Category Archives: Immigrating to Canada

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Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) in immigration processes: What it is and how it works

The additional assessment of credentials that the department of Citizenship and Immigration to Canada has put in place after the recent changes to the system of permanent residency, has created a lot of confusion among applicants. The biggest confusion is when applicants think that this process is to revalidate their professional credentials and that by obtaining a letter from the agency that is in charge of this evaluation, applicants are granted the permission to practice in their fields once they immigrate to Canada.

Spousal sponsorship: applying outside Canada while living within

It is unknown to many applicants that even when they are living in Canada, they can apply overseas and benefit from the shorter processing times offered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. But either if applying within or outside Canada, there are legal ways to prepare a successful application and to have an application to be processed in the smoothest possible way.