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Ontario French Speaking and Skilled Trade Express Entry Draws – January 13, 2021

Ontario French Speaking and Skilled Trade Express Entry Draws – January 13, 2021 On January 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest (NOI’s) to candidates under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams. Overview of the OINP French Speaking Stream The OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream draw issued 146 NOI’s [...]

By |2021-02-21T09:58:05+00:00February 21st, 2021|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

February 2, 2021 – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program Draw – Human Capital Priority Occupations

February 2, 2021 - Ontario Immigration Nominee Program Draw – Human Capital Priority Occupations On February 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 283 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to candidates in the Express Entry pool with experience in one of the following ten priority occupations. [...]

By |2021-02-20T18:02:45+00:00February 20th, 2021|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

First Express Entry Draw #177 – February 13, 2021

First Express Entry Draw #177 – February 13, 2021 On February 13, 2021. Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada’s (IRCCs) held draw #177. This was a Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program only draw, which invited 27,332 candidates, with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of only 75. CRS Score Distribution as of February 8, 2021 As [...]

By |2021-02-15T12:35:49+00:00February 15th, 2021|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

New Immigration Programs for Hong Kong Residents

New Immigration Programs for Hong Kong Residents On February 4, 2021, the Minister of Immigration and Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC), Marco Mendicino, announced several new programs that will benefit residents of Hong Kong. Eligibility Starting on February 8, 2021, Hong Kong residents will be able to apply for a new 3-year open work [...]

By |2021-02-07T07:51:25+00:00February 6th, 2021|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

HOW HAS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHANGED U.S. IMMIGRATION?

HOW HAS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHANGED IMMIGRATION? BIDEN CHANGED U.S. IMMIGRATION: On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued several orders on immigration. Some orders take immediate effect while others may take more time to be implemented. If you think these policies affect you, contact a lawyer or legal service provider. Among the changes are: Deferred [...]

By |2021-02-06T08:51:54+00:00January 30th, 2021|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on HOW HAS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHANGED U.S. IMMIGRATION?

First Express Entry Draw of 2021

First Express Entry Draw of 2021! The first Express Entry draw of 2021 occurred on January 6, 2021. Immigration Refugees, Citizenship Canada’s (IRCCs) draw #171 was a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) only draw, which invited 250 candidates, with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 813. CRS Score Distribution as of January [...]

By |2021-01-08T13:23:05+00:00January 8th, 2021|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on First Express Entry Draw of 2021

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Issues Invitations for 2020 Intake!

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Issues Invitations for 2020 Intake! IRCC began sending invitations to apply to applicants who applied for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program in the fall. Applicants should check their email accounts regularly throughout the week. Once you receive an invitation, please ensure that you have all the documents and [...]

By |2021-01-08T12:55:58+00:00January 8th, 2021|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Issues Invitations for 2020 Intake!

Pre-departure COVID-19 Testing for Air Travelers Entering Canada 

Pre-departure COVID-19 Testing for Air Travellers Entering Canada In an effort to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially in light of the recently announced confirmed cases of the UK COVID-19 Variant in Ontario, the Government of Canada is taking pre-emptive actions to protect the health and safety of Canadians. The federal government is now [...]

By |2021-01-05T15:28:19+00:00January 5th, 2021|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Pre-departure COVID-19 Testing for Air Travelers Entering Canada 

Immigrating to Canada When You Are Illegal in Your Country of Residence

Immigrating to Canada When You Are Illegal in Your Country of Residence One of the most common immigration questions is “Can I immigrate to Canada even though I am living illegally, without status in another country? Many individuals, across the globe, are residing without legal status and many want to move to Canada, knowing [...]

By |2021-01-01T13:54:48+00:00January 1st, 2021|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Immigrating to Canada When You Are Illegal in Your Country of Residence

Looking Back: Canadian Work Permits in 2020

Looking Back: Canadian Work Permits in 2020  Each year, nearly 200,000 skilled foreign workers immigrate to Canada. This did not stop in 2020, even with COVID-19. Although these workers must find an employer and receive a job offer to obtain a temporary foreign work permit, if the worker is in an occupation that is [...]

By |2021-01-01T13:42:23+00:00January 1st, 2021|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Looking Back: Canadian Work Permits in 2020
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