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Can you request an exemption from language testing for Canada’s Express Entry program?
By Stephen Fogarty February 28, 2018

Canada’s immigration selection system allows immigration officers some discretion “to substitute … their evaluation of the likelihood of a foreign national’s ability to become economically established in Canada.” This general rule was cited in a legal challenge to compulsory language testing of principal (main) applicants seeking permanent residency under Canada’s … Read More





What’s with the pumpkins on Labour Day weekend?
By Stephen Fogarty September 2, 2017

Benjamin Franklin is said to have remarked, “If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.” It is understandable that as part of their planning, businesses want to get a head start on upcoming markets and seasons. But sometimes it is a bit too much. Like the “back … Read More



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