【Common Mistakes When Applying for a Canadian Visa (Increase Your Success Rate by Reading This!) 】Updated September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022
Many people from all over the world aim to Canada to immigrate, to study or to work. However, lots of them do not make it to the final selection process.
Yumi Ueda, a professional in the Canadian immigration field for nearly 20 years, shares her observations on what to avoid to increase your chances of success to Canada.
【How to obtain Canadian Permanent Residence in less than a year】(Updated July 15, 2022)
July 15, 2022
Is it true that you can obtain Permanent Residence in Canada in less than a year? If you think that it takes a long time to get PR, let us show you how you can obtain PR in Canada in less than a year.
【Express Entry draw to resume soon! 】(Updated June 1, 2022)
June 1, 2022
Express Entry invitations to Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) applicants will resume in early July. What is Express Entry? Let’s find out!
【Do you want to work in Canada right away? This is how to get a Canadian Work Permit quickly and easily】(Updated April 14, 2022)
April 19, 2022
There are many types of Work Permits in Canada. Selecting the correct category of Work Permit is just as important to prepare for working in Canada as simple as possible.
Let’s lighten the load by choosing the right category for you, and make your way to Canada faster!
【Modernizing Canada’s immigration system to support economic recovery and improve client experience】(Updated February 11, 2022)
February 11, 2022
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced measures to improve client experiences by modernizing the immigration system
【Fully vaccinated travellers can now apply for a Work Permit at Canadian airports】(Updated October 7, 2021)
October 7, 2021
Fully vaccinated travellers can now apply for a Work Permit at Canadian airports. There are some requirements you need to follow.
【From the start of a relationship to becoming a Canadian permanent resident – stories of the experiences of 4 couples】(Updated August 5, 2021)
August 5, 2021
How did people with Canadian partners meet each other, get married, live together, and become permanent residents of Canada? Here are some real-life testimonies of couples who have completed their journey of becoming a permanent resident in Canada!
【If you are transferring to Canada, these are the tips to read! Learn the basics of the Intra-company Transferee Work Permit】(Updated July 22, 2021)
July 26, 2021
Are you transferring to Canada? In order to work in Canada, you need to obtain a Canadian Work Permit. Here are easy to understand tips for Intra-Company Transferee Work Permit.
[Intra-Company Transferee Work Permit under New Travel Restrictions What’s different from usual?] (Updated April 1, 2021)
April 1, 2021
There is travel restriction currently under the pandemic. I would like to send a new employee to Canada. What is different from usual? Here are Steps to apply for a Work Permit to enter Canada.
[Top Occupation ranking for permanent residents of Canada! ] (Updated January 18, 2021)
January 18, 2021
Canada announced its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada will target the highest level of immigration in its history. Over the coming three years, Canada will aim to welcome the following level of new permanent residents in a total of 1.2 million. This massive volume is the first time since 1913.
【Travelling to Canada for Essential Service workers 】
May 13, 2020
Canada is still under the travel ban due to COVID-19, but those who work in an *Essential Services can come to Canada. Notes: To work in Canada, you must apply for a Work Permit at an embassy and have a POE letter (approval letter). Online applications are being assessed; however, it may take longer.
【How to apply for a pre-approval of a Canada Work Permit quicker?】
May 4, 2020
I don’t feel comfortable applying for my Work Permit at a Canadian airport in one shot. What should I do? All our clients who have applied for Intra-company Transferee Work Permits in the past successfully obtained their Work Permits. Almost all of those clients brought in their applications at a Canadian airport
【Other essential steps besides getting your Work Permit (related to the Canadian government)】
January 5, 2020
Your relocation day to Canada is coming up. What other things must you do when applying for a Work Permit (also called Labor Visa, Work Visa). This article will provide you with all the information of everything that you need to do, split into before your departure to Canada, on the day of your departure,
【For transferring between enterprises, a much easier option to a Work Permit is the Canada Intra-Company Transferee Work Permit compared to local hired】
October 28, 2019
This option is definitely to be considered for those planning on transferring over to Canada or have a company outside of Canada and are a prospective applicant for PR. The Work Permit for Local Hires (commonly referred to as: Work Visa) accompanies the stressful LMIA（Labour Market Impact Assessment）
【Permanent Resident Landing Interview at Immigration inland office】
September 11, 2019
Once your PR application has been approved, your status will be finalized after you complete the Landing Interview at an In-Land Immigration office in Canada. Do not get too nervous about the Landing Interview as it will not put your application at risk of getting rejected. Rather, it’s used as a means to clearly confirm
【My visa application was refused. What should I do?】
August 2, 2019
I have been approached by clients that tried to prepare their application by themselves and got refusal unfortunately. A refusal letter from IRCC is general and won’t always come with a detailed definite reason. As a result, coming up with a useful strategy for success is hard in case you consider submitting a new application.
