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U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that closed the U.S. border to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.  As we have seen in the news, enforcement of the order has unleashed chaos at airports and many people have been left in immigration limbo. To assist in responding to

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A new year is here and we thought we would take some time to highlight expected changes that are likely to happen to the immigration system in 2017. Overall Numbers It is projected that 300 000 immigrants will obtain permanent residency this year. This is the same as in 2016. Permanent Residence granted under the

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Update: To enter the parental sponsorship lottery click here. The government of Canada has just announced major changes to the intake process for the 2017 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program. The most significant changes include the following: Only 10,000 applications will be accepted under this program in 2017. Instead of a first-come, first-serve system, IRCC

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The government has just announced major changes to the Spousal Sponsorship program. These changes are designed to simplify the application process and lead to faster processing times. The most significant changes include the following: IRCC will process approximately 80% of new applications within 12 months from the day they are received. About 80% of applications

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ETA Update

As of November 10, 2016, most foreign nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to flying into Canada. Here are some of the key points to note:   Citizens of the United States of America, Permanent Residents of Canada, and other small

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The government announced yesterday significant changes to the Express Entry program that are to come into effect on November 19, 2016. These changes will alter how points are awarded within the current system. The most significant changes include the following:  Points will now be awarded to applicants that graduate from Canadian post- secondary institutions. Applicants

Student Seminars in November

Together with student groups and universities and colleges throughout Ontario, Long Mangalji will be offering free immigration seminars to international students this fall.  Come and join us if you are a member of one of the following groups! Here’s what’s coming up in November:  Niagara College Date: November 10 Time: 11:30 – 1:30 Place: NOTL

Check out the Toronto Star article on our client Yvonne Jele’s story.  Despite being outed in the tabloids of Uganda with a headline that read “City Socialite Hunted Over Lesbo Links”, the current immigration laws did not allow us to present this evidence to the Federal Court.  Happily however, Yvonne was granted a last-minute stay

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Update: On September 20, 2016, the government announced that they are extending the leniency period to November 9, 2016. Starting November 10, 2016 the eTA rules explained below will be enforced.  On September 30, 2016, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

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We’re so proud of the amazing Olympic athletes and performers who put on such incredible performances the last few weeks! The games have reminded us of the important contribution that athletes and artists make to Canadian society. In order to attract such talent to Canada, there is a relatively unknown immigration program specifically for individuals

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Do you speak fluent French or know someone who does and wants to come to Canada?  New work permits are now available for francophone persons who want to live outside of Quebec.  Here are some of the details:  Francophone persons who want to work in provinces outside of Quebec can qualify.  To obtain a work

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Ontario PNP Quotas Filled for 2016

The Ontario government has just announced that its quotas for accepting most applications under its provincial nominee program (OINP) are full.  The following applications will no longer be accepted for at least the next 6 months and will be returned:      Masters and PhD Graduate program applications submitted after May 9, 2016. Invitations for

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