…to Fast-Tracking Your Canadian Immigration Application
Canada is consistently rated among the best countries in the world to live in, and for several years was rated number 1 by the United Nations. Countless thousands qualify to immigrate to Canada, but they don’t know where to start or how to work within the complex immigration system.
There are many illegal immigrants already in Canada hiding in the underground economy, and they are taking a big and often times an unnecessary risk.
My strongest recommendation if you want to achieve your dream of becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident (and later on applying for full Canadian Citizenship with all the benefits and privileges and rights that come with it) is to take the process very seriously. With the complexities of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and its Regulations, you are well advised to seek expert help and make the best impression from the beginning.
Always work with a qualified professional. When you choose an Immigration Consultant, make sure that they are a Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant (CCIC) Member of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), as they are the only consultants who are allowed to represent you to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You are always best to find a consultant who has successfully handled dozens or, preferably, hundreds of cases like yours. Remember, this is your future and the future of your family. Don’t gamble with something so precious.
Immigration is a complicated process. There can be many barriers and hurdles along the way. Your claim may be denied simply for not knowing an important fact about procedures or law. This Report will help you to understand critical issues when working through the immigration process.
I wish you success in this journey. When you have questions, we.d love to hear from you by phone or email. We will be pleased to assist you by providing guidance and direction.
My best regards,
Seven Secrets – Summarized
1.) Know how the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Regulations, Manuals, Memorandums and programs affects your ability to qualify
You and your Immigration Professional must have an in-depth knowledge of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), and the supporting Regulations, Manuals, Operating Memorandums. New programs come in as others are revised or cancelled. Your knowledge must be current, and not based on old criteria. The programs that skilled workers qualify have changed dramatically and often recently, and how family members are defined and are sponsored became very rigidly set out in the regulations.
You must have a deep knowledge of the relevant details of the Act and Regulations to know if, and how, you qualify. Something as seemingly harmless as how you describe the main duties of your job may see you disqualified and your application would then be refused.
There may be unique circumstances that make you eligible to apply under humanitarian and compassionate grounds, or under a different program other than the one you are currently considering. You must select the right one before making your application.
Immigration law is dynamic. There have been many recent changes to programs and how an applicant might qualify. Small changes in policy and procedure can have a dramatic impact on your chance for success. It is strongly recommended that you work with somebody who has a comprehensive and current understanding of the Act, and how it applies to your personal circumstances.
2.) Having the right set of forms, and understanding them
For your application to be successful, it is important that you know how to interpret what is requested and required on the many forms needed, and know how to complete them properly. This will help you to avoid a paper-screening refusal at the first stage, without even an interview.
There often are hundreds of answers that must be correct on all the multiple sets of forms (some application categories have over 31 pages of forms) and countless technicalities that can slow your case down or stop it completely if your paper work is not correctly completed.
Because of the complexity of the process and the wide discretionary powers enjoyed by immigration officers, the forms are all-important. For example, you can file your application and not know its status for a very long period of time. Immigration officials don’t say what is missing or in error until the application is finally being screened, and that is often many months to years after you sent the application in.
The importance of working with someone who knows all the different forms intimately, and how to fill them out correctly cannot be over-emphasized. It is not simply a matter of an intelligent person following their common sense. Too many intelligent people make that mistake and it costs them dearly in time lost. An intelligent person might read the forms and intelligently misinterpret them. If the file gets referred on for interview, this could slow down your application considerably. You could be challenged by the immigration officer for making a misrepresentation or omitting important information that is material to their decision, and if they deem the omission to be intentional, may bar you from Canada for several years.
3.) Understand what Supporting Documents are required
Not having the right supporting documents, or all the required documents that are asked for and support your application, is a major cause of refusal. For example, the documents for sponsored partner applications need to clearly demonstrate the inter-dependencies of the relationship in four main areas: Physical and emotional, social, legal and financial interconnectedness.
A business applicant may need to demonstrate expertise. You will need to prove that you made a profit in your business in your home country. You will need to provide accounting and tax reports. You may also need verifiable documents to prove where your net worth came from.
It takes expertise to ensure that your job references are acceptable, adhere to the right format and are correctly presented to satisfy the Immigration officer that you have the work experience that supports your application, and demonstrates that you are able to establish yourself economically in Canada.
4.) Having a detailed Submission Letter
It is important to provide a detailed submission letter that recaps the highlights of the application, describes how you qualify in law, quoting the relevant sections of the Act as authority, and explain any unusual or extenuating circumstances that pertain to your case, so that the visa officer will be able to have a grasp of the salient points quickly.
For Family Class sponsorships, the visa officer should be able to see clearly the bona fides (genuineness) of the relationship. For Skilled Workers (independent immigrant applicants) the Immigration officer will be looking closely at your work experience, and if it places within the top three levels of the National Occupation Classification system or the list of eligible occupations used to qualify applicants. Your submission must outline how you qualify under the law, and your work experience must be properly described to match one of the qualifying Occupations.
5.) Inside Canada, or overseas. Considerations on where to file your application
Some applicants, who are here in Canada with a valid visa as a student, worker, or visitor, may be able to apply from inside Canada for some kinds of immigration applications, but not others. Knowing which kinds of applications can be submitted inside Canada, and which ones MUST be filed in your home country, or if you are eligible to have the application filed in the Regional Processing Centre of the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo, NY, is very important. There are distinct advantages and challenges depending on what choice you make.
6.) Have Access to Current Information on the latest Programs
You need to know about the most recent changes to processes and requirements from Citizenship and Immigration Canada that may impact your case. A knowledgeable and skilled Immigration Consultant will be on top of the most recent changes, and will advise you of the effect they have on your application.
An experienced and well-respected Immigration Consultant will also have established good working relationships with immigration officers and Case Management officials earned over many years of practice, and be able to monitor the progress of your application after it is submitted.
Certified Canadian Immigration Consultants, Members of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) invest considerable time and energy in maintaining current knowledge, so that they may advise their clients properly on the latest programs available, and provide the best possible representation. Please note that if your immigration consultant is not a CSIC Member they are not allowed to represent you to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
As soon as Citizenship and Immigration Canada releases a new Operations Memorandum or policy change, we are aware of it, and analyze the impact on files already in progress so we may proactively counsel our clients. The most important thing is having the expertise to correctly and instantly interpret the changes and act upon them right away in accordance with how they can affect your application.
7.) Old wives tales from well-intended friends and former immigrants can cost you dearly
There are so many myths about the immigration process that are based on the old act, rumors, immigration chat rooms, full of hearsay and half-truths. Well-intended friends and colleagues, former immigrants landed years ago under programs that no longer exist, and media rumors can send you running in the wrong direction. Even the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Hotline information can vary from call to call. If they misunderstand your question, you may be providing you with incomplete or wrong information that can cost you dearly.
Long gone are the days when you can just sit around the kitchen table with what you hope is the right pile of forms.
You will want to know from the start if you meet the requirements and qualify under the latest programs offered from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to be able to make a successful application. If there are any major obstacles, or things you can do to better your chances, you’d want to know that up front as well, before you get your hopes up falsely and invest your hard-earned money in the process, or waste years of your life in delays that could have been avoided.
Getting it close doesn’t count in complex immigration law. Find out if you qualify. Call or email us for a free assessment. You’ll get honest feedback before you part with any money. If you qualify, we’d love to welcome you as a client.
Our best wishes for your success …
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