Canada Citizenship question

Questions and Answers of
Canadian Citizenship Test

Section I.
Questions about Canada

1. Who are the Aboriginal
peoples of Canada?

The original inhabitants of Canada. Thought to have come
across a landbridge at the Behring straits. Commonly known as the First Nations

2. What are the three main
groups of Aboriginal peoples?

According to the Government they




3. In which parts of Canada
did the Aboriginal peoples first live?

Depending on the
viewpoint it was either in the Northern Territories or right across the Southern
portion of Canada.

4. What did the Aboriginal
peoples living in your region depend on for survival?

Hunting, farming and trading

5. From whom are the Métis

They are of mixed blood. Mainly Native, French and

6. In what industry did the
Métis first work with European settlers?

Fur Trading and trapping

7. Which group of
Aboriginal peoples make up more than half the population of the Northwest
Territories and Nunavut?

The Inuit

8. Why are the Aboriginal
peoples of Canada working toward self-government?

To keep their unique
cultures and languages alive and to regain control over decisions that affect
their lives

9. Where did the first
European settlers in Canada come from?

The first settlement was a Viking one around 1012
AD .

10. Why did the early
explorers first come to Atlantic Canada?

To fish and trade with the Native people.

11. Who are the Acadian

They were the first French

12. What three industries
helped the early settlers build communities in the Atlantic region?

Farming, Fishing and Shipbuilding

13. Who were the United
Empire Loyalists?

People of all races and creed who fled the United
States after the American Revolution.

14. When did the United
Empire Loyalists come to Canada?

1775 to 1783 and later

15. When did settlers from
France first establish communities on the St. Lawrence River?

In the early 1600’s

16. In which type of
industry did most early European settlers work?

Fishing and trading

17. Which trade spread
across Canada, making it important to the economy for over 300 years?

The Fur Trade

18. What form of
transportation did Aboriginal peoples and fur traders use to create trading
networks in North America?


19. How long did the
Hudson’s Bay Company control the northern lands?

300 years (1600’s to the

20. What important trade
did the Hudson’s Bay Company control?

The Fur Trade

21. When did thousands of
miners first come to the Yukon?

During the Gold Rush in the late

22. What did the government
do to make immigration to western Canada much easier?

Built a Railway and offered cheap land

23. Which group of people
were important in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway?

Apparently only the Chinese.

24. When was the Canadian
Pacific Railway finished?

November 7th 1885 the last spike of the CPR was
driven home by Donald Smith at Craigellachie

25. What did the federal
government do to encourage people to settle in the Prairie provinces during the
early 1900s?

Offered land at cheap prices

26. What does Confederation

A joining together of seperate nations in an equal
partnership as a new country

27. What is the Canadian

system of laws and conventions by which the country governs

28. In what year did Canada
become a country?


29. Which document made
Confederation legal?

The British North American act of 1867

30. Which document first
defined the responsibilities of the federal and provincial

The British North American Act

31. When did the British
North America Act
come into effect?


32Why is the British North
America Act
important in Canadian history?

Technically it was the document that created

33. Which four provinces
first formed the Confederation?





34. List each province and
territory and tell when each one joined the Confederation.












Edward Island










35. Which was the last
province to join Canada?


36. When is Canada Day and
what does it celebrate?

1st It is th
e anniversary of Confederation

37. Who was the first prime
minister of Canada?

Sir. John A MacDonald

38. Why is the Constitution
of 1982 important in Canadian history?

In 1982, the new
Constitution Act allowed Canadians to change the
Constitution without asking the British government’s approval. This is the year
when the
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms became
part of the Canadian Constitution.

39. What part of the
Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all

Canadian Charter of Rights and

40. When did the Canadian
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
become part of the Canadian Constitution?


41. Name two fundamental
freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and

Basic freedoms,
such as freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of


42. Name three legal rights
protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Democratic rights,
such as the right to vote;

Legal rights, such
as the right to a fair trial;

Equality rights,
such as the right to protection against discrimination;

Mobility rights,
such as the right to live and work anywhere in Canada;

43. List four rights
Canadian citizens have.

Be a candidate in
federal, provincial and territorial elections;

Be educated in
either official language;

Apply for a
Canadian passport;

Vote in federal,
provincial and territorial elections; and

Enter and leave
Canada freely.

44. List three ways in
which you can protect the environment.

Throw waste paper or
other garbage in designated public garbage containers. Recycle and re-use
as many products as possible, such as paper, glass and cans. Walk,
join a car pool, or use a bicycle or public transit whenever possible. Get
involved with a local group to protect our natural and cultural

45. Who has the right to
apply for a Canadian passport?

Any Canadian citizen

46. Who has the right to
enter and leave Canada at will?

Any Canadian Citizen

47. Who has the right to be
considered first for a job in the federal government?

Canadian Citizens

48. What does equality
under the law mean?

All men will be treated equally

49. What does “mobility rights”

The right to live and work anywhere in Canada

50. Name six
responsibilities of citizenship.

Vote in elections;

Help others in the

Care for and
protect our heritage and environment;

Obey Canada’s

Express opinions
freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others; and

discrimination and injustice.

51. Give an example of how
you can care for Canada’s natural heritage.

Join a
community group such as an environmental group

52. What will you promise
when you take the Oath of Citizenship?

That you will be
faithfull and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second,
Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that you will faithfully observe
the laws of Canada and fulfil your duties as a Canadian Citizen

53. Explain how a
citizenship right can also be seen as a citizenship responsibility — for
example, the right to vote.

54. Give an example of how
you can show responsibility by participating in your community.

to work on an election campaign for a candidate of your choice.

your neighbours.

with others to solve problems in your community.

a candidate in an election

55. Which legal document
recognizes the cultural diversity of Canadians?

The Canadian Charter of Rights and

56. What are the two
official languages of Canada?

English and French

57. Which legal documents
protect the rights of Canadians with regard to official languages?

The Canadian Constitution and the Official
Languages Act

58. Give an example of
where English and French have equal status in Canada.

English and French have
equal status in the Parliament of Canada, in federal courts and in all federal

59. Where do most
French-speaking Canadians live?

Quebec (followed by Ontario)

60. Which province has the
most bilingual Canadians?


61. Which province is the
only officially bilingual province?

New Brunswick

62. What does the Canadian
flag look like?

A rectangle with three
equal vertical bars. The two outside bars are red and the inside one is white.
In the white (inside) bar there is a red maple leaf

63. What song is Canada’s
national anthem?

“O Canada”

64. Give the first two
lines of Canada’s national anthem.


Our home
and native land!

65. Where does the name
“Canada” come from?

In 1535, two Indian youths used the Huron-Iroquois word
“kanata,” which means “village” or “settlement,” to tell Jacques Cartier the way
to Stadacona (site of present-day Québec City). Cartier used “Canada” to refer
not only to Stadacona, but also to the entire area subject to Donnacona, Chief
at Stadacona. By 1547, the first world map to show the discoveries made on
Cartier’s second voyage applied the word “Canada” to the area north of the gulf
and river St. Lawrence. By 1550, maps were also placing the name south of the
river. The first use of “Canada” as an official name came in 1791 when the
Constitutional Act (or Canada Act)
divided Québec, then considerably larger, into the provinces of Upper Canada and
Lower Canada. In 1841, they were united to become the Province of Canada. At the
time of Confederation, the new country took the name of Canada.

66. Which animal is an
official symbol of Canada?

The Beaver

67. What is the tower in
the centre of the Parliament buildings called?

The Peace Tower

68. What unique art form
was developed by the First Nations people on the West Coast?

The Totem Pole

69. Why is the North sometimes
called the “Land of the Midnight Sun”?

Because of the suns
position low on the horizon during summ
er. Due to the tilt of the earth
the sun does not set at the high northern latitudes

70. An act of Parliament
was required to create a new territory in Canada’s North. What is the name of
the new territory?


