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The latest Canada immigration news covering important resources for immigrating to the Canada or working in Canada. For more information on all of Canada’s Immigration Resources you can visit our Canadian Immigration Resource page.

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What Kind of Immigration Processing Does VFS Global Do?

By SierraJanuary 30, 2021
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If you’ve done your research about Canadian immigration or looked into a certain immigration application process, you might’ve come across a company called VFS Global. VFS Global is an immigration processing firm that’s partnered with the Canadian government to help ease the processing load. From 2009 to 2019, Canada has awarded almost $200 million to […]

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What to Expect for Canadian Immigration in 2021

By CaseyJanuary 6, 2021
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Much like the rest of the world, in 2020 Canada experienced the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2021, we expect this to continue affecting Canadian immigration. Luckily, Canada began the largest vaccination campaign in its history this past December and aims to vaccinate those who want COVID-19 immunization by September 2021. If this follows through, Canada’s immigration […]

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Canadian Immigration 2020: Year in Review

By CaseyJanuary 5, 2021
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Many major immigration changes have taken place in Canada in the year 2020, especially due to the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic. Nonetheless, most visas are still being applied for and Canadian immigration continues to grow. Below, we explain the most important events in Canadian immigration that have happened in the last year. Canadian […]

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Using the ArriveCAN App When Traveling to Canada

By Ella BergquistJanuary 28, 2022
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Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! The Canadian government created a free app to help provide mandatory travel information required for entering Canada. As of November 21, 2020, those traveling to Canada will be able to submit their required information digitally through the ArriveCAN app. In efforts to […]

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

By Ella BergquistNovember 16, 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. November 16 Update: On November 12, 2020, Minister Marco Mendicino announced new measures that will attract students and youth from […]

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Canada Allows Lebanese to Immigrate After Tragedy in Beirut

By Ella BergquistAugust 24, 2020
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After the tragic explosion in Beirut Canada is offering special immigration for those that were affected. The Minister of Immigration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs issued a statement that indicates the efforts to assist those who were affected by the explosion in Beirut. Canada’s Assistance for Lebanese Canadians and Their Families There are several […]

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

By Ella BergquistFebruary 2, 2023
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States or Canada! As of November 2022, there are no COVID-related travel restrictions when traveling to or from Canada or the US. Canada and the US shut […]

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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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Latest Updates on Coronavirus Impact on Canadian Immigration

By CaseyFebruary 2, 2023
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Note: This page is constantly being updated. Please visit regularly for the most recent information. If you are looking for the most recent Canadian travel restrictions and updates, click here! You can also read VisaPlace’s statement on operating during the pandemic. As of November 2022, there are no COVID-related travel restrictions when traveling to or from Canada. […]

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Health Coverage Extension to Foreign Workers in Quebec Due to Coronavirus

By SierraMay 9, 2020
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As of April 29th, Quebec has granted temporary foreign workers whose permits are expiring and cannot be renewed due to processing delays health coverage extension during these unpredictable times. If you currently receiving health care coverage in Quebec and worried about Coronavirus affecting you this is great news! Individuals who have applied to extend their […]

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New Self-Isolation Plan for Those Returning to Canada

By CaseyMarch 5, 2021
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Feb 2021 Update: As of Feb 3rd, new travel restrictions were put in place. Along with the negative COVID-19 test that is required before boarding your flight to Canada and 14-day quarantining there are a few new travel restrictions to stop the virus spread including a mandatory hotel stay, another COVID test, and more. Learn […]

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West Vancouver, British Columbia for Immigrants: Tips on Settling After Immigration

By SierraApril 2, 2020
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West Vancouver is mainly a residential district as many residents are retired, work at home, or take the short commute to downtown Vancouver. With a population of close to 43,000, West Vancouver is home to movie stars, professional athletes, old wealthy families and successful business people from around the world. It’s also home to splendid […]

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: Tips on Settling After Immigration

By SierraMarch 19, 2020
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Being very important to Canada’s history, Niagara-on-the-Lake served as the first capital of the Province of Upper Canada. Today, as Niagara-on-the-Lake is titled one of the most beautiful towns in Canada, tourists are drawn to its quaint colonial-style buildings, wineries, and its proximity to Niagara Falls plus more makes this town an attractive town to settle. Where […]

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Oakville, Ontario for Immigrants: Tips on Settling After Immigration

By SierraMarch 19, 2020
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Oakville is part of the Greater Toronto Area, one of the most densely populated areas of Canada making it Ontario’s largest town. Because of Oakville’s size, the town has many activities, resources, and opportunities available for newcomers settling there.  Oakville is a lovely place with a small-town feel to it and has been rated as one […]

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Grimsby, Ontario for Immigrants: Tips on Settling After Immigration

By SierraMarch 19, 2020
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Grimsby, Ontario is a beautiful town nestled between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Homes on tree-lined streets with wonderful vistas of the surrounding vineyards make Grimsby a great destination to begin your journey exploring Niagara. The Town of Grimsby is committed to providing a high level of service to members of the […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!