The attorneys on Avvo.com practice US law, not Canadian law. You'll have to ask a Canadian immigration attorney or the appropriate Canadian immigration authorities because this will be an issue of Canadian law.
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That is a question to ask a Canadian (as opposed to US) I migration attorney. Here at Avvo we all practice US I migration law and know nothing about Canadian laws.
GOOGLE immigration. Lawyers in the Canadian city you are interested in.
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