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Federal Express Entry Draw #237 – January 11, 2023 and #238 – January 18, 2023

Federal Express Entry Draw #237 – January 11, 2023 and #238 – January 18, 2023 Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada’s (IRCCs) has held two All-Program Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program Draws for 2023. On January 11, 2023, Draw #237 issued 5,500 candidates an Invitation to Apply (ITA), with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 507. Then, one week later, on January 18, [...]

By |2023-02-05T17:31:15+00:00February 5th, 2023|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

Changes to Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

Changes to Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program  The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), which functions as Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program, was formerly referred to as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The AAIP is a Provincial Economic Immigration program aimed at providing nominations to foreign nationals who have the skills to fill skilled labour shortage or those willing [...]

By |2023-02-05T17:18:25+00:00February 5th, 2023|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

COVID-19 Restrictions Return for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau

COVID-19 Restrictions Return for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau   Effective Jan. 5, 2023, COVID-19 travel restrictions are back for those traveling to the United States from China, Hong Kong, or Macau. Individuals will have to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or of recovery from COVID-19 upon entry.   Who Does [...]

By |2023-02-05T16:27:44+00:00February 5th, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Conditional Permanent Residents with Pending I-751 and I-829 Forms

USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Conditional Permanent Residents with Pending I-751 and I-829 Forms On January 23, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (i.e., Green Cards) for petitioners who filed Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or Form I-829, [...]

By |2023-02-05T16:20:50+00:00February 5th, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Public Charge Rule

Public Charge Rule   On December 23, 2022, the revised Public Charge Rule went into effect. This means all adjustment of status postmarked (or submitted electronically, if applicable) on or after that date, will be subject to the “new” public charge ground of inadmissibility under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).   [...]

By |2023-02-05T16:13:30+00:00February 5th, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

DHS Implements New Processes for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans and Eliminates Cap for Venezuelans

DHS Implements New Processes for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans and Eliminates Cap for Venezuelans On January 5th, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new process that will provide Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans who are outside of the U.S., a safe, lawful and streamlined way to come to the U.S. by air and work temporarily. [...]

By |2023-01-15T16:52:10+00:00January 15th, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Extension of Interview Waiver for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

Extension of Interview Waiver for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applications December 23, 2022 In an effort to facilitate nonimmigrant travel and reduce the wait times for nonimmigrant visas, the Department of State (DOS) announced an extension of the waiver of in-person interviews to certain nonimmigrants through to December 31, 2023. The waivers will be authorized by [...]

By |2023-01-03T16:27:22+00:00January 3rd, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on Extension of Interview Waiver for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

Government of Canada Allowing More International Youth to Work and Travel in Canada

Government of Canada Allowing More International Youth to Work and Travel in Canada On December 1, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), launched the 2023 International Experience Canada (IEC) Program, increasing the number of applicants by 20%. Recently, IRCC announced a new Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement that also comes under these new measures.   What [...]

By |2022-12-26T18:55:20+00:00December 26th, 2022|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Government of Canada Allowing More International Youth to Work and Travel in Canada

Canada Temporarily Expands Work Permit Eligibility for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers

Canada Temporarily Expands Work Permit Eligibility for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers On December 2, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced that Canada will introduce a new 2-year temporary measure to extend work permits to family members of temporary foreign workers, as well as expand the eligibility for work permits to family members [...]

By |2022-12-26T18:47:48+00:00December 26th, 2022|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Canada Temporarily Expands Work Permit Eligibility for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers

USCIS Introduces New Edition of I-485 Application

USCIS Introduces New Edition of I-485 Application As of December 23, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a new edition of the Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status that they will start accepting. Anyone submitting an I-485 that is post-marked on or before December 22nd will be accepted, [...]

By |2022-12-26T18:37:54+00:00December 26th, 2022|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on USCIS Introduces New Edition of I-485 Application
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