Immigration, Citizenship, and Culture Blog

PR Card renewal: a procedure to be taken very seriously
By Stephen Fogarty September 30, 2010

In early 2004 the Canadian government started issuing Permanent Residency Cards (PR Cards) also called by many persons “Maple Cards” or “Maple Leaf Cards”. A PR Card normally has a five-year validity. There are many hundreds of thousands of PR Cards in circulation, of which large numbers are close to expiring, or have already done so. (See image of a specimen PR Card at left.) Our experience is that many permanent residents of Canada do not spend the necessary time and effort when applying to renew their PR Card.  In fact, there are many possible negative consequences that can result from this process.  PR Card renewal is very important business which must not be taken lightheartedly. Read More

Study in Canada: it makes good sense
By Stephen Fogarty September 15, 2010

If you are a student considering attending college or university away from your home town or country, you owe it to yourself to look at Canada. Similarly, if you have a family and are considering leaving your home country on a temporary or permanent basis, you would be well advised to take into account all the advantages Canada has to offer on the education. Let us point out some important facts to help you make an informed decision. Read More

Montreal: a world-class centre for classical music
By Stephen Fogarty September 7, 2010

One of the factors in choosing to visit, study in or immigrate to another city is the vibrancy of its cultural life. If you are interested in classical music, the city of Montreal is without a doubt one of its leading centres the world over. The classical music scene is so vibrant in Montreal that on a typical Sunday afternoon during the autumn, for example, you may well have eight or ten or even more high-level concerts being performed around the city. It is our pleasure to share with you some of Montreal’s classical music treasures. Read More

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