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Immigration Canada – Your Visa Options

Moving to Canada can be Complicated. Navigating Canadian immigration and citizenship application processes can be challenging. Thankfully, our experienced Canadian immigration and citizenship experts can help. We navigate the Canada immigration process so you don’t have to. Work with us to move to Canada temporarily. Alternatively, rely on our expertise to increase your likelihood of becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

When moving to Canada, it can be hard to leave loved ones and close family behind. However, several family sponsorship visas exist, which can enable you to bring your loved ones with you.

Family sponsorship visas allow citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor relatives to join them in Canada. At Jane Katkova & Associates, we use our immigration expertise to advise on what family sponsorship visa options might apply to your situation.

Becoming a permanent resident of Canada should never come at the expense of leaving your spouse behind. Thankfully, spousal sponsorship visas allow citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a spouse to join them in Canada. The main requirement is that sponsors themselves are 18-years of age or older.

Typically, for someone to sponsor a spouse to enter Canada, they must be legally married. However, Canadian visa options also exist which allow individuals to sponsor common-law partners.

Partners of applicants for common-law sponsorship visas can be the same or different genders. The main condition is that partners must be able to demonstrate that they are in a genuine common-law relationship.

Moving to Canada can often necessitate separation from close family members such as parents and grandparents. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor parents and grandparents to join them in Canada.

To qualify for this program, sponsors must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient income to support parents and grandparents. Typically, this will mean providing proof of income which is 30% higher than the current Canadian Low-income Cut-off (LICO) rate.

If you are moving to Canada, it is only natural that you will want to bring your children with you. Immigration Canada acknowledges this by making it possible for citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their dependent children.

When applications are successful, children become Family Class immigrants. This means that dependent children can enjoy all the same rights as permanent residents.

Not all citizens and permanent residents of Canada can qualify for parental sponsorship visas. Typically, many applicants struggle to satisfy minimum income requirements. Thankfully, Super Visas address this problem.

Super Visas allow parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent resident to reside in Canada for up to 2 years. Super Visas also allow applicants to enter and exit Canada as many times as they like while visas are valid.

Canada’s Express Entry visa is designed specifically for skilled immigrants who wish to work and live in Canada and apply for permanent residency.

Typically, Express Entry visa applicants will need to provide documented evidence of in-demand work skills, academic qualifications, language skills, and satisfy certain health and financial requirements.

The Express Entry visa process calculates eligibility based on a points system. The more points an Express Entry visa applicant has (usually, 450 to 500), the more likely their chances are of being invited to become a permanent resident of Canada.

To apply under the Express Entry visa scheme as a skilled worker, visa applicants will need to demonstrate a proof of higher education qualifications. Candidates are also required to have relevant skilled work experience, as well as English or French language fluency.

Provincial nomination is a path to permanent residency in Canada, where Express Entry visa holders are nominated by specific Canadian provinces and territories. This immigration path is, therefore, especially suitable for anyone who plans on moving to Canada and settling in a particular province.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a path to permanent residency available to anyone with at least one full year of skilled work experience in Canada. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate proof of 3-year experience in similar employment, good language skills, and a clean criminal record.

Several provinces in Canada experience labor shortages. Employers of foreign workers are, therefore, able to support employee permanent residency applications. To do this, employers will need to conduct a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which demonstrates a need to hire foreign workers.

Permanent residency in Canada is not the same as citizenship. Typically, permanent residency is granted for 5-years, after which permanent residency cards will need to be renewed.

For most permanent residents, card renewals are pretty straightforward. However, if you have not resided in Canada for 730 days or more over the past 5 years, renewal applications may be declined.

At Jane Katkova & Associates, we make extending permanent residency cards for five more years as easy as possible. We can also renew permanent residency cards where holders may not have met full renewal requirements due to exceptional circumstances.

Providing that you are of good character and have resided in Canada for two of the past five years, most 5-year permanent residency renewals can be processed quickly and easily.

