Canada provides diverse pathways to achieving permanent residence and citizenship. Staying informed about policy changes is crucial for a successful immigration journey. At Protomanni & Associates, our team of immigration professionals is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and confident experience throughout the immigration process. Trust us to guide you on your Canadian journey with expertise and personalized support.

Permanent Residence

Canada has several immigration programs, each with its own eligibility criteria and requirements. Some of the main pathways include:

1. Express Entry System: This is a points-based system that assesses candidates based on factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency in English and/or French.

2. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): Different provinces in Canada have their own immigration programs to nominate individuals who meet specific criteria and have the intention to settle in that particular province.

3. Family Sponsorship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor close family members, such as spouses, parents, and dependent children, to come to Canada.

Understanding the specific characteristics of each candidate, as well as the details of their background, is essential in determining the most suitable immigration pathway. Tailor your journey with our immigration professionals, based on individual qualifications and circumstances.

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Study Permit

All foreign students looking to study in Canada for more than six months require a study permit. A Canadian study permit allows international students to study in Canada for the length of their program at a designated learning institution (DLI).

International students benefit from our guidance on study permits, offering the flexibility to work part-time during studies and explore the well-structured path to permanent residency through the Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP).

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Work Permit

Foreign workers can work in Canada temporarily with a work permit. A work permit typically allows foreign workers to live and work in Canada for up to 3 years before they become eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

Navigate the temporary work permit process, understanding the distinctions between open and closed permits. Work towards Canadian permanent residency with our expert support.

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Refugee Claim

You can claim refugee status if you are a convention refugee or a person in need of protection.

Convention 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

A person in need of protection is a person in Canada who can’t return to their home country safely. This is because, if they return, they may face:

• danger of torture

• risk to their life

• risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment

Claiming refugee status is indeed a significant and challenging process, and our professionals offer vital legal advice and assistance to ensure an effective presentation of your case.

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Immigration / Refugee Appeal

The Canadian immigration regime allows for various forms of redress to make sure that you have another opportunity to make your case. You can file an appeal with the Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IAD) if you are:

• a permanent resident of Canada, and a deportation order has been issued against you.

• If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and you sponsored a relative, which was refused; or

• A permanent resident of Canada and an immigration officer has decided that you have not complied with your residency obligation.

The refugee protection system includes a Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). The RAD will give some claimants a chance to prove that the RPD decision was wrong in fact, law, or both, and let new evidence be introduced.

Discover redress opportunities within the Canadian immigration system, including appeals to the Immigration and Refugee Board’s Appeal Division and the Refugee Appeal Division. Benefit from equitable considerations, allowing humanitarian grounds to overcome immigration regulations.

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