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Unlocking Canada: The Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) – Your Key to Overcoming Inadmissibility
Imagine the possibilities of exploring the majestic landscapes of Canada, attending a conference, or reuniting with loved ones. But what if you’re deemed inadmissible? Don’t lose hope, for there’s a key that may unlock the door to Canada – the Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).
Unlocking Your Path to Return to Canada: Understanding the Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) Process
If you have received a removal order and wish to return to Canada, the Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) may be your ticket back.
Overcome Inadmissibility to Canada
Dreaming of visiting or immigrating to Canada? For some, the road to Canada maybe blocked due to inadmissibility to Canada.
Can I leave Canada while waiting for my Permanent Resident card?
Ready to jet off on a trip while waiting for your Permanent Resident card in Canada? Here’s what you need to know.
Canada Extends Post-Graduation Work Permits for up to 18 Months to Retain Highly-Skilled People
Foreign nationals having expired or expiring post-graduation work permits will be eligible to work in Canada for an extended period. During this moment of economic
Ontario Colleges Implement New Protection Laws for Foreign Students
The publicly financed institutions in Ontario have established new safeguards for foreign students studying in Canada. The scope of this legislation includes information and marketing,
IRCC Extends Policy Allowing Visitors with Valid Job Offers to Obtain Work Permits
The policy will remain in effect until February 28, 2025. The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announced a public policy extension that would allow
Canada Announces Support for Iranian Temporary Residents
Several facilitative measures have been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in support of Iranian temporary residents, permanent residents, and citizens. Through this
Understanding the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program
Positive impacts are being displayed throughout participating communities across Canada in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP). This community-driven program was launched in 2019
Understanding Canadian Immigration Language Requirements
When considering a move to Canada, whether temporary to study, or permanently to work or reside, Brace Law is dedicated to assisting you with all
Expansion of Eligibility for Temporary Foreign Workers
The Honourable Ministers of Immigration, Tourism and Finance have announced a three phased plan to address the labour shortage challenges faced across Canada, by expanding
Canadian Permanent Resident Increase
Recently, the federal government has announced a plan to significantly increase the number of permanent residents invited to Canada each year, while also addressing labour
Canadian Investment in Foreign Healthcare Workers
Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, aims to improve the Canadian healthcare system by unveiling a plan to invest $90 million in programs which are intended to help
The Canadian Experience Class
Temporary workers gaining work experience in Canada, and foreign students studying in Canada who are graduating from their field of study, can apply with the
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Ontario currently accepts the highest number of immigrants within Canada on a yearly basis. Foreign applicants wanting to immigrate to Ontario can benefit from the
Caregiver Pilot Programs
A caregiver is responsible for providing basic care and assistance to complete daily tasks for youth and seniors, including individuals with physical and mental challenges.
Understanding Spousal Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 18 years of age and older, need to apply for Spousal Sponsorship to sponsor their foreign partner to live permanently
International Experience Canada (IEC) Explained
Foreign youth between the ages of 18 and 35 can apply to participate in the International Experience Canada (IEC), which provides successful applicants the opportunity
Foreign Athletes and the Journey of Immigrating to Canada
Sports is one of the greatest means of social bonding across Canada. Canada’s sporting culture is represented through both amateur and professional sports, varying in
Foreign Workers in the Canadian Film and Television Industry
The Government of Canada has recognized the many benefits associated with the growth of the film and television industry across Canada, including increases within the
Exploring Canadian Work Permit Options￼
Canada welcomes foreign workers to temporarily work in Canada to help address shortages in the labour market. Skilled foreign workers can explore three work permit
Understanding the LMIA Median Wage￼
An employer seeking to hire a temporary foreign worker in Canada may require a Labour Market Impact Assessment document, better known as an LMIA or
Improvements to Immigration Pilot Programs￼
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, also known as the IRCC, has made improvements to their Pilot Programs recently which can provide benefits to temporary workers
An Employers’ Guide to LMIA Applications ￼
Increases in labour shortages across Canada are having a severe impact on Canada’s economy, including limiting the ability for companies to sustain and increase productivity.
