New Immigration Possibilities for French Speaking Immigrants

Racer Immigration knows that immigrating can be a frustrating process, and navigating the ins and outs can be time-consuming. As Canadian Immigration Consultants, Racer Immigration has learned that Canada is taking steps to increase francophone immigration, which will come as welcome news for prospective French-speaking immigrants.

This Canada-Ontario collaboration will focus on three annexes: the French-speaking immigrants, international students, and partnerships with municipal governments, all as part of the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA).

In the case of French-speaking immigrants, COIA will set out to help identify opportunities for allowing more French-speaking immigrants into Ontario to reach their immigration targets.

By partnering with Municipalities through COIA, they will be able to focus on issues related to public interests regarding immigration, both in attracting and retaining them, as well as their integration into the community.

Working with international students is also a key focus, especially in their transition from post-graduation employment into permanent residency.

Through these initiatives, the Governments of Canada and Ontario are demonstrating their commitment to ensuring that the economic, social and cultural benefits of immigration are maximized in the province.

Whether you wish to settle in BC, Ontario, or anywhere else in Canada, there are many paths and opportunities available. Racer Immigration provides expert consulting and advice for people around the world. Contact (778) 688-4848 to learn more.

Vancouver Immigrations Advisors Warn: Don’t Sign Away Your Chance

Racer Immigration has helped many people who have received bad advice in the past. As a full-service immigration company, there is sometimes the need to counsel clients who have put too much confidence in those willing to cut corners—often at the risk of success.

One of the most flagrant examples are immigration consultants who ask applicants to sign blank application forms. This is a clear warning sign of unprofessional behaviour at the very least. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) requires an applicant to answer all questions truthfully—including the completion of the application forms and supporting documents.

If inaccurate information is provided, it won’t matter if it’s not the applicant’s fault, they will have been found to have misrepresented themselves, and that can result in a five-year ban from further applications. Any service provider willing to put an application at that kind of risk is not a reputable consultant.

Remember, as a legal process an immigration application is ultimately the responsibility of the applicant. An immigration service provider can guide you and help you, but they are not authorized to speak on your behalf.

Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, so make sure all the information provided is accurate, and double-check every bit of paperwork before signing it. If English or French is not your primary language, be sure to have someone qualified interpret all the forms. Ultimately, the responsibility falls to the applicant, but a qualified professional can make the job easier.

If you or someone you love is looking to make a home in Canada, contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688-4848.

Vancouver Immigration Advisor Announces Relaxed Rules for Medical Conditions

As a team of  Vancouver immigration advisors, Racer Immigration knows that immigrating to Canada can be challenging, sometimes for reasons beyond an applicant’s control. Once upon a time, pre-existing medical issues were more or less automatic disqualification, but that’s about to change.

The Liberal government has announced that it will be loosening the rules that have made prospective immigrants inadmissible on medical grounds, although they are not removing the legislation entirely.  

These rules have been in place for more than forty years and have been called “way out of date” by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, and are not in line with Canadian values or policies of inclusion for citizenship.

The revisions include not barring entry due to children with developmental delays, special education requirements or hearing/visual impairments. The current health-care cost threshold will be tripled. This should allow at least 75% of the thousand or so people previously rejected for entry on medical grounds.

While the eventual goal is to remove the medical inadmissibility policy entirely, it seems that won’t happen until more consultations have occurred. Though some have criticized  the changes as minor tweaks, it is still  a positive step towards fair inclusion.

Anyone considering immigration to Canada should consider working with an experienced Canadian immigration consultant. Policies are always changing, but an experienced consultant will be able to provide advice on how to strengthen an application and avoid major pitfalls.  Contact (778) 688-4848 to learn more.

Canadian Immigration Consultants Discuss Age of Dependency

As Canadian Immigration Consultants, the team members at Racer Immigration understand that age is a major factor when applying for permanent residence, particularly if children are involved.

When the Conservative Government was in power in 2014, the age for dependent children was lowered to 18. However, the Liberal Government restored the age of dependency to 22 as of October 24, 2017. What this means is that children up to the age of 22 can once again be included in their parent’s applications for permanent residence in Canada.

This was one of the Liberal Government’s major campaign promises. Previously, children over 18 had to apply for permanent residence on their own merit. And the potential for being separated discouraged many families from considering a future in Canada.

In fact, the Regulatory Impact Assessment Statement (RIAS) noted that “when families are able to remain together as an economic household unit, their integration into Canada and their ability to work and contribute to their communities improves.”

The reasoning behind the rule reversal was that the Liberal Government felt that encouraging families to come to Canada would encourage the economic and social enhancement of many communities.

Increasing the age of dependency was welcome news for many immigrant families. Although the law sadly does not work retroactively, humanitarian and compassionate claims may offer some flexibility for family members who have been left behind.

If you’re part of a family who has adult children that were previously exempt from an application to come to Canada, contact Racer Immigration. As a team of certified immigration consultants, we believe in helping families stay together. Through expert consulting, we can make Canada a viable destination for people around the world. For more, contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688-4848.