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Welcome to our Immigration News page! Immigration is consistently changing in both the United States and Canada. We have compiled the latest updates on visas and immigration news so that you can learn about up-to-date information regarding both Canada and US Visas and immigration.

VisaPlace’s Latest Immigration News for Canadian and US Immigration:

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 230 August 31, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 2750 Lowest Qualifying Score: 516

Express Entry Draw August 31, 2022 #230 – CRS Score

By CaseySeptember 14, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 31, 2022 #230 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 31st, 2022, which was the 230th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program. The draw offered 2,750 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 516. This is the third Express Entry draw of […]

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Canada Looks to Fix Immigration Application Backlog 2022/2023

By CaseyAugust 31, 2022
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On August 24, Canada’s Minister of Immigration spoke in Vancouver on IRCC’s ongoing efforts to minimize application backlogs, enhance client satisfaction, and solve labor shortages. As a quick fix, the IRCC has declared that it will have hired up to 1,250 more staff members by late fall in an effort to increase processing capacity, decrease […]

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International Tuition Fee Exemptions in Quebec

By CaseyAugust 31, 2022
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Quebec provides exclusive international tuition waivers for students coming from overseas in an effort to entice them to pursue postsecondary education in the province. In general, tuition fees unique to international students must be paid by foreign students who enter Quebec on a study permit in order to enroll in a public college and get […]

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Top Tips for Getting Your J-1 Visa Approved

By CaseyAugust 30, 2022
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For those who want to travel and experience a different culture, exchange programs can offer a rewarding educational and cultural experience. Before coming to the U.S. and beginning your program, you’ll probably need to apply for a J-1 (exchange visitor) visa if you’re interested in participating in a U.S. exchange program. The J-1 visa is […]

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Canada Has Over 1 Million Job Vacancies for New Workers

By CaseyAugust 24, 2022
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The May 2022 edition of Statistics Canada’s monthly payroll employment, wages, hours, and job vacancy report has been made public. The research indicates that for the first time since May 2021, fewer employees in Canada are receiving income or perks from their company. According to the report, which was created using information from the Survey […]

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Canadian Provinces Are Looking for New Immigration Agreements

By CaseySeptember 13, 2022
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The Saskatchewan government said on July 28, 2022, that it wants more control over its immigration system. The announcement was made the same day that Jeremy Harrison, the immigration minister for Saskatchewan, and the other immigration ministers for Canada, including Sean Fraser, his federal equivalent, met in New Brunswick. The ministers’ agreement to create a […]

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Top US Universities for International Students

By CaseySeptember 7, 2022
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International students seeking higher education and job prospects frequently choose the United States. It can be challenging to select from over 5,000 colleges and institutions in the United States that may be the greatest fit for you and that are prepared to address the unique difficulties and requirements of overseas students. There are some general […]

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Biden Administration Proposes New ID Card for Migrants

By CaseyAugust 29, 2022

A new national identification card program for unauthorized immigrants has been suggested by the Biden administration. The “ICE Secure Docket Card program” would provide temporary ID cards to border crossers and other undocumented immigrants so they could legally identify themselves while navigating their immigration cases or removal court processes. The “Secure Docket Cards”—named after the […]

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New Canada Permanent Residency Program for Relatives of Victims of Air Disasters

By CaseyAugust 29, 2022
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Families of the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 can now apply for permanent residency through a new program established by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to a government press release, the new permanent residency track is available to anyone who wants to move to Canada […]

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What Canadian Businesses Can Do To Limit Work Visa Processing Time Delays

By CaseyAugust 22, 2022
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Delays at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are having a severe impact on Canadian businesses, academic institutions, and government-funded organizations that access immigration (IRCC). In June 2022, a poll was done by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), a non-profit organization with a focus on workforce mobility issues. The poll received responses from 33 organizations […]

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Adjusting Your US Status from K-1 Visa to Green Card

By SierraAugust 21, 2022
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Thousands of couples in long-distance relationships abroad are taking advantage of the K-1 visa process to reunite with their significant other and live with them in the United States. This opportunity is HUGE for many individuals and following the steps correctly is vital to your success. Once you’ve been granted a K-1 visa, the process […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 229 August 17, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 2250 Lowest Qualifying Score: 525

Express Entry Draw August 17, 2022 #229 – CRS Score

By CaseyAugust 31, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 17, 2022 #229 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 17th, 2022, which was the 229th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program. The draw offered 2,250 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 525. This is the second Express Entry draw of […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!

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