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Iranian Student Detained in US Airport

By CaseyFebruary 12, 2020
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An Iranian graduate student who planned to attend Michigan State University was detained at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday, denied entry into the United States, then returned home, his attorney said. Alireza Yazdani, 27, was on a flight leaving Detroit on Monday, a day after he was detained and questioned by authorities. He had been […]

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Express Entry Draw February 5, 2020 #136 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistApril 13, 2020
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Express Entry Draw February #136 The Express Entry Draw took place on February 5, 2020, which was the 136th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,500 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 472. This was the #136 Express Entry Draw and the first draw of February. Improving Your CRS Score If you need help improving […]

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How to Not Be Denied Entry to the US: Advice from a U.S. Border Agent

By Ella BergquistFebruary 5, 2020
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A whistleblower, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, has written an email about a recent U.S. crackdown at the border. Whistleblower: a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization. The Whistleblower sent the email to Len Saunders an immigration lawyer. […]

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Why Express Entry CRS is Unlikely To Go Lower than 400

By Ella BergquistSeptember 16, 2020
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The Canadian Express Entry system works by assigning a point value to biographical information about you. These points are tallied and you as a part of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and you are awarded a score. This score is known as your CRS Score. Every time an Express Entry draw occurs, the draw announces […]

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Six Countries Added to Travel Ban, Travel Ban Changes

By Ella BergquistApril 17, 2020
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On Friday, February 1st, President Trump added six more countries to the list of nations that face travel restrictions to the United States. These new countries include Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania. They are added to the Travel Ban list from 2017. The majority of the countries on the Travel Ban list have substantial […]

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How to Reapply for a Canadian Tourist Visa After Being Rejected

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2020
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Canadian tourist visas can be very difficult to get. If you apply for one, you could find that your application has been rejected. If this happens, what can you do? Reapplying after any Canadian visa denial is always an option. Don’t forget this option, even though being denied a Canadian visa can be very frustrating and upsetting. […]

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Latest Alberta PNP Draws 2020 (AINP)

By Ella BergquistJuly 14, 2020
Permanent ResidencyPNP News and Updates

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Alberta’s Express Entry immigration streams. The AINP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Alberta. If you are interested in living and working in Alberta, the Alberta […]

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Ontario Seeks More Immigrants to Work in Manufacturing

By CaseyJanuary 30, 2020
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Ontario has found itself in grave need for industrial workers. These foreign workers would include holding jobs such as painters, sewing-machine operators and electronic assemblers. Ontario is so desperate for these types of workers that they are promising them permanent residency in exchange for a job in manufacturing. The only requirement is that these newcomers […]

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Latest Prince Edward Island PNP Draws 2020 (PEIPNP)

By Ella BergquistSeptember 25, 2020
Permanent ResidencyPNP News and Updates

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of PEI’s Express Entry immigration streams. The PEIPNP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Prince Edward Island. If you are interested in living and […]

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Should a Canadian Receive a Pardon for Minor Crimes?

By CaseyJanuary 28, 2020
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Though most pardons are for minor crimes, Canadians can be given pardons, or record suspensions, for many serious crimes — in the most recent year, pardons were granted for manslaughter, kidnapping, attempted murder, hostage-taking and arson with disregard for human life, among other things. A senior RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer wrote, “When a Canadian […]

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Express Entry Draw January 22, 2020 #135 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistApril 13, 2020
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Express Entry Draw January #135 The Express Entry Draw took place on January 22, 2020, which was the 135th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,400 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 471. This was the #135 Express Entry Draw and the second draw of January. Improving Your CRS Score If you need help improving […]

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Green Card Holder Laws Change in 2020

By Ella BergquistJanuary 20, 2020
Green Card News and Updates

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced several laws that will take effect in 2020. The new laws that go into effect in 2020 could get permanent residents deported if you don’t pay attention. New Green Card Rules for 2020 Tax Returns Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or […]

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Canadian Tech Industry Jobs 2020: Immigrate for Work

By Ella BergquistJanuary 23, 2020
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Canada’s tech sector is currently experiencing a boom. Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are establishing themselves as leaders in technology like AI and clean tech. Canada has worked steadily to encourage tech talent. The Toronto/Kitchener/ Waterloo area is now known for its reputation in training young IT professionals. More US companies, like Google, Facebook and Amazon […]

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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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Latest Saskatchewan PNP Draws 2020 (SINP)

By Ella BergquistSeptember 16, 2020
Permanent ResidencyPNP News and Updates

The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Saskatchewan’s Express Entry immigration streams. The SINP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Saskatchewan. Learn more about how the SINP process and application. Please see […]