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
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
New policies that will help international workers and family sponsorships were recently announced by the Minister.
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
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
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