Topics of Interest

Immigration Case study Two: The Case of the Frustrated Businessman

Mr. G came to us because he was attempting to start a retail skincare business in a mall location on Vancouver Island. He had signed a lease and was getting organized to move forward, but he was running into a major stumbling block with Canadian Immigration. This is not an uncommon problem. Foreign investors, in […]

A true Imin Consulting Case!

People frequently think that all we do is basic application work and sometimes that is the case (pun intended).  But!  What really gets us excited is actual toe-to-toe contests with Canadian Immigration.  The people at the CIC are very knowledgeable and competent individuals but have you ever seen the IRPA manual?  This is one incredibly […]

Come to Canada Wizard

News Release – Come to Canada Wizard reaches one million visits Ottawa, April 13, 2012 — The Come to Canada Wizard, which helps people determine if they are eligible to live, work or study in Canada, has recorded one million visits since it was launched on August 5, 2011. “This online tool allows prospective immigrants to assess […]

Number of accepted immigrants in 2011

News Release – Canada continued to welcome a high number of immigrants in 2011 Ottawa, March 2, 2012 — Canada continued to welcome a high number of immigrants in 2011, according to preliminary data released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) today. Canada welcomed 248,660 permanent residents in 2011, well within the Government’s planning range of 240,000 to […]

Prof. Daniel Won’s Open Discussion

Merry Christmas from beautiful Vancouver!

Living Standards growing at a faster pace in Canada than the US!

Canada’s living standards are improving faster compared to the United States, according to report that analyzes 15 years of economic data. The report, released Wednesday by Statistics Canada, evaluates labour productivity, real gross domestic product per capita and real gross national income per capita from the first quarter of 1997 to the first quarter of […]

Attend our FREE seminar! We will help your family re-union!

Helping your parents come to Canada is now easier. Find out how! On December 1st, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced a new Temporary Resident Visa category for parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens/ Permanent Residents. Its name is Super Visa and as of December 1st, 2011, you may be eligible to apply for this […]

Good Places in cities near Vancouver

One of the really great things about Vancouver is it’s proximity to other great cities. Within a couple of hundred miles radius, there are Seattle and Portland. Both cities are different from Vancouver and different from each other. A weekend excursion to each is worth the time spent driving. Seattle, our closest American neighbour to […]

The Immigration Conundrum…Minister Kenney says we need more but….

We can’t afford the immigrants we need, Kenney says. Applicants with desirable skills at front of the line BY ALTHIA RAJ, POSTMEDIA NEWS JULY 20, 2011 Canada needs more immigrants to sustain economic growth, but the Conservative government won’t significantly increase immigration because Canadians don’t want too many newcomers and the federal government can’t afford […]

Very Interesting article by an undocumented alien in the U.S. who also happens to be a reporter for the NY Times

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At Imin, we “Hablamos Espanol”

Say “Hola” to Jose! Jose is our new Mexican intern. Who has come to us from our friend and client, Naoko at GEOS Language Academy. Jose will be assisting us by sending spanish translated content to our sister site “Imin Consulting Mexico”. Already Jose has been busy with our new Imin Consulting Mexico Facebook site. […]

Say it ain’t so……..

People in Vancouver are genuinely sad this morning

From the news reports, one might believe that Vancouver was full of Hooligans and poor sports.  It’s just not true.  Of course, it was sad to see our hockey team lose but honestly, we  lost to a better team.  It happens.  It’s a game.  We got over it. Unfortunately, a few individuals came to downtown […]

Mx In Vancouver

  Las olimpiadas de invierno… donde está la nieve? Y de donde salió tanta gente???  Despues de 2 semanas en Vancouver aun no sentía que me estaba adaptando, llovía casi todos los días y aun hacia mucho frio, algo así como 3 grados a medio día; llegue un sábado y el lunes ya estaba en […]

MX In Vancouver

Si me hubieran dicho hace un año y 5 meses que hoy iba a estar emocionadísimo por un juego de hockey probablemente hubiera pensado que era un sueño, como Mexicano estaba acostumbrado a el futbol, beisbol y futbol americano, nunca me imaginé que un juego en donde 10 jugadores en patines se pelean por un […]

Go Cannucks!

  For those of you in non “Hockey” venues, Vancouver is in the best of seven series against the fabled Boston Bruins. It is new against old, progressive against traditional, west against east. This is the World Series of Hockey. We are down to the two best teams and Vancouver is one of them. There […]

Early Morning View from Burrard Bridge

Took this Panorama on an early Morning walk to work crossing the Burrard Bridge. Spring is definitely here! The water is clam and as you can see, everything is green. The air smelled of fresh cut grass. Hard on my allergies but the clean air is a welcome relief after a long winter.

La Taqueria

4 Awesome Tacos

Yes…..Vancouver is about half as far from Mexico as it is from Asia.  You would think that given the shorter distance you might find more Mexican restaurants than Asian but not even close.  Vancouver is a veritable bee hive of Asian restaurants…chinese, japanese, korean, filipino….you name it and there are dozens upon dozens of Asian […]

Planning to study in Canada?

Third video clip of Daniel’s online lecture on Canadian Immigration…

Will the recent election be good for Canadian Immigration?

These are strictly my own observations but they are based on facts… Fact #1 The Harper government actively recruited support from Immigrant populations which had previously been more aligned with the Liberals Fact #2 A record number of new MPs were Immigrants (especially Chinese) who vigorously ran with the support of their immigrant constituents… members […]

You can’t get a Visa at the bank….

Hello Everyone! Do you know what a visa is for? In order to enter Canada, to physically step on to Canadian soil, you have to have a permission from the Canadian government unless you are a Canadian Citizen. That permission is the VISA on your passport! Why are you coming to Canada? Are you planning […]

Welcome to Professor Won’s new video series on Immigration!

First video of Daniel’s Canadian Immigration lecture series!

March 11th Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Like many of you, we at Imin Consulting are devastated and concerned about the destruction and loss of life created by the unprecedented earthquake in Japan. We have many dear and valued Japanese clients and personally feel for the loss experienced by them, their neighbors and their countrymen. We are enlightened by the stoicism and […]