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Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship 2021

The Minister has just released the information about the Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Program for 2021. This year, only those who had submitted their interest to sponsor forms last year for the 2020 program will be eligible to receive an invitation to apply. Here are the details:  Interest to Sponsor Forms – 2020 Only those who had

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Summer News

There has been a number of important immigration announcements this summer. Here are the top 5: BORDER OPENING Borders are set to open to Covid19-vaccinated travellers from around the world on September 7 (August 9 for American citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States). To qualify you must be fully vaccinated by a

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New OINP EOI System

The Ontario government has recently opened its popular International Student and Foreign Worker streams . Instead of the maddening first-come, first-serve system of the past, the OINP has launched a new EOI points system that allows applicants who qualify to enter first into a pool. The government will subsequently conduct draws to allow those with

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Yesterday,  IRCC announced 4 unprecedented public policies creating new time-limited programs to facilitate permanent residence for individuals working in Canada. Here’s what you need to know: Policy 1 – Individuals Working in an Essential Occupation International workers who have completed at least 1 year of work experience in Canada, within the past 3 years, in

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Over the weekend, for the first time since Express Entry was enacted, virtually all CEC applicants were issued an Invitation to Apply.  What does this mean if you weren’t in the pool yet?  Here are some things to think about: 1.  To be eligible under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), you must have work experience

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The Canadian government has just put into place a new open work permit policy for Hong Kong passport holders who have obtained post-secondary education in the past 5 years.  Here are the details: To be eligible, you must hold a HKSAR or BNO passport and have obtained a degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD) or a

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Extending PGWP

The government has just announced exciting news that students with Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP) may be able to apply to extend their work permits for another 18 months. Here are the details: You must have held a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that expired on or after January 30, 2020 or hold a valid PGWP that

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New Year 2021

Happy New Year! IRCC has already made several important announcements that you should know about in this brand-new year. Here are the details: Mandatory Covid19 Testing for Air Travellers Starting January 7, all travellers 5 years or older, irrespective of status, who wish to fly to Canada from another country, will be required to present

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The Minister has just announced some exciting new provisions to help Hong Kong residents immigrate to Canada.  While further details will soon be announced, here are some of the main points so far: Young HK residents may soon be able to apply for an open work permit of 3 years if they have completed a

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Our first thought when we saw the news this morning was, what the heck is happening with the American election! Our second thought was, we have to help people come to Canada. Here are some possible pathways to do so: Citizenship through your Parent If your parent was born in Canada or was a naturalized Canadian

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Greetings! IRCC has just announced new Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility rules for students who are applying for study permits abroad. These provisions are especially important to students who are applying to Canadian study programs and are not able to travel to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic due to travel bans. Here are the specifics:

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Greetings! Last week, the Minister of Immigration announced an exciting new program to grant permanent residence to asylum seekers working in the healthcare sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. If this applies to you or someone you know, check out the criteria for the program below:   You must have made a refugee claim before March