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Canada holds first Express Entry draw in over one month on September 18, 2023

  Canada holds first Express Entry draw in over one month on September 18, 2023 (IRCC) has held its first Express Entry round of invitations in over a month, with 3,200 invitations sent to candidates in an all-program  draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 531. There were more [...]

By |2023-12-11T08:12:22+00:00September 24th, 2023|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Canada holds first Express Entry draw in over one month on September 18, 2023

Express Entry Category Based Draw for Transport Occupations expected the week of September 18th, 2023

Category Based Draw for Transport Occupations expected the week of September 18th, 2023 In a release sent on September 18, IRCC confirmed that later this week it will issue invitations to Express Entry candidates who have work experience in transport occupations. This will include Commercial truck drivers, pilots, and aircraft assembly workers, among others, are [...]

By |2023-09-24T05:35:19+00:00September 24th, 2023|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Express Entry Category Based Draw for Transport Occupations expected the week of September 18th, 2023

USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria

USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in their Policy Manual to clarify the types of evidence used to evaluate and determine eligibility for extraordinary ability (E11) and outstanding professor or researcher (E12) EB-1 immigrant visa classifications. The update adds clarifying guidance describing examples of evidence that [...]

By |2023-09-17T13:29:36+00:00September 17th, 2023|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria

U.S. Pathways to Residency

U.S. Pathways to Residency The U.S. provides several pathways for permanent immigration. New permanent immigrants receive a “green card” and become lawful permanent residents (LPRs). Once they meet residency requirements, they are able to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Below are some examples of pathways to residency in the U.S. Admitting Relatives The U.S. reunites families and [...]

By |2023-09-17T13:26:17+00:00September 17th, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on U.S. Pathways to Residency

Canada Immigration Parents and Grandparents Program to Re-open in Fall

  Parents and Grandparents Program to Re-open in Fall On September 8, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced they will accept up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) for 2023. On October 10, 2023, IRCC will begin sending invitations to apply to 24,200 interested potential sponsors [...]

By |2023-09-16T18:21:08+00:00September 16th, 2023|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Canada Immigration Parents and Grandparents Program to Re-open in Fall

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw – September 7, 2023

  Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw – September 7, 2023 On September 7, 2023, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a draw where 23 Entrepreneur category candidates who had an Expression of Interest (EOI) score range between 105 and 140 points. Entrepreneur EOI Selection Results on September 7, 2023 Number of Invitations Issued 23 Average EOI Score [...]

By |2023-09-16T18:10:16+00:00September 16th, 2023|Canadian Immigration, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program|Comments Off on Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw – September 7, 2023

IRCC extends transition period for distance learning measures to December 2023

IRCC extends transition period for distance learning measures to December 2023 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced they are extending distance learning measures that were implemented throughout the COVID-19 pandemic through to August 31, 2023. These measures are applicable to sudents who completed less than 50% of their Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligible studies outside of [...]

By |2023-09-10T08:55:09+00:00September 10th, 2023|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on IRCC extends transition period for distance learning measures to December 2023

Hire a temporary foreign worker through the Recognized Employer Pilot

Hire a temporary foreign worker through the Recognized Employer Pilot Transition to Online Applications As part of its efforts to modernize the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and improve client service, Service Canada has transitioned to online Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications. Since April 2023, employers and third-party representatives are required to submit LMIA [...]

By |2023-09-10T08:22:20+00:00September 10th, 2023|Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Hire a temporary foreign worker through the Recognized Employer Pilot

SINP Country Specific Draw picking skilled immigrants

On August 16, 2023, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held first-of-its-kind pilot project, targeting specific countries. The pilot is picking skilled immigrants based on their country of residence, and only open to 8 countries, including Czechia, Germany, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. In an email to the Toronto Star, the federal immigration [...]

By |2023-09-10T08:08:15+00:00September 10th, 2023|Canadian Immigration, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program|Comments Off on SINP Country Specific Draw picking skilled immigrants

USCIS Updated Eligibility Criteria for Compelling Circumstances Employment Authorization Document

USCIS Updated Eligibility Criteria for Compelling Circumstances Employment Authorization Document On June 14, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released detailed guidance regarding the eligibility criteria for the Compelling Circumstances Employment Authorization Document (EAD) application. The new guidance delineates seven eligibility criteria applicants must meet to qualify for the Compelling Circumstances EAD, and provides specific [...]

By |2023-08-27T05:39:43+00:00August 27th, 2023|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on USCIS Updated Eligibility Criteria for Compelling Circumstances Employment Authorization Document
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