Trinidadian woman to be reunited with Haitian husband

Trinidadian woman to be reunited with Haitian husband

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   Trinidadian woman to be reunited with Haitian husband Sponsors are understandably upset when their applications for permanent residence on behalf of their spouses are refused on the grounds that their marriages are not genuine but were solely for immigration purposes. Too often the blame for refusal does not rest with […]

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – One university of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is calling on Caribbean governments to take a different approach to the issue of human trafficking. Senior lecturer in Sociology at the Cave Hill Campus, Dr Joan Phillips said while there was a lot of anecdotal information in the Caribbean when it comes this […]

June deadline for applications for ‘Interim Pathway’ for caregivers

June  deadline for applications for  ‘Interim Pathway’ for caregivers

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  June  deadline for applications for  ‘Interim Pathway’ for caregivers  Major changes have been made to Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program .Back in November 2014, two new streams were created – the  Caring for Children Pathway and the High Medical Needs Pathway- and in March this year, a new Interim Pathway was announced. […]

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, last Friday The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard had joined the search and rescue mission for a boat carrying 25 people from Venezuela, which overturned on its way to the twin-island republic. So far, only four of those on board the Venezuelan-registered pirogue have been rescued. The other 21 are unaccounted […]

Increased Polarization on Attitudes to Immigration

Increased Polarization on Attitudes to Immigration Reshaping the Political Landscape in Canada Spacial Report. According to the Ecos Research of Ottawa the attitudes of people in Canada, on immigration have never been a critical a ballot booth issue. Unlike in America or Europe, where they have been deeply divisive the differences in Canada have been […]

Raj regains permanent resident status

Raj regains permanent resident status

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Raj regains permanent resident status According to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, a permanent resident must be physically present in Canada for a minimum of 730 days for every five-year period immediately preceding the application for entry into Canada. Quite often, persons who obtain landed status and do not meet the […]

Persons who obtained landed status through a ‘marriage of convenience’ can be removed from Canada

Persons who obtained landed status through a ‘marriage of convenience’  can be removed from Canada

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Persons who obtained landed status through a ‘marriage of convenience’ can be removed from Canada  Regular readers of this column would be familiar with the term “marriage of convenience.” Or “business marriage,” as it is  sometimes called. Simply put, a ” marriage of convenience” is one in which one of the […]

After being `out if status` in Canada for 25 years, Jenny is granted permanent residence

After being `out if status` in Canada for 25 years,  Jenny is granted permanent residence

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon After being `out if status` in Canada for 25 years,  Jenny is granted permanent residence  How long can a person remain “out of status” in Canada before applying for permanent residence? It depends on several factors such as the applicant’s immigration history, family ties, the best interest of a child, criminality […]

‘People are to be judged according to their own behaviour’ -Federal court judge

‘People are to be judged according to their own behaviour’ -Federal court judge

Immigration Matters with: Sukhram Ramkissoon The Temporary Resident Visa problem   ‘People are to be judged according to their own behaviour’ -Federal court judge All too often I hear complaints from families in Canada  that their relatives abroad cannot join them for special occasions such as seasonal festivities, weddings or funerals. Why? Because they have […]

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