may qualify for which a job offer is not mandatory. One can always arrive as a permanent resident and then secure a job in Canada – hundreds of thousands of permanent residents have landed in this manner and have a successful career in Canada.

The Canadian government website advises every individual to apply on their own or work with an authorized immigration representative –a government licensed immigration consultant or immigration lawyer, for your immigration needs. Working with authorized representatives potentially eliminates the threat of fraud and scams in your Canadian immigration application.

It is your Canadian dream, don’t hand it over to fraudsters and scammers. The initial consultation fees you pay an immigration consultant is an investment in your future. For those looking to save on the total consulting fees, Alexander Immigration Services offers a Do It Yourself review of the application you have prepared at a very nominal cost.

Book your consultation today at www.alexanderimmigration.ca

 

Parent Grandparent Program (PGP) sponsorship

Parent Grandparent Program (PGP) sponsorship re-opening Oct 13, 2020
 
Great news!! The Canadian government has just announced that the lottery system of PGP is set to open on Oct 13, 2020, at 12 pm EDT. Interested applicants have until Nov 3, 2020, 12 pm to register their interest whereafter IRCC will randomly select 10,000 potential sponsors for the year 2020 and provide them with 60 days to submit their application.
 
Next year, 2021, IRCC will reopen the intake and accept 30,000 new applications.
 
For more on PGP sponsorship eligibility criteria, please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca
 
#parentsponsorship #pgp #CanadaPR #parentscanada

Business Immigration to Canada

Are you over 40 and want to immigrate to Canada with your family? Do you have a prior business or senior management experience? Are you having trouble obtaining the necessary IELTS test scores?

If you answered “YES” to a few or all of the above questions, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence in  Canada under one of the provincial business immigration programs or the Owner/Operator category.

We are business immigration experts and can help you during every step of the process beginning with incorporating your company, identifying and assisting in purchasing or starting the business, until obtaining permanent residency in Canada for you and your family. Fulfilling your PR dream is our goal!

Contact us by email at info@alexanderimmigration.ca to assess your eligibility under a suitable Canadian business immigration program.

#businessimmigration #owneroperator #canadapr #businesspnp

How to get a job & PR in Canada through Yukon Community Pilot

Alexander Immigration Services is often asked for assistance to obtain jobs in Canada that lead to PR. Though we still do not provide recruitment assistance, we wish to share with you authentic government-approved websites to begin your job search and an increasingly popular program to obtain Canadian PR.
 
The Yukon Community Pilot(YCP) is a three-year pilot slated to run from Jan 2020 to June 2023 launched by Yukon. The YCP is unique since it offers a special work permit that would enable the nominees to work for two to three employers in a participating Yukon Community.
 
Communities participating in YCP are:
• Carcross
• Carmacks
• Dawson City
• Haines Junction
• Watson Lake
• Whitehorse
 
To be eligible for the YCP work permit stream, foreign nationals must:
 
• be destined to a job location in a participating community in the Yukon
• have 2 to 3 job offers with up to 3 employers that will allow them to accumulate 1,560 hours in a single year (equivalent to annual full-time work), within the same participating Yukon community
 
The first step would be to find employment at the participating community through these websites:
 
 
Once you receive 2 to 3 part-time employments in the same community, you can apply for a nomination from Yukon. Upon being nominated, you can apply for a 2-year open work permit restricted to the location to one of the participating communities. Once you receive your work permit, you can move to the Yukon community and also apply for Canadian permanent residency.
 
If there is a delay in PR processing, you can apply for an extension and continue to work for your employers during the entire process. The great news is that if the employer in between can no longer provide you with adequate work, Yukon will help you find new employment to support full-time, year-round work.
 
Your spouse can accompany you with an open work permit if your employment is in a National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill 0 or A or B position.
 
Please remember you need to meet minimum English or French language requirements depending on the NOC since you will be coming to Canada where English and French are the national languages.
 
Wish you all the best in your job search and see you soon in Canada.
 
 
 

Family Sponsorship

Family sponsorships are my personal favourites amidst all Canadian Immigration programs. The joy that I get, when my clients receive a family sponsorship approval as a Canadian permanent resident, is indescribable.

Glad to share that Alexander Immigration Services again nailed a very tricky Canadian spousal sponsorship today. Have to accept that I pushed the client to their limits until I was convinced of the documentation, but that’s exactly what translated to today’s success – a happy reunited family and a very content me!

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later – Og Mandino”

#sponsorship #family #canadapr #spousalpr

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Alberta – New Immigration programs directed primarily at U.S. graduates

Alberta is accelerating the launch of two previously announced immigration programs – The Foreign Graduate Startup Visa program and the International Student Entrepreneurship program.  The recently released Alberta Recovery Plan states that “the launch of these programs will be matched by an aggressive promotional campaign focussed on top foreign graduates of U.S. universities who are not welcome in the United States, inviting them to join Alberta’s thriving start-up ecosystem, to bring their companies and their ideas to our province, and to create jobs here.”

More details will be provided by Alberta during the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information on these Alberta immigration programs.

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Business Immigration and Canadian PR

Are you an entrepreneur? Are you self employed? Do you wish to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident (PR)? There are multiple pathways for the entrepreneur and self-employed to become a Canadian PR and a few popular programs are listed below:
 
Self Employed Stream
 
The Self-Employed stream is specifically for those with experience in cultural or athletics and is willing to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada. Example professions are musicians, singers, dancers, painters, directors, choreographers, editors, journalists, librarians, translators, producers, photographers, graphic arts technicians, film and video camera operators, interior designers, graphic designers, artisans, athletes, coaches, program leaders and instructors in recreation, sports, and fitness, etc.
 
Though prior business experience in their field is not mandatory, the intention to be self-employed in Canada after obtaining PR is essential.
 
Owner Operator Stream
 
Under the owner-operator stream, a business immigrant buys a business at their province of choice, receives a works permit, and then applies for permanent residence under the Federal Express Entry program. To qualify as an owner-operator the foreign investor must have verifiable and transferable management experience, sufficient assets to purchase the Canadian business, Sufficient English or French language skills, and own more than 50% of the purchased business. There is no wait time and the business immigrant with his family can apply for permanent residence during the first year of working in Canada
 
 
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Business Immigration Stream
 
A PNP allows a province to nominate a business immigrant applicant for Canadian PR. The minimum investment and net worth vary according to the province. Under this stream, the entrepreneur initially buys/sets up a business in a province, receives a work permit, and moves into the province to run the business. After a period, depending on the province, upon meeting the necessary conditions, the applicant can apply for Canadian PR.
 
To find out if you qualify for business immigration and how Alexander Immigration Services can help you, please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca.
 

Good News International Students!

The CoVid19 pandemic had a significant impact on International Students, especially those enrolled for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 semesters.

International students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester in a Designated Learning Institute(DLI) will now be able to start their classes online from a location outside Canada and complete up to 50% of their program online if they are unable to travel to Canada sooner. This in line with the guidance provided to students already studying in Canada or whose program had a spring or summer start date.

Additionally, students will not have time deducted from the length of a future Post Graduate Work Permit program for studies completed outside of Canada up to December 31, 2020.

This flexibility is being implemented considering that International Students are also often excellent candidates to apply to remain in Canada permanently with nearly 54000 former students becoming permanent residents in 2018.

To know more please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 6477733673

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