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CANADIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

The pathway to attain Canadian permanent residency and citizenship can take many different forms.

RND Law Office is experienced in all permanent residence categories, and temporary work options that ensure a smooth transition to permanent status in Canada. We understand the complexities of Canadian immigration law and are here to support your plans and dreams. With our comprehensive knowledge and experience, we have assisted individuals like you in navigating the intricacies of the immigration system, helping them make a smooth transition to Canada and start the next chapter of their lives. Let us guide you through the process and turn your aspirations into reality.

We provide the following Canadian Immigration services for Individuals & Families:

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Temporary Status

  • Visitor visas for tourists, business visitors and parents
  • Study permits
  • Work Permits
  • Post-Graduate Work Permits
  • Work permits supported by LMIAs, as well as all LMIA-exempt categories
  • Spousal Open Work Permits
  • Parent and Grandparent Super Visas
  • Temporary Resident Permit
  • Extension of Stay
  • Restoration Application
  • Officer Concerns / Procedural Fairness Letter

Permanent Residence

  • Economic / Federal Programs
    • Express Entry:
      • Federal Skilled Worker Class
      • Federal Skilled Trades Class
      • Canadian Experience Class
    • Provincial Nominee Programs:
      • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
      • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
    • Family Class Sponsorship:
      • Spousal Sponsorship
      • Common-Law Partner Sponsorship
      • Parent Grandparent Program
      • Family Class Sponsorship
      • Dependent Children Sponsorship
    • Permanent Resident Card
      • Permanent Resident PR Card Renewal
      • Renewal of PR based on Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds
      • Residency Appeals
      • Permanent Resident Travel Document
    • Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds Applications
    • Refugee Protection Claims
    • Caregiver Program Applications

Canadian Citizenship

  • Canadian Citizenship Applications
  • Citizenship Applications based on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Inadmissibility and Detention

  • Admissibility Hearings
  • Medical Inadmissibility
  • Criminal Inadmissibility
  • Organized Criminality
  • Misrepresentation
  • Deportation / Removal Orders / Pre-Removal Risk Assessments
  • Financial Inadmissibility
  • Detention Review Hearings
  • Security, Human or International Rights Violations Inadmissibility
  • Authority to Return to Canada

Judicial Review & Immigration Appeals

  • Judicial Review Applications
  • Sponsorship Appeals
  • Residency Appeals
  • Refugee Appeals
  • Federal Court Appeals
  • Mandamus Appeals
  • Citizenship Appeals
  • Citizenship Revocation Appeals
Visiting Canada
Are you planning a visit to Canada? Whether it is to see family, explore the vibrant culture, conduct business, or for any other purpose, understanding the visa requirements is crucial. Your eligibility and the type of visa you need depend on factors such as your country of citizenship and the purpose of your visit. Here are some visa options you may consider:
  1. Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): If you’re from a visa-exempt country and visiting Canada for tourism, business, or to transit through an airport, you may need an eTA. This electronic authorization allows you to enter Canada for short stays (usually up to six months) and is linked to your passport.
  2. Temporary Resident Visa (TRV): For visitors from countries that require a visa to enter Canada, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is necessary. Whether you’re visiting family, traveling for tourism, or conducting business, a TRV allows you entry into Canada for a specified period.
  3. Parent and Grandparent Super Visa: Designed for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, the Super Visa allows extended stays in Canada. It’s a multi-entry visa valid for up to 10 years, making it easier for family reunification.
  4. Visitor Extensions: If you’re already in Canada as a visitor and need to extend your stay, we can assist you with visitor visa extensions. It’s essential to ensure your legal status remains valid to avoid any complications during your stay.
  5. Business Visitors: For individuals coming to Canada for business-related activities, such as meetings, conferences, or negotiations, a Business Visitor visa may be required. This visa allows temporary entry for business purposes without the need for a work permit.
Permanent Residence Express Entry

Express Entry is a system used by the Government of Canada to facilitate immigration for skilled workers and their families. If you’re considering making Canada your new home through economic immigration programs, Express Entry might just be the streamlined solution you’ve been looking for.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a selection system utilized by the Government of Canada to manage and choose candidates for immigration through various federal economic programs. Since its inception in January 2015, Express Entry has aimed to simplify the immigration process for skilled workers aspiring to become permanent residents of Canada.

How Does Express Entry Work?

  1. Eligibility: To enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must qualify for one of the three main federal economic immigration programs:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
  2. Express Entry Profile: Candidates create an online profile detailing information such as age, education, work experience, language skills, and other pertinent factors affecting eligibility.
  3. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS): Each candidate is assigned a CRS score, considering factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and more.
  4. Ranking and Selection: Candidates are ranked against each other based on their CRS scores. Regular Express Entry draws are conducted by the Canadian government, inviting the highest-ranked candidates to apply for permanent residence.
  5. Invitation to Apply (ITA): Candidates who receive an ITA have a specified timeframe to submit their application for permanent residence, providing necessary documentation and meeting criteria.
  6. Permanent Residence: Successful applicants are granted permanent residence status in Canada, granting them the freedom to live and work anywhere in the country.

