In the midst of border closures, travel bans and other disheartening immigration news, there are glimmers of light of immigration opportunities for workers in Canada. As part of its pandemic response, IRCC has made it easier for those working in essential services to obtain work permits and those with Canadian work experience to obtain permanent
Another school year is rapidly coming to an end. Here are some important tips for international students who are in their final semester of studies: Study permits allow students studying full-time to work off-campus part-time (up to 20 hours/week) during the school year and full-time during any regularly scheduled breaks. The period of time after
New Biometrics Requirements Greetings! The Government of Canada has just announced that biometrics are now available to be collected at centres inside Canada. You can find out where to submit your biometrics here. As a result, applicants are now required to submit their biometrics when applying for their immigration cases inside Canada. Applicants who are
Issues to consider when applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa Greetings! Even though there is still snow on the ground in Canada, it is time to start thinking about travel plans and the numerous conferences and festivals that fill the summer calendar here. If you are from a country that requires a visa, it is
Immigration Predictions for 2020 Greetings! As we start the new year, we believe that there are some important trends to be aware of for those who are trying to make their way through the immigration system. Here are some of our predictions for what’s on the horizon in 2020: 1. EXPRESS ENTRY: Express Entry draws
A new temporary permanent residence program has recently started for Out-of-Status Construction Workers in the Greater Toronto Area. The limited program will allow 500 workers and their families who meet the following conditions to obtain permanent residence even though they don’t have status in Canada: 1. They must have lived continuously in Canada for 5
As we start a new school year, we’d like to outline some important notes for international students regarding maintaining student status and the ability to work while studying: Study permits allow students studying full-time to work off-campus part-time (up to 20 hours/week) during the school year. In addition, students may work full-time during any regularly
There are quite a few immigration paths for entrepreneurs in Canada. There are also many misconceptions about investor and entrepreneur immigration programs in Canada. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Active participation, not passive investment Buying a property alone in Canada will not allow you to get permanent residence. Immigration programs for entrepreneurs
New policies that will help international workers and family sponsorships were recently announced by the Minister.
The Canadian Immigration Minister has recently announced the opening of a permanent residence program for caregivers in Canada, called the Interim Caregiver Pathway, that is open until June 4, 2019. Read here for more details.
IRCC has recently come out with new rules for international students in Canada. Here are some of the highlights.
The 2019 Parental Sponsorship program was closed in 12 minutes. Here are some alternatives if you were not lucky enough to be able to obtain an invitation.