71. What is the population
of Canada?

Roughly 31 million people

72. What three oceans
border on Canada?




73. How many provinces and
territories are there in Canada?

10 Provinces

3 Territories

74. What is the capital
city of Canada?


75. Name all the provinces
and territories and their capital cities.


Edward Island











Territories Yellowknife



76. Name the five regions
of Canada.

Atlantic Region





77. What are the provinces
of Central Canada?



78. What are the provinces
of the Atlantic Region?


Edward Island



79. What are the Prairie




80. What are the
territories of northern Canada?




81. Name one province that
is on the Atlantic coast of Canada.


82. Name a province on the
Pacific coast of Canada.

British Columbia

83. Which region covers
more than one-third of Canada?

The Northern Region

84. Where do more than half
the people in Canada live?

In the Southern part of Canada. It is claimed that
most Canadians live within 100km of the border

85. One-third of all
Canadians live in which province?


86. What is the Canadian

The land in northern
Quebec and Ontario is part of the Canadian Shield, a rock

formation that is
millions of years old. Canada is one of the world’s leading producers of
minerals because of the rich deposits of gold, silver, nickel, zinc, copper and
iron ore found in the ancient rock of the Shield.

The Shield is covered by
forests, and part of Canada’s major pulp and paper industry relies on the trees
of this region. Some of the vast freshwater resources of the Shield

87. Where is the Canadian

Mainly in Ontario and Quebec

88. Where are the Canadian

On the Border between Alberta and British

89. Where are the Great

On the border between the United States and
Canada.The Great Lakes only touch the Province of Ontario

90. What are the names of
the Great Lakes?

Lake Ontario

Lake Erie

Lake Huron

Lake Superior

Lake Michigan

91. Where is the St.
Lawrence Seaway?

At the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. It joins the
St.Lawrence river to the Atlantic ocean.

92. Name two mountain
ranges in Canada.

Rocky , Columbia, Coast

93. Which territory shares
a border with another country?

Yukon Territory (borders

94. Which province is known as
the “Land of 100,000 Lakes”?


95. Which provinces are
joined to New Brunswick by land?

Quebec and Nova Scotia

96. To which ocean is
Newfoundland closest?

Atlantic Ocean

97. Which mountain range
forms a border between Alberta and British Columbia?

The Rocky Mountain range

98. Which two provinces are
closest to Prince Edward Island?

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

99. Which province in
Canada is the smallest in land size?

Prince Edward Island

100. Where are the
Parliament buildings located?


101. Which country borders
Canada on the south?

United States of America

102. What are the three
main types of industries in Canada?

resources, manufacturing and services

103. In what sorts of jobs
do most Canadians work?

Over 70% have jobs in the service industries

104. What country is
Canada’s largest trading partner?

United States of America

105. Why are the Great
Lakes important to Canada?

As a source of trading as well as a fresh water
source for people and industries

106. Why is the St.
Lawrence Seaway important to Canada?

Ships from all over the
world reach the Great Lakes from the Atlantic Ocean by way of the St.
Lawrence Seaway. The Seaway makes it possible for ocean-going ships to travel on
the St. Lawrence River and the small rivers between the Great Lakes.

107. Why is the Canadian
Shield important to Canada’s economy?

The rich mineral deposits and the vast forest

108. List four important
minerals found in the Canadian Shield.

silver, nickel, zinc, copper and iron ore

109. Which province is one
of the most productive agricultural regions in the world?


110. Which region is known
as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?

Central Canada

111. Which region of Canada
is known for both its fertile agricultural land and valuable energy resources?

The Prairie Region

112. Which two provinces
produce more than three-quarters of Canadian manufactured goods?

Ontario and Quebec

113. Which province is the
biggest producer of metals in Canada?


114. Which province is
Canada’s main producer of pulp and paper?


115. Which province has the
largest dairy farming industry in Canada?


116. Which province has the
most valuable forest industry in Canada?

British Columbia

117. Which province is
Canada’s major producer of oil and gas?


118. Which province is
Canada’s leading wheat producer?


119. Which province is
Canada’s largest producer of hydroelectricity?


120. Which two fuels
provide about one-half of all the energy used in Canada?

Oil and Natural Gas

121. Which products from
southern Ontario are among Canada’s key exports?

Products from the auto industry

122. Name three minerals
still being mined in the territories today.

Gold, Lead and Zinc

123. Which city provides
important shipping and air links between Canada and other countries across the
Pacific Ocean?


124. What products are
produced in the Niagara Peninsula?

Fruit and Wine

125. More than half of
Canada’s aeronautics and space industries are located in which province?


126. For what is the
Okanagan Valley famous?

Fruit Orchards (but try the Wine)

127. What fish is a
valuable industry on the West Coast?


128. Who is Canada’s Head
of State?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

129. Who is the Queen’s
representative in Canada?

The Governor General

130. What is the name of
the Governor General?

131. What do you call the
Queen’s representative in the provinces and territories?


132. What is Canada’s
system of government called?


133. What are the three
parts of Parliament?

The Queen

The House of Commons

The Senate

134. What are the three
levels of government in Canada?


Provincial (or Territorial)

Municipal (or Local)

135. Explain how the three
levels of government are different.

In general, the
federal government takes major responsibility for matters that affect all of
Canada. These include national defence, foreign policy and

Provincial and
territorial governments look after such matters as education, health

care and highways. They
share responsibilities with the federal government in some

The municipal (or local)
governments of each city or community are responsible for matters such as
policing, firefighting, snow removal and recycling programs.

136. Name two levels of
government and explain how they are different.

Provincial Governments
look after such matters as education, health care and

highways in the province
which effects all the people who live in that Province.

The municipal (or local)
governments of each city or community are responsible for local matters which
effect only the citizens of that area.

137. Name two
responsibilities for each level of government.

government – National defence, foreign policy and citizenship.

government – education, health care and highways.

(or local) government – Policing, firefighting, snow removal,recycling


138. What do you call a law
before it is passed?

A bill

139. How does a bill become
a law?

To become law, a bill
must be approved by majorities in the House of Commons and in the Senate.

140. What is the final step
before a bill becomes a law?

Once a
majority of MPs and senators have approved a bill,the Governor General

final approval and the bill becomes law.

141. What do the initials
MP stand for in Canadian politics?

Member of Parliament

142. How are members of
Parliament chosen?

Canadian citizens go to the polls to elect their
local representative

143. Who do members of
Parliament represent?

An elected MP represents
everyone who lives in his or her electoral district, even the people who did not
vote for the MP

144. What does a member of
Parliament do?

Represents your
ideas when new laws are being proposed;

Asks questions
about the government on your behalf

Helps you if you
need information from the government or if you have any problem

with the

145. What is an “electoral

An electoral
district is a geographical area represented by a member of the House of

146. How many electoral
districts are there in Canada?


147. In what electoral
district do you live?

148. What four requirements
must you meet in order to vote in a federal election?

A Canadian Citizen

At least 18 years old

Be on the National Register of

Have a Notice of Confirmation of Registration

149. What is a Notice of
Confirmation of Registration?

notice tells you when and where to vote

150. What is a polling

Any designated building or area where you may cast
your vote

151. What is a ballot?

A piece of paper which has the names of the
local candidates on it.

152. What is written on an
election ballot?

The ballot lists the
names of the candidates in your electoral district in alphabetical order.

153. What do you mark on a
federal election ballot?

An “X”
in the circle beside the name of your chosen candidate

154. What does voting by
secret ballot mean?

This means that no one
can watch you vote and no one should look at your marked

155. Who has the right to
vote in federal elections?

Any Canadian Citizen over the age of 18

156. Who has the right to
run as a candidate in federal elections?

Any Canadian citizen over the age of

157. Who do Canadians vote
for in a federal election?

people in each electoral district vote for the candidate of their

158. How is the government
formed after an election?

After an election, the
party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The
leader of this party becomes the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister and the
party in power run the government as long as they have the support of the
majority of the Members of Parliament (MPs), in the House of

159. How is the prime
minister chosen?

The Prime Minister is normally the leader of the
party with the majority of votes cast

160. When does an election
have to be held according to the Constitution?

According to Canada’s
Constitution, an election must be held within five years of the last election.

