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I-94 Arrival/Departure Forms for Visiting the US

By Ella BergquistNovember 25, 2020
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The Form I-94 is a requirement for foreign nationals entering the US for a temporary amount of time. All people except for US citizens, permanent residents, those with US immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit, are required to fill out the form. A Customs and Border Protection officer will attach the […]

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Express Entry Draw November 25, 2020 #168 – Latest CRS Score

By Ella BergquistNovember 25, 2020
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw November 25, 2020 #168 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on November 25, 2020, which was the 168th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 5,000 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 469. This was the third draw conducted in November and completely unexpected! Canada is inviting thousands of immigrants […]

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Immigration to Canada as a Merchandiser

By Ella BergquistNovember 19, 2020
Working in CanadaJob Opportunities

Are you interested in immigrating to Canada and currently working and hold experience as a merchandiser/retail and wholesale buyer in your home country? This is good news! Canada is looking for individuals who hold merchandiser type skills and experience. Job Description (NOC 6222 Retail and Wholesale Buyers) Retail buyers are responsible for planning, managing, selecting, […]

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New Naturalization Test Updates for Civics Portion

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2020
Green Card News and UpdatesUS Citizenship

In order to become a US Citizen, you will be required to pass a Naturalization Test. The naturalization test has two parts, English and Civics. All applicants for naturalization filed on or after December 1st will be required to take the new version of the civics test. 2020 Civics Test Version Previously the civics portion […]

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Express Entry Draw November 18, 2020 #167 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistNovember 18, 2020
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw November 18, 2020 #167 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on November 18, 2020, which was the 167th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 5,000 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 472. This was the second draw conducted in November. Canada is inviting thousands of immigrants to apply for […]

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Is DACA Back After 3 Years? Federal Judge Rolls Back Previous DACA Halt

By Ella BergquistNovember 17, 2020
Family Immigration News and Updates

On November 14, 2020 a federal judge ruled that the previous stop for any new DACA applications would not be accepted was unlawful and would be overturned. Chad Wolf was the man who sent a memo ending DACA applications and limiting renwals to only one or two years amid an ongoing review. The Supreme Court […]

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Home Child Care Provider Pilot Closed til 2021

By Ella BergquistNovember 16, 2020
Working in Canada

The Home Child Care Provider pilot has received it’s total yearly cap of applications and will remain closed for the rest of 2020. Any applications received until 2021 will be returned and refunded. The Home Child Care Provider pilot will reopen on January 1st, 2021. Are All Canada’s Caregiver Programs Closed in 2020? No! Only […]

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Form I-751 Waiver for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistNovember 12, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

After marrying a U.S. Citizen a foreign national will get a “conditional” green card allowing them to reside in the United States as a permanent resident. This conditional green card expires in two years and within 90 days before that expiration date, the newlywed must file for a permanent green card jointly or separately. Filing […]

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Immigration to Canada as a Receptionist

By Ella BergquistNovember 16, 2020
Working in CanadaJob Opportunities

Are you interested in immigrating to Canada and currently working and hold experience as a receptionist in your home country? This is good news! Canada is looking for individuals who hold receptionist skills and experience. Job Description (NOC 1414 Receptionist) Receptoinist are responsible for greeting visitors at a work location and providing execptional customer service. […]

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ArriveCAN App for Arriving in Canada

By Ella BergquistNovember 11, 2020
Resources

The Canadian government created an app to help provide mandatory travel information required for entering Canada. As of November 21, 2020 travellers to Canada will be able to submit their required information digitally through the ArriveCAN app. In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 all travellers are required to provide contact adn quarantine information […]

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Express Entry Draw November 5, 2020 #166 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistNovember 5, 2020
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw November 5, 2020 #166 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on November 5, 2020, which was the 166th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 4,500 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 478. This was the first draw conducted in November. Canada is inviting thousands of immigrants to apply for […]

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Canada Wants More Immigrants Than Ever by 2021 Increasing their Immigration Plan

By Ella BergquistNovember 2, 2020
Permanent Residency

On Friday, October 30th Immigration Minister, Marco Mendicino, announced that Canada wants to attract 401,000 new permanent residents by next year. This is part of Canada’s ambitious plan to recover Canada’s economy by focusing on foreign workers. The previous immigration plan had a goal of 351,000 immigrants but now that COVID-19 hit, Canada wants to […]

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French Speakers Earn More CRS Points for Express Entry

By Ella BergquistOctober 28, 2020
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

We expected the next Express Entry date to be on October 28th but it has yet to happen. Our best guess is that the Express Entry may happen tomorrow or next Wednesday. It has been speculation that the new CRS score change for French Speakers has delayed this week’s Express Entry draw. Stay tuned to […]

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Investing in a Franchise vs Independent Business in the US for Immigrating

By Ella BergquistOctober 26, 2020

On October 7th, there was a free Facebook live event where immigration professionals spoke about what the Pros and Cons are when investing in franchises or existing businesses. Both VisaPlace and Vetted Biz had immigration professionals speak on the topic. Patrick Findaro from Vetted Biz/Visa Franchise and Fadi Minawi from VisaPlace discussed: How to Analyze […]

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Immigration to the US as a Doctor

By Ella BergquistOctober 25, 2020
Work in the US

Are you interested in immigrating to the United States and currently working and hold experience as a doctor in your home country? You’re in luck! The US considers those with educational and work experience as a doctor, a skilled worker. Being a skilled worker allows foreign nationals to immigrate to the US through several paths. […]

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