How can I Immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program?￼
Provinces and territories seek skilled workers to immigrate to Canada using the Provincial Nominee Program, otherwise referred to as PNP. This program is designed to
New Path to Permanent Residency for Undocumented Workers in Canada￼
A new avenue to permanent resident status is in the works for undocumented workers in Canada, as a program under the federal government continues developing.
New Program for International Students with Expired Work Permits￼
Due to pandemic backlogs, many international students have been stuck in “immigration limbo” as they await news of their immigration status. To address this problem, Canada is
What you need to Know about Sponsoring your Spouse
Here in Canada, we are midway through the summer, which means we are reaching peak wedding season. Whether you are getting married to a foreign
Understanding Spousal Support
If you are going through a divorce, there are many matters to settle with your ex-spouse. Not only must you determine child custody and parenting
Top 5 Things to Know when Getting Divorced
If you are considering getting divorced, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations. Going through a divorce is a major life event
New Canadian Fast-Track Immigration Path in the Works
If you have come to Canada as a temporary worker or international student, you will be happy to learn that the Canadian Government has a
5 Benefits to Becoming a Canadian Citizen
If you have been living in Canada as a Permanent Resident (PR) you may not feel that you need to take the next step and
Proposed Changes to Canada’s Express Entry Criteria
Modifications have been proposed to Canada’s Express Entry system, which would change the way foreign workers are selected to be invited to apply for permanent
11 Questions about Canadian Temporary Visas
Canada is not only a great place to work, live, or study, it can also be a great spot for a vacation. With landscapes varying
Top 5 Questions about Refugee Status in Canada
If an individual is facing persecution in their own country, it is possible for them to gain citizenship through making a Refugee claim. However, you
Top Questions About Working In Canada
Canada is a country with a number of working and business opportunities. Whether you are hoping to start a business, have a Canadian job offer,
Top 6 Questions about Becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident
If you have been living in Canada for some time, you may be wondering about the next steps of continuing to live in Canada. Before
Answers to 6 Top Common Law Questions
If you are living with your partner, but unmarried, you may be considered common law. Common law partners have different rights than married couples, and
11 Top Questions about Obtaining a Canadian Study Permit
Canada is a top destination to live, work, and study. If you are a student hoping to study in Canada, you must first obtain a
Answers to Your Top Spousal Support and Child Support Questions
If you are in the process of a divorce, you likely have many questions about how your assets should be divided. However, it is also
Answers to Our Top 8 Immigration Sponsorship Questions
Do you have family members overseas who would like to live permanently in Canada? Depending on your status in Canada, you may be eligible to
Top 10 Questions about Obtaining a Canadian Work Permit
Canada is a desirable place to work, with dynamic cities, top employers, and great quality of life. However, if you are interested in coming to
Top 8 Questions about Divorce Law
Divorce can be a stressful time as you consider the split of your family, financial assets, and belongings… especially if you do not fully understand
Visit the Brace Law Team at the Oakville Office!
Brace Law is happy to serve you from two locations, in Oakville and Vaughan, Ontario. Our two locations are conveniently located to serve the GTA
Top 10 Questions about Becoming a Canadian Citizen
If you are considering coming to Canada, or have recently immigrated, you may be wondering how to become a Canadian citizen. While the process may
Why it is Important to have a Surrogacy Agreement
Using a surrogate can be confusing. Regulated under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, not only are there complex laws and regulations surrounding surrogacy in
How to Study Abroad in Canada
Canada is known worldwide for the leading reputations of its academic institutions and research facilities. Canadian academic institutions continue to attract top tier students
What You Need to Know About Egg, Sperm, & Embryo Donation in Canada
If you are struggling with fertility issues, are a single parent, or a same gender couple, it may be time to consider using an
Understanding the Similarities and Differences Between Common-Law Relationships and Marriages
Many couples seek advice on whether marriage or remaining in a common-law relationship is the right step for their future. When making this decision, there
Navigating Your Lease Agreement: A Tenant’s Guide
Searching for a home to lease can be a very overwhelming experience for a soon to be tenant, as many factors need to be
The Long-Term Impacts of Shoplifting
Being convicted of a shoplifting crime can have many negative and long-lasting impacts on your life. In many instances, the value of the item(s)
Your Will To Communicate Your Wishes
Life planning involves both short- and long-term goals for our present and future. When planning our goals, we tend to dedicate more effort to
Cannabis Impaired Driving: High Consequences
It is important to understand the consequences of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis. Driving high can have many serious effects
Buying Real Estate Property: The Added Value Of A Real Estate Lawyer
Utilizing the expertise of a real estate lawyer is one of the most valuable decisions you can make during the process or buying or
Saying, “I Do” To A Marriage Contract
Saying, “I Do,” to your partner on your wedding day will be one of the most joyous moments of your life. Together you have
What’s the difference between Assault, Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault and Sexual Assault?
