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New 2022 Launch: Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

By SierraDecember 14, 2022
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On March 4th, the Government of Canada released details about the newest Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) launch. Formally known as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), this pathway gives skilled foreign workers and international graduates the opportunity to gain Canada PR. The program helps employers hire qualified candidates to fill labor shortages in the 4 […]

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H-1B to Green Card Process in 4 Steps

By SierraJanuary 12, 2022
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Many foreign workers come to the United States each year obtaining permanent and temporary statuses to reach their immigration goals. Most of these individuals want to eventually make the US their permanent home but come for a temporary stay first to either test it out or because they didn’t qualify for a US Green Card. […]

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Latest COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Canada

By SierraDecember 14, 2022
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As of November 2022, there are no COVID-related travel restrictions when traveling to or from Canada. Since March 2020, Canada has experienced different closures, travel restrictions, and processing changes due to COVID-19. More specifically, to stop the spread of the virus, travel restrictions have been put into place and altered a few times. Canadian officials […]

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Can I Travel to the United States in 2023?

By SierraDecember 14, 2022
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As of November 2022, there are no COVID-related travel restrictions when traveling to or from the United States. For the past two years, traveling to the United States has been up in the air for many individuals as numerous travel restrictions have been made as the US navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. US officials have stated […]

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Taking an IELTS Language Test for Canadian Immigration

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
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When immigrating to Canada, there are a number of requirements the applicant must meet to be considered. Although these requirements can change depending on which immigration pathway you are taking, some of these requirements are standard across the board. One of these requirements includes taking a certified language test (except on very rare occasions). Why […]

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How Immigration Laws Are Affecting Documented Dreamers

By SierraDecember 21, 2021
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Many individuals part of the DACA program are currently in limbo with immigration laws and looking for ways to avoid deportation. For many years, these individuals also known as ‘Dreamers’ have been fighting for the right to stay in the United States once they turn 21 years old. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) […]

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New COVID-19 Variant Omicron: Latest US Travel Restrictions

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States! The United States, along with other countries has officially started its latest battle with a new COVID-19 variant. As US officials and scientists gather more data […]

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New COVID-19 Variant Omicron: Latest Canadian Travel Restrictions

By SierraDecember 29, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! Just as things were starting to get back to normal for those traveling to Canada, a new COVID-19 strain has been discovered. As officials continue to gather information […]

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US Introduces Gender ‘X’ Passport for Non-Binary, Intersex, and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals

By SierraDecember 18, 2021
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The United States joins a handful of other countries and recently issued the first passport to an individual who falls under the new Gender ‘X’. Thousands of US citizens across the country who have also been waiting for this change can now select ‘X” as their gender which is huge relief for many. Gender ‘X’ […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: Inland vs. Outland

By SierraDecember 6, 2021
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Spousal Sponsorship is one of the most-sought after immigration pathways to Canada each year and thousands are actively learning more about completing their application. Spousal Sponsorship is when someone residing in Canada sponsors their foreign spouse to live with them as a permanent resident. When completing one of these applications, you are given two options: […]

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Automatic Work Authorization Extensions for EAD Holders

By SierraDecember 29, 2021
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Many foreign nationals working in the United States with an EAD (Employment Authorization Document) were running into roadblocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past two years, US immigration has been in limbo due to processing delays, application backlogs, and travel restrictions. Many foreign nationals already in the US were also being affected by […]

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Becoming a Victim to Immigration Advanced Fee Fraud!

By SierraDecember 7, 2021
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Every day foreign nationals across the nation are making the decision to start their immigration journey and we can’t stress enough how important is it to do it right the first time. Immigration processing can be long and complex, but it is worth it to thousands of individuals each year who are making Canada their […]

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Canada Announces New Immigration Minister: What’s Next for Immigration?

By SierraNovember 19, 2021
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On October 26th, 2021 Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the newly appointed immigration minister as Sean Fraser. He will be replacing Marco Medicino who will now become Canada’s public safety minister. The IRCC will continue to focus on leading the country into safety post-pandemic and carry out their plan to invite thousands of foreign […]

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New Policy to Help Immigrant Workers in Ontario: Working for Workers Act

By SierraNovember 19, 2021
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Need another reason to make the move to Ontario? Ontario officials have recently announced their plan to help immigrant workers living or looking to work in Ontario. Considering thousands of immigrants are making the move every month through various pathways to showcase their skills, we think this new policy could help a lot of individuals! […]

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US Hits Mid Year H-2B Visa Cap for 2022

By SierraOctober 21, 2021
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Did you know 33,000 foreign workers are already granted a US Immigration status in 2022? More specifically, thousands of skilled and unskilled workers who applied for the H-2B visa have been given the perfect opportunity to use their skills and make the US their new home. Only a certain number of immigrants can be invited […]

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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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betty klassen

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!