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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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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Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) opens in Canada

Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario & Altona/Rhineland Manitoba have started accepting applications from candidates who meet the community criteria & IRCC federal requirements.

To be eligible for the RNIP, you must meet all these requirements. You must

  • get a recommendation from the designated community
  • have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community
  • have a qualifying job offer
  • meet or exceed the minimum language requirements
  • meet or exceed the educational requirements
  • prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community
  • intend to live in the community
  • meet community-specific requirements

Please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca if you received a valid job offer from a designated employer in the community and require assistance with your permanent residence application.

Please book a paid consultation through our website if you have questions and/or wish to understand the program better.

Important – We do not provide recruitment services nor obtain job offers for our clients for any Canadian Immigration program.

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Why Choose Government Licensed Immigration Consultants (RCIC)?

Did you know?
 
Only Canadian Government Licensed Immigration and citizenship representatives are authorized to
 
– explain and give advice on your immigration or citizenship options
– help you choose the best immigration program for you
– fill out and submit your immigration or citizenship application
– communicate with the Government of Canada on your behalf
– represent you in an immigration or citizenship application or hearing
– advertise that they can give immigration or citizenship advice
 
The Canadian Government will not deal with representatives who charge a fee but are not authorized. If you use an unauthorized representative, in Canada or abroad, they may return your application or refuse it.
 
Click the below link to learn more about Authorized Representatives and who can represent your Immigration application in Canada.
 
 
We are a Canadian Government Licensed Immigration & Citizenship Consulting Firm. Call +1 6477733673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for all your Canadian Immigration needs.

Your Success is our Success!

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Temporary Resident Visa Refused/Rejected – What Next?

You received that dreaded letter from IRCC informing that your visa for visiting/ studying/ working in Canada has been rejected/refused.

Most  refusals will be due to one or a combination of the following:

  • Inadequate documentation
  • The officer is concerned with your intent for visa
  • Insufficient funds for your stay in Canada
  • Travel History
  • Ties to Home Country & Canada
  • Inadmissibility – Medical or Criminal
  • Misrepresentation – Falsified Documents or Information

Occasionally the officers may have other concerns that do not fall in one of the above parameters, and which will have to be addressed on an individual basis.

Your Canadian dream has been shattered, what next? Don’t give up or rush to reapply immediately without understanding the actual reasons for refusal/rejection.

Follow these steps and find success in your next attempt:

  • Seek professional assistance – contact an ICCRC licensed Immigration Consultant and discuss your case in detail. Now is the time to be prudent and seek expert help.
  • Make a request under the Access to Information and Privacy Act(ATIP) to get the actual reasons for refusal. The letter that you usually get is a generic one that does not give you specific details about your case in particular. Your licensed consultant can help you apply for and obtain the GCMS notes under ATIP for a fee. This is a crucial step and essential for your success during the reapplication process.
  • Address concerns found in the GCMS notes and submit a fresh application with detailed explanations. Your licensed consultant will be able to help you navigate this step.
  • Alternately, if you feel the concerns raised in the GCMS notes are not valid, and they have already been addressed, then consider filing an application for Leave and Judicial Review. Your licensed consultant cannot represent you in Federal Court but will refer you to a professional Immigration Lawyer who is an expert with such court cases.

If you plan to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa or if your visa has been rejected/refused, contact us today! Hiring a licensed professional can make a huge difference in the quality of your application.

We would love to help you and guide you through the application process to increase your chance of getting the coveted Canadian Visa stamped on your passports.

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS.

Call + 1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for more information.

 

 

Canadian Immigration Targets 2019-2021

 

The Government of Canada has released its new Immigration plan to bring 350,000 new immigrants during the year 2021

This planned immigration strategy will ensure that approximately 1.2 million new immigrants will be welcomed by Canada during the next three years from 2019-2021.

Majority of these immigrants will enter Canada under one of the economic programs like Federal Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee Program, etc. to address skills shortage and labour market needs of Canada.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada?

Do you dream of a high-quality life for you and your family?

Act now!!! Let us help you achieve your Canadian dreams!

Write to info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 6477733673 to book a consultation.

Improved Immigration Application Processing Times

 

Effective July 31, 2018, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began using an improved method to estimate processing times for some new permanent residence applications. The processing times are projected, and tell applicants how long they can expect their applications to take under normal circumstances if submitted today.

With this change in effect, IRCC will be able to better estimate how long some new permanent residence applications will take based on several factors, including the number of current applications waiting to be processed and the volume of admissions allowed each year under the multi-year immigration levels plan.

Previously, all permanent residence application processing times were only historical and showed how long it took to process 80% of applications in the past year. While these historical times are accurate for most applications that are currently being processed, it is anticipated that the new method for projecting processing times will provide more accurate estimates for clients.

The new projected processing times will apply to applications received on or after July 31, 2018 in these business lines:

  • Sponsoring a family member
    • Parents and Grandparents
  • Economic Class
    • Provincial Nominees (Non-Express Entry)
    • Skilled Workers (Quebec)
    • Start-Up Visa
  • Humanitarian and compassionate cases
  • It should be noted that for clients who have already applied, withdrawing an application and re-applying will not result in faster processing times:
    • Any application processing already complete would become null and void and clients would have to submit a new application.
    • For some types of applications, such as Express Entry and Parents and Grandparents, a client who withdraws their application runs the risk of not receiving a subsequent invitation to apply or invitation to sponsor

Call +1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to book a consultation for all your immigration needs and to learn more about how these changes would impact your application.

New Biometrics Requirements for Foreign Nationals

Depending on your nationality, you may soon be required to give your biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) to the Government of Canada as part of your application for a visitor visa, work or study permit, permanent residence, or refugee or asylum status.

Beginning July 31, 2018, applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be required to provide biometrics. Then, on December 31, 2018, the requirement will be expanded to applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. Applicants will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years.

Exempt from this new requirement are Canadian citizens, existing permanent residents, children under the age of 14, applicants over the age of 79, and visa-exempt nationals entering Canada as tourists who are eTA holders. Also, those applying for a visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence from within Canada are temporarily exempt until in-Canada service centres are established in 2019.

Contact us at info@alexanderimmigration.ca with your queries or to know more.