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Immigration Update

Express Entry

Today, January 22nd 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. This is the second draw of the 2020 year. IRCC issued a total of 3,400 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 471, a decrease of 2 points from the previous draw on held on January 8th 2020.

The Express Entry program continues to remain popular, with a total of 141,258 candidates in the pool as of January 20th 2020. This is an increase in the total number of candidates in the Express Entry pool since January 6th 2020, the last date on which this data was released. We anticipate that selection will remain competitive.


BARTLAW LLP ranks top Corporate Immigration firm in Canada according to LBR

We are honored to be recognized as top Canadian corporate immigration law firm by Law Business Research Ltd. Global Edition 2019’s independent research team based on national and international peer reviews. We are grateful to our respected colleagues for their endorsements.

“Wonderful attorney Jacqueline Bart ranks as the leading Canadian immigration practitioner. Peers endorse her as highly personable, knowledgeable and effective lawyer” says LBR.

Established in 1994, BARTLAW LLP is consistently ranked top tier in legal directories both nationally and internationally. BARTLAW’s legal team of highly trained, exceptionally educated and specialised lawyers provide expertise in every area of Canadian citizenship and immigration law. The firm is regularly published in news, books and articles and interviewed for television and radio.

The firm provides expert advice on all aspects of immigration to Canada and assists SME’s and corporate clients including, but not limited to, consulting, finance, arts, IT, hospitality, retail, fashion, pharmaceutical, chemical, manufacturing, education, entertainment industries, in addition to assisting individuals and families.

Members of the firm are involved in many organisations including the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), American Bar Association (ABA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).