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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research

The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented global public health challenge. In order for governments, organisations and individuals to respond to it effectively, it will be vital that they have easy access to good, clear data and a good understanding of what can and can not be said based on the available data. The mission of Our World [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:19:49+00:00March 31st, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

United States Department of Labor (DOL) Updates PERM Labor Certification Process in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Atlanta National Processing Center (NPC) will issue PERM labor certification documents electronically to employers and their authorized attorneys and/or agents, commencing on March 25, 2020 through to June 30, 2020. These documents will include the certified Form ETA-9089 [...]

By |2020-03-26T05:43:57+00:00March 26th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

US Stimulus Package

Breaking News! March 25, 2020 - U.S. Lawmakers finally agree on a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package to rush financial assistance to Americans during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is said it will push relief to health workers and hospitals who are caring for patients and putting themselves at risk. It will also work secure the financial [...]

By |2020-03-25T15:25:40+00:00March 25th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Express Entry Draw on March 23, 2020

Another Canadian Federal Express Entry Draw was conducted on March 23, 2020, less than one week after the most recent draw. During this draw, 3232 candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) received Invitations to Apply (ITA). Candidates chosen had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) 467 and must have applied prior to November 25, [...]

By |2020-03-24T06:41:45+00:00March 24th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Canada Updates Exemptions to Travel Ban – March 20, 2020

On March 18, 2020 air travel restrictions were issued for all non-Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and their immediate relatives entering into Canada and for “non-essential” travel for those traveling through the U.S./Canada land border. Although there were exceptions to the restrictions, there has been uncertainty regarding the categories of foreign nationals who would still be [...]

By |2020-03-23T05:52:40+00:00March 20th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions at Land Ports of Entry and Ferries between the U.S. and Canada – March 20, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a document on March 20, 2020 regarding the Temporary Travel Restrictions between the U.S. and Canada at Land Borders due to the spread of COVID-19. Due to DHS’s heightened concern regarding the risk of the continued transmission of COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-03-23T05:48:15+00:00March 20th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Express Entry Draw on March 19, 2020

Canadian Federal Express Entry Draw was conducted on March 19, 2020, with a total of 668 Invitations sent out. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) was 720 as only candidates with an Express Entry Provincial Nomination were chosen. Having a Provincial Nomination adds 600 points to your overall CRS score.

By |2020-03-23T05:51:18+00:00March 19th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Notice of Arrival Restrictions

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Factsheet containing information on U.S Citizens, Permanent Residents, and their immediate families who are returning from the impacted COVID-19 areas. The DHS Factsheet mandates that all U.S Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and their immediate relatives must: Travel through one of 13 airports where DHS has established [...]

By |2020-03-18T04:25:24+00:00March 18th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions in the U.S

To further safeguard the country against the spread of Coronavirus, President Trump shut down the U.S.’s borders and suspended entry of foreign nationals who have been in the impacted COVID-19 areas any point in the last 14 days, prior to their arrival to the U.S. Impacted COVID-19 Areas Entry is now restricted entry for all [...]

By |2020-03-18T04:23:47+00:00March 18th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Canada Shuts Down its Borders to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

During Prime Minister Trudeau’s Press Conference on March 16th, he announced that as of Wednesday, March 18, 12:01 a.m. EDT, he will be shutting down the Canadian border to non-Canadian Citizens due to the spread of COVID-19. Exceptions to this include Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and [...]

By |2020-03-17T04:57:28+00:00March 17th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments