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Year: 2019

19 Dec 2019

Express Entry Update

Today, December 19th 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. IRCC issued a total of 3,200 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 469, a decrease of three points from last week’s draw. This week’s draw issued 3,200 […]

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11 Dec 2019

Immigration Update

Quebec’s Bill 21 is Oppressive to Religious Minority Immigrants Bill 21, “An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State” came into force June 16th 2019. The Act’s stated purpose is to affirm the laicity, or secularity, of the state. However, the Act significantly restricts religious freedoms of certain public sector employees by prohibiting them from […]

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27 Nov 2019

Immigration Update

Certain Religious Minority Immigrants No Longer Welcomed In Quebec BARTLAW authored an article for The Lawyer’s Daily regarding Bill 21.  The government of Québec recently passed Bill 21, “An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State”. The intention of Québec’s Bill 21 is to affirm the laicity, or secularity, of the state. While laicity is […]

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13 Nov 2019

Immigration Update

Express Entry Today, November 13th 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. IRCC issued a total of 3,600 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 472. While this is a slight decrease from the previous draw on October […]

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30 Oct 2019

Express Entry Update

Today, October 30th 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. IRCC issued a total of 3,900 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 475. This is an increase from the previous draw open to all programs on October […]

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16 Oct 2019

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update: Federal Skilled Trades Draw Today, October 16th 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. Invitations were only issued to candidates who meet the eligibility requirements under the Federal Skilled Trades Class. IRCC issued a total of 500 […]

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2 Oct 2019

Immigration Update

Express entry update Today, October 2nd 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. IRCC issued a total of 3,900 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 464. This is an increase from the previous draw on September 18th […]

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18 Sep 2019

BARTLAW LLP, Canadian Immigration, Barristers and Solicitors Newsletter – Express Entry Draw and Excluded Family Members Policy Change

Express Entry Update Today, September 18th 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. IRCC issued a total of 3,600 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 462. This is the 19th Express Entry draw held in the 2019 […]

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13 Sep 2019

BARTLAW LLP, Canadian Immigration, Barristers and Solicitors: Partner Announcement — Carrie Wright

Partner Announcement BARTLAW LLP is very pleased to announce and introduce the firm’s new partner, Carrie Wright, effective immediately. “I am immensely proud to welcome this talented and remarkable lawyer to join the firm as a partner” said Jacqueline Bart, the firm’s Managing Partner. “Ms. Wright’s admission to partnership is in recognition of her outstanding […]

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2 Aug 2019

Habeas Corpus is a Possible Solution for Immigration Detention

Immigration lawyers everywhere whose clients include those being held in immigration detention have a new avenue for seeking the release of their clients, thanks to the the Supreme Court’s decision in Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, et al. v. Tusif Ur Rehman Chhina, 2019 SCC 29. In this seminal decision, the Supreme Court […]

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23 May 2019

BARTLAW Received Two Additional Awards

We are pleased to share that BARTLAW Canadian Immigration, Barristers and Solicitors has received two additional awards: For the second year in a row, BARTLAW has received the award of Law Firm of the Year – Immigration Law – Canada and was listed in the official Global 100 – 2019 edition which will be published […]

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29 Apr 2019

Hiring Global Talent: The new Trans-Pacific Agreement Provides Facilitative Work Permit Options for Canadian Employers

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) opens new ways to bring talent to Canada for business visitors, intra-corporate transferees, investors, and professionals and technicians.   Seven of the eleven signatory countries have ratified the agreement, including: Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore. The remaining four signatory countries that have yet to […]

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11 Jan 2019

BARTLAW Canadian Immigration News

  Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Re-Opens on January 28, 2019 On noon, January 28, 2019, Canadian Immigration will reopen the parent and grandparent sponsorship category.  The government has increased the annual cap on applications to 20,000  in 2019.  This is about 4 times the number of applications accepted in 2015. Processing also promises to be […]

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