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
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
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
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
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
Our lawyers at Long Mangalji LLP are often approached and asked about the process of immigrating to Canada. Below, we’ve collected some of the most frequently asked general questions FAQ regarding the Economic Class programs for your perusal. What are the best ways for me to immigrate to Canada based on my skills and experience?
As cannabis becomes legalized in Canada, the new Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws will mean much harsher immigration penalties for permanent residents and foreign nationals (see here for our previous newsletter explaining some of these changes). We have received an update from the Minister regarding how the new laws will be applied to people who had
While studying in Canada is an excellent path to permanent residence, there are many immigration landmines an international student will want to avoid along the way. Here are some pieces of advice we have for students: Post-graduation work permits (PGWP): Each international student is only allowed ONE post-graduation work permit, so use it wisely! There are
On August 20, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced major changes to the parent and grandparent sponsorship program which will take effect in 2019. Some of the most relevant details include: The 2019 cap has been increased to 20 000 applicants from 17 000 applicants in 2018. There is a new process for 2019.
On July 31st, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be expanding the collection of biometrics to all applicants between the ages of 14-79. Start dates for the requirement vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. Some of the most relevant details include: Who Will be Affected and When Biometric data must be submitted by everyone applying for: