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Are Canada Spousal Sponsorship Processing Times Too Long?

By CaseyAugust 19, 2020
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Are Canadian spousal sponsorship applications taking too long to process? According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, sponsoring a spouse can take up to 12 months under normal circumstances. In many cases, this is seen as too long to wait to be reunited with a spouse. Kimberly Johnson, a Toronto woman, stated she’s waited close […]

Miami Office

By CaseyAugust 20, 2020

Home VisaPlace Immigration Office: Miami Call: 1.866.449.5904Online Assessment Learn more about our VisaPlace office in Miami, Florida. Read More About: Why VisaPlace? About Us Why Hire Us Our Team Contact Us Miami, Florida CAN & USA Toll Free: 1-855-540-3530 OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA +1-305-506-1715 Address 114 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL, 33127 See directions Hours By […]

Elan Bibas

By CaseyJuly 30, 2020

Elan is a Full Stack Software Developer at VisaPlace. He is responsible for delivering key elements of the company’s digital transformation agenda, including the design and development of a client facing chatbot driven by NLU & AI technologies. Prior to joining VisaPlace, Elan had worked at IBM, Zang and Avaya. Elan is currently pursuing a […]

Live-In Caregiver

By CaseyJuly 28, 2020

Home Everything You Need to Know About Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program Call: 1.866.449.5904Online Assessment Are you interested in becoming a live-in caregiver in Canada? If so, read the information we have provided below to learn how to do so. Fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you to discuss your […]

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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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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Benefits Same-Sex Couples and Couples with Fertility Issues

By CaseyJuly 15, 2020
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On July 9, 2020, the Canadian government ruled a change in the definition of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. This is especially good news for couples who have had fertility issues or couples of the same sex. Before this ruling, the Citizenship Act only allowed for foreign-born children to be automatically recognized as citizens if […]

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US Immigration Visa Processing Times

By CaseyJuly 10, 2020

If you are planning on applying for a United States visa to immigrate, it is common to question how long it will take for the US Consulate to process this visa. Note: As of March 2020, United States processing times may take longer than normal due to the affects COVID-19 has had on US immigration […]

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Canada Resumes Online Visa Application Processing

By CaseyJuly 1, 2020
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The IRCC has announced that beginning on July 1st, Canada will resume processing all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Canada’s travel restrictions still apply, so many people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. Resuming processing of these visas is an effort to be […]

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Will Canada Change Immigration Processing in 2020?

By CaseyJuly 1, 2020

July 1 Update: The IRCC resumes processing for all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Immigration to Canada changed dramatically in March when borders everywhere closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19. Though some already have permission to enter Canada (temporary foreign workers and students), thousands of others, including refugees, remain abroad, still waiting […]

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How to Immigrate to the US as an Engineer

By CaseyJune 16, 2020
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Latest Updates on Coronavirus Impact on Canadian Immigration

By CaseyAugust 3, 2020

Note: This page is constantly being updated. Please visit regularly for the most recent information. Read about VisaPlace’s statement on operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. Update 7/30: The extension to Aug. 31 applies to foreign travelers entering Canada from outside the United States. Canada has a separate agreement for border crossings with the United States. […]

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Are TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas) Still Being Processed?

By CaseyJune 9, 2020
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Update 6/9/20: The IRCC announced that Canada will resume the processing of temporary resident visas (TRVs) submitted online as well as electronic travel authorization (eTA) applications on June 9. IRCC also stated it will resume TRV processing online “to the extent possible.” Applications will be prioritized for individuals who are currently eligible to travel based on current travel […]

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Travel Restrictions Between Canada and US to be Extended

By CaseyMay 20, 2020

Both Canada and the United States have settled on a plan to extend the ban on all non-essential travel between the two countries through June 21 in order to continue the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. This was brought to each nations attention on Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the topic. The […]

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Canada’s Global Talent Stream

By CaseyMay 20, 2020
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Introduced in June 2017, the Global Talent Stream has allowed Canada to welcome nearly 40,000 newcomers to live there. This stream is a two-year pilot program that assists certain Canadian employers to hire highly-skilled talent from around the world. This allows Canadian employers to advance the hiring of foreign workers to fill specialized occupations when […]

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Canadian Immigration Options for French Speakers

By CaseyMay 19, 2020
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Both the Federal and provincial governments have resources specifically available to help French-speaking immigrants mesh into their new communities. There are many options available to French speaking foreign workers for both temporary residence and permanent residence. The immigration programs presented by the government test for proficiency in both English and French, meaning that French-speakers stand […]

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