Express Entry has revolutionized the immigration process to Canada, offering efficiency and transparency. By selecting candidates with skills and qualifications in demand in the Canadian labor market, Express Entry not only meets the country’s economic needs but also prioritizes individuals likely to integrate successfully into Canadian society and contribute to its economy.

Permanent Residence – Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an immigration pathway specific to Canada, designed to empower individual provinces and territories to nominate individuals interested in immigrating to their region. With each province (except Quebec) and territory in Canada having its own PNP, this program plays a vital role in Canada’s immigration system.

The PNP serves as a pivotal component of Canada’s immigration strategy, allowing provinces and territories to identify and select candidates who possess the skills, work experience, and other qualifications needed to address specific economic and demographic requirements within their jurisdiction. Through the PNP, provinces and territories can nominate individuals for permanent residency in Canada. The PNP offers a pathway for individuals to secure permanent residency in Canada by aligning their skills with the needs of specific provinces and territories.

Here’s how the PNP Works:

  1. Eligibility Criteria: Each province or territory establishes its own eligibility criteria tailored to their unique needs. These criteria typically encompass factors such as work experience, education, language proficiency, and connections to the province.
  2. Application Process: To initiate the process, applicants express their interest in a specific province or territory’s PNP, create an online profile, and submit an application. Upon approval, candidates receive a provincial nomination certificate, a significant milestone in their immigration journey.
  3. Express Entry Integration: Certain provinces offer PNP streams linked with the federal Express Entry system. Candidates with a provincial nomination earn additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, substantially enhancing their prospects of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency at the federal level.
  4. Apply for Permanent Residency: Armed with a provincial nomination, candidates can proceed to apply for permanent residency through the federal government. The provincial nomination serves as a crucial endorsement in the immigration process.
Spousal Sponsorship Program

The Spousal Sponsorship Program by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) facilitates family reunification for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Through this program, eligible sponsors can bring their foreign national spouses or common-law partners to live with them permanently in Canada.

To be eligible for spousal sponsorship, sponsors must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be at least 18 years old.
  3. Demonstrate financial capability to support their spouse.
  4. Establish the genuineness of their relationship.
  5. Agree to financially support their spouse for a set period after they become permanent residents.
  6. Fulfill sponsorship obligations, including financial support and integration assistance.

The sponsored spouse or partner must also meet eligibility requirements, including passing medical and security checks.

General Family Sponsorship

Sponsoring someone for permanent residence in Canada typically involves family reunification or support for refugees. The Canadian government offers several sponsorship programs, each serving specific purposes:

  1. Family Sponsorship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor certain family members to become permanent residents in Canada. Eligible family members may include a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent children, parents, and grandparents.
  2. Spouse or Common-Law Partner Sponsorship: If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a foreign national spouse or common-law partner, you can sponsor them forpermanent residence in Canada.
  3. Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship: Sponsor your parents and grandparents to join you in Canada as permanent residents. However, the government has limited the number of applications accepted each year and typically uses a lottery system.
  4. Dependent Child Sponsorship: Canadian citizens or permanent residents with dependent children abroad can sponsor them to come to Canada as permanent residents.
  5. Refugee Sponsorship: Under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, Canadians can sponsor refugees for resettlement in Canada. This allows individuals, community groups, or organizations to extend a helping hand to refugees.
  6. Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Grounds: In exceptional cases, individuals in Canada without legal status may apply for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, demonstrating unusual and undeserved hardship if removed from Canada.

To sponsor someone for permanent residence in Canada, you must meet certain eligibility criteria, including being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and meeting financial requirements. The sponsored person must also meet eligibility criteria, and the sponsor must commit to financially supporting the sponsored individual for a certain period. The application process can be complex and may take several months or even years, depending on the specific program.

Canadian Citizenship
Obtaining Canadian citizenship is a significant milestone in your journey to building a life in Canada. The Grant of Citizenship is the official process by which individuals become Canadian citizens. It is essential to understand the requirements, eligibility criteria, and application process to ensure a smooth and successful citizenship application.To be eligible for Canadian citizenship through the Grant of Citizenship, you must meet certain requirements set out by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These requirements may include:
  1. Permanent Resident Status: You must be a permanent resident of Canada.
  2. Residency: You must have physically resided in Canada for a specified period, typically three out of the last five years, preceding your application.
  3. Language and Knowledge: You must demonstrate proficiency in English or French and pass a citizenship test assessing your knowledge of Canadian history, values, institutions, and symbols.
  4. Tax Compliance: You must have filed your taxes for the required period to demonstrate compliance with Canadian tax laws.
  5. Criminal History: You must not be under a removal order or be subject to any criminal prohibitions that would render you ineligible for citizenship.
Maintaining Permanent Residence Status
Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident, understanding and fulfilling your obligations is crucial to enjoying the benefits of permanent residency, including access to healthcare, social services, and the opportunity to build a future in this diverse and welcoming country. Maintaining your permanent resident (PR) status in Canada is really important if you want to keep getting benefits like healthcare and social services. Here are some important things you need to do to keep your PR status in Canada: Key Steps to Maintain Your PR Status:
  1. Physical Presence Requirement: To maintain your PR status, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) out of the last 5 years. These days do not need to be consecutive, but they are essential to demonstrate your commitment to residing in Canada.
  2. Renewing Your PR Card: Ensure your PR card, the official proof of your PR status, is up to date. If it’s close to expiring or has already expired, apply for a new one. Eligibility requires you to have been in Canada for at least 730 days out of the last 5 years. Renew your PR card promptly to avoid any disruptions to your status.
  3. Avoiding Criminal Activity: Maintain a clean record by refraining from engaging in any criminal activities that could jeopardize your PR status. Compliance with Canadian laws is paramount for upholding your residency.
  4. Abide by Canadian Laws: Adhere to all Canadian laws and regulations to demonstrate your commitment to being a responsible member of Canadian society.
  5. Obeying Immigration Regulations: Ensure accuracy and honesty in all immigration-related matters. Misrepresentation or any actions that could compromise your status should be avoided at all costs.
  6. Returning from Travel: Be mindful of the timeframes for returning to Canada after traveling abroad. Extended absences can put your PR status at risk, so plan your travels accordingly.
  7. File Taxes: Fulfill your obligation to file Canadian income taxes annually, even if you have no income. This demonstrates your continued connection to Canada and is vital for maintaining your PR status.
  8. Provincial Health Insurance: Maintain provincial health insurance coverage, as it is often linked to your PR status. Lack of health insurance can raise concerns regarding your residency.
  9. Consider a PR Travel Document: If your PR card is expired or nearing expiration and you need to travel, apply for a PR Travel Document to facilitate your return to Canada.
  10. Understand Residency Obligations: Educate yourself about residency obligations and keep detailed records of your time spent in Canada, including entry and exit dates, employment history, and other supporting documents.
Exceptional Circumstances: If you are unable to meet the physical presence requirement due to exceptional circumstances, you may apply for a Travel Document and provide an explanation to immigration authorities. Each case is assessed individually, and authorities will consider your circumstances when making their decision.
Additional Immigration Services
Permanent Resident Card Renewal

Renewing your Permanent Resident Card is crucial for maintaining your status as a permanent resident in Canada. The PR card serves as your official proof of residency and allows you to travel in and out of the country. It’s important to ensure that your PR card is up to date to avoid any complications or issues with your residency status. Our immigration service offers assistance and guidance throughout the renewal process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD)
The Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) is essential for permanent residents of Canada who need to travel internationally but do not possess a valid Permanent Resident Card. Whether your PR card has expired, been lost, or stolen, the PRTD serves as a temporary alternative, allowing you to return to Canada without jeopardizing your residency status. Our immigration expert can assist you in obtaining a PRTD efficiently and promptly, ensuring minimal disruption to your travel plans.

Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)
A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is an authorization for individuals who are otherwise deemed inadmissible to enter Canada temporarily. Whether due to criminal convictions, medical reasons, or other grounds of inadmissibility, a TRP allows individuals to visit, work, or study in Canada for a specified period. Our immigration services provide comprehensive support for TRP applications, guiding you through the process to maximize your chances of approval and facilitating your temporary stay in Canada.

Inadmissibility:
Inadmissibility refers to situations where individuals are deemed ineligible to enter or remain in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Factors contributing to inadmissibility include criminal convictions, security concerns, health issues, and misrepresentation. Navigating inadmissibility issues can be complex and daunting, but our experienced immigration professionals are here to provide tailored guidance and representation, helping you understand your options and work towards overcoming any barriers to entry or residency.

Rehabilitation:
Rehabilitation is a legal process that allows individuals with past criminal convictions to demonstrate their rehabilitation and eligibility for entry or permanent residency in Canada. Whether seeking temporary or permanent status, demonstrating rehabilitation is crucial for overcoming inadmissibility due to criminality. Our immigration services offer personalized assistance throughout the rehabilitation process, ensuring that your application is thorough, compelling, and increases your chances of approval.

Record Suspension:
A Record Suspension (formerly known as a Pardon) allows individuals with a criminal record in Canada to have their criminal record set aside, making it inaccessible for most purposes. Obtaining a Record Suspension can significantly improve your prospects for immigration, employment, housing, and other opportunities. Our immigration services provide guidance and support throughout the Record Suspension application process, helping you navigate the requirements and maximize your chances of success.

As a licensed member of the Law Society of Ontario and Law Society of Saskatchewan in Canada, we are authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to represent individuals and companies for all immigration applications.

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