Permanent residency cardholders can travel freely to and from Canada whenever they like. However, it is not uncommon for PR cards to expire while traveling overseas. When this is the case, we can secure travel documents which allow cardholders to return to Canada and start the PR card renewal process.

When a permanent residency card renewal is denied, it is still possible to appeal decisions.

Every case is different. However, at Jane Katkova & Associates in Toronto, we can appeal residency decisions on behalf of people both outside and in Canada.

Canada’s Business Immigration Program is specifically designed to encourage investment and job creation in Canada. To accomplish these goals, the program encourages the immigration of skilled entrepreneurs, investors, and business people, who have experience establishing profitable new business ventures.

Canada’s Self-Employed Persons Program is available to anyone engaged in cultural activities or athletics. Applicants must have 2-years’ experience in their field of expertise. Applicants must also be able to prove that they can make a meaningful economic contribution to Canada.

Canada’s Federal Immigration Entrepreneur Program is no longer an active immigration program.

Formerly, the Entrepreneur Program encouraged foreign entrepreneurs to reside and invest in Canada. Sadly, this program was discontinued in 2014. However, at Jane Katkova & Associates in Toronto, we can still help match entrepreneurs with current programs which still offer a pathway to both temporary and permanent residency.

Like the Federal Immigration Entrepreneur Program, Canada’s Federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) was discontinued in 2014. However, it is still possible to secure permanent residency in Canada via a variety of provincial programs. At Jane Katkova & Associates, we can help identify what program might be right for your personal and professional circumstances.

Quebec is a predominantly French-speaking province in Canada, which has full jurisdiction over local immigration. At present, several immigration programs are active in Quebec. Many of these are specifically designed to attract business people and entrepreneurs looking to invest and make meaningful, long-term economic contributions to the province.

Contrary to what you might think, moving to Canada is possible, even if you are not in a skilled profession.

Temporary work permits and work visas are available to people of all occupational and educational backgrounds.

Typically, work permit and work visa applicants will need to have a job offer from a Canadian employer. However, work permits and visas are also available to students, business people, and caregivers.

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada (TFWP) allows Canadian employers to hire skilled and unskilled temporary foreign workers when faced with local labor shortages. To do this, employers need to complete a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). In many cases, it is also possible to extend and renew work permits under this program.

The Canadian Intra-Company Transferee Program is designed to allow businesses in Canada to easily transfer employees from overseas branches and organizations which form part of the same company. When this is the case, employers will not be required to complete a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows American and Mexican citizens to work in Canada temporarily. To qualify for a work permit, applicants will need to have a job offer from a Canadian employer. However, job offers must be related to professions and occupations listed in the NAFTA trade agreement.

The Canadian significant benefit work permit is available to anyone who can demonstrate that they can bring significant economic, cultural, or social benefit to Canada. Typically, applicants are artists, authors, athletes, and entrepreneurs, with proven accomplishment in their area of expertise.

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Do You Want To Immigrate To The USA? We Can Help!

Throughout many years of work, we have built a circle of trusted partners, US immigration attorneys who have experienced and expertise to help clients immigrate to the United State of America.

Contact us with your immigration issue, and we will be pleased to refer you to a US immigration specialist who is best suited to handle your request in an expedient, confidential and reliable way.

Your Immigration Consultant Firm

Jane Katkova & Associates is an immigration consultant firm located in Toronto, Ontario. We have been providing immigration services for over 23 years. Established by Jane Katkova-Brown in 1995, over the period of two decades we have proudly helped thousands of families from numerous parts of the world seeking to immigrate to Canada to make Canada their new home.

The scope of our immigration services in Canada covers all areas of immigration programs: Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence, PR Card renewal, Temporary Resident Visa, Work Permit In Canada, Student Visa, assisting our clients with obtaining Permanent Resident status in Canada through Express Entry, Business and Investor’s program, Startup Visa Immigration etc.

We assist corporations in Canada and around the globe to relocate to Canada top executives, senior management, key workers with specialized knowledge and expertise under Intra-Company Transferee, Labor Market Opinion, and programs facilitated through Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), General Agreement on Trades (GATS).

At Jane Katkova & Associates, we are Canadian Immigration experts. Our focus is on our clients. We view each and every case as unique. We care and we strive to achieve results that exceed expectations through our commitment to our clients and adding maximum value.

With 20+ years expertise, our goal is to serve and provide high quality, creative and result-oriented assistance to our clients.

We love what we do, and we are looking forward to serving you.

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What clients say About Our Immigration Services?

After very long time of waiting for this day, after a lot struggle, ups and downs the unbelievable happened. Thanks to Veronika Barbakadze and Jane Katkova-Brown and to everybody in the immigration consultancy firm, I’ve got my VISA that will allow me to change my future. With my unusual story, my visa process was very complicated, unexpected and with a low chance of success. Since the very first day, Veronika Barbakadzewas in touch with me almost on daily basis. There are no words that can describe her personality and her professionalism as well as her commitment to her client’s goals. This is a new beginning and definitely a new step in a new world of opportunities, first step in a very long journey that will eventually change my life. I highly recommend them for immigration services.

Arkadi Krasnopevtzev
Today I got the news from your office that my Mom’s H&C application was approved! I am so happy that I can’t help crying. I’m going to tell Mom about it tonight – we have to prepare her: good news requires right presentation too. Thank you so much for your professionalism and the job you’ve done! I am so grateful to Jane Katkova & Associates and Anastasia and everybody who took part in this! Thank you very much for all you do for people, with utmost respect!
Tatyana, Calgary, Canada

We contacted Jane Katkova & Associates for assistance with an LMIA application for a foreign temporary worker we were looking to hire. Anastasia Kononenko assisted with our case. We found everyone at the office to be 100% invested in our case and the success of it. It was very comforting to know we had a team of professionals on our side. In addition to this support, the knowledge the team brought forth was immeasurable. We had attempted this application without legal assistance, with no luck. Finally, with the knowledge that your firm had, we were finally able to get a positive response. I would definitely recommend your immigration services to any other company attempting to hire a foreign worker.

Maria Berger, Veolta Electric, Toronto
Just wanted to express our thanks to Jane and her amazing team! We are so grateful to you guys for doing an exceptional job in helping my grandma obtain a permanent status in Canada. Thank you, Jane, Irena, Anastasia and other that we probably never met but who have done their part!
Tzvia Petliar, Maya Kigelman, Genya Shihman

Dear Jane Katkova-Brown!!! We are deeply and cordially grateful to you and all your team for your professional services and support that made it possible to have our sponsorship application with the following application for PR processed in 9 months.  The immigration consultancy firm Toronto team proved itself a serious company, consistently working to reach a positive result. Thank you for your understanding and consideration, for your sympathetic attitude and all unaffected support you give to those who need it. We wish you, Jane, and your close-knit team all the best.

Susanna Rezgo and Viacheslav Egorov, Surrey, Canada
I had a few questions about bringing my parents here from Kazakhstan so I turned to Jane Katkova and she was very knowledgeable in all aspects and complexities of Canadian immigration. Thanks!
One of your clients
I am writing to thank Jane Katkova and her staff for helping my spouse and I to successfully apply for permanent residency in Canada. Jane and her associates helped to make our immigration application go smoothly. They were there to answer any questions and make sure that we had a strong application when it was submitted. She gave very good advice and kept us at ease throughout the process. I recommend Jane and her associates for anyone who is applying for immigration into Canada.
Robert J. G. Forsyth, Hamilton, Canada

The level of immigration services provided by Jane Katkova & Associates far exceeded my expectations. This is a very professional, knowledgeable and approachable team. Jane Katkova and her staff practically took care of every detail, minimizing time and effort from my side. They made my wife’s immigration process fast and smooth and I was impressed by their service efficiency. Without a doubt I highly recommend them! They are truly Canadian immigration experts.