161. What do political
parties do?

A political party is a
group of people who share ideas about how the government should

Members of political
parties help to: decide on the party platform; choose the party leader;
choose the party’s candidates; and campaign for party candidates in


162. What does “party platform”

Members of
political parties hold meetings where they discuss their ideas and

opinions. They
develop plans for what they would do if their candidates were elected to form
the government. The plans they make are called the party platform.

163. Name all the federal
political parties represented in the House of Commons and their leaders.

Party – Stephan Harper

– Bill Graham

Quebecois – Gilles Duceppe

Democratic Party – Jack Layton

164. Which federal
political party is in power?

Conservative Party (see also here)

165. To which party does
your member of Parliament belong?

also here)

166. What does it mean for a
political party to “be in power”?

They have won the most “seats” in an election and
have formed the Goverment. Their brief is to manage the affairs of the country
on a daily basis.

167. What are the parties
that are not in power called?

The Opposition (parties)

168. Which party becomes
the Official Opposition?

The party with the second largest amount of MP’s.

169. What is the role of
the Opposition parties?

The role of the Opposition parties is to oppose or
try to improve government proposals.

170. Which party is the
Official Opposition at the federal level?

also here)

171. What is a political

A citizen who is seeking election to the
parliament based on a set of principles they believe in

172. What do you call a
candidate who does not belong to a political party?


173. What is a Cabinet

The Prime
Minister chooses several MPs to become Cabinet ministers. Cabinet
ministers are responsible for running the federal government
departments. The
Prime Minister and the Cabinet ministers are called the Cabinet, and
they make important decisions about how to run the country. They also propose
most new laws.
Their decisions can be questioned by all MPs in the House of

174. How are senators chosen?

The people who
serve in the Senate are chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the
Governor General

175. How can a party in
power be defeated in Parliament?

At the polls or by being
out-voted in a motion
If a majority of the MPs vote against a major
government decision, the party in power where he is defeated. The Prime Minister
resigns and a new election is usually held

176. What is the name of
the Prime Minister of Canada?

(see also here)

177. What is the name of
your member of Parliament?

Bill Graham
(see also here)

178. How can you contact
your member of Parliament?

Telephone, Mail, E-mail, Constituency Office, Internet.

179. Who do provincial
members of the legislative or national assemblies represent?

voters of the province or riding that they are elected to represent

180. What level of government
passes “by-laws”?


II. Questions about your region

181. When did settlers from
Europe first come to your region?

Late 1600’s

182. Who were the first
settlers in the area where you live?

United Empire Loyalists

183. Why did the early
Europeans come to your region in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s or early

To escape the American Revolution

184. What is the capital
city of the province or territory in which you live?


185. What are the major
industries of your city, province and region today?

Mining – Nickel, gold, silver, platinum,
uranium, zinc and copper

The automobile industry

The Forestry industry


Technology (computer based)

186. What is the most
valuable manufacturing industry in your region today?

The Automobile industry

187. List three minerals
found in your region.

Gold, zinc, nickel, copper

188. List three natural
resources important to your region’s economy today.



Mineral deposits

189. List the activities
that are important to the tourism industry in your region.

Winter sports

Water sports

Cultural activities

Business activities

190. What has always been
important to the economy in your region?

An abundance of water

191. Who is your city
councillor, alderperson, reeve or regional councillor?

City Councillor (see here)

192. What is the name of
your mayor?

also here)

193. What is the name of
your provincial representative (member of the Legislative Assembly, member of
the provincial Parliament, member of the National Assembly or member of the
House of Assembly)?

194. What is the name of
the premier of your province?

also here)

195. Which political party
is in power in your province or territory?

also here)

196. What is the name of
the leader of the Opposition in your province?

also here)

197. What is the name of
your lieutenant-governor or commissioner?

also here)

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    Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada
    Jacqueline Bart, Toronto based Certified Canada Immigration Lawyer

    “… She obtained her undergraduate and law degrees in Canada and her Juris Doctor in the United States. She has worked at Barristers Chambers in London, England and at the U.K. High Court of Justice. As well, Ms. Bart interned and worked at the United Nations in the area of International Human Rights and Immigration Law.
    Ms. Bart possesses over twenty (20) years of practice exclusively as a Canadian Immigration Specialist and Toronto Immigration lawyer.”

    “Ms. Bart is the author of three citizenship & immigration law books used by lawyers in Canada. She is the Editor-in-Chief and an author of The Canadian/U.S. Relocation Manual: Immigration, Employment, Customs and Taxation Law (ISBN: 0-459-55538-3), which is a regularly updated relocation treatise involving both Canadian and U.S. law.

    She has also written two Canadian Immigration Practice Guides, entitled “Work Permits and Visas” (ISBN: 0-459-56038-7), “Permanent Residence” (ISBN: 0-459-25462-6). Carswell, the legal division of Thompson International, and Canada’s leading legal publisher, is the publisher of the above noted legal texts.”
    [quoted fr. web site 2013.03.29 & 2007 ]

    BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers and Solicitors

    8 Wellington Street East,

    Suite #200,
    Toronto, ON M5E, Canada

    Phone: 416.601.1346
    Email: go to

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    · practice includes refugee protection cases

    · has represented clients before the: Canada Border Services Agency | all Immigration Tribunals | Federal Court | Supreme Court of Canada.

    The Bellissimo Law Group PC: “BLGPC’s founder and principal lawyer, Mario D. Bellissimo, has achieved the highest possible designation as a Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and Refugee Protection. He is a published author, he teaches immigration law to members of the public and immigration professionals alike, and he is a frequent commentator on television and radio.” (quote from 2017.09.23)

    See also

    Mario D. Bellissimo

    1402 Eglinton Ave West – Suite 2202
    P.O. Box 2023
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4R 1K8
    Tel: 416.787.6505


    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    Dubai UAE Office

    Carter Hoppe Legal Consultants
    see Web site:

    Canada Toronto Office

    Hoppe & Associates
    469 Lawrence Ave. W.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5M 1C6
    Tel: 1-416-961-8881

    every aspect of immigration & citizenship law [quote 2010.11]

    Web site:

  • Marshall E. DRUKARSH

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    Mr. Drukarsh was a founding member of the Law Society of Upper Canada Specialist Certification Committee for Immigration. …. He was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Refugee and Immigration to the Ontario Legal Aid Corporation and he represented the Ontario Bar Association during the formation of that organization, appearing at legislative hearings. Mr. Drukarsh serves on the Immigration and Refugee Board’s National Consultative Committee on Practices and Procedures, the Ontario regional CCPP of the Immigration Appeal Division, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (Ontario Region); … He was a member of the founding committee and a lecturer at the Seneca College Immigration Practitioner’s Certification Course. …
    ” [quote fr. website 2008.02.23 update 2010.11.08]

    Marshall E. Drukarsh, B.A. LL.B.

    Barrister & Solicitor

    5140 Yonge Street, Suite 1510

    Toronto, Canada M2N 6L7

    Telephone: 416-365-5950


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CLICK TO Jeremiah Eastman, lawyer for Canada Immigration and applications appeals Law  	 litigation lawyer for Canada Immigration Cases inlcuding  experience with tribunals, Department of Justice,  Federal and Supreme Court  immigration review/appeals


Canada Immigration Applications (e.g. spousal sponsorship), Advocacy, Appeals & Litigation Lawyer

He joined a mid-size law firm in the GTA with 11 years experience as litigation counsel for the Department of Justice Canada, Immigration Law Section in Toronto where his client was the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In 2008 he opened his own law corporation in Brampton.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 – he has appeared before all levels of Federal & Ontario courts, as well as various tribunals of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

His practice covers:

  • Spousal Sponsorship
  • Work Permits Permanent Resident Applications
  • Judicial Reviews / Tribunal-Court Appeals
  • Visitor Visas
  • Study Permits
  • Temporary Residence Permits
  • Skilled worker Applications
  • Business Class Visa Applications
  • Investor Applications
  • Family Sponsorship

Eastman Law Office
Professional Corporation
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 215
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 5A5, Canada
Tel: 905-451-1550
Fax: 905-451-1104



Nancy Elliot, Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law (Ontario)  Toronto & Mary Keyork, Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law,  Montreal  practice in association as Canada Immigration Lawyers  with offices in Toronto and Montreal, HQ 5000 Yonge St. Toronto

Nancy Elliott, B.A., LL.B
Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law (Ontario) – studied Chinese in Toronto, Beijing & Taiwan. .. “She studied Mandarin at the Beijing Foreign Languages Normal College in 1986 and at the Taiwan National University in 1987. She was provided a grant to research Chinese law in Beijing, Chongqing and Kunming.”

