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What is a study permit?

A study permit is for foreign nationals that study at designated learning institutions in Canada. This document permits you to study and stay in Canada legally as a student as long…

Will my relationship meet the qualifications for a conjugal relationship in order to proceed with family sponsorship for permanent residency

In order to qualify as a conjugal relationship, you and your partner must fulfill the following requirements: The person being sponsored must be living outside of Canada; You must be in…

Can I stay in Canada if I have an employer-specific work permit, but I have been terminated?

Yes, you are allowed to remain in Canada so long as you continue to have a valid work permit, but you are not allowed to work for any other employer…

Am I admissible to Canada if I have been charged or convicted of a crime?

Foreign nationals can be found to be inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of criminality under Canada’s immigration law. This can be because of both minor and serious crimes. If…

What is the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program?

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, or the OINP, is Ontario’s economic immigration program and an immigration pathway for foreign nationals to became Canadian permanent residents. The main objective of the…

What is a vulnerable work permit, and how is it different from other work permits?

This work permit is for foreign workers in Canada who hold a valid employer-specific work permit, or a permit issued under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, and are being abused…

I am a foreign worker on implied status. My Social Insurance Number (“SIN”) has expired and my employer is insisting that I can no longer legally work in Canada. Is this true?

No. If you are on implied status, meaning that you applied to extend your work permit prior to the expiry of your initial permit, you may continue to work under…

My employer is changing the name of the company. Do I have to apply for a new work permit?

Generally, yes. If your employer has changed the name of the company, you are required to demonstrate the name change and provide proof of the links between the new company…

What happens to foreign workers when their employer merges with another company or is acquired?

Generally, a foreign worker is not required to secure a new work permit in the following circumstance: The companies (i.e., the original employer and the new employer) run the same…