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Express Entry Draw August 5, 2020 #158 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistAugust 6, 2020
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Express Entry Draw August 5, 2020 #158 The Express Entry Draw took place on August 5, 2020, which was the 158th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,900 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 476. This draw had no specific program target. This was the first draw conducted in August. Canada is inviting thousands […]

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International Students: Studying in the US or Canada

By Ella BergquistAugust 4, 2020
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Pursing a college or post-graduate degree in a foreign country is an excellent way to expand your horizons. It provides you with a new look at a country and the opportunity for studying at excellent schools. You will demonstrate that you are adaptable and able to thrive in a culture other than your own. This […]

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For Newcomers: How to Find a Place to Live in Toronto

By Ella BergquistJuly 29, 2020
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Are you either looking to immigrate to Toronto or are new to Toronto and want to find a place to call home? Toronto has a reputation of having high rent prices but whether you’re looking for a luxury residence or somewhere to lay your head, there are many resources to help you find that place. […]

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Will Canada Make it Easier for People from Hong Kong to Move to Canada?

By Ella BergquistJuly 23, 2020
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Many Hong Kongers are seeking refuge from the ongoing protests within their country. Several Canadian groups are urging the Canadian government to allow refugees to immigrate to Canada to help those stuck in Hong Kong. Canada’s Rules for Hong Kong Citizens Unfortunately, even though immigration professionals have urged the Canadian government to change the rules […]

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Express Entry Draw July 23, 2020 #157 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJuly 23, 2020
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Express Entry Draw July 23, 2020 #157 The invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on July 23, 2020, which was the 157th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,343 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 445. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Candidates who have been invited […]

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Express Entry Draw July 22, 2020 #156 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJuly 22, 2020
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Express Entry Draw July 22, 2020 #156 The latest round of invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on July 22, 2020, which was the 156th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 557 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 687. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates who […]

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Canada Extends Time for Temporary Residents Stay

By CaseyJuly 24, 2020

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Canada has announced an extension of the time temporary residents are allowed to stay in the country. Normally, visitors and study or work permit holders in Canada have up to 90 days after their temporary immigration status expires to apply to IRCC to reinstate it. The IRCC […]

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Common-Law Couple Separated at Border Due to Lack of Proof

By Sierra AlongiJuly 20, 2020
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When immigrating to Canada with your common-law partner, there are necessary requirements and proof that you must show to successfully cross the border together. Unfortunately, for some couples especially during these unpredictable times, lack of common-law partner proof has separated them. Canadian-American couple Stephen and Cathy were separated at the border in June 2020 because […]

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How to Cross the US/Canada Border During COVID-19 Closure

By Ella BergquistJuly 14, 2020
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Canada and the US shut down their border March 21st only allowing trade, business, and temporary residents with valid visas to enter. The restriction to the border has been extended three times each in 30-day increments. It has been said that the Trump administration is planning to extend the restriction again until late August. The […]

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Options For International Students in the US To Avoid Deportation

By Sierra AlongiJuly 15, 2020
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UPDATE July 14, 2020: The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the US. International Students in the US should not be worried about being deported for taking online classes due to COVID-19. If you are concerned about your status in the US […]

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Self-Employed Options for Canadian Immigration

By Sierra AlongiJuly 13, 2020
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Being self-employed as a business owner or freelancer is very popular for many individuals. Many choose this route to avoid working for corporate companies and managing their own salary. Although there is not a specific visa for self-employed individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada, there are programs available. Foreign nationals looking to immigrate to […]

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Are International Students in the US Affected By New Restrictions?

By Sierra AlongiJuly 14, 2020
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UPDATE July 14, 2020: The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the US. International Students in the US should not be worried about being deported for taking online classes due to COVID-19. If you are concerned about your status in the US contact […]