Fluent in English, Mandarin, Spanish and French, she has handled hundreds of applications for permanent residence in all categories and has successfully represented clients at every type of immigration hearing, including admissibility hearings, appeals at the Immigration Appeal Division and at numerous applications to the Federal Court of Canada.

Nancy Elliott writes a weekly column on immigration law in the Chinese daily newspaper “Ming Pao Daily News” 明報加東版(多倫多), where she answers all types of questions relating to applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, processing issues and immigration policies. [see more at]

Mary Keyork, LL.B., LL.M.

Mary Keyork is a Canadian lawyer who specializes in Canadian immigration law and founded Keyork Immigration Law in 2011.

After obtaining a Civil Law Degree from the University of Montreal in 2005 as well as a Master’s Degree in Transnational Law and Common Law from the University of Sherbrooke in 2006, Mary was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 and has been practicing and specializing in Canadian immigration law ever since. Mary has handled all types of Canadian immigration matters and visas, with a focus on contesting negative and complex decisions at all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) as well as at the Federal Court of Canada.

Mary also has a unique expertise in submitting spousal sponsorships, ensuring a fast and smooth reunification of couples in Canada as well as specializing in stopping deportation from Canada.

Mary is currently a member of the Law Society of Ontario who has recognized her as a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law.

Mary has been asked to speak and comment on immigration issues in Canada by the Montreal Gazette, the Law Times and Metro Toronto News. Mary is fluent in English, French and Armenian and has conversational abilities in Spanish.

[ see more info at>]

Canadian Immigration Alliance – Head Office
5000 Yonge Street,

Suite 1901
Toronto, Ontario, M2N 7E9
Tel: 416-907-8222
Toll Free: 1-855-231-1311


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Matthew-Jeffery, Toronto Canada Immigration Lawyer

Barrister & Solicitor
Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

Office includes Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff with considerable experience serving the Chinese community in Toronto GTA region.

Matthew Jeffery
59 Berkeley Street,

Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2W5

Phone: 416-944-3267


“Ontario Regional Office (Toronto)
The Ontario Regional Office (ORO) of the Department of Justice represents the federal government in a wide variety of matters affecting departments and agencies of the Government of Canada that operate within the Province of Ontario.

Litigation is the primary but not exclusive function of the ORO. Approximately 5% of our lawyers are solicitors who work in the Business, Aboriginal and Regulatory sections of the office. The majority of our 348 lawyers practice law in the courtrooms or tribunals of Ontario in matters ranging from criminal prosecutions for importing narcotics to multi million-dollar civil actions in negligence, from important public issues involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to tax appeals involving the major corporations of this province. The work is of top quality and is often high profile. Our opponents are generally the major law firms of this city. The active inventory of more than twenty thousand cases in this office means that lawyers are given a great degree of independence and responsibility early in their careers.” [quote 2009.06.01 from…ontario]

“Immigration Section [Ontario Regional Office (ORO) of the Dept. of Justice Canada]

The lawyers in this section handle immigration-related litigation on behalf of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. This responsibility includes responding to applications filed in the Federal Court of Canada by refugee claimants and permanent residents seeking judicial review of decisions taken by the Immigration Refugee Board and by immigration officers; appearing before administrative tribunals to address constitutional issues; and opposing interlocutory injunctions in which the applicant is seeking a stay of a deportation order. The litigation also includes appeals in the Federal Court of Appeal as well as in the Ontario Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

The lawyers in this section play a key role in the development of Immigration Law in Canada. The following Supreme Court of Canada cases (among others) emanated from this section: Singh (1985), Chiarelli (1991), Ward (1993), Dehghani (1995), Pushpanathan (1998), Baker (1999) and Suresh (2001 – decision pending). …”[quote 2009.06.01 from…ontario]

see also Department of Justice Canada Immigration Section

see also THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT – Dept. of Justice Canada / Ministière de la Justice Canada – web info

  • Douglas LEHRER

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist


    45 St. Nicholas Street

    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1W6


    Tel: 416.963.8405

    Web site:

    Other info: “Fluent in Spanish, his practice serves the Hispanic community, but
    also a diverse range of clients from many cultures and every continent of the world.” [fr. website 040509]

  • Guidy MAMANN

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist


    303 – 74 Victoria St.

    Toronto, Ontario M5C 2A5


    Tel: 416.862.0000


    emphasis on applications for permanent residence for
    independent workers & business immigrants, detention reviews,
    long-term illegal residents, humanitarian/refugee cases, NAFTA
    employment & Judicial Review in the Federal Court of Canada

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    Immigration Lawyer
    Photo of Peter Rekai, well known Canada Immigration and business lawyer in TorontoCertified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    “Over the past twenty years Peter has represented major employers, expanding new businesses and skilled individuals in dealing with Canadian immigration issues. He has a particular expertise in assisting trade and industry associations address comprehensive foreign worker strategies with the federal government.

    Peter is a frequent lecturer at Immigration practice and international policy conferences and a regular op-ed contributor to major newspapers in Canada and the United States. He recently authored [2009] a study on Canadian and US immigration issues for the noted Canadian policy think-tank the CD HOWE Institute [] as part of its series on North American Relations (The Border Papers).
    . He can be reached at or by calling the firm at 416.960.8876.

    [quote 090601 website]


    Canadian & U.S. Immigration Lawyers
    1605- 33 Bloor Street East
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4W 3H1
    Telephone: 416.960. 8876


    update 2008.02.23


    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    Cecil L. Rotenberg

    Cecil Rotenberg, QC Obituary in The Star: /2017/02/01/immigration-lawyer-cecil-rotenberg-remembered-as-fighter-for-the-underdog.html
    d.o.d Nov. 2016

    Obituary in The Globe and Mail: servlet/story/ Deaths.20161121.93381979/ BDAStory /BDA/deaths

    His Practice included:

    “Representation in all courts in Canada. Opinions on medical inadmissibility, criminal
    inadmissibility, &amp general law as it relates to immigration admission.
    Represent clients directly in Asia, Middle East, near East, Eastern Europe, Toronto &


    (update 2017.09.26 )

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    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    2000 – 393 University Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5G 1E6

    Telephone: 416 967 5407


    [Mr. Segal is ] ….”Founder and 1st Chair of the Immigration Section of the CBA (Canadian Bar Association) and member of the Executive of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration lawyers Association in the U.S. Extensive 22 year practice in immigration law & employed prior to that time by the Canadian Immigration Dept. Author of Immigrating to Canada 10th ed.

    (listing updates 2017.09.23, 2015.06.26, 2010.11.08, 2005.12.07)


    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    30 St. Clair Ave. West

    10th Floor

    Toronto, Ontario M4V 3A1


    Tel: 416.967.7878


    Robin Seligman was … “called to the Bar in 1985 and practices exclusively in the area of Immigration law. Past Chair of the OBA Citizenship and Immigration Section and present Vice Chair of the National Section of the CBA Citizenship and Immigration Section. Focus on skilled workers and business immigrants, family class-overseas and inland, humanitarian cases, long term illegals, work permits, Immigration Appeal Division and Federal Court.”
    [2009.05.31 L.S.U.C., 2010.11.08]


    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    Guberman Garson

    130 Adelaide St. West

    Suite 1920

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2


    Tel: 416.363.1234


    More info: “. He was the Chair of the Canada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Garson is a frequent speaker on immigration topics, both in Canada and the United States. ”
    [quote fr. website 040509}
  • Mendel Green Q.C.

