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Supreme Court rules Trump cannot end DACA in big win for ‘Dreamer’ legal immigrants

On Thursday June 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump’s administration attempt to shut down the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, ruled, that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Back in 2012, President Barack Obama [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:32:07+00:00June 23rd, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Supreme Court rules Trump cannot end DACA in big win for ‘Dreamer’ legal immigrants

Temporary foreign workers and International Students Eligible for EI or CERB

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) provides temporary income support to workers and self-employed individuals, who have temporarily stopped working, lost their job, are sick or in quarantine, or, are directly affected by COVID-19. As of June 17, 2020, Canada has announced that it is extending the CERB by an additional eight weeks, bringing the [...]

By |2020-06-18T10:29:34+00:00June 18th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Temporary foreign workers and International Students Eligible for EI or CERB

Canada – USA Shutdown Extend their Border Shutdown until July 21st

When Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump agreed to shut down the U.S. Canada land border on March 18th, this created a stir of uncertainty in the midst of a global pandemic. Since March, there have been extensions every month of the shutdown in order to protect the borders, as the cases of COVID-19 continue [...]

By |2020-06-18T10:26:22+00:00June 18th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Canada – USA Shutdown Extend their Border Shutdown until July 21st

Essential Services Occupations Recruitment and Advertising Changes

Effective June 10, 2020, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is prioritizing certain occupations in the agricultural, food processing, and health care sector, which are considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. The listed occupations have been prioritized across all provinces and territories (except the province of Quebec). For a list of occupations specific to the [...]

By |2020-06-15T17:11:40+00:00June 15th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Essential Services Occupations Recruitment and Advertising Changes

Update – Travel Restrictions for Immediate Family Members into Canada

As of 11:59 EDT on June 8, 2020, CBSA announced that immediately family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are entering Canada from a land border, to be with an immediate family member, will be exempt from the prohibition on entry to Canada if they are entering for a period of 15 days [...]

By |2020-06-15T16:52:16+00:00June 15th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Update – Travel Restrictions for Immediate Family Members into Canada

Canada to Extend Permanent Residency to Asylum Seekers who Work in Health Care

The Federal government is in works to introduce a new program that would grant permanent residency to asylum seekers who have worked in health-care roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a temporary measure, which will grant permanent residence, and is expected to cover all regions of Canada. The program may be officially launched [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:11:48+00:00June 15th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Canada to Extend Permanent Residency to Asylum Seekers who Work in Health Care

Canada Immigration Levels at All Time Low

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Marco Mendicino took part in a press conference during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Monday, June 8, 2020. Mendicino indicated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there needs to be a complete overhaul of the immigration application process amidst the pandemic. "IRCC needs to act quickly [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:06:42+00:00June 15th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Canada Immigration Levels at All Time Low

Federal Express Entry Draw #152on June 11, 2020

The Federal Express Entry (EE) Draw #152 held on June 11, 2020 by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Services (IRCC) issued a total of 3559 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) category. The CEC candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of 437, a 3-point drop since the last [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:02:43+00:00June 15th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Federal Express Entry Draw #152on June 11, 2020

IRCC Announces Programs for Agricultural Workers for Faster Work Permits and Permanent Residency in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the global economy. Canada and the U.S. have implemented bans on non-essential travel and this is being extended until the end of July. Having the borders shut for all these months, undoubtedly affects Canada’s food supply, so in n efforts to safeguard the continuous flow of Canada’s food supply [...]

By |2020-06-15T07:58:09+00:00June 15th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on IRCC Announces Programs for Agricultural Workers for Faster Work Permits and Permanent Residency in Canada

Targeted Express Entry Draw #151–June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), conducted a targeted Express Entry (EE) draw, issuing that 341Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates holding Provincial Nominations (PNP) with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score of743. The CRS cutoff score has dropped since the last EE draw on May 27th, which was 757, [...]

By |2020-06-11T16:39:42+00:00June 11th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Targeted Express Entry Draw #151–June 10, 2020
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