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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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Entering Canada With A NEXUS Card in 2021: Pre-Screening for Travelers

By SierraJune 3, 2021
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Once COVID-related travel restrictions are lifted, thousands of visitors and business people will be traveling to the United States and Canada each day. Those looking for expedited processing when crossing these borders may be interested in pre-screening programs such as NEXUS. The CBSA estimates that 1.4 million of the 1.7 million NEXUS cardholders are Canadian […]

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Canada Eases Restrictions on Family Members Traveling to Canada

By Ella BergquistOctober 20, 2020
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Family reunification is an important part of Canada’s immigration policy. Due to the current pandemic, the laws have made it quite hard for out-of-country family members to reunite with their Canadian family members. It was announced that the federal government will be easing the border crossing travel policies. They intend to ease these policies allowing […]

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Apply for a Work Visa While Visiting Canada

By Ella BergquistSeptember 17, 2020
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Many people visit Canada and fall in love with its charm. There are many job opportunities that visitors come across and they may wonder, “Can I change my visitor visa to a work visa to stay in Canada longer?”. The answer used to be, “not really” but now there have been some changes that allow […]

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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 Processing Time 2021

By Ella BergquistSeptember 14, 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 Ella BergquistAugust 29, 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 […]