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Can a Person Enter Canada After Being Deported from the US?

By CaseyFebruary 14, 2020
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If you have been deported from the United States for any reason it could have devastating repercussions. During your deportation or removal, the agent officer will tell you how long you must stay outside of the US. Typically a border or immigration officer will require five, ten, 20 or forever until you can return. Depending […]

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Ripple effect of Trump Travel Bans on Canadian Immigration

By MorganFebruary 11, 2020
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On February 1, 2020, the United States announced that six more countries would be added to the existing travel bans. These countries are Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania. This ban means that citizens of these nations will not be able to immigrate to the United States. The ban is set to go into effect […]

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Iranian Student Detained in US Airport

By CaseyFebruary 12, 2020
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An Iranian graduate student who planned to attend Michigan State University was detained at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday, denied entry into the United States, then returned home, his attorney said. Alireza Yazdani, 27, was on a flight leaving Detroit on Monday, a day after he was detained and questioned by authorities. He had been […]

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Express Entry Draw February 5, 2020 #136 – Latest CRS Score

By Ella BergquistFebruary 6, 2020
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Express Entry Draw February #136 The latest round of invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on February 5, 2020, which was the 136th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,500 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 472. This was the #136 Express Entry Draw and the first draw of February. Improving Your CRS Score If […]

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How to Not Be Denied Entry to the US: Advice from a U.S. Border Agent

By Ella BergquistFebruary 5, 2020
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A whistleblower, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, has written an email about a recent U.S. crackdown at the border. Whistleblower: a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization. The Whistleblower sent the email to Len Saunders an immigration lawyer. […]

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Why Express Entry CRS is Unlikely To Go Lower than 440

By MorganFebruary 11, 2020
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The Canadian Express Entry system works by assigning a point value to biographical information about you. These points are tallied and you as a part of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and you are awarded a score. This score is known as your CRS Score. Every time an Express Entry draw occurs, the draw announces […]

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Six Countries Added to Travel Ban, Travel Ban Changes

By Ella BergquistFebruary 3, 2020
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On Friday, February 1st, President Trump added six more countries to the list of nations that face travel restrictions to the United States. These new countries include Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania. They are added to the Travel Ban list from 2017. The majority of the countries on the Travel Ban list have substantial […]

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How to Reapply for a Canadian Tourist Visa After Being Rejected

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2020
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Canadian tourist visas can be very difficult to get. If you apply for one, you could find that your application has been rejected. If this happens, what can you do? Reapplying after any Canadian visa denial is always an option. Don’t forget this option, even though being denied a Canadian visa can be very frustrating and upsetting. […]

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Latest Alberta PNP Draws 2020 (AINP)

By Ella BergquistFebruary 13, 2020
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The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Alberta’s Express Entry immigration streams. The AINP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Alberta. If you are interested in living and working in Alberta, the Alberta […]

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Ontario Seeks More Immigrants to Work in Manufacturing

By CaseyJanuary 30, 2020
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Ontario has found itself in grave need for industrial workers. These foreign workers would include holding jobs such as painters, sewing-machine operators and electronic assemblers. Ontario is so desperate for these types of workers that they are promising them permanent residency in exchange for a job in manufacturing. The only requirement is that these newcomers […]

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Latest Prince Edward Island PNP Draws 2020 (PEIPNP)

By Ella BergquistJanuary 30, 2020

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of PEI’s Express Entry immigration streams. The PEIPNP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Prince Edward Island. If you are interested in living and […]

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Should a Canadian Receive a Pardon for Minor Crimes?

By CaseyJanuary 28, 2020
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Though most pardons are for minor crimes, Canadians can be given pardons, or record suspensions, for many serious crimes — in the most recent year, pardons were granted for manslaughter, kidnapping, attempted murder, hostage-taking and arson with disregard for human life, among other things. A senior RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer wrote, “When a Canadian […]