The general consequence of a finding of misrepresentation in immigration applications is very severe – a five-year ban on admission to Canada. The jurisprudence is settled that s40(1)(a) of the IRPA is to be given a broad interpretation in order to promote its underlying purpose. It is important to note that the exception to this rule is narrow.
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provides that a permanent resident or a foreign national convicted in Canada of a crime with a possible sentence of at least 10 years imprisonment is inadmissible, regardless of the sentence imposed. If a person is found inadmissible, he or she will be denied a visa, refused entry to, or removed from Canada.
In Immigration Law, the finding of misrepresentation is a serious matter with significant consequences. For immigrants, the law is (unexpectedly) quite broad and raises many issues. In my experience, while there are people who intentionally withheld material facts, there are others who genuinely believed that it was unnecessary to provide such information. I am constantly[Read More]
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Are you planning to leave an inheritance for your child with special needs to ensure they are provided for during their lifetime? If so, be aware that an inheritance may disqualify your disabled child from receiving government assistance. An estate planning attorney can help you avoid that situation by setting up a “Henson trust” in your will.
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Due to COVID-19, applicants may be eligible to apply for a one-time open work permit of up to 18 months if one applies by July 27, 2021.