Noe Soto Leos
Our family has known Jane Katkova since 1997, when after evaluating our file she accepted our case to work to obtain a Permanent Residence Visa in Canada. Our case was complicated as we were applying from a third country. It took 2 years of mutual efforts to get a positive result. During this time, Jane personally maintained contact, calling us and updating on the status of our case, giving us professional advice and encouraging us. In 1999, our family successfully moved to Canada and our nearly first visit was to Jane Katkova’s office where we got a warm welcome and also handy tips about what our steps should be to set up our living in Toronto. Jane gave us a list of useful contacts, my first resume was composed and translation services provided. We would definitely recommend to everyone in need of immigration services who is looking for positive result to deal with Jane Katkova and Associates.
Alexander Agafonov & Family
We used services of Jane Katkova and Associates twice, and both times had very successful outcome. Jane is very knowledgeable and professional.
She knows every aspect of Canadian Immigration system and will give an advice and prepare documents for difficult cases.
We would recommend Jane and her team without a second thought.
THENORTHLANDER CANADIAN
We are very thankful to all the employees of Jane Katkova & Associates who helped us to prepare H&C application for our now 14 years old orphan girl who lost both her parents. We happened to be the only people in the whole world who could take care of her. We did not even see where to start and what we could do to have her with us in Canada when we first came to Jane’s office. Now after just 6 months since the application was submitted, thanks to Jane, C. found her new home and family in Canada and can live and smile and grow surrounded by our love and care.

We are grateful to Jane Katkova-Brown for her professionalism and personal support.

Olga Kevesh
Hello, Jane and Associates. I would like to express my endless gratitude to Jane and her staff for helping our dream come true. When I was looking for a professional help to sponsor my parents from Israel, I was lucky to meet a beautiful Lady inside and out – Jane Katkova. We started the process immediately and three weeks ago my parents arrived to Canada as permanent residents. I would like to thank Jane for her professionalism and for being so kind and caring during the long waiting time process. Her office staff was amazing as well. Special thanks go to Irena Lasker and Irena Tulneva for being supportive, available and very helpful. While in the process, it is very important to get a professional advice promptly and these ladies were always there for me. It was a long journey, but in the end, the most important thing is that we succeeded. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Jane Katkova&Associates. Best regards, Marina.
Marina Kapelnikov
Dear Jane!
Thank you and your amazing team very much for your professionalism and the job you’ve done!
My wife Galina has got eventually her permanent status in Canada!
Thank you, Irena Lasker, Irena Tulneva, Anastasia Konopenko and others who have done a perfect job in our case. You have answered any questions and provided us with very good advises.
I would definitely recommend your services to all people who decided to immigrate to Canada.
Alexander Truba
Alexander Truba

I was referred to Jane Katkova by friends. Jane Katkova and her team handled everything very professionally and in a very timely manner. They helped with my wife’s sponsorship documents to Canada. My wife has now arrived in Canada faster than we had expected. Thank You once again.

Jay Katsnelson
After very bad experience with 2 previous lawyers I and my husband were recommend to go to Jane Katkova & associates and after a bit more than a year our immigration process is done!! Even though our previous lawyer did lots of mistakes and in the beginning, we had many problems, thanks to professional Jane’s team and especially Veronika, everything went smoothly and we got our PR. Despite all problems we had, Veronika was positive all the time, never gave up and didn’t let us even think something could go wrong. And what is more important, she not only take care of our case but also helped us in a very difficult and hard situation of our life not really associated with the immigration process. I personally know at least 3 persons Veronika was working with, 2 of those cases were successfully completed and 3rd is almost done too. Thank you to all Jane Katkova & Associates team and especially Veronika and Jane!!!
Ana Dubako
We were referred to Jane Katkova by our friends, and never regret it! Jane is very professional, knowledgeable in Canada’s immigration law and most important cares about people. Every case for Jane seems to be personal and she always makes sure she does her best. I want to thank Jane for the effort she made for my family, for her creativity that comes from her heart, and for the positive result. Without her help and her guidance we would not get what we have now! Special thanks to Irena Lasker for her hard work and positive attitude!
Svetlana Katsnelson
I could not breath when Irena Lasker called me and informed that my mom’s application has been approved for H & C processing. It took less than 10 months from the date of application has been submitted.
My family is very thankful to Jane and her team for the time we have spent together preparing and translating all necessary documentation. Tens letters were written, professionally reviewed and signed.
I wish you all the best in your future cases and thank you again!
Sophie Mikhailuk
Jane and her staff did a great job and had very good ideas for how to approach our immigration application, which was just recently approved. She supported us throughout the process and helped with all that was needed. We highly recommend her for any immigration-related matters.
SS Stern
Nice office with nice people! I recommend them! They are doing the real job. I had had a very bad experience with someone else before so I can see a big difference working with these people. Special thanks to Veronika.
Lolita Mike

