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Permanent Resident Does Not Require Job to Sponsor Spouse

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a permanent resident of Canada. I landed in Ottawa, Ontario in 2005 and had a good paying job. In 2011, I returned to the Philippines to care for my ailing father and I have not returned to Canada since. During my stay in the Philippines I met a woman...
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Canada’s in-demand list jumps to 43 occupations in days

By Atty. Henry Moyal Those who are seeking to immigrate to Canada are getting a crash course in the way bureaucracy is run in Canada – at least on the Canada Immigration level. In the last article we discussed how fast the Saskatchewan program was filled. Before that, we...
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25 Occupations in Demand as of March 2014

by : Attorney Henry Moyal It was only a few months ago that the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category was announced and listed two hundred occupations in demand in Canada that did not require a job offer to qualify. Unfortunately, that program was restricted to only...
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Ghost applicant can still be sponsored

by Attorney Henry Moyal Q. My name is Corazon. I applied to obtain a visa to visit Canada three times and I was refused each time. I then met someone who was able to obtain a fake passport in someone else’s name (Sharon) but with a real Canadian visa in it. I entered Canada ...
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Sweeping changes to citizenship rules announced

By Atty. Henry Moyal It almost seems that the Canadian government has nothing better to do than to constantly barrage the media and taxpayers with repeated attempts to change the landscape of immigration in this country. The current Conservative government has changed immigration...
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Sponsoring a person with no status is possible

by : Attorney Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian Citizen living in Canada and in a serious relationship with my high school sweetheart. He was married previously but is now living in California. He has no status in USA. I want to sponsor him as my fiancé or spouse. I am not sure if it...
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WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CAR IF I FILE BANKRUPTCY?

There are several issues to consider in answering this question. The most important point is the value of your car. In most cases, you can protect your car using the allowable bankruptcy code exemptions. An exemption allows you to file for bankruptcy relief and protect most of...
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CAN BANKRUPTCY STOP A FORECLOSURE?

There has been several articles in the press recently, that suggests we are about to experience a new wave of foreclosures this spring. Banks usually, try to avoid dumping their entire foreclosure portfolio at once, to prevent prices dropping so low, that it encourages even more...
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Meeting on Facebook can raise suspicions

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian born man who has met a Filipina online via Facebook. A friend of a friend sent me her profile.  We chatted for many months before we married last year but we never met until my trip to the Philippines last summer. I want to sponsor her for...
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Loan Modification vs. Bankruptcy

If you are having a hard time making ends meet and paying your monthly mortgage, you may wondering what to do. People who are having a hard time making their mortgage payments often rely heavily on credit cards, which eventually reach their limit. This of course creates even a...