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Reasons to Consider the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

December 5, 2017 - / /

While those interested in immigrating to Canada most commonly choose Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver as a final destination, they often don’t consider the vast opportunity that exists in other parts of the country. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program seeks to draw skilled immigrants to the Atlantic provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and […]

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Top 10 Immigration Tips for Meghan Markle for Being a Royal

December 4, 2017 - /

According to the New York Times, Prince Harry’s new fiancée could receive a royal moniker long before she’s a British citizen. Meghan Markle, who is set to become the first American-born member of England’s royal family, can be given a title such as “duchess” without earning citizenship if Queen Elizabeth approves. Should the Queen make […]

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What Decisions Were Made in Canada’s 2018 Immigration Plan

November 7, 2017 - /

We recently wrote about the arguments surrounding Canada’s 2018 potential immigration plan. On November 1st, Canada announced its finalized plan, and it has been deemed the “most ambitious plan” in recent history by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. One of the reasons it is so ambitious is because it not only set a target number of […]

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US President Calls for Tighter Visa Programs After NYC Attack

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After a deadly truck attack in New York City, President Donald Trump talked about demands for stricter U.S. immigration laws, asking that Congress end a visa program- the program that let the truck driver suspect into the country. The attack killed eight people that day, leading some authorities to believe it was a terrorism attack. […]

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What to Know About “Birth Tourism”

October 31, 2017 - / /

Over the past year, 379 foreign nationals were born at Richmond Hospital in Canada to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This is part of an industry known as “birth tourism”, in which a pregnant woman enters Canada to give birth to a child who will then automatically be given citizenship. They typically travel to Canada […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: FAQ

October 30, 2017 - / /

Spousal immigration is an important aspect of Canadian immigration and thousands of people apply under this category every year. If you have a spouse who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, he/she can sponsor you to immigrate to Canada under certain conditions. We receive thousands of familiar questions about the process. Our VisaPlace licensed […]

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Top 10 Things To Do Before Applying for US Spousal Sponsorship

October 23, 2017 -

Certain rules in the United States allow permanent residents applying for citizenship through marriage to become naturalized in about three years. The majority of permanent residents must live in the United States for a minimum of five years before applying for citizenship. However, the spouse of a United States citizen who resides in the United […]

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Google Plans Futuristic Neighborhood in Toronto

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Google is highly known for their innovative technology and game changing ideas. Their parent company, Alphabet, is about to change life as you know it. Alphabet owns an urban innovation company named Sidewalk Labs who is teaming up with Toronto to begin planning a neighborhood designed for the urban life of the 21st century. Sidewalk Labs […]

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Express Entry Draw – October 18, 2017

October 19, 2017 -

The latest round of invitations for Express Entry took place on October 18, 2017. In this draw, 2,757 invitations were issued, with the lowest qualifying score being 436. Those invited are now eligible to apply for permanent resident status. Do you want to immigrate to Canada? Fill out our FREE online immigration assessment, and we will […]

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Pentagon Declares Recruits Are on the Path to Obtain U.S. Citizenship Once Again

October 17, 2017 -

Since 2009, more than 10,000 recruits have entered the military through the MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) program. The MAVNI program allows certain non-citizens who are legally present in the United States to join the U.S. military and apply immediately for U.S. citizenship using Form N-400, “Application for Naturalization” without first obtaining […]

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