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Immigration Job Title Guidelines

January 21, 2008

A potential Canadian immigrant recently contacted me as she was completing Abrams & Krochak’s on line questionnaire. She was concerned that the job title she had in her country of citizenship may not correspond with the duties someone is expected to have performed for that occupation in Canada. Her concern, while ultimately unwarranted in her particular case, is a valid one. Just because a person is called an “engineer” for example, in his/her country, does not mean that he/she is performing the duties expected of an “engineer” in Canada in the eyes of Canadian Immigration authorities. A good resource to check the duties associated with particular job titles can be found at Human Resources and Social Development Canada on their National Occupational Classification page.

Immigrating to Canada? Visit www.akcanada.com for more information or a free assessment.

Clarifying Degree Requirements for Skilled Workers

January 12, 2008

There has been much confusion regarding the points allocated for a skilled worker applicant with an Associate’s Degree as opposed to a Bachelor’s Degree when applying for immigration to Canada. If the Associate’s Degree is issued by a community college which offers no higher level of degree in that discipline, then a two year Associate’s Degree will receive twenty points. If, however, the Associate’s Degree is issued by a university which offers a Bachelor’s Degree in the same discipline when another year or two of study is completed, then that Associate’s Degree is considered an incomplete degree by the Canadian Immigration process and will not receive twenty points.

Immigrating to Canada? Visit www.akcanada.com for more information or a free assessment.

Travel Arrangements for Permanent Residency

January 8, 2008

We are currently representing a client for Canadian immigration from the UK whose application for Canadian permanent residence was submitted to the Canadian High Commission in London. He decided to make a visit to Canada, but arrived with a one way plane ticket and had no accomodations arranged in advance, nor did he have any friends or family in Canada to visit. After a lengthy interview by immigration at the airport and a lengthy phone call from an immigration officer to me at my office, our client was admitted as a visitor to Canada. He could easily have been refused entry, however, so it is good practice to have a return ticket and prearranged accommodations when travelling to Canada as a visitor who is applying for permanent residency in Canada.

Immigrating to Canada? Visit www.akcanada.com for more information or a free assessment.