Immigration News

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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

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New Immigration Announcements

It’s been an exciting time in the immigration world with many welcome changes and public policy announcements in the last few days. Here are a few to note: Biometrics With Service Canada centres being closed since March 27th, we’re happy to inform you that applicants physically in Canada applying for temporary residence are now temporarily

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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

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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

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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