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US Extends Border Restrictions for Canadians Another 30 Days

By CaseyAugust 24, 2021

The United States Department of Homeland Security has made the decision to extend US border restrictions until September 21st, 2021 due to the increase in cases of the COVID-19 delta variant. These restrictions have been extended every month since March of 2020, when DHS and its Canadian and Mexican colleagues restricted the borders to leisure […]

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Express Entry Draw August 19, 2021 #202 – CRS Score

By SierraSeptember 1, 2021
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 19, 2021 #201 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 19, 2021, which was the 202nd Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Canadian Experience Class only. The draw offered 3,000 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 403. This is the third Express Entry draw […]

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Express Entry Draw August 18, 2021 #201 – CRS Score

By CaseyAugust 19, 2021
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 18, 2021 #201 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 18, 2021, which was the 201st Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program only. The draw offered 463 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 751. This is the third Express Entry draw […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Canada Visitor Visa?

By CaseyAugust 13, 2021
Visitor Visas

Canada is accepting and processing Canada Visitor Visa (Tourist Visa) applications, however, there may be some delays due to COVID-19. Canada is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants to visit, so it’s no wonder that they receive thousands of visitor visa applications each year! Visiting Canada can be a very attractive option for […]

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How to Write a Letter of Explanation (LoE)

By CaseyAugust 13, 2021

In some cases, applicants may be required to provide a Letter of Explanation (LoE) with their application. This may be due to a missing document that could not be given, an incoherence that drew the notice of the immigration official examining your case, and so on. This letter could be needed for many different kinds […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Canada Student Permit?

By Ella BergquistAugust 26, 2021
Study Permits

Canada is accepting and processing Canada Student Visa applications, however, there may be some delays due to COVID-19. Canada is one of the most popular places to immigrate to so it is no surprise that they receive thousands of international student visa applications every year! Studying in Canada offers many great opportunities including the opportunity […]

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Canada Opens to US Tourists on August 9th

By Ella BergquistAugust 8, 2021
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Since March 2020, Canada had closed its borders to Americans traveling for non-essential reasons into Canada. On Monday, August 9th, Canada will re-open its borders for US citizens and permanent residents. There are still strict requirements for those looking to enter Canada. The requirements are implemented for both those who are crossing the US/Canada border […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Canada Work Permit?

By Ella BergquistAugust 12, 2021
Working in Canada

Canada is accepting and processing Work Permit applications, however, there may be some delays due to COVID-19. Canada is one of the most popular places to immigrate to so it is no surprise that they receive thousands of work permit applications every year! Working in Canada can be a very attractive option for foreign workers […]

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Express Entry Draw August 5, 2021 #200 – CRS Score

By CaseyAugust 18, 2021
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 5, 2021 #200 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 5, 2021, which was the 200th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Canadian Experience Class only. The draw offered 3,000 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 404. This is the second Express Entry draw […]

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Express Entry Draw August 4, 2021 #199 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistAugust 5, 2021
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 4, 2021 #199 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 4, 2021, which was the 199th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program only. The draw offered 512 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 760. This is the first Express Entry draw […]

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The US Extends Border Crossing Closure for Canadians

By CaseyAugust 20, 2021
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August 19, 2021 Update: The United States extends restrictions on non-essential travel across both land and ferry borders with Canada and Mexico to September 21st. On Wednesday, July 21st, the United States government announced plans to extend the closure of land borders with both Canada and Mexico to August 21st. This will only be in […]

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Quebec’s Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) Scoring Update

By SierraJuly 23, 2021
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Similar to Express Entry for other provinces, Quebec has announced an update within the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) for applicants seeking permanent residency in Canada. Published last week in the Gazette officielle du Québec, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) announced a new step in the launch of the expression […]

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Express Entry Draw July 22, 2021 #198 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistAugust 4, 2021
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Canada Express Entry Draw July 22nd, 2021 #198 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on July 22nd, 2021, which was the 198th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Canadian Experience Class only. The draw offered 4,500 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 357. This is the fourth draw of July. […]

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Express Entry Draw July 21, 2021 #197 – CRS Score

By CaseyJuly 22, 2021
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw July 21st, 2021 #197 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on July 21st, 2021, which was the 197th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program only. The draw offered 462 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 734. This is the third draw of July. […]

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Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 Will Accept Record Number of Applicants

By Ella BergquistJuly 21, 2021
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Today, July 20th 2021, the IRCC had a new release on the Parents and Grandparents program. Canada’s Parent and Grandparents Program (PGP) is a program that allows families to reunite and live in Canada together. Family reunification is a big part of Canada’s immigration plan to attract and retain immigrants coming to Canada. Record Number […]