Canadian Immigration | Permanent Residency Through The Canadian Investment Work Permit
This video, prepared by the County of Simcoe in Ontario with federal government help, talks about adjusting to life in Canada as a newcomer.
U.S. EB-5 Investor Program
In this video we try to provide an overview of the
U.S. EB5 investor immigration program. We talk about
regional centers, about the mechanics of making the
investment from abroad and the advantages for immigrants
U.S. EB-5 Investor Greencards
In this video I provide more details about the EB5
U.S. investor immigration program and what the
benefits are for foreign investors who qualify
including living anywhere in the USA, working, going
to school for children and economic and political
Canada and US Immigration - Questions and Answers -
In this video I look at a few specific cases related
to immigration to Canada. I discuss the skilled worker
program and ways that an individual can gain access to
Canada by using illustrations.
Spousal Sponsorship to Canada
In this video I address the common question of an
individual who is about to marry someone and wants
to bring that person to Canada. I talk about the
process involved, the timing and the steps.
Interview Regarding the Ukrainian Catholic University in
Lviv November 2012
In this video I talk in Ukrainian about my experience
teaching at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv,
Ukraine in November 2012. I note with interest that of
the various themes I could talk on such as law,
immigration or history the students repeatedly ask for
me to teach about effective communication skills.
US Marijuana Law | How can it affect you at the border?
How will new US marijuana legislation affect
Canadians traveling south of the border. Immigration
lawyer Andy Semotiuk explains.
U.S. Immigration Bottleneck in Processing Coming
This video discusses the bottleneck that may be
forming in U.S. immigration processing by the
convergence of two independent developments. The
first was that the United States went over the
fiscal cliff and this has resulted in fewer
resources being available to process immigration
cases. The other is the immigration reform agenda
that is making its way through the US Congress. The
result is that there could be a backlog of cases to
process in the coming months and the recommendation
is to apply now for any US immigration matters.
Canada Immigration | Get Your Application Ready Before
This video discusses Canadian processing times for
immigration applications. Two programs are singled out:
the Quebec Investor Program and the Federal Skilled
Worker Program. The point that is made is not to delay
in filing applications to Canada because timing is
critical and the first application in is likely to be
more successful than the last one due to the length of
processing and the caps on how many can apply.
Will the House Get it Right on CIR?
In this video I talk about CIR and the efforts of
immigration reform advocates to get a bill passed in
Congress. I point out that the fate of 11 million
illegal immigrants must be addressed by the House in
its deliberation as part of an overall package of
Canadian Immigration | Permanent Residency Through The
Canadian Investment Work Permit
Here is what I like to think of as the Canadian
equivalent to the U.S. E-2 work visa. What makes this
work permit slightly different from the E-2 in the U.S.
is that the applicant after one year will qualify to
apply for permanent residence. E-2 investors do not have
as clear a route to permanent residence in the USA.
If you view the video you will see the essential
features of the program that are very achievable for the
average business person. I talk about proving a benefit
to Canada in the social, economic or cultural fields.
That usually can be done by getting letters from
Canadian organizations that attest to the benefits the
investor's company will bring. It can be done.
Another extraordinary benefit this work permit
provides is for those Chinese investors who can speak at
least some English but are about to be disqualified from
investor immigration under the U.S. EB5 program due to
#retrogression, or under the Canadian Quebec program due
to limitation on the number of #Quebec investor
#immigrant visas to be made available to Chinese
investors. They can use this program as a substitute to
come to Canada and bring their families with them.
Artists, writers and actors interested in coming to
America will learn what options they have in this
video interview that deals with immigration
In this video Mr. Semotiuk talks about changes to
Canada's citizenship rules and what brought them