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

By Ella BergquistAugust 20, 2021
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August 19, 2021 Update: US border opening for Canadians gets pushed back to September 21st. July 21 2021 Update: US border crossing for Canadians won’t open until August 21st. July 15, 2021 Update: Canada’s Prime Minister stated that if the country’s current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue, Canada would be […]

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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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Should I Sign My Child’s Passport?

By CaseyJanuary 16, 2020
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Melissa Biggs from Kingston, Ontario is warning parents travelling with young children not to sign their child’s passport because it will result in the passport being invalid. Biggs signed her infant son’s passport at a U.S. airport in March last year, as she was told to do by the TSA agent in order to board […]

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What to Expect for Canadian Immigration in 2020

By CaseyJanuary 2, 2020
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Canada’s population has just recently passed the 37.5 million mark. This falls short of other large countries such as Russia with 144 million, the US with 326 million, China with 1.4 billion, India with 1.3 billion, and Brazil with 210 million. Consequently, Canada is eager to bring in new immigrants as much as possible. That being said, […]

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Canada’s Minister of Immigration Profile: Marco Mendicino

By Ella BergquistJanuary 16, 2020
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Marco Mendicino was named Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mendicino was appointed to Trudeau’s new cabinet on November 20, 2019. Previously, this position was held by MP Ahmed Hussen who has now been named the Minister of families, children and social development. This new role means that Mendicino […]

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Canadian Immigration 2019: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 3, 2020
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Over the past year, Canada has produced many significant changes in immigration- some positive and some causing more of a disadvantage to those who wish to immigrate to Canada. Overall, it is safe to say that Canadian immigration has been increasing throughout the year of 2019. Below is a summary of the most influential changes […]

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How Is The Quebec Experience Program Changing: Impact of PEQ Changes

By Ella BergquistJanuary 2, 2020
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The Quebec Experience Program was suspended by CAQ in 2019. In 2018, 10,711 people were accepted into the program with 5,146 of the accepted applicants being post-secondary graduates. The CAQ has stated that the suspension was due to the province being a victim of its own success. In other words, the popularity of the program […]

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Quebec Passes Bill 9, Cancels 18,000 Immigration Applications

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
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On June 16, 2019, the Quebec government passed an immigration bill known as Bill 9. Bill 9 allows the government to throw out a backlog of roughly 18,000 skilled immigrant worker applications as the province moves towards a new, merit-based application system. When the bill 9 passed, it upset many immigrants, you’ll find out why. […]

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IRCC Offices in Canada

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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Offices that Process Canadian Immigration Applications The case processing centres (CPCs), the centralized intake office (CIO), and the Operations Support Centre (OSC) receive and process citizenship or immigration applications. You can mail your application to these offices, but they are not open to the public and do not offer assistance with applications. CPC in Edmonton […]

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Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Pakistan

By CaseyJuly 30, 2019
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Below, we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan. The embassy and consulates are spread throughout the country and each covers a designated section of Pakistan. Each office can provide passport assistance and emergency services, as well as notarial services to Canada’s citizens. Having the contact information of the […]