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Welcome to our Immigration News page! Immigration is consistently changing in both the United States and Canada. We have compiled the latest updates on visas and immigration news so that you can learn about up-to-date information regarding both Canada and US Visas and immigration.

VisaPlace’s Latest Immigration News for Canadian and US Immigration:

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 236 November 23, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 4750 Lowest Qualifying Score: 491

Express Entry Draw November 23, 2022 #236 – Latest CRS Score

By Ella BergquistNovember 28, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw November 23, 2022 #236 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on November 23rd, 2022, which was the 236th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered: 4,750 ITA 491 cut off score (CRS) All Programs This is the second Express Entry draw […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 235 November 9, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 4750 Lowest Qualifying Score: 494

Express Entry Draw November 9, 2022 #235 – CRS Score

By CaseyNovember 23, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw November 9, 2022 #235 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on November 9th, 2022, which was the 235th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered: 4,750 ITA 494 cut off score (CRS) All Programs This is the first Express Entry draw […]

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Canada Plans to Welcome 500,000 Immigrants by 2025

By CaseyNovember 7, 2022
Permanent ResidencyWorking in CanadaFamily Immigration

Canada has announced plans to significantly increase the number of immigrants entering the country, with a goal of 500,000 arriving each year by 2025 in order to address a critical labor shortage. On Tuesday, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser unveiled the new plan. It prioritizes admitting more permanent residents with needed work skills and experience while […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 234 October 26, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 4750 Lowest Qualifying Score: 496

Express Entry Draw October 26, 2022 #234 – CRS Score

By CaseyNovember 9, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw October 26, 2022 #234 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on October 26th, 2022, which was the 234th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered: 4,750 ITA 496 cut off score (CRS) All Programs This is the second Express Entry draw […]

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H-2B Visa Mid-Year Cap Update: FY2023

By SierraOctober 19, 2022
Work in the US

The H-2B visa program for seasonal workers has invited thousands of temporary workers to the United States each year since 1952 and continues to this day! The H-2B visa was created to help fill short-term labor shortages in the US within specific non-agricultural occupations during busy seasons. A few occupations you could see being qualified […]

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Canada Parent and Grandparents Program Update

By CaseyOctober 19, 2022
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

On October 11, 2022, The IRCC announced the Parent and Grandparents Program (PGP) – 2022 application process. The IRCC said they will send Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 23,100 potential sponsors this year. Family reunification is essential in attracting, sustaining, and integrating immigrants who make a contribution to our country’s success. Canada has a very […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 233 October 12, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 4250 Lowest Qualifying Score: 500

Express Entry Draw October 12, 2022 #233 – CRS Score

By CaseyOctober 26, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw October 12, 2022 #233 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on October 12th, 2022, which was the 233rd Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered 4,250 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 500. This is the first Express Entry […]

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Canada Lifts Work Hour Limit for International Students Due to Labour Shortages

By CaseyOctober 12, 2022
Working in CanadaStudy Permits

According to the country’s immigration minister, international students studying in Canada are now able to qualify to work more hours off campus as the country continues to face labor shortages. Sean Fraser, speaking at a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, said that beginning Nov. 15, a prior limit of 20 hours per week that […]

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Canada Makes Changes to Vaccine Requirements and ArriveCan App Optional

By CaseyOctober 7, 2022
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Beginning October 1st, Canada’s federal government intends to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for people entering Canada, the same day it will end random testing of travelers and make the ArriveCan app optional. The air and travel industries have been lobbying the government to ease international travel restrictions, claiming that they deter visitors and are out of […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 232 September 28, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 3750 Lowest Qualifying Score: 504

Express Entry Draw September 28, 2022 #232 – CRS Score

By CaseyOctober 12, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw September 28, 2022 #232 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on September 28th, 2022, which was the 232 Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered 3,750 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 504. This is the second Express Entry […]

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Canada Permanent Resident Applications Going Completely Digital

By CaseyOctober 3, 2022
Permanent Residency

IRCC began shifting to fully digital applications for most permanent residence applications on September 23, 2022, due to processing backlogs in the immigration system. The IRCC has also announced it will most likely be exempting applicants who are already in Canada from a required medical examination. If specific requirements are met, this will apply to candidates […]

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Canada Makes It Easier for Healthcare Professionals to Work

By CaseySeptember 22, 2022
Working in Canada

Canada has announced a $1.5 million investment to assist foreign-trained health care workers in obtaining credential recognition. The funding, announced on Monday by Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, will assist professionals educated abroad in filling key positions in Canada’s health-care system in provinces other than Quebec. What Does This New Project […]

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I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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