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International Students in Canada Can Work More Hours During Coronavirus

By Ella BergquistMay 3, 2020
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The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) announced that Canadian students will receive $1,250 a month from May to August but unfortunately, International Students can not receive this funding. Despite this, Canada took other measures to help those international students in Canada. The Canadian government removed the restriction of how many hours international students can work. […]

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New Self-Isolation Plan for Those Returning to Canada

By CaseyApril 23, 2020
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Although Canada is still welcoming home travelers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new national isolation plan that would take effect at midnight on Wednesday April 14th EST. This isolation plan will be required for all international travelers returning to Canada both through border crossings and airports due to the Coronavirus.  What Exactly Does This […]

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Is US Immigration Closed?

By Ella BergquistApril 23, 2020
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No, not completely! There are only a couple of immigrant visas programs suspended but only temporarily for 60 days. Most of US Immigration visas and programs are still open! President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he has partially suspended immigration to the United States, with the aim of keeping foreigners out of local jobs during the […]

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Getting a TN Visa During COVID-19

By Sierra AlongiMay 7, 2020
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Many individuals come to the United States to work on a TN Visa. The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level. Aside from knowing how to successfully obtaining a TN Visa, its important to know the […]

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Recent COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Affecting Foreign Nationals

By Sierra AlongiApril 22, 2020
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Since the Coronavirus crisis broke nationwide, travel bans and restrictions have been instated. As we have done our best to keep you updated with the latest with these changes, it’s important to know how these travel bans are affecting foreign nationals based on circumstance. There are some individuals who fall under the exemption criteria: Immediate […]

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Agricultural Immigrant Workers in Canada Get $1,500 From Government

By Ella BergquistApril 21, 2020
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There are still thousands of agricultural workers coming into Canada during the Coronavirus outbreak. Their employers are required to quarantine them for 14 days before they can go back to work. The Canadian government is providing the money for these employees to offset some of the cost associated with this inconvienence. The employeer of these […]

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Trump Executive Order Suspending US Immigration: What This Really Means and What You Should Do

By CaseyApril 23, 2020
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*Update 4/23/2020 11:07am The rule largely hits negatively the following groups – Parents of US citizens, Siblings of US citizens, Spouses and minor children of permanent residents, Green card lottery winners People NOT effected (These visa are still open) Spouses & minor children of US citizens, Special Immigrant Visas, EB-5 investor visas, Temporary visas of any kind—All work, […]

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The Top Current Opportunities for Immigrating to Canada

By Ella BergquistMay 4, 2020
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Tune into our Facebook Live Event where Immigration Consultant, Jane Viana, explains the best opportunities to immigrate to Canada during the Coronavirus outbreak. During this event you will be able to ask questions to Jane and receive live answers! There are thousands of immigrants living in Canada right now unsure if their status is safe […]

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Canadian Immigration Processing Fees Going Up on April 30th, 2020

By Sierra AlongiApril 21, 2020

Due to the increase in Canada’s Consumer Price Index, immigration processing fees will be increased which will be effective April 30th, 2020. It is important to know that the fees incorporated in this change do not include other possible expenses related to your application, for example, costs of documents, language tests, translations, and more. Fees […]

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If My US Visa Has Expired, What Do I Do?

By Sierra AlongiApril 21, 2020
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Many times individuals have found themselves in a situation where their US Visa has expired and as some may know, it’s extremely important to understand what that means for one’s immigration status. Whether you are on a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, an expired visa is something to take seriously as it could […]

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Visitor Visa Applications Suspended in Canada for 21 Days

By Sierra AlongiApril 20, 2020
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Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19, many Canadian immigration processes are changing rapidly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Announced on April 10th, 2020, the Canadian government decided to suspend the processing of non-essential visitor visa applications because of current travel restrictions. As of right now, this suspension of visitor visas will run for 21 days […]

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Express Entry Draw April 16, 2020 #144 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistMay 1, 2020
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Express Entry Draw April 16, 2020 #144 The Express Entry Draw took place on April 16, 2020, which was the 144th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,782 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 455. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Canadian Experience Class have been invited to apply for Canadian permanent […]