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
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 Canadian Immigration Minister has recently announced the opening of a permanent residence program for caregivers in Canada, called the Interim Caregiver Pathway, that is open until June 4, 2019. Read here for more details.
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 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:
Canada has just implemented new immigration provisions under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). There are several provisions under this category that will make it easier for citizens of members states of the EU to obtain work permits in Canada without Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs). Here are some of the highlights: