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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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On April 27, 2022, the 221st Express Entry draw was conducted. The #221 draw offered 829 ITA to those with a CRS cut-off score of 772. PNP only.

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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

On April 13, 2022, the 220th Express Entry draw was conducted. The #220 draw offered 787 ITA to those with a CRS cut-off score of 782. PNP only.

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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 […]

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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On March 30, 2022, the 218th Express Entry draw was conducted. The #219 draw offered 919 ITA to those with a CRS cut-off score of 785. PNP only.

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Moving from Alberta to Texas: Everything You Need to Know

By CaseyMarch 30, 2022
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Are you 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.

maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 218 March 16, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 924 Lowest Qualifying Score: 754

Express Entry Draw March 16, 2022 #218 – CRS Score

By CaseyMarch 30, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

On March 16, 2022, the 218th Express Entry draw was conducted. The #218 draw offered 924 ITA to those with a CRS cut-off score of 754. PNP only.

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Top Jobs In the US for Immigrants

By CaseyMarch 11, 2022
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Every year, a large number of newcomers arrive in the United States. Finding a fantastic job that allows them to acquire experience while also establishing roots is an important element of the American dream for many. The good news is that there is a reasonably consistent supply of employment in the United States for immigrants, […]

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Can I Cross the US/Canadian Border Without a COVID Vaccination?

By CaseyMarch 7, 2022

The best way to ensure you can cross the United States/Canada border during COVID would be to make sure you are fully vaccinated to avoid any trouble or delays. At the start of 2022, DHS stated that all non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the United States through land ports of entry and ferry terminals at […]

maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 217 March 2, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 1046 Lowest Qualifying Score: 761

Express Entry Draw March 2, 2022 #217 – CRS Score

By CaseyMarch 16, 2022
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On March 2, 2022, the 217th Express Entry draw was conducted. The #217 draw offered 1,047 ITA to those with a CRS cut-off score of 761. PNP only.

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Golden Visa Programs: How to Get a Golden Passport

By CaseyMarch 14, 2022

Golden passports, often known as “second passports,” are a result of the citizen-by-investment policy, in which people pay financially to specific initiatives inside a country in exchange for citizenship. If a person files for a golden passport, they and their immediate family will be granted residency permits that may be renewed indefinitely as long as […]

maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 216 February 16, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 1082 Lowest Qualifying Score: 710

Express Entry Draw February 16, 2022 #216 – CRS Score

By CaseyMarch 2, 2022
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On February 16, 2022, the 216th Express Entry draw was conducted. The #216 draw offered 1,082 ITA to those with a CRS cut-off score of 710. PNP only.

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Tips to Improve Your IELTS Score

By CaseyFebruary 23, 2022
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The IELTS is a test that assesses your ability to communicate in English. You must first fully grasp how the IELTS exam works in order to perform well on it. There are so many different task types and parts to the test, it’s tough to complete it fast (Speaking Parts 1, 2 and 3; Writing […]

Elizabeth Machkovski

By CaseyFebruary 4, 2022

Learn about one of the VisaPlace team members Elizabeth Machkovski, Director of Legal Operation and Head of Human Resources.

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