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December 2, 2023

Travelling to Canada for the First Time as a Newcomer? Here’s How You Can Arrive Prepared: Embarking on your first journey to Canada as a newcomer is a thrilling experience filled with new opportunities. At VLink Immigration, we recognize that this transition signifies the beginning of a significant chapter in your life. Our mission is to ensure that your journey isn’t just a relocation but a smooth, well-guided experience. Whether you’re arriving as a permanent resident, work permit holder, or study permit holder, our expertise and support are here to make your landing as seamless as possible.

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May 20, 2023

Canada is currently one of the leading places where international students from worldwide stay for their higher quality education and better opportunities, especially for international students to work and carry out their education simultaneously and for a more effortless transition to permanent residence. However, there has been a new update regarding the Study Permit Canada 2023 this year.

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August 25, 2022

Canada Immigration latest updates 2022 by Sean Fraser: The immigration minister of Canada, Sean Fraser gave updates about various things in Vancouver. He spoke about the backlogs, labor shortages, and other things. Also discussed is how Immigration, Refugees,  and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is working on all these things. Moreover, IRCC announced that it will hire up to 1,250 fresh employees to clear the backlog. This post will provide you with all the details about the latest updates given by the immigration minister of Canada. Below article will provide you information about Sean Fraser’s latest announcement on Canada Immigration latest updates 2022.

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August 19, 2022

How To Cover Study Gap On Canadian Study permit: As we all know that a large number of students wish to move to Canada for higher studies. However, it is not that easy as students must follow some rules and regulations set by the government of Canada. One of the rules is to not have a study gap more than the set time period. Students may have gaps in their studies but nothing to worry about as this post will help you fix them. You will be provided with complete knowledge of different ways to cover the study gap. And how it reduces your chances to study abroad. Read More

November 23, 2021

Follow these easy steps to apply for Visitor Visa from inside Canada: People often mistake a work permit or study permit for a Visa but make it extremely clear a work permit or study permit is not a visa. Therefore, you do not automatically get issued a Visitor Visa when you renew your work or study permit. If you need a new visitor visa, you may need to apply for another. So in this article, we have covered the eligibility criteria and steps to apply for Visitor Visa.

Eligibility to apply for Visitor Visa from inside Canada

  • You are in Canada
  • have a valid study or work permit
  •  want to return after leaving Canada in the near future
  • Visa was only valid for single entry
  • Your current Visa has expired

If you are to leave Canada it is advisable to apply for Visitor Visa 2 months before your leaving.

Applying to renew your study or work permit online

If your application is approved, you will receive a message in your online account, before your new work or study visa is sent.  Also, You need to provide proof of approval of your application. These Include

  • A screenshot of the application approval that you received
  • Application number of the application that you dropped
  • And any document to prove you have a valid extension of study or work  permit

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 Applying for Visitor Visa online

To apply online, you need a camera or scanner to make an electronic copy of the document, and a valid credit or debit card. To obtain a suitable application you need to provide the following answers in your online tool.

Filling the application form

  • The first question, “What do you want to do in Canada?”
    if you have a valid permit to learn, then answer “study”
    or “work” if you have a valid permit to work
  • When asked “Where is your current country/region of residence?”, Select “Canada”.
  • Also, answer the questions on the next page about your work or research.
  • If given the option to extend your current work or study permit, or apply for a “temporary stay visa”. Select “Temporary Stay Visa”.
  • The application form on the document checklist is called the visitor visa (temporary stay visa) application form (IMM5257) created outside Canada.

Applying for Visitor Visa on paper

The application package

  • It has n the application guide
  • It contains all the forms to be filled out.
  • Please read the mailing instructions on this page carefully before filling out the form.
  • Also, Download the application package.

Please note the following:

  • Even if you are traveling as a member of your family, you will still need to fill out and sign your own form.
  • If you are underage(< 18), then your guardian or parent must sign the form.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • You may not be able to get a visa even if you have sent the complete application and all the required supplementary documents.
  • Additionally, be sure to send all the documents we request. Insufficient information and documents can delay your application.

Paying the application fee

  • In most cases, your fee will include the processing fee for you and everyone you include in your application.
  • You have to pay your fee online.

Third-party rates
In some circumstances, you may need to pay the following costs to a third party:

  • Your health check
  • Police certificate.

Submitting the application
After filling out the application form, please confirm the following.

  • Sign them, date them,
  • Please put all the documents and proof that you paid the application fee, in the envelope

Mailing instructions

  • Buy two 24 x 32 cm Xpresspost – National prepaid envelopes at any Canada Post retail store.
  • Place one envelope inside the other. In the second envelope, we will return your passport and other documents.
  • Add the documents you are submitting to support your application.
  • Enter your full mailing address in the Deliver field, and your Case Center mailbox address – Ottawa – in the Return Address field.
  • Also, Write down the tracking number for each envelope.
  • You will be refunded your passport by regular mail if you do not submit a second prepaid Xpresspost envelope.
  • Your passport will return by regular mail or prepaid Xpresspost envelope
  • Lastly, If you do not live in Canada, you cannot apply through the CPC-O office.

Vlink provides you with the best immigration lawyers in Edmonton.

Contact info@vlinkimmigration.com if you are looking for a licensed ICCRC Immigration consultant to handle and represent your application.

We hope that you will like our article on Follow these easy steps to apply for Visitor Visa from inside Canada. And in case you have any queries related to the immigration process to Canada, please feel free to contact us. Our best immigration lawyers in Canada will assess your profile and give you the best suitable option.

May 7, 2021

As many Canadians are now receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, so might be the correct time to check what safety measures should be taken to safely reopen the border so as to restart international travel in Canada. As per the sayings of Patty Hajdu, the health minister of Canada is looking forward and might come up in the form of certification which will allow the Canadians who are Vaccinated to travel.

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May 6, 2021

Canada on May 6 is launching six new PR streams at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) for the essential workers and the international student graduates who are currently living in the country. About 90,000 spots for immigration will be available. The information provided in this article is based on the technical briefing by IRCC that was held with the immigration representatives on the dates April 21, April 28, and May 4.

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March 20, 2021

The student visa has an expiration date, by the expiry date, we mean that if the applicant’s study permit has expired it means that the applicant has to stop their study and have to leave Canada. The expiration date of the visa is written in the top right corner of the card. The expiration date is the date of the total study of the study plus 90 extra days are also given to them. Read More