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January 12, 2018 - Newly-released data from the Canadian immigration department shows how changes made to the Canada Express Entry System in November 2016, impacted on the composition of Invitations to Apply.
Immigration.ca
Immigration.ca conducts periodic FaceBook live stream sessions each month. Join Managing Partner Colin Singer as he presents the first LiveStream of 2018 covering the latest Quebec immigration programs for international students.
Immigration.ca
January 10, 2018 - Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2018 and 81st overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, exactly the same as the previous draw.
Green and Spiegel LLP
January 10, 2018 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 446 to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The CRS cut-off threshold remained the same as the previous draw on December 20, 2017.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On January 4, 2018, United States Customs and Border Protection ("USCBP") updated its official policy on border searches of electronic devices.
Immigration.ca
January 9, 2018 - The Ontario Immigration Act, 2015, which, along with its Regulations, lays the legislative framework for the new Ontario Immigration Nomination Program which has come into force with effect from January 1, 2018.
Immigration.ca
January 9, 2018 - Canada's federal government is to make some families hiring caregivers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program exempt from paying the $1,000 Labour Market Impact Assessment processing fee.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On January 4, 2018, United States Customs and Border Protection ("USCBP") updated its official policy on border searches of electronic devices.
Immigration.ca
January 8, 2018 - Immigrants to Canada can expect their children to enjoy the best educational and economic outcomes as compared to all other nations of the world.
Green and Spiegel LLP
There has been no shortage of hot-button immigration issues in 2017. We have compiled a list of the top immigration changes that have changed the landscape of Canadian immigration:
Immigration.ca
January 5, 2018 - Immigration.ca January 2018 is now online!
Immigration.ca
December 27 , 2017 - Lawyer Colin Singer, Managing Partner of #1 Google ranked Immigration.ca, discusses Canada Immigration 2017 year-in-review covering the major developments to permanent residence, citizenship, temporary workers, students, refugees and criminal inadmissibility.
Immigration.ca
December 27, 2017 - Canada's provinces are moving away from a direct path to Canada for wealthy immigrants and instead, turning to two-step immigration programs aimed at entrepreneurs looking to establish businesses and be granted Canadian permanent residence.
Immigration.ca
December 27, 2017 - Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that a conditional sentence does not count as time spent in jail in cases involving serious criminality under section 36(1)(a) of the Immigration Act.
Immigration.ca
December 27, 2017 - Canada immigration authorities announced a new lottery system for candidates applying under the Parents and Grandparents Program, which reopens on January 2, 2018.
Immigration.ca
December 27, 2017 -Canada's federal government has extended the Spousal Work Permit Pilot Program, that allows spouses and common-law partners who are in the country with pending immigration application for permanent residence to apply for a temporary work permit.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new application intake process in 2017 for sponsoring parents and grandparents. This new process is intended to make it fairer and more transparent for applicants.
Immigration.ca
There were many important developments that took place in the Canada immigration field, this year.
Green and Spiegel LLP
December 20, 2017 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 446 to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The CRS cut-off threshold decreased by 6 points since the previous draw on December 6, 2017.
Immigration.ca
Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 30th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 80th overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, six points lower than the previous draws.
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Immigration.ca
January 10, 2018 - Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2018 and 81st overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, exactly the same as the previous draw.
Immigration.ca
May 31, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 15th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 inviting 3,877 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 413, the lowest-ever for an all-program draw.
Green and Spiegel LLP
There has been no shortage of hot-button immigration issues in 2017. We have compiled a list of the top immigration changes that have changed the landscape of Canadian immigration:
Immigration.ca
December 27, 2017 - Canada immigration authorities announced a new lottery system for candidates applying under the Parents and Grandparents Program, which reopens on January 2, 2018.
Green and Spiegel LLP
December 18, 2017 - The 2018 Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) will re-open again in early January 2018. The very popular program permits Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents to come to Canada.
Immigration.ca
Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 30th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 80th overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, six points lower than the previous draws.
Immigration.ca
December 15, 2017 - Medical inadmissibility rules in Canada immigration applications contravene a United Nations rights convention and are out of touch with Canadian values, according to a parliamentary committee report.
Immigration.ca
January 5, 2018 - Immigration.ca January 2018 is now online!
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We have worked on a number of NEXUS requests for review (that is appeals) in 2017. We have seen many NEXUS card confiscations and the number of appeals we file increased in 2017 over 2016 (and we filed more appeals in 2016 than in 2015 - there is an upward trend).
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