I came across this opportunity to write a review about Jane Katkova on Google and I will do it with big pleasure. My immediate and extended family has been the client of Jane since the beginning of the 2000s. First, Jane brought to Canada my sister as a skilled immigrant from Germany. After, Jane brought to Canada my mother for the family reunification. I referred many friends to Jane, all of them received permanent residence with her help. The last person from my family Jane was dealing with was my aunt. We first dealt with her situation on our own through Canadian Embassy in Turkey and were refused. Jane took the case, appealed the negative decision and WON! She does miracles and always puts her heart to her clients. Thanks to Jane and her team! Special thanks to Irena Lasker, always to the point, accurate and attentive. Great immigration services! Yana Pchelkin and family

Yana Pchelkin
We were referred to Jane Katkova by our social worker in JIAS. The social worker told us that Jane helped many their clients and that we will not regret. The social worker gave us names of some other lawyers to check out, and we visited all of them. We decided to work with Jane and we never regretted it for a second. My son first received a student visa. And later in spite our situation was very difficult, all of us – my daughter, my son and me received permanent residence. Jane was not only very professional when representing us, but we felt that she really cared. And so did her team. Irena Lasker was great too. It is a year since we received a status. We are very thankful to Jane Katkova @ Associates. If you decided to go to them – you will have best on your side.
Natan Abramov

Thanks to the team of Jane Katkova & Associates for an excellent and tenacious work they have done for my family in bringing us to Canada!
They always had time to attend to our uncountable questions. They are very professional and honest. No false promises. Highly recommend their immigration services.
Thank you again.

Lala Aliyeva

I met Jane 6 years ago when I was looking to apply for a permanent resident status in Canada and was referred to her by a relative who used her immigration services in the past. during the first consultation meeting, i saw that she knows what she’s talking about. Jane and her staff guided me every step of the way from submitting my application to receiving my PR card. now it’s time to apply for Canadian citizenship and I was back at her office this week using her help once again.

Joe Berman

For various reasons, my parents spent more time out of Canada than they had to maintain their residency status. If not Jane Katkova, they would hardly win the appeal. Jane is not only seasoned professional with a great number of successful representations, but she is very kind and sensitive to her clients’ needs. Her employees were very helpful and professional. It was a pleasure working with her firm. I would definitely recommend hiring Jane for every matter related to Immigration services.

Leo Idelchik

Had a very nice experience with this skillful and knowledgeable agency. Jane helped me a lot with all my questions and overall left me with a pleasant feeling. I am very grateful for all her help. I highly recommend their immigration services.

Sophia Netanel

I would like to especially thank Jane Katkova and Irina Tulneva for their time and hard work in regards to my work permit extension application. They have been very patient answering all my questions before and after I retained their immigration services. They are truly the immigration expert and spend a lot of time with their client to build a solid case. Over the years in Canada I have met several lawyers which to me most of them consider you as a number or another client, however Jane Katkova and her team know you as a person and they truly care about your situation, getting a successful results and look at the very best approach to each and individual immigration cases. I would without hesitation highly recommend anyone to meet Jane for an appointment and see the difference compare to any other immigration lawyer. Jane is the best!!!

Bryan Vythilingum