Author Archives: Maria de Luna

Pilot to sponsor undeclared Family Member starts September 9, 2019

By: Maria Andrea De Luna If your spouse, common-law partner, or dependent child is eligible to be sponsored and qualifies for the pilot project, you can apply to sponsor them starting September 9, 2019. All Foreign Nationals when applying to immigrate to Canada are required to declare all family members and these family members must be examined. Failure to have a non-accompanying family member examined results in a lifetime exclusion in being able to sponsor that person under the family

Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Interest to Sponsor Form Deadline

If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Canada who  wants to sponsor the following family members living abroad, you have until noon EST on February 1, 2018 to fill out an “Interest to Sponsor” form. On January 2, 2018, the Government of Canada started receiving online submissions from potential sponsors who would like to sponsor their parents or grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada. The current quota for this year is 10,000. After February

Ottawa axes $1,000 application fee to hire foreign nannies and caregivers

OTTAWA—Some families seeking foreign caregivers to look after their children or family members with a disability will be exempt from paying a $1,000 application fee. The federal government published new regulations around hiring foreign caregivers on Wednesday, following through on a budget promise to change a system many felt placed an unfair burden on lower income families. The $1,000 application fee to hire foreign workers had been implemented in 2014 to address abuses in the broader temporary foreign worker program.

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Ever since we started live Facebook videos, we have increased our traffic in our office. Within 10 hours from posting this, this video was shared 40 times with over 9.8 thousand views with over 41 thousand people reached. That’s awesome numbers in my books. Would you like to join us for a FREE live Immigration Q & A? Join us on Facebook weekly at https://www.facebook.com/mariaandrea.d.luna     We thank Filipino Portal in Canada for these screenshots. Maria De Luna also provides

Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship – Re-opening January 4, 2016

  On January 4, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be opening the Sponsorship Application for Parents/ Grandparents at 8:00 A.M. , Eastern Standard time. Just like the previous years, CIC will be imposing cap on how many applications they will accept.   To maximize the chance of getting your application in, you have to make sure that you meet the following guidelines:   Applications will only be accepted on or after January 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM. There

MDL is born – A Tribute To The Paths We’ve Taken

It has been over six months since we first launched MDL Immigration Services. It was nerve-wracking to say the least, but it was a very rewarding experience! Over the past seven years, I was blessed with good working environment. It wasn’t perfect but the experiences I’ve had, honed my skills and shaped my character to prepare me for today. Now I have spread my wings and created this company. In only seven months, we acquired a new location and hired

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