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International Experience Canada (IEC) is Now Accepting Applications for the Year 2023

By CaseyDecember 29, 2022
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The pools for the 2023 season of International Experience Canada (IEC) were opened for new candidates on December 19th. Candidates who are eligible to participate in IEC 2023 can now create their profile online. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced at a press conference in Banff that the International Experience Canada (IEC) program will begin on […]

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Canada Extends Work Permits for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers

By CaseyDecember 29, 2022
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The slow pace of Canada’s economic growth has made it difficult for business owners, particularly those in the tourism industry, to find the workers they require. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, and Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced that Canada is extending work permits to family members […]

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US Immigration Changes in 2022: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 21, 2022
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According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), nearly a million immigrant adults were naturalized as American citizens in the fiscal year 2022, the third-highest annual tally in US history. Naturalizations have reached a 14-year high, a year after President Biden directed federal agencies to promote naturalizations by removing bureaucratic barriers in the citizenship process, […]

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9 Canadian Immigration Changes in 2022: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 19, 2022
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In the year 2022, many significant immigration changes occurred in Canada. We have seen a growth of visas being applied for following the pandemic, and Canadian immigration is vastly increasing. Canada has welcomed a record number of immigrants in 2022! The most significant events in Canadian immigration in the last year are discussed below. Canadian Visa Changes and New […]

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New Work Opportunities for Canadian and Italian Youth

By CaseyDecember 7, 2022
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On November 14, 2022, the Canadian government announced a new Youth Mobility Agreement with Italy to expand employment opportunities for Canadian and Italian youth. This agreement allows Canadian and Italian youth to apply for international work and travel opportunities through the International Experience Canada Program. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 […]

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New Brunswick Launches Immigration Pilot for Critical Workers

By CaseyDecember 14, 2022
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On November 7, 2022, the New Brunswick Provincial Government announced a brand new immigration pilot project: the New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot (NBCWP). The pilot (a joint federal-provincial project) aims to alleviate critical worker shortages in New Brunswick. The pilot is unique in that it will not only offer economic immigration to the province, but […]

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Options for H1-B Workers Affected by a Layoff

By CaseyNovember 30, 2022
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An unexpected layoff can cause panic in anyone’s life, but when an H-1B worker loses their job, it can be especially daunting. This is because they must leave the country unless they find a new job or change their immigration status within 60 days. H-1B visa holders may stay in the United States for up to […]

US Diversity Visa Program

By CaseyNovember 14, 2022

Home / US Immigration Lawyer: How to Immigrate to the US / US Diversity Visa Program How to Immigrate to the US through the Diversity Visa Program If you are interested in moving to the United States through the US Diversity Visa Program, read the information we have provided below to learn more about how […]

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Express Entry Draw November 9, 2022 #235 – CRS Score

By CaseyNovember 23, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw November 9, 2022 #235 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on November 9th, 2022, which was the 235th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered: 4,750 ITA 494 cut off score (CRS) All Programs This is the first Express Entry draw […]

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Canada Plans to Welcome 500,000 Immigrants by 2025

By CaseyNovember 7, 2022
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Canada has announced plans to significantly increase the number of immigrants entering the country, with a goal of 500,000 arriving each year by 2025 in order to address a critical labor shortage. On Tuesday, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser unveiled the new plan. It prioritizes admitting more permanent residents with needed work skills and experience while […]

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Express Entry Draw October 26, 2022 #234 – CRS Score

By CaseyNovember 9, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw October 26, 2022 #234 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on October 26th, 2022, which was the 234th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered: 4,750 ITA 496 cut off score (CRS) All Programs This is the second Express Entry draw […]

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Canada Parent and Grandparents Program Update

By CaseyOctober 19, 2022

On October 11, 2022, The IRCC announced the Parent and Grandparents Program (PGP) – 2022 application process. The IRCC said they will send Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 23,100 potential sponsors this year. Family reunification is essential in attracting, sustaining, and integrating immigrants who make a contribution to our country’s success. Canada has a very […]

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Express Entry Draw October 12, 2022 #233 – CRS Score

By CaseyOctober 26, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw October 12, 2022 #233 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on October 12th, 2022, which was the 233rd Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program (all programs). The draw offered 4,250 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 500. This is the first Express Entry […]

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Canada Lifts Work Hour Limit for International Students Due to Labour Shortages

By CaseyOctober 12, 2022
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According to the country’s immigration minister, international students studying in Canada are now able to qualify to work more hours off campus as the country continues to face labor shortages. Sean Fraser, speaking at a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, said that beginning Nov. 15, a prior limit of 20 hours per week that […]

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Canada Makes Changes to Vaccine Requirements and ArriveCan App Optional

By CaseyOctober 7, 2022
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Beginning October 1st, Canada’s federal government intends to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for people entering Canada, the same day it will end random testing of travelers and make the ArriveCan app optional. The air and travel industries have been lobbying the government to ease international travel restrictions, claiming that they deter visitors and are out of […]

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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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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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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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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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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!