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    Green and Spiegel

    2800 – 390 Bay St.

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2


    Tel: 416.862.7880


    “Practice consists of immigration and litigation with a huge volume of independent, investor and entrepreneurial immigration cases; numerous immigration enquiries
    & high volume of other aspects of immigration & citizenship matters. “
  • Stephen Green

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    Green and Spiegel

    2800 – 390 Bay St.

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2


    Tel: 416.862.7880


    Canadian Immigration & Us Immigration “Practice involves the assistance of individuals under the Independent Selection Criteria, Investor & Entrepreneurial Categories. I also assist individual companies in the transfer of employees into Canada and
    handle citizenship matters both before the citizenship judge and the Federal Court.” [quote from Law Society of Upper Canada
    specialist listing 040305]

  • Howard D. Greenberg

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist


    3000 – 401 Bay ST.

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4


    Tel: 416.943.0288


    “Specialization in the areas of business & professional immigration, executive transfers to Canada & the United States and related human resource issues.”
  • Joel Guberman

    Immigration Lawyer

    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist


    130 Adelaide St. West

    Suite 1920

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 3P5


    Tel: 416.363.1234


    More info: “While free trade is opening borders, the exchange of goods,
    services, technology and personnel is by no means free. Companies and individuals
    must meet stringent government immigration rules before passage is granted.
    At Guberman, Garson, we understand this paradox. As a firm practicing exclusively
    in the field of immigration law, we assist corporations and individuals to
    meet the requirements and to gain the advantages of international
    immigration to Canada and the United States.”

Multilingual Community Interpreter Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

“… (Ontario)(MCIS) is a registered non-profit agency that has been providing
interpretation services to non-English/French speaking individuals since 1989.
MCIS receives funding from the Provincial Government to provide free interpretation
services to Non English/French Speakers who are victims of Domestic Violence

when accessing community services in the City of Scarborough, the Regions of Durham and York, Toronto Police Service, and all agencies
affiliated with the Domestic Violence Courts in Scarborough, Durham, and York Regions.

[emphasis added to quote fr.… 05.31.2009]

City of Toronto – Municipal Government | Departments | Programs | Services | Bylaws

“The City’s Mayor and 44 city councilors, representing the city’s 44 municipal wards, make up Toronto’s City Council.
The council is the main governing and legislative body for the city”

This portal contains information about: “Toronto City Council, local government, municipal government, Greater Toronto Services Board, GTA, Ontario municipalities, Canada, legislative documents, standing committee, city structure, city services, council chamber, city hall, council meetings, community council, agendas, minutes,
reports, bylaws, departments, task force(s) , city agency information, board(s), commission(s),
city committee(s) work, wards, ABC, special purpose body, news releases, publications, forms, and documents,

The above information taken from the website at

Ontario Public Legal Information from Legal Line®

“Legal Line® provides free legal information through telephone and
Internet systems. All Ontario residents now have direct access to the
laws under which they are governed.”

Legal Information Ontario (L.I.O.) is a non-profit organization whose mission is:
to provide Ontario residents with easy to understand legal information through Legal Line®,
a 24 hour touch tone telephone service and through Legal Line On Line® a comprehensive Internet website; and
to provide Ontario residents with sufficient legal information to know when the assistance
of a lawyer is advisable, and to direct them to the Ontario Bar and other appropriate resources for further assistance.
Through these services, Ontario residents will have access to the laws under which
they are governed, helping them to make informed decisions.

Features of the Legal Line Services

  • 870 Topics / 28 Areas of Law
    870 legal issues are covered in a simple question/answer and problem/solution format.
    Both the telephone system and the website allow users to quickly find the
    information sought.
    Every major area of law is covered in detail.

  • Instant Access to All Topics – The AudioText system
    allows callers instant access to all topics and sub-topics during the same call.

Legal Line Website Features

  • Legal Line On Line:
  • This site is based on a text format of the same information available on the
    Legal Line telephone system. …. This site also includes a comprehensive list of resources,
    links to relevant government and agency sites, a keyword search feature for
    legal topics, and 2 database directories: one of lawyers and one of
    other professionals. The directories can be searched using any
    combination of the following criteria: name of firm (organization),
    name of individual, geographic region, area of practice or type of business


Legal Information Ontario

45 St. Clair Avenue East

Suite 901

Toronto, ON M4V 1K9

Phone: (416) 929-6011


above info quotes from website

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Foreign Consulate / Embassy Offices in Toronto

  • Counsulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto
    home page in Chinese

    s/a English Version of China counsul web site at

    Location: 240 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2P4

    [just 1 block east of Spadina Ave. 1 block north of Bloor St. W.]
  • U.S. Consulate General Toronto
    “The Consulate offers a variety of services for U.S. citizens and processes nonimmigrant and treaty trader/investor visa applications.
    ” 05.02.07

    Location: 360 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4 Tel: (1·416) 595 1700

  • Consulado General de México en Toronto
    home page in Spanish

    s/a English Version

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  • Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia – Toronto – Canada

    location: 129 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H6
    Tel: 416 360 4020
  • The Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

    Location: Suite 3300, TD North Tower
    77 King Street West
    PO Box 10, TD Centre
    Toronto, ON M5K 1A1
    Tel: 416-363-7038

  • Consulado-Geral do Brasil em Toronto / Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto

    Location: 77 bloor St. West, Suite 1109 ,
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1M2 Tel: (416) 922·2503

    see also BRASIL Government’s
    Ministério das Relações Exteriores [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] English language area.

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Reference Information in Chinese

The following Chinese Text is an introduction to Canada Immigration and Business Services provided by
Toronto Immigration Lawyer Lloyd Amert’s web site

Go to his web site area for more specific information about his Asia Pacific practice.

雷藝文大律師1972年獲商科學士學位後,於1975年獲取McGill大學的法學學士學位。 1977 年雷大律師考取律師執照并于於2000年加盟 BASMAN SMITH 律师行,成为该律师行的合伙人。


雷大律師活躍於亞太區從事移民事務。與香港及臺灣之律師行及特許移 民代表均有密切聯系。雷大律師同時擔任密西沙加華商會 (Mississauga Chinese Business Association) 之法律顧問。雷大律師豐富的商業經驗使得他能夠更好地為個人和企業業主提供各類移民事宜服務。


  • 商業類別移民, 商業及省提名移民
  • 專業技術人士和技術工人移民
  • NAFTA類別跨國公司人員內部工作調動和符合條件的外籍工人工作調動

  • NAFTA 臨時商務簽證和跨國公司內部人員培訓

  • 為外籍工人申請人力資源部認定的勞工市場影響評估(LMIA)

  • More information in English at

GTA Greater Toronto, Canada Immigration Lawyer, Lloyd Ament Go to web site of Lloyd Ament, Toronto Canada Immigration Lawyer for more specific information about his Asia Pacific practice.

Lloyd W. Ament, Barrister & Solicitor

95 Barber Greene Road,

Suite 100

Toronto, Ontario M3C 3E9
Tel: 416-449-140

phone: 416.860.1946

phone: 416.860.1946
E-mail: go to

Matthew Jeffery, lawyer and certified Canada Immigration Specialist lawyer in Ontario - downtown office -staff fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese

Barrister & Solicitor
Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

Office includes Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff with considerable experience serving the Chinese community in Toronto

Matthew Jeffery
59 Berkeley Street,

Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2W5

Phone: 416-944-3267



帮您解决各类移民及难民法律事务, 特别精通各类复杂移民申请,联邦法


  • 配偶担保申请,担保人涉嫌虚假婚姻被调查;
  • 未申报子女申请移民,人道移民,担保父母;
  • 申请因各类健康或刑事问题受阻;
  • 被拒申请上诉及出庭,联邦法庭司法覆核;
  • 加拿大技术移民快速通道 (Express Entry)
  • 人力资源部认证 (LMIA),工作签证申请及延期;
  • 各省提名移民,投资移民;
  • 涉嫌刑事案件面临遣返,海关移民局聆讯;
  • 延期枫叶卡,申请问卷调查,公民入籍申请及上诉;
  • 难民申请及被拒上诉出庭,风险评估;
  • 各类签证申请及延期,各类移民及难民申请。

Matthew Jeffery, lawyer and certified Canada Immigration Specialist lawyer in Ontario - downtown office -staff fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese

马修杰弗瑞律师事务所 (The Law Office of Matthew Jeffery Professional
Corporation, Barrister and Solicitor) 是位于多伦多的移民及难民律师事务所。我们






马修杰弗瑞 (Matthew Jeffery) 大律师由加国政府授权代理所有的移民及难民法律


是需要多年的处理各类移民案件的经验, 足够的专业移民知识, 并通过严格的考核

获取。加拿大仅有53位律师获此殊荣。律师事务所联系电话: (416) 944-3267。


Crystal Xu 徐小姐是加拿大移民法律顾问协会(ICCRC)注册会员(RCIC),她擅



Come to our website for more information (in English)

VANCOUVER BC – Fluent Mandarin & Cantonese Chinese Speaking Immigration Lawyers

加拿大移民律師 / 加拿大移民律师

Robert Leong, LLB servces Vancouver and Singapore based clients, in China's Mandarin and Taiwan dialect and Cantonese, as well as English- in this photo he is in his court robes preparing for a Immigration Appeal at Federal Court level - click for more info on Robert

Robert Yung Chang Leong, LLB
Canada Immigration Lawyer

Experienced in work with individuals, families and other classification immigration clients for:

  • Canada Immigration Applications and Permits
  • Tribunal reviews of Application Refusal(s)
  • Appeals to Federal Court

Robert speaks / writes fluent English & P.R.C. Chinese Mandarin & Chinese Cantonese Dialects

英 语 · 中 文 · 普 通 话 · 廣 東 話

Robert  Yung Chang Leong, Singapore and  Vancouver BC practising lawyer

Robert Yung Chang Leong, LLB
Canada Immigration Lawyer

Trained initially in the U.K., called to the bar in Singapore where he practised for 15 years and called to the Bar in BC, Vancouver. he practices as part of the
Lowe and Company Business Immigration Law Firm.

Lowe and Company
#900 – 777 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC

phone: (604) 875-9338 fax: (604) 875-1325



His profile including his Singapore work can also seen at . singapore

Canadian Lawyers – Exemplars of Practice Profiles

Jeffery S. Lowe, Canada Immigration & Business Lawyer, Vancouver BC

photo Jeffrey Lowe in office overlooking False Creek in Vancouver

Jeffery S. Lowe heads the Business Immigrant Team and the Global HR Team of Lowe & Company. This firm has helped individuals and businesses in over 65
countries immigrate, do business and handle their intracompany transfer needs
e.g. through NAFTA work permits and visas to Canada.

Jeffrey is the Team Leader for Lowe & Company’s Business Immigrant Team, which has brought many Business Immigrants to Canada from Asia, North America, and the Middle East. He also heads up Lowe & Company’s Global HR Team , which assists Canadian and Multinational companies to bring in foreign workers and executive transferees to Canada.

Professional Courses and Papers

Jeffrey has taught courses on Canada’s Immigration Law to lawyers, Canada immigration officials, and Immigration consultants, both in Canada and abroad, since 1990. These have included:

  • Overview of Canadian Investor Immigrant Program: Washington State Bar Association:
  • Canada Business Immigration Law: B.C. Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1994
  • Canada Business Immigration from the People’s Republic of China: BC Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1994
  • Canada Business Immigration for non-Immigration Lawyers: BC Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1998
  • Canada Investor Immigration Update: Immigration Lawyers Subsection, Canadian Bar Association, 1998
  • Proposed Immigration Regulations Change Provisions For Foreign Religious and
    Charitable Workers: Canadian Council of Christian Charities, April 2002

Visit for a wealth of information about Canada’s
Citizenship and Immigration programs in English and in Chinese 中 文

2 lawyers and 3 certified immigration consultants with Lowe & Company in Vancouver, BC - CLICK TO

Jeffery and his team of lawyers and Certified Canada Immigration Consultants-Representatives and relocation specialists are fluent in: English, 中 文 Mandarin Chinese,
Cantonese Chinese, and Teo Chiu Chinese and Japanese

Jeffrey S. Lowe
barrister & solicitor, B.Comm., LLB

Lowe and Company

#900 – 777 West Broadway,

Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J7


phone: 604-875-9338 fax: 604-875-1325



Sarah N. Goodman, Bachelors of Business Administration (hons), JD (Osgoode hall), moved from Toronto to Victoria in 2014, and  continues to build her Canada Immigration  services and Employment Law practice there

Sarah N. Goodman,
BBA (Hons.), JD
Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor;
York University, Schulich School of Business, Bachelor Business Admin. (Hons)

2015 update: She has moved her practice as an Canada immigration / workplace lawyer from Toronto, to Victoria, BC

· Read her 2015 article Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers on … Canada-foreign-workers-options

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Mary Keyork, LL.B., LL.M.,

Barrister, Solicitor & Certified Specialist in Immigration Law

Mary is fluent in English, French and Armenian and has conversational abilities in Spanish.

Services offered include:

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Mary Keyork is a Canadian lawyer who specializes in Canadian immigration
law and founded Keyork Immigration Law in 2011.

After obtaining a Civil Law
Degree from the University of Montreal in 2005 as well as a Master’s Degree
in Transnational Law and Common Law from the University of Sherbrooke in
2006, Mary was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 and has been practicing
and specializing in Canadian immigration law ever since.

Mary has handled
all types of Canadian immigration matters and visas, with a focus on
contesting negative and complex decisions at all three divisions of the
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) as well as at the Federal
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Mary also has a unique expertise in submitting spousal
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as well as specializing in stopping deportation from Canada.

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comment on immigration issues in Canada by the Montreal Gazette, the Law
Times and Metro Toronto News. Mary is fluent in English, French and
Armenian and has conversational abilities in Spanish

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5000 Yonge Street, Suite 1901
Toronto, ON, Canada M2N 7E9
Telephone 416-479-3632
Toll-free 1-855-281-5500
Fax 1-800-450-8641
Skype marykeyorklawoffice

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Montreal, QC,
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Montreal phone: 514-664-1227
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You asked for a Canadian resume entry. Well, it is.

A complete basis or resume. That is called CV in some country.

Usually, we have max 30 seconds to convince readers of our resume. During this time, the decision is made: leave it in the trash. A good resume is a basis. It has to be concrete, legible, modest, without lies. Yes, it has to be our advertisement as a potential employee, but it’s a bit more extensive business card. Strongly professional.

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We will leave a story about ourselves for an interview, soft skills will be useful. In resume, we are interested in (their) hard facts!

Such types of resume stand out:

Chronological: that is, you do what you have been doing since the beginning of time and the history of your work is solid and rich. You like and want to do it further.

Functional: that is, you worked a bit here, a little there, and there was still a year of a break for a trip around India. The continuity of work is disturbed, but you have a lot of other experiences that you will not miss praising. You like to do something and you want to show this employer.

Mixed: in my opinion, the best type, because you draw what you need from both of the above patterns and prepare for a specific position. The most labor-intensive, but also showing that you care. Because you care, right?

One of the first advice I heard here on the subject of looking for a job?

Michal? Michal?! It is not easy to pronounce, change yourself!

Oh yes. Sad truth. No photos are added to the Canadian resume, no information is included that can identify you as a man of a specific breed, mother, old man, etc. Well, but we usually leave the name in papers.

It turns out, however, that our own name, given to us proudly by parents, so this name may interfere with work in America found. And unfortunately, although no one will admit (threatens to be sued), our name often determines whether the Canadian (US) employer will call.

