Permanent Residence Application

Changes to Definition of Dependent Child – Age Increase to 22 Years Old

November 8, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of October 24, 2017, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the age limit under the definition of a “dependent child”. Individuals under the age of 22 years old now qualify as dependent children upon submission of an application for permanent residence, provided that…

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IRCC made changes to the Express Entry System

September 7, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of June 6, 2017, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made a few changes to the Express Entry program. More Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are awarded for candidates with strong French language skills with additional points for those who have siblings in Canada. Applicants under the…

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Elimination of the Two-Year Cohabitation Period in Spousal Sponsorship Applications

August 1, 2017

As of April 18, 2017, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) repealed the conditional permanent residence requirement. The requirement for the two-year cohabitation period no longer applied to new and existing applicants under the spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner categories, as well as those that had the two-year requirement while being…

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Client obtained Permanent Residence Card

April 5, 2017

[Below is a message from a client who has successfully renewed her permanent residence card with help from the Law Office of Jeff Li] When I first approached Mary to renew my PR card, it had already expired and I hadn’t fulfilled my residency obligations. I’d travelled frequently and many other lawyers and consultants were…

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Express Entry for Immigration to Canada

July 20, 2016
Express Entry for Immigration to Canada

By Ori Yang and Jeff Li Canada welcomes skilled people to apply for permanent residence. In 2015, the Express Entry system was introduced to expedite the immigration application process for skilled and experienced workers. It is “express” because once you are invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and you submit your completed application…

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Important Updates on Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

May 16, 2016

Note: The following information is provided in Ontario Government’s Website. As of May 9, 2016, the Government of Ontario stopped accepting applications under several categories of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). People who wish to apply to immigrate to Canada under the OINP program are encouraged to consult with the Law Office of Jeff…

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Immigrating to Canada: Where to start?

September 14, 2015

by Mary L. Zhang, Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li Dreaming of immigrating to Canada? Confused about when and where to start? What about the minimum requirements? Who should be the principal applicant? These may be some of the few questions going through the minds of Canadian aspirants. Even though Canada whole heartedly welcomes people…

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Caps Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Applications

November 9, 2013

Ottawa – November 8, 2013 —  Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced changes to improve the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) so that the program continues to attract top quality candidates. “The Canadian Experience Class has allowed more than 25,000 people to stay in Canada permanently to contribute their skills and talents,” said Alexander. “The…

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New Divorce Process for Certain Non-residents Who Married in Canada

August 24, 2013

[The following is a news release provided by Jeff Li, Toronto Family Law Lawyer.] OTTAWA, August 16, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the coming into force of a new divorce process for certain non-resident couples who married in Canada. “I am pleased to…

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Latest update on Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – Quota, fees, etc.

July 9, 2013

[Source of Information: Industrial Alliance] Effective August 1, 2013, several changes will be made to the Quebec  Immigrant Investor Program. New rules have been adopted regarding procedures for the intake and processing of certain applications for a selection certificate submitted by permanent workers, investors, business people and self-employed workers. These new rules will be in…

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