St. John’s personal trainer put immigration trouble behind him

Last December, CBC News reported that the Jamaican-born Machel Rayner feared having to leave his adopted country of Canada, after he broke a rule he says he didn’t know existed.

Three months earlier he had received confirmation that of his permanent residency in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province he called home for eight years. 

Rayner needed a good paying job that could see him taking care of his mother and two younger siblings back home. That need saw him temporarily relocating to Halifax to work and in effect putting him at odds with the rules of the Newfoundland and Labrador government immigration program, which insisted that he stay put inside the province. 

Thanks to the story Rayner told CBC that the federal government and the provincial government agreed that they should cancel the hearing with the Canada Border Services and they wrote him a letter to say that all the cases that they have against him has been dropped.

According to CBC, Rayner is now preparing for one of his younger brothers and his mother to come to Canada to live.