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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

Canada signs new youth mobility arrangement with Andorra in a virtual ceremony

From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release On June 10, 2020, Canada and Andorra, signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility, via a virtual signing ceremony. This arrangement allows Young Canadians and Andorrans, who are between the ages of 18 and 30, to live and work in their respective countries, through the International Experience Canada (IEC) [...]

By |2020-06-15T17:03:16+00:00June 15th, 2020|Breaking News|Comments Off on Canada signs new youth mobility arrangement with Andorra in a virtual ceremony

Breaking News! Changes to Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (“SINP)

Saskatchewan EXPANDS its SINP Occupation in Demand (“OID”) list for the International Skilled Worker (“ISW”) Category. One of Canada’s most promising Provincial Nomination Programs (“PNP”) has just restructured its eligibility requirements. Saskatchewan, one of the few Province’s which does not require an employer job offer letter, has made changes to its most popular programs, the [...]

By |2019-09-18T08:27:26+00:00September 18th, 2019|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program|Comments Off on Breaking News! Changes to Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (“SINP)

In-demand Occupation for Canadian Immigration

Canada has announced several in-demand occupations that are in short supply in certain Provinces. These may offer more avenues for permanent residency as a Provincial Nomination adds 600 points to your overall CRS points. https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-ontario-immigrant-nominee-program-updates#section-1 Tech Draw Occupations Software engineers and designers Computer programmers and interactive media developers Computer engineers Web designers and developers Database [...]

By |2019-07-24T05:15:19+00:00July 24th, 2019|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News, In-demand Occupation, Provincial Nomination Program|Comments Off on In-demand Occupation for Canadian Immigration

Current U.S. Visa Bulletin

January 28, 2019 The U.S. Department of State has updated its Visa Bulletin for February 2019. This, in comparison to the Visa Bulletin for January 2019  does not show much movement on priority dates to file your I-485 adjustment of status application for Family-Based or Employment-Based petitions. China and India continue to have the most backlogs [...]

By |2019-01-28T05:32:39+00:00January 28th, 2019|U.S. Immigration, Breaking News, Entrepreneurs and Businesses, U.S. Government Shutdown, U.S. Investors, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on Current U.S. Visa Bulletin

CRS Scores Drop in 2019 for Express Entry Candidates

January 23, 2019 On January 23, 3019, The Government of Canada issued its second round of Express Entry Invitations where 3900 Skilled Workers received Invitations to Apply (“ITA”). The Comprehensive Ranking Scores (“CRS”) of the lowest-ranked candidates was 443. Candidates in the Express Entry Pool with scores of 443 prior to January 2, 2019 received ITA’s. [...]

By |2019-01-28T02:42:54+00:00January 28th, 2019|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News, Federal Express Entry Program|Comments Off on CRS Scores Drop in 2019 for Express Entry Candidates

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Updates

January 28, 2019 - Update January 28, 2019 The Federal Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program opened up today at 12pm EST for those interested to sponsor their parents and grand-parents. The much anticipated program was reportedly open for a mere 11 minutes before the IRCC shut down the system. Many interested sponsors took the [...]

By |2019-01-28T01:53:23+00:00January 28th, 2019|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News, Family Sponsorship|Comments Off on Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Updates
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