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For Newcomers: How to Find a Place to Live in Toronto

By Ella BergquistJuly 29, 2020
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Are you either looking to immigrate to Toronto or are new to Toronto and want to find a place to call home? Toronto has a reputation of having high rent prices but whether you’re looking for a luxury residence or somewhere to lay your head, there are many resources to help you find that place. […]

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Will Canada Make it Easier for People from Hong Kong to Move to Canada?

By Ella BergquistJuly 23, 2020
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Many Hong Kongers are seeking refuge from the ongoing protests within their country. Several Canadian groups are urging the Canadian government to allow refugees to immigrate to Canada to help those stuck in Hong Kong. Canada’s Rules for Hong Kong Citizens Unfortunately, even though immigration professionals have urged the Canadian government to change the rules […]

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Express Entry Draw July 23, 2020 #157 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJuly 23, 2020
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Express Entry Draw July 23, 2020 #157 The invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on July 23, 2020, which was the 157th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,343 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 445. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Candidates who have been invited […]

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Express Entry Draw July 22, 2020 #156 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJuly 22, 2020
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Express Entry Draw July 22, 2020 #156 The latest round of invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on July 22, 2020, which was the 156th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 557 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 687. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates who […]

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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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Common-Law Couple Separated at Border Due to Lack of Proof

By Sierra AlongiJuly 20, 2020
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When immigrating to Canada with your common-law partner, there are necessary requirements and proof that you must show to successfully cross the border together. Unfortunately, for some couples especially during these unpredictable times, lack of common-law partner proof has separated them. Canadian-American couple Stephen and Cathy were separated at the border in June 2020 because […]

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How to Cross the US/Canada Border During COVID-19 Closure

By Ella BergquistJuly 14, 2020
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Canada and the US shut down their border March 21st only allowing trade, business, and temporary residents with valid visas to enter. The restriction to the border has been extended three times each in 30-day increments. It has been said that the Trump administration is planning to extend the restriction again until late August. The […]

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Self-Employed Options for Canadian Immigration

By Sierra AlongiJuly 13, 2020
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Being self-employed as a business owner or freelancer is very popular for many individuals. Many choose this route to avoid working for corporate companies and managing their own salary. Although there is not a specific visa for self-employed individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada, there are programs available. Foreign nationals looking to immigrate to […]

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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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Express Entry Draw July 8, 2020 #155 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJuly 8, 2020
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Express Entry Draw July 08, 2020 #155 The latest invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on July 8, 2020, which was the 155th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,900 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 478. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal […]

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Latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Draws 2020

By Ella BergquistAugust 10, 2020
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry immigration streams. The BCPNP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in British Columbia. Learn more about how the BCPNP process […]

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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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