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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|Comments Off on First Express Entry Draw #177 – February 13, 2021

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|Comments Off on New Immigration Programs for Hong Kong Residents

Ontario Holds Last Immigration Draws for 2020  

Ontario Holds Last Immigration Draws for 2020     Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Nominations for 2020 The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) ended 2020 with a bang, after reaching its 2020 allocation of 8050 nominations made to applicants across all their immigration pathways, including 400 additional nominations through an in-year reallocation and 50 additional [...]

By |2020-12-30T10:33:34+00:00December 30th, 2020|Ontario Express Entry, Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Ontario Holds Last Immigration Draws for 2020  

ArriveCan Now Required to Enter Canada

November 26, 2020 ArriveCan Now Required to Enter Canada As of November 21, 2020, all air travelers whose final destination is Canada must use the ArriveCAN mobile application when they are entering Canada. The app requires travelers to submit their travel and contact information, quarantine plan (unless they are quarantine exempt under the Mandatory [...]

By |2020-12-01T15:02:29+00:00November 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on ArriveCan Now Required to Enter Canada

Visa Application Centers in India Starting to Reopen!

November 26, 2020 Visa Application Centers in India Starting to Reopen! Great News for Indian Nationals who are applying for permanent residence in the family class as a spouse, partner, or dependent child as well as study permit applicants who plan to study at one of the approved DLIs in Canada. You can now [...]

By |2020-12-01T15:13:39+00:00November 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Visa Application Centers in India Starting to Reopen!

Canada – U.S. Border Closure Extended Again!

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the U.S., the decision has been made to extend the U.S. Canada border closure for another 30 days, through to November 21, 2020. There are approximately 8 million+ cases of COVID-19 currently in the U.S. The U.S Canada border shutdown has been ongoing since March, with extensions every [...]

By |2020-10-30T08:12:17+00:00October 20th, 2020|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News, U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Canada – U.S. Border Closure Extended Again!

Canada’s Express Entry Draw #165 on October 14, 2020!

On October 14th, Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted Federal Express Entry draw #165 under the Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) program. This was an all-program draw, with 4,500 invitations to apply (ITAs); making it one of the largest Express Entry draws ever. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off remained at 471, which was the [...]

By |2020-10-30T08:06:45+00:00October 19th, 2020|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News|Comments Off on Canada’s Express Entry Draw #165 on October 14, 2020!

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Now in Effect

On July 1, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), signed on January 29, 2020 by the U.S. and on March 13th for Canada, came into force. While the agreement is expected to keep North America the most competitive region in the world, the leaders, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, have taken different reactions to [...]

By |2020-07-04T10:47:59+00:00July 4th, 2020|Breaking News|Comments Off on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Now in Effect

Canada Extends Foreign TravellerBan to July 31st

The Canadian government has extended the current travel ban on most international travellers until July 31, 2020, which will affect entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for "essential" reasons, such as immediate family members of citizens, some international students, and temporary workers in essential [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:09:03+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News|Comments Off on Canada Extends Foreign TravellerBan to July 31st

Trump Shuts Down Employment-Based Immigration for 2020

On June 22nd, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order, extending his April 22nd order, suspending the processing of employment-based visas and immigrant visas (green cards) for the remainder of 2020, with potential to be extended further. The justification or purpose of this order is to repair the economy and protect jobs for Americans. The [...]

By |2020-06-25T08:09:16+00:00June 25th, 2020|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Trump Shuts Down Employment-Based Immigration for 2020
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