Research shows that the problem also occurs in companies that boast of diversity among employees (diversity). Even they are not free from racial prejudice, and people with foreign-sounding names/surnames are invited to talk 2 – 2.5 times less often than those with a homely name.

The problem concerns especially Asians, hence many of them change their names to more locally sounding ones.

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How to Looking for Job in Canada

The most important thing when you Looking for Job in Canada is to find the NOC (National Occupational Classification) number of our profession and learn from it whether our profession is regulated or unregulated. You need to pay attention to the province, because in one province a given profession can be regulated, and in the other, it is not. If it is regulated, a Canadian certificate/diploma is required for the profession.

On the jobbank page, we find job offers, but more importantly, we’ll also find out what jobs in the province are more popular. Whether a given occupation will be needed in the future, or if the demand for it will disappear. What is the minimum, average and maximum wages in a given profession and in a given province, and whether a given profession is regulated and what qualifications we need to perform a given profession.

Other pages worth looking for are:

• Kijiji

• Indeed

• Workopolis

Another important thing is the resume because this is how CV is called in Canada. Resume cannot contain:

( next post will be how Resume in Canada should exactly look like, so don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter)

• there can not be a date of birth

• there cannot be marital status and the number of children

• there can be no information about your confession

A very important topic is SOFT SKILLS, which are not important in other countries and through which we have problems getting a job in CA. We can have more experience and more skills than a person who has good soft skills and she will get a job, not us.

• We prepare Resume for a given employer. If we are applying for a lower position than our education, in the resume you can remove education and experience that does not fit the job. If we do not do this, we will be overeducated and our resume will land in the trash.

• Interview. The initial interview is very often done during a telephone conversation and it depends on it whether we will be “physically” invited to a job interview.

• ASAP – if this abbreviation is found in the job advertisement, it means that the employer is looking for someone “for yesterday”.

When such an abbreviation is not present, very often from submitting a resume to a telephone from a potential employer it can take 1-3 months, and employment after an interview usually in the region of 1-6 weeks.

Take the above information into account, making plans for the future, because it is very important when we come to the annual WP (which can not be extended), and for example, provincial program (PNP), for which we try to meet the requirement of 6-12 months of work in CA (eg MB has 6 months and ON has 12 months).
One could help “whitening” reality and start looking for a job while still in own country. Help us in this:

• Canadian address. Find through the internet motel/ hotel/guest house, where you can potentially stay for the first few days before you rent a room or flat and enter the address in the resume.

• Canadian telephone number. Here, we can help companies that provide VoIP services and which at the same time provide the opportunity to purchase the number. Canadian, e.g. Spikko

Thanks to this “whitening” of reality, we can look for work in the CA pretending that we are in CA. It is necessary to count on the fact that if we are invited to an interview, we do not have too much time to pack and go, airline tickets for this period can be even twice as expensive, and at normal prices are not the cheapest …

It should be remembered, especially for people with IT, that it is not Europe and work does not get from day to day (of course it happens, but usually it takes about 1-3 months). It is necessary to get to know as many people as possible, to talk as much as possible and to each newly met person that they are looking for a job. It should also be noted that in some cities, it is harder for a woman to find a full-time job, and in others quite the opposite.

Bearing in mind all of this above, it is necessary to prepare properly before the trip, so that we have fewer surprises, and it’s worth thinking about a permanent stay before you go and decide where you want to go.
You should also prepare your emergency plans, including returning to your country.

And do not burn bridges behind you. Because finding a job is not the easiest one, it would be good to have funds with you for a minimum of 6 months of life. In some cities, we will not have to worry about the car because public transport works very well. In others (such as Winnipeg) it may even be a condition of getting a job, because the nearest bus stop from the workplace will be 30 minutes on foot in summer (I pointed out that in the summer because in winter at -30 and in a large number of layers of clothes on and in the snow we will not be going so fast).


Looking for Job in Canada

Canada is looking for hands to work.

Canada is looking for hands to work.

In 2018, Canada intends to issue residence visas of 310,000 new residents, in 2019 – the limit will be increased to 330 thousand, and then in 2020 – to 340 thousand, which equals 1 percent. the population of the country. Advisors of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed limits even higher than acceptable, reaching 450,000. people in 2021

Canada is looking for hands to work and The government in Ottawa has so far set one-year plans for immigration, for years it has been about 250,000. people a year. However, now, as was emphasized in the communication, after consultation with the provincial governments and business communities, it was decided to prepare a multi-annual plan to make it easier for institutions serving immigrants to prepare measures and a plan of action.

The government does not hide that the basis for the decision on increased immigration limits is primarily the economic and demographic situation. At a press conference on Wednesday in Toronto, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen spoke about an aging society. “Five million Canadians will retire by 2035 and we have fewer people in the labor market to support seniors and retirees,” said Hussen. The government assumes that immigrants will contribute to the economic development of the country. From the three-year limit of one million new immigrants, about 565 thousand. will come as part of programs for qualified employees from various industries. Approx. 265,000 people will also come as part of the family reunion, over 137 thousand. visas will be granted to refugees.

Hussen reminded that while in 1971 there were statistically 6.6 people per one retiree in the labor market, in 2012 this proportion was 1 to 4.2, and according to forecasts in 2036, it will be 1 to 2 Then, according to estimates 100 percent. Canadian population growth will come from immigration, today it is 75%.

According to statistics office Statistics Canada from last year’s census, over 7.5 million people, or 21.9 percent. residents of the country are people who were born outside of Canada. This is the highest percentage since 1921 when the census showed 22.3 percent. immigrants.

However, as Hussen said, the immigrant’s arrival in Canada is only “half the work”. “We need to be sure that people receive the tools needed to succeed when they come here” – noted the minister.

As one of the most important research centers, the Conference Board of Canada, notes, the average income of a Canadian-born Canadian is about 50,000. Canadian dollars per year, for a Canadian – an immigrant is 43 thousand. Canadian dollars a year. Income of immigrant workers decreased after 1991 when the countries of origin of immigrants changed. Since the early 1990s, more and more new Canadians have come from Asia and Africa, and “Canadian employers and labor market organizations have a problem with assessing foreign education and work experience.”

The Conference Board of Canada adds that for the successful integration of newcomers it is necessary to maintain a high standard of living of the “local population”. On the other hand, “Canada needs to identify how to improve the economic integration of newcomers”, e.g. by introducing programs supporting housing construction.

The Policy Options Institute, which was debating important social topics, indicated that Canada has so far managed to avoid the negative effects of immigration, such as declining social trust resulting from lack of communication. However, as was pointed out, immigration is not a solution to demographic problems such as the aging of society.

The opposition also draws attention to the necessity of integration. Michelle Rempel, who in the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) deals with immigration, said that the immigration system should deal with, among others, help in achieving sufficient knowledge of the language.

Immigrants have access to free English and French lessons, but every Canadian has a history of inability to communicate with a telecommunications technician (who often comes from Asia), a builder (often Poles), or language problems in dealing with the bank’s hotline.

Problems with a good command of the official languages of Canada are becoming a problem for some industries. Jeff, a copywriter working at one of the Toronto advertising agencies, explained to PAP why Canadian ads are not very witty: “the recipient often does not know enough English, so that the advertisement goes to him, I can not use the sophisticated language”.

Whether someone qualifies for one of several dozen immigration programs can be checked initially on the pages of the Canadian Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship.

Canada is looking for hands to work.

Canada – Interview with an Immigration Officer

Canada – Interview with an Immigration Officer

What to do when we receive a call for Canada – Interview with an Immigration Officer or security services without having a valid visa?

An official letter may be sent to immigrants in various situations, e.g. someone has been reported by someone who is in Canada without a documented status. Someone received a court order in Canada and the Immigration Police received information about the verdict and the lack of legal status in Canada. An immigrant reported a request for political asylum in Canada and received a negative decision. Someone had an order to appear at the airport, getting a tourist visa after the stay in Canada, and he did not show up.