Assault Assault, often referred to as simple assault, is where one person does something which is forceful, or which threatens force to another person without
What’s the difference between Break and Enter, Robbery and Theft Under $5,000?
Break and Enter The offence of break and enter encompasses situations where the accused was trespassing or attempted to trespass on private enclosed property with
What’s the difference between Mischief Over $5,000 and Mischief Under $5,000?
Mischief is a word for things that are a little bad or reckless but ultimately harmless. Hitting someone with a spitball is mischief. Hitting them
What’s the difference between Possession Over $5,000 and Possession Under $5,000?
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime is a commonly laid offence that relates to property rights. In many cases when an individual is arrested for
LMIA Exempt Work Permit vs LMIA Work Permit
In this blog, we will review the difference between a LMIA exempt work permit and a LMIA Work Permit. LMIA exempt work permit The main
LMIA Application – How Brace Law can assist you.
If you are interested in applying for the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) work permit, this blog will provide you with some important information. The
International Experience Canada Work Permit
International Experience Canada, otherwise known as an IEC Work Permit, is a program designed to provide youth from participating countries and territories the opportunity to work
Criminal Procedure: First Appearance
What is the first appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice? Basically, you’ve had your fingerprints and photograph taken, you have retained a lawyer and
Criminal Procedure: General Information
This blog will help you understand the criminal procedure in Ontario, Canada. The initial disclosure provided by the Crown is not the only disclosure evidence.
Criminal Procedure: Promise to Appear and Bail Hearing
The start of the whole criminal procedure: promise to appear and bail hearings. Depending on the nature of your charge, or whether or not the
Court Proceedings for Divorce
This blog will shed some light on what happens when all else fails, and you must start court proceedings for divorce. Unfortunately, when there’s been
Separation Agreement – What is it & Why is it important?
Marriage is the process by which two people make their relationship public, official and permanent. It is the joining of two people in a bond
Post Graduate Work Permit Tips
Prior to picking the program you wish to study as well as the school of your choice whether it is a college or university, make
Study Permit & Studying In Ontario, What You Need To Know.
Making a decision to study in Ontario or in Canada is a big decision and it’s something that you need to take time to think
Dear Community, In times of uncertainty, it is more important now than ever before, that kindness and generosity are values that we focus on. It
Canada should be YOUR next destination
High quality education at an affordable cost Compared to equivalent degrees in other Commonwealth countries or in the US, Canadian degrees, diplomas and certificates are
Confessions of your friendly barrister
The road to becoming a lawyer is not easy. The tears and the disappointments are constant, but the endurance is a must. Most people think
Your Honour, I am guilty…but!
Before you make the multi-dollar move and decide to enter into a plea of guilt, it is wise to consider what you are getting yourself
The Province of Ontario is known for an excellent education system which has achieved significantly and sustained gains in student outcomes and exemplary school systems.
From far and wide oh Canada, we travel to study in thee
Choosing Canada as your next destination to study is a smart investment. Not only will you receive outstanding education, but you will build a wide
But officer I am a Permanent Resident!
You had a good time at a party with your friends, had a few drinks and now you got into your car and hoped to
What to do when you have been criminally charged
You have been charged with a criminal offence and already you are panicking. Your life will be forever changed, people will think you are a
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