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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.

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How to Prepare for the Next CEC and FSW Draw in July 2022

By Ella BergquistMay 6, 2022
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In early July 2022, Express Entry drawings for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates will restart. On April 22, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser made the announcement. With drawings commencing in July, IRCC should have 14 draws by the end of the year if they stick to their current schedule of one […]

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Will I Be Able to Buy a Home in Canada? Options Around New Ban

By CaseyMay 2, 2022
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In an effort to cool off a hot housing market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration said Thursday that foreign investors and non-Canadian companies will be barred from buying residential real estate in Canada for the next two years. In releasing the federal budget for the year, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined a number of steps […]

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Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #221 – CRS Score

By CaseyMay 11, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #221 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 27th, 2022, which was the 221st Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 829 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 772. This is the second Express Entry […]

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The Next CEC Draw and FSWP Draw in July 2022

By Ella BergquistApril 24, 2022
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We’ve all been waiting months for a CEC and FSWP draw – and Canada has finally given answers on when they will resume all Express Entry draws. In July, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will resume its federal economic immigration programs and extend foreign students’ expired work permits while their permanent residency applications are […]

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Canada Plans to Increase Immigration Fees in 2022

By CaseyApril 18, 2022
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On April 30, Canada will raise the costs for all permanent residency applications. Fee hikes will be implemented for the economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian categories. For the first time since 2002, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) raised permanent residency costs to account for inflation in 2020. At the time, the IRCC declared […]

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Express Entry Draw April 13, 2022 #220 – CRS Score

By CaseyApril 27, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw April 13, 2022 #220 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 13th, 2022, which was the 220th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 787 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 782. This is the first Express Entry […]

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US Immigration Reaches H-1B Visa Cap for 2022

By CaseyApril 18, 2022
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As of early March 2022, the US has received enough applications to meet the federally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa ceiling for the fiscal year 2022. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits US businesses to hire foreign employees in specialized vocations that require theoretical or technical knowledge. Every year, technology businesses rely on […]

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How To Get A Driver’s License in Canada as an Immigrant

By SierraMay 9, 2022
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Depending on which city you immigrate to in Canada based on your daily routine, getting a driver’s license and maybe even a car may be a high priority for you. Unless you are living in Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto (Canada’s most walkable cities) then you made need to learn what it takes to get a […]

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How to Pick the Right Immigration Lawyer

By Ella BergquistApril 5, 2022

If you’re looking to immigrate to a new country, hiring an immigration lawyer can be one of your first decisions. There are several important considerations to take into account when choosing an immigration lawyer. You may be eager to seek assistance right away, but not all immigration attorneys are what they claim to be. It’s […]

maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 219 March 30, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 919 Lowest Qualifying Score: 785

Express Entry Draw March 30, 2022 #219 – CRS Score

By CaseyApril 13, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw March 16, 2022 #219 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on March 30th, 2022, which was the 219th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 919 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 785. This is the third Express Entry […]

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Moving from Alberta to Texas: Everything You Need to Know

By CaseyMarch 30, 2022
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Are you a Canadian resident of Alberta thinking about relocating to Texas? You’re not alone. Texas is the United States’ second-most populous state, and it’s simple to understand why. Every year, a large number of visitors visit due to the pleasant weather, diversified population, and melting pot of cultures. Not to mention that Texas’ thriving economy attracts […]

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Saskatchewan Launches New Immigration Pathway for Tech Workers

By SierraMarch 23, 2022
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We have great news for tech workers interested in Canada PR, more specifically Saskatchewan as they just launched a new tech-immigration program on March 7th, 2022! This program will join the other streams created for skilled workers, experienced professionals, and entrepreneurs but will specifically target foreign tech workers. The Tech Talent Pathway was created to […]

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Peter Gianakas

I had a great experience with Andrew Diamond from The Visa Place. Andrew was very knowledgable and helped us every step of the way. When we had a discrepancy with my spouse’s Visa Andrew helped us navigate the system in the USA. He even offered to speak directly to the customs and border control officer to help us iron out the situation. Overall the experience was very good and smooth. I highly recommend Andrew and his services at The Visa Place.

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Vanessa Gomes

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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Great firm. They helped me with my visa at a reasonable cost. They were very responsive and most importantly compassionate about my situation. I have no hesitation to recommend them to others

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Nirmal Singh

Really the best immigration law firm. I got visa with their help, they helped me at every step. They answered every single question. I ‘d recommend 10/10

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Krista Sparkes

Extremely satisfied with the professionalism, expertise, efficiency, speed and thoroughness at which my file was managed. Fadi & Danielle are true class acts! Their response times were fantastic (especially during a high-stress period), their quality of work was phenomenal, and their willingness to go the extra mile (without hidden costs, no less!) to prepare me for my work permit interview was unmatched. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel as it relates to cross-border services. Highest Regards, Krista

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Very good personal experience with this law firm. I am a Canadian and had overstayed a visa in the US and received a bar. Attorneys and staff were extremely knowledgeable. I was given accurate information with no false hopes. My case was completed and approved 3 months faster than expected. Overall, very satisfied with this firm and would highly recommend them. When you are in need of immigration assistance, it can be grave and critical to get help from someone who can be trusted – this firm is certainly trustworthy and will do whatever they can to get your case approved.

EDIT: Another great experience 5 years later with waiver renewal/lifting of my bar from the US. Very reasonable fees for the challenge of dealing with US immigration during Covid and new immigration laws. Another successful outcome with only a minor snag (not related to lawfirm). My bar was lifted and I am now free to travel to the US at will. Very satisfied.

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Allan Karumazondo

Thank You VisaPlace for your assistance in my study permit and a special mention To Alejandra,Nadia,Victoria and Khushboo . You are professional and make the process so easy and you provided me with answers to my questions through out the process. Thank you and I recommend you try this guys they are a team of professionals

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