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Taxes in Canada: Top Questions

May 28, 2019 /

Many of the benefits Canada is able to enjoy are funded through the people’s taxes. Canada’s tax system pays for roads, schools, health care, social security, public safety and immigration services for newcomers etc. Filing your first tax return is an important step in your newcomer’s life in Canada. There is a lot of information for people and […]

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What should I do if I get a US visa refusal letter

US Visa Refusal Letter and What to Do

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Unfortunately, not all applications for immigration to the US are accepted by USCIS. This means that will be cases where the applicant receives a refusal letter. This letter denies the applicant’s application to enter the US. While disheartening, a US refusal letter does not mean that you need to give up on your dream to […]

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Understanding taxes for new immigrants

US Tax Questions Answered for New Immigrants

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If you are living in the US as a permanent resident or as a new citizen, you will need to file taxes. Taxes are used by the Government to fund various programs including Social Security and Medicare. The amount of taxes that you will be required to pay is based on the amount of income […]

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US Healthcare explained for new immigrants

US Healthcare Questions Answered for New Immigrants

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Moving to the US means that you will have access to the United States Healthcare system. The US Healthcare system functions primarily in the private sector. This means that much of your care will be provided by private organizations. Unlike some other countries, the US does not have free/ subsidized healthcare. This means that in […]

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MPNP May 23 Draw

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) May 23, 2019 Draw #66

May 23, 2019 /

May 23, 2019 MPNP Draw #66 SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 119 Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 548 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 17 SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 60 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic […]

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SPNP May 22 Draw

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SINP) May 22, 2019 Draw

May 22, 2019 /

SINP May 22, 2019 Draw Date of Invitations to Apply: May 22, 2019 Category: Occupations In-Demand Score of Lowest Rank Candidate to Apply: 82 Total Candidates Invited to Apply: 221   Date of Invitations to Apply: May 22, 2019 Category: Express Entry Score of Lowest Rank Candidate to Apply: 82 Total Candidates Invited to Apply: 104 Previous Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program Draws […]

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OINP May 31 Draw

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP): May 22, 2019 Draw

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May 22, 2019 OINP Draw Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued Minimum Score May 22, 2019 9:09 a.m EST 360 Previous OINP Draws 2019 Once Ontario finds candidates they want, the individual will receive a Notification of Interest (NOI). After one has received an NOI, they will have to submit their […]

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BCPNP May 28 Draw

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) May 21, 2019 Draw

May 21, 2019 /

BCPNP May 21, 2019 Draw The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program offered 234 ITAs to individuals to apply for provincial nomination under the BCPNP. The 234 invitations were issued across 5 streams in the BCPNP. Name of Stream: Minimum Score Skilled Worker: 95 International Graduate: 100 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 75 EEBC Skilled Worker: 105 International Graduate: 105 Total […]

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Trump Expected to Launch Bid That Will Overhaul Immigration Laws

May 18, 2019 /

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump spoke about a new immigration policy which proposes to reform border security and legal immigration. This plan calls for changes that would favor young, educated immigrants as opposed to those who have family ties in the United States. What Are the Proposed Changes for the New Immigration Policy? The measure […]

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NSNP June 3 Draw

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 /

NSNP May 17, 2019 NSNP Draw Entrepreneur Stream Number of Invitations: 27 Score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 112   Successful applicants will receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process. Under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), you may qualify under one of six streams. […]

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