How to re-apply for a visa after being refused the first time

The fear to re-apply for a visa after being refused is a common feeling, especially when the applicant was over confident while filing the first application and the result was not positive. If you are considering to re-apply there are several factors that must be considered in prior to filing the new application.

Changes to the International Mobility Program: Work Permits Exempt from the LMIA Process

Recently the Canadian government implemented changes to the processing of the LMIA-exempt work permits. One of the more affected categories is the Free Trade Agreement stream that for many years had a very flexible process. In many cases the applicants only had to go to the closest border or port of entry to obtain a work permit.