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31 May 2024

Trump Could Be Banned from Canada due to Guilty Verdict

The May 30th, 2024 guilty verdict for Donald Trump could have more than just criminal implications for the former president. Individuals who are convicted of certain criminal offences outside of Canada are banned from entering Canada. The criminal offence must be one that is equivalent to an indictable offence in Canada, and Trump’s charges of […]

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9 May 2024

Self-Employed Permanent Residence Applications

Minister Miller has announced a temporary suspension of application intake for the Self-Employed Persons Program, effective April 30, 2024, to prioritize the processing of existing applications. This program offers a pathway to permanent residence for individuals with considerable experience in fields such as art, culture, recreation, or sports, who will enhance Canada’s cultural landscape. Due […]

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9 May 2024

Start-Up Visa Caps for Designated Organizations

As of April 30, Canada has imposed a cap on the number of permanent residence applications associated with the Start-Up Visa program. This cap restricts applications to ten startups per designated organization annually. Designated organizations include venture capital firms, angel investors and business incubators. This decision, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), aims […]

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9 May 2024

Changes to Working Hour Rules for International Students

In the ever-evolving landscape of Canada’s international study program, IRCC has made yet another revision to the rules surrounding working hours for international students. Effective fall 2024, full-time international students will now be permitted to work off campus for a total of 24 hours a week. Previously, students were restricted to a maximum of 20 […]

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12 Apr 2024

Foreign Buyers Tax in Canada

This legislative summary offers a concise overview of the foreign buyer’s tax in Canada and its potential implications for those considering purchasing property in the country. The foreign buyers tax rules effective from January 1, 2023, restrict non-Canadian individuals and commercial entities from acquiring Canadian residential properties. This legislative move aims to address concerns about […]

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