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19 Aug 2021

Immigration Update

On August 18, 2021 and August 19, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued two new rounds of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. The August 18, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 751 and 463 candidates […]

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5 Aug 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On August 4, 2021 and August 5, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued two new rounds of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. The August 4, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 760 […]

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22 Jul 2021

Immigration Update

Canada To Re-Open to International Travellers on September 7, 2021 On September 7, 2021, assuming that Canada’s epidemiologic situation remains under control, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who are fully vaccinated with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entry and who meet immigration […]

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21 Jul 2021

Immigration Update

Borders Restrictions Lifting for Fully Vaccinated Travellers Since March 2020, our border has been closed for optional and discretionary travel to Canada.  In order to enter Canada, international travellers have had to fit into certain exemptions to be able to cross the Canadian border. Starting next month, the restrictions will be eased to allow for […]

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9 Jul 2021

Immigration Update

Canada will ease quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travellers on July 5, 2021 When the Canadian government introduced new vaccine quarantine exemption rules for fully vaccinated eligible travelers, immigration lawyers and their clients were ecstatic. Fully vaccinated eligible workers will be quarantine exempt, as of July 6, 2021, if they meet the following conditions: Have […]

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21 Jun 2021

Immigration Update

Canada will ease quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travellers on July 5, 2021 As of July 5th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and other eligible travellers who are entitled to enter Canada will be able to do so without quarantining, provided they have received all required doses of their COVID-19 vaccine […]

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10 Jun 2021

Immigration Update

Full Vaccination Will Reduce Quarantine Requirements Well over seventy percent of Canadians have received one vaccine and twenty percent are fully vaccinated.  That is good news for quarantine restrictions.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents and other exempt travelers who are fully vaccinated will soon have a reduced quarantine requirement when arriving from abroad. Health Minister […]

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8 Jun 2021

Immigration Update

On June 8, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced the opening of two (2) new programs offering a pathway to permanent residence for Hong Kong residents. Both programs are only applicable to Hong Kong residents currently living in Canada. The eligibility requirements for each program are as follows: A: In-Canada Graduate Stream • Applicants […]

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1 Jun 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Draw This Week: Canadian Experience Class Scores Drop to 380 On May 31, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. The May 31, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class. The […]

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26 May 2021

Immigration Update

Government extends flight ban from India, Pakistan until June 21 The Canadian government has extended its ban on flights from India and Pakistan until June 21, 2021 in a move to prevent and control the spread of the novel coronavirus and its variants. Express Entry Update: Provincial Nominee Class Draw Today On May 26, 2021, […]

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13 May 2021

Immigration Update

Will China take Canada’s Immigrants? The recent Globe and Mail article by John Ibbitson (April 28, 2021), and Doug Saunders’ tweet one day earlier, stating that the reduced birth rate in China ‘will help make immigration a seller’s market’ which will compete against Canada’s immigration targets is a good point.  However, it misses a fundamental […]

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29 Apr 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On April 29th 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. Today’s draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score selected was 400, and 6,000 candidates were invited to apply. […]

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28 Apr 2021

Immigration Update

Ontario Re-Opens the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Employer Job Offer: International Student Streams, with New Expression of Interest System On April 28th 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced the re-opening of the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Employer Job Offer: International Student streams. These programs are pathways to permanent residence […]

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19 Apr 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On April 16th 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. This draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score selected was 417, and 6,000 candidates were invited to apply. […]

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15 Apr 2021

Immigration Update

Generous and Exceptional New Permanent Residence Programs for Essential Workers and International Graduates, Including Essential Workers in National Occupation Classification (NOC) C or D Occupations  On April 14th 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced extremely generous and unprecedented new permanent residence programs for essential workers and international graduates in Canada. IRCC will begin accepting […]

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1 Apr 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On March 31st 2021 and April 1st 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued two new rounds of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. The March 31st 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 778 […]

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18 Mar 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update: First Canadian Experience Class Draw since February 13th 2021 On March 18th 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. Today’s draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score selected […]

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17 Mar 2021

Immigration Update

St. Patrick’s Day’s Provincial Nominee Class Draw On March 17th 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. Today’s draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 682, and 183 candidates […]

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16 Feb 2021

Immigration Update

New Testing and Quarantine Rules for Entry to Canada The Canadian government has announced a new COVID-19 test requirement for entry at land border crossings. Travelers entering at a land border must present evidence of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival at […]

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25 Jan 2021

Immigration Update

Border Closures Extended for Another Month The pandemic travel restrictions in place at the Canada-U.S. land border were extended for another month. Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed that the current border restrictions will now remain in effect until February 21st, 2021. He said this “important decision” was taken to keep citizens on both sides of the […]

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8 Jan 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On January 8th, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued the second round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system for the 2021 year. This draw invited only candidates who qualify under the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score selected was 461, and 4,750 candidates were […]

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7 Jan 2021

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On January 6th, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued the first round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system for the 2021 year. This week’s draw invited only candidates who have received a nomination from a Canadian province or territory. The minimum score selected was […]

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23 Dec 2020

Immigration Update

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Announces Change to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program On December 14th, 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a change to the work experience requirement under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program. Previously, applicants under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program were required to demonstrate […]

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9 Dec 2020

Immigration Update

Expedited Permanent Residence For Refugee Health Care Workers On December 14, 2020, Canadian Immigration will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and provide direct care to patients. Applications will be accepted from December 14, 2020 until August 31, 2021. In-Canada family members of the principal applicant […]

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25 Nov 2020

Immigration Update

Border Closures in Effect to December 21, 2020 The COVID-19 travel restrictions in place at the Canada-U.S. land border will remain in effect for at least another month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last Friday. The current agreement on the U.S.-Canada border closure to non-essential travel was first imposed in March to limit the spread […]

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19 Nov 2020

Immigration Update

Canada Invites 5,000 Candidates to Apply for Permanent Residence in Yesterday’s Draw In the largest permanent residence draw from Canada to date, on November 18th, 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. Yesterday’s draw invited candidates who qualify under […]

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5 Nov 2020

Immigration Update

Canada to Welcome 1.2 Million Immigrants in Next Three Years Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced new immigration levels for the next three years, resulting in 1.2 million immigrants being selected and accepted by Canada between 2021 to 2023. This revised government plan is intended to offset the reduced intake of immigrants during […]

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28 Oct 2020

Immigration Update

With the benefit of hindsight, Canada relaxes restrictions on international students When COVID-19 was first declared a global pandemic, the Canadian government immediately introduced very strict restrictions on travel to Canada. Almost all travellers were prohibited from entering Canada under these restrictions unless they qualified for a small number of narrow exemptions. At the time, […]

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14 Oct 2020

Immigration Update

Canadian Government announces changes to COVID-19 border restrictions, permitting entry for some new groups of foreign nationals On October 2nd, 2020, the government announced broadened access to Canada under COVID-19 travel restrictions for certain extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents as well as an increased presence of public health officials at the […]

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23 Jul 2020

Immigration Update

Express Entry Update On July 22nd and July 23rd 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued two new rounds of invitations to apply for permanent residence, under the Provincial Nominee Program and the Canadian Experience Class. Provincial Nominee Program On July 22nd 2020, 557 candidates were invited to apply under the Provincial Nominee Program. […]

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