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Immigration law

Was you citizen application refused? Did you receive a deportation order? Immigration law in Canada can seem daunting and confusing to understand especially if you are new to Canada and are unfamiliar with the immigration rules and regulations.

Your first step should be to contact a LawVo legal professional who can guide you through such a confusing legal landscape.

What is immigration and who deals with it?

Immigration law addresses the rules and processes governing who can enter Canada, and who can stay in Canada. The legislation that outlines these processes and requirements is the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by which immigration law is generally governed.

The administration and decision-making of immigration law is assigned to various entities, such as the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Immigration Officers, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Family reunification

A foreign national may qualify for permanent residency based on their relationship to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. This applies to the Canadian citizen’s or permanent resident’s spouse, common-law partner, child, parent, or other allowed family members.

This entry path looks at both the eligibility of the foreign national and also the eligibility of the family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, also known as their sponsor. The eligibility of the foreign national can be dependent on their relationship to their sponsor.

The eligibility of the sponsor to bring their family member to Canada depends on different factors, including age, residence, and their willingness and ability to support the applicant.

Economic immigration

Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. Unlike Canadian citizens, permanent residents can be deported based on certain grounds. A foreign national may qualify for permanent residency based on their ability to become economically established in Canada.

The purpose of this entry path is to meet Canada’s economic and social needs for Canada’s benefit.
Generally, the foreign national would be assessed depending on their professional background, education, and their impact on Canada’s economic and social needs.

There are different pathways under economic immigration. They include the Express Entry pathways, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Program.


A foreign national who is either inside or outside Canada may qualify for permanent residency based on their personal circumstances as a refugee. To qualify for this entry path, the government will consider humanitarian grounds among other factors.

Immigration issues, processes and requirements for immigration in Canada can get very complex. The best way to find a solution to an immigration issue you may personally be facing is to contact a LawVo lawyer or paralegal who are ready to assist you.

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