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15 Jan 2020

Hello Samar, I am your big fan on your youtube channel. Today I want to ask something very important. My question is, How long can I stay outside my country without losing my citizenship and all other benefits? Presently I am staying in Ontario.

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Reply: Thank you for your question.  In regards to keep your citizenship status safe, this is not similar to maintaining your residency status, you can not stay outside Canada more than three years out of five to maintain status. Under the Canada Citizenship law, you are free to go and live wherever you want, for as long as you want, and then come back to Canada without losing the status. But, you will have to check with all the other organizations, Ontario Health Insurance included, that provide you with health and retirement benefits, to see whether there are any restrictions for Canada citizens living overseas, non-residents in Canada for an indefinite period of time.

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14 Jan 2020

Why do ghost consultants continue to operate? Do you even need a representative?

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Question: I read a lot about “unauthorized representatives/ghost consultants” in the media and I would like to know your opinion on this issue. Why do ghost consultants continue to operate? Do you even need a representative? Answer: CIC / Minister of Immigration does many announcements in order to aware applicants not to get into the trap of these ghost agents and many efforts are also taken by the Canada immigration government such an initiative is National Immigration Protection Day, which aims to stop ghost agents from exploiting innocent immigrant applicants. But as I have been writing and updating people through many media including social media for a long time, but I think it i

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14 Jan 2020

I am a full-time Psychology Professor in the US. Do I have a reasonable chance to successfully immigrate to Canada?

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Question: I am a Chemistry Professor. Working in the USA my age is 53 years. I am extremely interested in immigrating to Canada. I intend to retire within the next 3 years with a good pension. I wish to be semi-retired and not work full-time. I have no debts and no criminal record. I have a Masters and PhD in the USA and I do not speak French. I have a few books published. Do you think I have a reasonable chance to successfully immigrate to Canada? Answer: Thank you for your question. Your achievements in terms of education and experience are really appreciable. But most of Canada’s immigration focus is on attracting and settling applicants who will become economically established in C

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15 Jan 2020

As a retired Canadian who would like to travel to the United States, how long can I stay in that country before having to return to Canada?

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Question: I am a regular reader of your newsletter, I never miss any.I read with great interest. My question is: as a retired Canadian who would like to travel to the United States, how long can I stay in that country before having to return to Canada? Answer: A: I am glad that you are a one of the best subscribers of our newsletter. Thanks for being a great user. To answer your question accurately it is important that you provide complete information. You have not mention in your question that whether you are a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident.  This is key because there is a huge difference between the two categories. As a Canadian citizen, retired or not, there are n

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13 Jan 2020

What is the difference between a Senior Citizen Card and a PR card?

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Question: Hello Samar, First of all, I must say that we all at the office enjoy your youtube channels and radio programs immensely. I hope that you may be able to answer my question because this is my second email in the last four weeks. I heard your radio programs many times while driving to the office. let me start now, I am a landed immigrant from New Zealand since 1978. I am still gainfully employed (although I am now 65 and getting Canada Pension). In the near future, I may need to travel overseas to attend a wedding. I have not as yet obtained my Canadian Citizenship, hope to in the very near future but I have my senior citizen card. My question is: do I still need to apply for a perm

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13 Jan 2020

Hello Mr. Attorney, Can I apply for my passport?

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Question: Hello officer. Good Morning, happy new year. My name is John Steve and I am very confused regarding some issues and I do not know whether you can help me. well, sir, I am ready to apply for Canadian citizenship as I am in Canada for more than 3 years. But, recently I discovered that I have a record after I did a police reference check required for a job. It is not really a criminal record, I guess it is something else. Now I do not know whether I am eligible to apply for the passport or not? Thank you, sir. Answer: Hello John!  happy new year my dear. I will surely help you out but before you apply for a passport, you have to apply for Canadian citizenship first. Only if

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11 Jan 2020

Does my probation time count towards my citizenship file?

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Question. Hello Officer, My Name is subhuman and I live in Vancouver B.C.I have a query regarding my Canada citizenship file. I am a permanent resident in Canada for the last 5 years and 2 months.  I want to know regarding my citizenship processing, whether I am eligible to file my citizenship at this time.  I was placed under probation for 20 months, which I completed successfully a year ago.  But, during my probation period, I was again charged, but those charges were withdrawn lately.  So my question is, can this period of 20 months probation be counted as residing physically in Canada and qualify towards the time required for a Canada citizenship file. Answer. Answer:This is an

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