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OINP Fraudulent Calls – Beware!

May 30, 2016 IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Fraudulent Calls Some members of the public have received fraudulent calls from an OINP phone number (416-327-0374) requesting payment of funds, and threatening deportation.  These calls are not being made by OINP staff.  This may be a case of Call ID spoofing which is used by individuals to disguise their […]

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

Article by Sarah Adler PricewaterCoopers Canada  Originally posted on the PwC Law LLP Blog page I just received an interesting call from one of my colleagues regarding the intersection of Immigration and Tax matters in Canada.  The question posed was if you don’t file an income tax return in Canada based on the fact that […]

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Enforcement to Commence on September 29, 2016

The enforcement of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement will begin on September 29, 2016. As of this date, all air carriers will use the Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI) to verify that foreign nationals seeking to travel to or transit through Canada by air have a valid eTA, before […]

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program on Pause

Yesterday, on May 9, 2016, the Ontario Government announced that it will be placing a temporary hold on the intake of applications for three OINP streams:   Employer Pre-screen International Student – Masters Graduate stream International Student – PhD Graduate stream   The temporary pause took effect at 5PM EDT on May 9, 2016. As […]

Work Permit Extension for In Canada Spouse and Common-Law Sponsorship

On December 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced a new pilot program that will grant foreign nationals in Canada applying to immigrate as a spouse or common-law partner, the opportunity to extend their open work permit for one year. The eligibility criteria are the following : The foreign national must be a spouse or […]


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