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Options For International Students in the US To Avoid Deportation

By Sierra AlongiJuly 15, 2020
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UPDATE July 14, 2020: The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the US. International Students in the US should not be worried about being deported for taking online classes due to COVID-19. If you are concerned about your status in the US […]

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Self-Employed Options for Canadian Immigration

By Sierra AlongiSeptember 18, 2020
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Being self-employed as a business owner or freelancer is very popular for many individuals. Many choose this route to avoid working for corporate companies and managing their own salary. Although there is not a specific visa for self-employed individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada, there are programs available. Foreign nationals looking to immigrate to […]

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Are International Students in the US Affected By New Restrictions?

By Sierra AlongiJuly 14, 2020
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UPDATE July 14, 2020: The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the US. International Students in the US should not be worried about being deported for taking online classes due to COVID-19. If you are concerned about your status in the US contact […]

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Benefits Same-Sex Couples and Couples with Fertility Issues

By CaseyJuly 15, 2020
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On July 9, 2020, the Canadian government ruled a change in the definition of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. This is especially good news for couples who have had fertility issues or couples of the same sex. Before this ruling, the Citizenship Act only allowed for foreign-born children to be automatically recognized as citizens if […]

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US Immigration Visa Processing Times

By CaseyJuly 10, 2020
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If you are planning on applying for a United States visa to immigrate, it is common to question how long it will take for the US Consulate to process this visa. Note: As of March 2020, United States processing times may take longer than normal due to the affects COVID-19 has had on US immigration […]

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Express Entry Draw July 8, 2020 #155 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJuly 8, 2020
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Express Entry Draw July 08, 2020 #155 The latest invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on July 8, 2020, which was the 155th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,900 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 478. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal […]

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Latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Draws 2020

By Ella BergquistSeptember 25, 2020
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry immigration streams. The BCPNP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in British Columbia. Learn more about how the BCPNP process […]

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How Will US Immigration Look the Rest of 2020?

By Sierra AlongiJuly 7, 2020

During these unpredictable times and things changing within immigration rapidly, it’s important to be knowledgeable. Knowing how these changes will affect you and/or your family is vital and here at VisaPlace, we try our hardest to keep you updated and informed.  On Tuesday, June 30th, VisaPlace’s very own Danielle and Fadi hosted a Facebook Live […]

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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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Express Entry Draw June 25, 2020 #154 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJune 25, 2020
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Express Entry Draw June 25, 2020 #154 The invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on June 25, 2020, which was the 154th Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 3,508 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 431. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Candidates who have been invited […]

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Express Entry Draw June 24, 2020 #153 – CRS Score

By Ella BergquistJune 24, 2020
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Express Entry Draw June 24, 2020 #153 The latest round of invitation for Express Entry Draw took place on June 24, 2020, which was the 152nd Express Entry Draw. The draw offered 392 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 696. This draw was specifically towards candidates who qualify for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates who […]

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Will Canada Change Immigration Processing in 2020?

By CaseyJuly 1, 2020

July 1 Update: The IRCC resumes processing for all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Immigration to Canada changed dramatically in March when borders everywhere closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19. Though some already have permission to enter Canada (temporary foreign workers and students), thousands of others, including refugees, remain abroad, still waiting […]

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Canadians Not Affected for the US Work Visa Suspension

By Ella BergquistAugust 3, 2020
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Good News! Although Trump has signed an Executive Order to suspend several US Work Visas until December 31, 2020, Canadians are NOT included. If you are a Canadian you will not be affected during this suspension period. Why? Because you do not need a visa to enter the US, instead it is considered a ‘Work […]

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Are US Work Visas Suspended? Options Instead of Work Visas to the US

By Ella BergquistJune 30, 2020
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Back in March, the Trump administration used the COVID-19 epidemic as an excuse to threaten the existence of legal employment and family immigration to the US. Months later an executive order was signed to limit the entry of certain foreign immigrants and nonimmigrants into the US. President Trump signed a Proclamation on June 22, 2020, […]

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Trump’s Plan to End DACA Program

By Sierra AlongiJune 24, 2020
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Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has been open about his lack of support when it comes to immigration. As we’ve seen President Trump make it harder for immigrants time after time, he has recently announced his plan to end the DACA Program, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. On […]