These are just a few examples of why the office calls for an interview. Of course, you need to read the letter carefully, in which the reasons for summoning the office can be given.

The summons cannot be underestimated, because the lack of response from the called person may end, and often this is the case, the arrest warrant. On the other hand, the appearance of the summons shows that the called person cooperates with the immigration authorities and this is beneficial.

At the meeting, if someone voluntarily puts in, an arrest warrant is not being executed, immigrants are not stopped. Of course, there may be different situations, so before meeting with an official it is worth to consult what may happen in a given situation and also what the reason for the call is. If someone has a complex immigration case, for example, humanitarian, you can negotiate with the office, for example, to dismiss the deportation procedure until you receive a residence permit. If it is positive, deportation will not be obvious.

It should also be remembered that you can appeal against decisions and deportation orders. The immigration office does not deport anyone right away. I know that this is how people without an important status imagine it, but before the office can execute deportation, you can, for example, apply the Pre Removal Risk Assessment. It takes several months to process your application and you can still apply to work in Canada.

Thus, there are various legal options to stop the deportation process, or even to dismiss such a process in time.

Hiding and not calling for an official call is not always the best solution. As I wrote, of course, there are different situations, but most calls, even to the CBSA immigration police office, are not equivalent to deportation or arrest of an undocumented person.


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Canadian Visa For Permanent Residence

Canadian Visa For Permanent Residence


Canada is one of the nicest countries to live in, the government takes care of its citizens and it is actually felt in everyday life. Emigration to Canada is a time-consuming and difficult task, but this possibility does exist. Before you decide to emigrate, you have to consider many aspects, first of all, which emigration programs you choose. Depending on your options, you should choose a route that will give you the best chance of staying permanently in Canada.

Programs under which you can get Canadian Visa For Permanent Residence:

Skilled workers and professionals

It’s the most-chosen program to settle in Canada in all states and provinces except Quebec. Candidates can get a visa based on their professional skills, but they must meet certain criteria, which will be considered in three steps:

1. In order for your app to be considered positively, you must meet one of the following three conditions:

– Receive a permanent job offer in Canada, or
– You are legally resident in Canada as a temporary employee or student for a year, or
– You are a qualified employee with at least one year of experience in the job desired by the Canadian government

2. If you meet one of the above conditions, you must also meet all of the following criteria:

– Work continuously for a minimum of one year, full time or part time for an equivalent period of time, and
– Your professional qualifications must meet certain conditions, according to the criteria set by the Canadian government. See more at, and
– This professional experience has been gained over the last 10 years.

3. If you meet the minimum application criteria listed in points 1 and 2 above, then a representative of the Canadian government will consider your application on the basis of the following 6 selection factors:

– Educational preparation,
– Ability to speak English and/or French (2 official languages of Canada),
– Experience,
– Age,
– Have you received a permanent job offer in Canada,
– Your adaptive skills to live in new conditions.

Canadian Experience Class

It is a program designed for people who have completed a specific type of post-secondary education (College, Universities) and have at least one-year full-time work in Canada or did not graduate from a relevant university, but have at least 2 years of work experience in Canada.

If you meet the above conditions, you feel at ease in the Canadian environment, speak fluent in one of Canada’s official languages and are able to convince a visa officer that your presence in the country may have a positive impact on the Canadian economy – this program will be the best for you way to permanent residence.

The application for a visa must be submitted while working in Canada or up to one year after its completion.
This program does not apply to the province of Quebec, which has separate immigration laws.

Business Immigration Program

is a program aimed at attracting entrepreneurs from abroad to Canada, who will support the development of the Canadian economy through their activities throughout the country. To participate in this program, you need to invest $ 400,000 CAD or set up your own company in Canada, which will generate profits for the country.

Provincial Nominees

This program is open to people directly nominated by the authorities of any of the territories or provinces of Canada as a suitably qualified person who can contribute with their work to the development of the economy of a given territory or province. Criteria for obtaining a visa of this type vary depending on the planned place of residence because in this case, each state has its own rules.

Family Class

If someone from your immediate family or partner has a permanent residence in Canada, the easiest solution to settle in Canada will be to obtain a visa in this category. you can use the tennis, squash and paddle courts.

If you thinking about immigration to Canada you can contact our office and talk with the expert for possibilities.

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New Canada Immigration Law 2018

New Canada Immigration Law 2018

According to the new immigration plan announced in the Canadian parliament by Minister Ahmed Hussen, the number of immigrants who will find a new home every year in the “fragrant resin country” will be increased from 260,000. up to 300,000 The main criterion for issuing permits is the education and talents of the candidates, and thus also the language skills. Only after settling new Canadians have the right to bring their loved ones home.

The fact that this is not a charity can be seen by entering the ministry. New Canada Immigration Law 2018 is immediately evident that Canadians seek skilled workers, business people, but also athletes or farmers. What’s more, the candidate for a new citizen will increase his chances if he decides to live in the province. Special rights are granted to businessmen from the EU, but also to refugees.

Of course, you can fight for a better life through the ministry by providing information about yourself and setting expectations, but there are also companies on the Internet that facilitate this process. “Start the immigration process today, it’s time to start thinking about a better future for you and your family” – the slogan says on the website of one of them. Just fill out the questionnaire, enter your details, express interest. On the other hand, specialists are waiting, who will gladly catch a potential immigrant who has something to offer Canada.


The opening of borders is also controversial. Opponents of the new immigration policy believe that the plans of Minister Hussen are dangerous for the country. There are even words of betrayal. “My ancestors fought and died under this flag in defense of Canada to protect it for their descendants” – wrote on Twitter the supporter of the Canadian right.

Experts emphasize that the development of Canada’s economy requires an increase in the number of newcomers. The reason is the aging population of the country. Now every fifth of nearly 37 million. Canadian citizens were born abroad. The example of a dream about a new life in Canada is Minister Hussen himself, who at the age of 16 came from the war-torn family home of Somalia and asked for asylum. He had only a bag of clothes with him. Hussen enrolled in high school, he learned to cook and he got his first job.

Immigrant completed law studies and became an attorney. He became involved in the Liberal Party of Canada. He is the first parliamentarians from Somalia, and in January of this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau entrusted him with the portfolio of immigration minister considered one of the most important and most sensitive functions in government.

Minister Hussen is forced to balance the traditional open-door policy with security requirements, and at the same time cooperate with the administration of US President Donald Trump, who is trying to close the country’s borders for newcomers. The restrictive policy of Washington has caused many illegal immigrants to flee from the US, which is a serious challenge for the Canadian immigration system.


New Canada Immigration Law 2018

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Canadian Immigration


The Canadian government has recently celebrated the anniversary of its innovative program related to gaining global talent.
The program was launched for the first time in July 2017 as a 24-month pilot project connected to the Canadian program for qualified foreign workers. Ultimately, it aims to improve the access of Canadian employers to highly qualified professionals from abroad.

Three new positions joined the list of wanted jobs: engineering managers, heads of architecture and science managers, as well as mathematicians and statisticians.
At the same time, the position of electrical and electronic technicians and technologists has been removed from the list of wanted professions due to the currently changing situation on the labour market.
At the moment, the list of sought-after occupations has 13 items for Canadian Immigration.

Canadian Immigration

In addition, the government has revised the requirements for technical, creative and artistic managers, for project managers involved in visual effects and computer games, as well as for digital platform designers, to better meet the current requirements of employers and the labour market.
The changes also include a reduction in the requirement to work for five to three years.

The Glare talent program provides Canadian employers with two categories:

Category A: for fast-growing companies that can demonstrate the need for highly qualified international staff, and which have been referred to the program by one of the accredited partners.

Category B: for employers who are looking for highly qualified employees for one of the positions available from the special list of professions for which there are not enough employees in the domestic labour market.

One of the benefits of the program is a very fast application processing period – up to 10 business days.
If you are interested in this program or have an employer looking for foreign employees for specialized positions, please contact our office. We will analyze your situation and help you deal with the process from the formal side.

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