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Optional or Discretionary Travel

Update: Non-optional and non-discretionary travel: COVID-19 program The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has outlined the difference between optional/discretionary and non-optional/discretionary travel. These measures have come into effect due to...

Humanitarian and Compassionate Program

The Canadian government created a discretionary program for people to apply for permanent resident status. Most methods set by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for immigrating to Canada require that the applicant meet rigid criteria. Now, the...

Our Office is Moving

We Are Moving! Attention all, we are thrilled to announce that our law firm will be moving into a new office located on 201-83 Garry Street. Carolina Fridman Law Corporation has been consistently growing for the last few years. Which is why to meet the demands of our...

Immigration Canada

Immigration Canada is implementing a new pilot program in 2020 for agricultural workers The government of Canada is planning a new Immigration pilot project aimed at agricultural workers. The new immigration plan for agricultural migrant workers will make it easier to...

Study Permit

Study permits The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office issues study permits in Canada. It allows foreign nationals to study in Canada. The study permit lasts until your education ends or you reach the expiry date of the permit. Canada approves a...

Sponsorship and Temporary Visas

  Family Sponsorship and Temporary Visas After your immigration process has been completed and you have status in Canada, either as a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen. You may ask yourself:  how do I bring my parents to Canada? The only options to bring...

We are moving!

Fridman Law has been consistently growing for the past few years. To meet the demands of our clients and continue to grow, we will be moving to our new office at Fort Gary Place on Monday, June 1, 2020. Our new address is 201 - 83 Garry Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3. It is located right behind the Fort Garry Hotel, and only a short 3 minutes drive from our current office.

We welcome all of our friends and clients, old and new, to visit us in this exciting new location.
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Today, we will provide some information on how the IRCC measures may impact individuals applying for Work Permit Applications:

• Online Work Permit Applications are being accepted and processed at this time.
• While some Visa Application Centres (“VAC”) are temporarily closed, you may go to a VAC that isn’t in your country of residence.
• Due to the ongoing service disruptions, IRCC has automatically giving applicant 90 days from the date on the letter (instead of 30) to give your Biometrics.
• Work Permit Holders who are currently in Canada are able to apply to extend their status online, and may remain in Canada until a decision is made on their new application.
• Work Permit Holder currently traveling outside Canada, or Foreign Nationals who received his/her Work Permit Approval before March 18, 2020 are allowed to travel to Canada at this time.

As always, you’re welcome to give our office a call at 204-944-8889, or send us an email at, if you have any questions.


*Please note, all the information below is based on information at the time of writing. This is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice or opinions of any kind*
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