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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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Are TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas) Still Being Processed?

By CaseyJune 9, 2020
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Update 6/9/20: The IRCC announced that Canada will resume the processing of temporary resident visas (TRVs) submitted online as well as electronic travel authorization (eTA) applications on June 9. IRCC also stated it will resume TRV processing online “to the extent possible.” Applications will be prioritized for individuals who are currently eligible to travel based on current travel […]

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Canada Immigration Processing Time 2021

By Ella BergquistApril 16, 2021
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Many times when foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada they want to know how long it will take to get to Canada. Each visa has a different processing time and application process. The processing time for Canadian Visas is defined as how long it takes the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to […]

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Visitor Visa Applications Suspended in Canada for 21 Days

By SierraApril 20, 2020
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Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19, many Canadian immigration processes are changing rapidly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Announced on April 10th, 2020, the Canadian government decided to suspend the processing of non-essential visitor visa applications because of current travel restrictions. As of right now, this suspension of visitor visas will run for 21 days […]

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How Coronavirus is Affecting Canadian Immigration Processing Times

By SierraApril 4, 2020
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To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials have announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. These restrictions will affect immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport applications at this time and differentiate by the situation. The latest updates on Canadian immigration can also be found here Processing Times Like always, the processing […]

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How to Reapply for a Canadian Tourist Visa After Being Rejected

By Michael NirenMarch 26, 2021
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You may find that applying for a Canadian tourist visa can be difficult to get and in some cases, result in a refusal. If this happens, you should know your options, like reapplying! In addition to reapplying, but you could also appeal. Deciding which route to take depends on your personal situation. Here is how […]

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Can You Change a Tourist Visa to a Permanent Resident in Canada?

By Ella BergquistNovember 22, 2019
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If you are visiting Canada on a visitor visa it is very difficult to turn that visitor visa into permanent residency. In most cases, you would not be able to meet the requirements for permanent residency while in Canada on a visit. In cases where you are able to successfully turn a visitor visa into […]

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Collision Conference 2020

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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 What is Collision? Collision is a tech conference held in Toronto, Canada. It is the fastest- growing tech conference in North America and is now entering its fifth year. 25,000 attendees participated in the 2019 Collision conference held from May 20-23. This 2019 Collision was the first time that the conference had been held in […]

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Canada’s Border Control Kiosks Meets Biometric Requirements

By Ella BergquistMarch 6, 2019
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On March 4, 2019, Vancouver Internationa Airport’s (YVR) Innovated Travel Solutions (ITS) announced that their self-service border control solution, BorderXpress is the first in Canada to be updated to meet the Canadian government’s expanded biometric screening requirements. Back on July 31, 2018, Canada expanded its biometric requirements with their ultimate goal of making legitimate travel […]

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Settling in Canada: Things To Do After You Arrive

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in Canada If you are planning on immigrating to Canada or if you just received your immigration visa acceptance, there are several things you should review before moving. Newcomers in Canada sometimes need help with settling into this new country. We have compiled several items that you should […]

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Vacation in Ontario: Cottages, Lakes, Romance, Family

By CaseyJuly 20, 2020
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When traveling to a new country, there are many questions that come to mind. If you aren’t prepared the correct way, you could run into some difficult situations. Here, we will discuss everything you need to know about visiting Ontario, Canada to ease your trip in order for you to have the best time! What […]

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Secrets to a Successful Canada Tourist Visa 2021

By Michael NirenJune 7, 2021
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Receiving a Canadian Visitor Visa has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak at this time, but you can start working on these steps now! To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID 19, the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. Until further notice, most people cannot travel to Canada, even […]