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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Students – Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program Update

 
Great News for Students who have completed their studies and are awaiting their PGWP!
 
The fear of not being allowed to enter Canada if they leave during their application processing prevented many students from travelling to their home country and spending time with their loved ones after their education.
 
IRCC has now modified its instructions so that students can now legally exit Canada after their PGWP application has been submitted, officially re-enter and continue working till a decision is made on their application.
 
Please call +1-647-773-3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for all your PGWP needs.
 
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Express Entry Draw

The first Express Entry draw of 2020 held on 8th Jan saw a drastic climb in the CRS scores to 473 points. There are currently 18,789 candidates with CRS scores of 451 and above, and 138,955 candidates totally in the system and competitions are only expected to get tougher.

85,800 applicants are expected to be selected this year 2020 under the Express Entry System under the Federal Skilled Worker, Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class categories.

#permanentresidence #canadapr #expressentry

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Labour Market Impact Assessment for Employers

 

Are you a Canadian employer looking to hire foreign nationals to fill your vacancies? Then you require a positive or neutral Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment Social Development Canada (ESDC) to recruit suitable candidates.

Completing & submitting the LMIA application requires a thorough understanding of Labour market rules and exceptions. Seek expert help. Call +1 6477733673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for your LMIA needs today!

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