【Got married internationally. Can I easily apply for a Canadian Permanent Residency? 】
July 2, 2019
While a married couple is eligible to apply, it’s important to remember that it won’t be guaranteed that the application will be successful. The biggest factor taken into consideration is the authenticity of the relationship and documents provided to support it.
【What is Flag Pole? How to switch to a Work Permit or PR Status at a Land Border】
June 4, 2019
What is Flag Pole? This is an option for those already in Canada without having to officially enter the United States. It allows these people to switch to a Work Permit or a PR Status at a designated land port of entry at the border. Some people come to Canada as a visitor first and
【Canada introduces new measures for vulnerable individuals】
May 31, 2019
News Release from IRCC on May 31, 2019 Canada is taking action to help protect vulnerable people. June 4, 2019 – Migrant workers who have an employer-specific Work Permit and are in an abusive job situation in Canada will be able to apply for an Open Work Permit which allow them to work for any
【Canada Intra-company Transferee Work Permit】Re-Captured time
February 22, 2019
【Intra-company Transferee Work Permit】What is Re-Captured time?
Shall you not be in Canada at any time during the validity period of your Intra-company Transferee Work Permit, you may still apply for an extention.
【Canada Intra-company Transferee Work Permit for Start-up Companies】
January 15, 2019
Q: My company recently opened a branch in Canada. I was asked to be relocated to Canada. I am the first transferee. In regards to a Work Permit, what should I do?
A: Even if it’s a new business in Canada, you can still obtain a Work Permit. Companies may start a new business in Canada once they have at least 1 transferee.
From when you apply to receiving your Work Permit (Flow Chart)
November 27, 2018
（When using full service) Inquiry → Assessment of eligibility to apply for a Work Permit → For those who meet the qualifications to apply, the next step is to have a meeting to discuss which program of the Work Permit to apply to and flow of preparation.
→ Drafting of the documents, letter and list, depending on the client
【Tips for Canada Intra-company Transferee Work Permit application and interview at airport】
November 10, 2018
You’ll need a Work Permit if you’re being transferred to a company have operations in Canada. An authorized Work Permit will grant you the permission to work legally in Canada for a designated period of time. In some provinces, you may receive health insurance as well.
【9 ways to get your Canadian PR status -Simplified edition-】
October 9, 2018
If you are a permanent resident in Canada, it’s your right to live, learn and work in Canada without any time limitation. We’ ll share with you 9 ways on how to get permanent residence in Canada!
【Visiting Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York】
August 13, 2018
Ellis Island is located next to Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty. A total of around 12 million people who immigrated into the USA were inspected at Ellis Island since 1892.
【Canadian Permanent residence visa- English examination requirements- IELTS/ CELPIP (Not TOEIC, TOEFL or other exams)】
August 8, 2018
Although most inquiries from potential applicants of permanent residency have already taken different type of English exams, only test scores from the IELTS or CELPIP can be accepted. In addition, for applicants who can also speak French, only TEF test scores will be accepted.
Pipe organ Sunday Concert at Saint Joseph’s church in Montreal
July 31, 2018
Pipe organ Sunday Concert at Saint Joseph’s church in Montreal every Sunday until September 23, 2018
Canadian Immigration seminar was successfully done in Tokyo on June 23, 2018.
June 23, 2018
Spoke at the Canadian Immigration Seminar in Tokyo on June 23, 2018. Thank you for coming to the seminar. The participants were very keen learning the topics. Thank you for organizing it, Nishimoto-san&Ofuji-san at Cocoa!
Can I immigrate to Canada without a job offer from a Canadian company?
