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Apr 28, 2016

Electronic Travel Authorizations will be Required Starting ​November 10th, 2016

Featuring: Aris Daghighian, Evan J. Green, Esther Dressler, Eren Sari, Ellie Slavens, Shoshana T. Green, Cristina Guida, Hilete Stein, Ravi Jain, Stephen W. Green and Valerie Kleinman

Starting ​November 10th, 2016​, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Author...

Apr 20, 2016

Express Entry: Number of Invitations to Apply Remains Constant

April 20, 2016 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1018 candidates to apply for Permanent Reside...

Apr 18, 2016

U.S. Consulates in Canada Suspend Third Country National Visa Processing this Summer

April 18, 2016- U.S. Consulates in Canada have temporarily suspended all visa processing for Third Country Nationals for the summer months of June,...

Apr 6, 2016

Express Entry: Number of Invitations to Apply Plummet on April 6, 2016

April 6th, 2016 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 954 candidates to apply for Permanent ...

Apr 1, 2016

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will soon be accepting new applications

April 1st, 2016- The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be accepting applications starting May 30, 2016. The QIIP facilitates immigratio...

Mar 31, 2016

EE Report Card: The Express Entry Year-End Report 2015

March 31st, 2016 – The Express Entry Year-End Report 2015 was released today by the federal government. The report provides information regarding t...

Mar 23, 2016

Express Entry Continues Downward Trend in Number of ITAs Issued on March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,014 candidates to apply for Permanent Resid...

Mar 23, 2016

Liberal Budget 2016: Increase in Funding to Help Refugee and Family Reunification Cases

March 23, 2016 – Yesterday, the Minister of Finance tabled Budget 2016, the first budget of the current government’s mandate. In a Chapter entitled...

Mar 17, 2016

June 1, 2016 Means Bonjour Canada!

March 17, 2016 – Starting June 1, 2016, the Mobilité Francophone stream will exempt employers from the Labour Market Impact Assessment process when...

Mar 9, 2016

Express Entry: Points Required for Invitation to Apply Increases to 473

March 9, 2016 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited only 1,013 candidates to apply for Permanent R...

Mar 9, 2016

Nine Changes Expected to Immigration This Year - Does One of Them Help you?

March 9, 2016 - The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum,  announced yesterday that Canada will welcome a greater numbe...

Feb 11, 2016

No Real Movement in Points Required for Express Entry Invitation to Apply

February 10, 2016 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) invited 1505 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Expre...

Feb 4, 2016

Television and Film Work Permits might be LMIA Exempt: Does this help you?

Starting February 17, 2016, foreign nationals in the television and film industry whose position or occupation is essential to a television or film...

Jan 27, 2016

Express Entry Scores Continue to Hover Around 450 for Third Draw of 2016

January 27, 2016 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,468 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express...

Jan 14, 2016

ANNUAL H-1B FILING OPENS IN APRIL: NOW IS THE TIME TO GET STARTED

January 14, 2016 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the opening of the annual H-1B filing window for the first...

Jan 14, 2016

Downward Trend in Express Entry Scores Continues For Second Draw of 2016

January 27, 2016 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,518 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express...

Jan 11, 2016

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Reaches Quota; Some Excess Applications to be Retained

January 11, 2016 – The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program reached its annual quota of 5,000 applications last week, shortly after reopening...

Jan 7, 2016

Ontario Re-Opens Immigrant Nominee Program Base Streams

January 7, 2016 – The Government of Ontario has confirmed that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has resumed accepting applications for ...

Jan 7, 2016

Express Entry Issues First Round of Invitations in 2016

January 7, 2016 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,463 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. T...

Dec 29, 2015

Express Entry Profiles Set to Expire After One Year

December 29, 2015 –  Candidates for Express Entry are reminded that profiles are only valid for twelve months from the date they are created. Candi...