May 7, 2018
The answer is Yes whether you are living outside Canada or in Canada. There are several ways for you to apply for a Canadian PR without a job offer. I will introduce a federal program, provincial programs and family union program for you to immigrate to Canada possibly without a job offer.
I have a Canada Working Holiday (or Post Graduate) Work Permit. Can my spouse apply for an Open Work Permit?
February 24, 2018
Yes. The key is that the Principal applicant who has a Working Holiday or Post Graduate Work Permit is currently employed in a skilled occupation in Canada and can prove it.
Outside vs Inside Canada – Sponsorship application
January 22, 2018
Outside vs Inside Canada – Sponsorship application
Spouse or common-law partner sponsorship applications can be filed in 2 different ways – Outside or Inside Canada. You will need to choose one of the 2 options before submission. Let’s compare which way would be more suitable for you.
I have a business trip soon. What shall I prepare?
December 16, 2017
As a Business Visitor, you will need to prepare the following items: eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) Documents for business visitor (for when asked by an Immigration Officer) Business visitors A business visitor is someone who comes to Canada to take part in international business activities without being part of the Canadian labour market.
Are you applying for a work permit at a Canadian airport?
September 14, 2017
Are you a bit nervous before applying for a work permit at a port of entry? Today, we introduce steps to take when you arrive at the airport in Canada and apply for a work permit. Also see frequently asked questions by an immigration officer e.g. Inter-company transferee
Canadian Permanent Residency visa under marriage or a common-law partner – these tips will increase your chance of success
August 11, 2017
“We plan on marrying (living together for a year) and were wondering if we could apply for the permanent residence visa.” This is a common inquiry we often receive. Here are the tips to increase the success rate for the sponsorship application.
Canada needs IT workers ～Summary of Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Outlook Report by 2021 and Immigration trends ～
July 28, 2017
Outlook Report published by the Information and Communications Technology Council asserts that by 2021 around 216,000 critical digital talent positions will need to be filled. To meet the rapid growth in the Information Technologies industry, Federal and Provinces have the enhanced programs to select foreign IT workers specifically.
IRCC 2016 Express Entry Year-End Report – Increased variety of invitees to apply for Permanent Residency
May 4, 2017
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) has published its Express Entry year-end report for 2016. The report shows that more candidates residing outside Canada were issued an Invitation to Apply (“ITA”) for permanent residence in 2016 than in 2015.
Visitor Record, Study Permit, Work Permit, Permit Residency Visa, etc.
March 20, 2017
Today we will be going back to review the general application requirements for you to apply for the visas and permits.
For age from 18 to 30 or 35 years old -International Experience Class (So called Working Holiday Work Permit)
January 10, 2017
For a while, I wanted to re-visit this excellent program for young people aged from 18 years old to 30 or 35 years old. It is relatively a simple and easy way to come and work in Canada compared to other work permit application categories. If you are still in the young age, why do not take advance of this program and have an excited stay in Canada. I used this International Experience Class (“IEC”) program and obtained a Working Holiday work permit at the age of 26.
【Tips to find your employer in Canada】(Updated September 8, 2022)
November 18, 2016
When people apply for a Work Permit or PR status in Canada under an economic category, most of time, you need an employer who gives you a job offer. Let’s find out tips to find your employer in Canada.
How much should I be paid from my employer when applying for Work Permit or Permanent Residency?
October 6, 2016
I will have a job offer soon. Or I want a PR status in Canada! But how much of the salary I should be offered in order to apply for these? Let’s find it out!
Are you planning to work in Canada?
October 3, 2016
Here are types of work permits you can see if you are eligible to apply. The following list starts form work permits relatively easier to obtain to harder ones. Which type of a work permit looks suitable for you?
Leniency period for Canada’s new Electronic Travel Authorization extended until November 9
September 27, 2016
eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to or transiting through Canada by air. It allows Canada to screen travelers before they arrive. Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. It will be mandatory from November 9, 2016.
International Student, it may be worthwhile to wait for the introduction of the new system for Permanent Residency this fall, 2016
July 13, 2016
Currently students with a Post-Graduation Work Permit are able to obtain necessary one-year skilled work experience to qualify under one of the Permanent Residence categories, Canadian Experience Class. However, since International Students generally do not have long work experience, it is difficult for them to obtain enough points under the competitive Comprehensive Ranking System and compete with other candidates.
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