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The latest news about Canada immigration policies, including changes to laws and regulations, Canada’s immigration plan, and the different policies that are held within different embassies. We discuss refugees and the best ways to successfully seek asylum in Canada and the rules behind doing so.

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New Self-Isolation Plan for Those Returning to Canada

By CaseyMarch 5, 2021
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Feb 2021 Update: As of Feb 3rd, new travel restrictions were put in place. Along with the negative COVID-19 test that is required before boarding your flight to Canada and 14-day quarantining there are a few new travel restrictions to stop the virus spread including a mandatory hotel stay, another COVID test, and more. Learn […]

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Should I Sign My Child’s Passport?

By CaseyJanuary 16, 2020
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Melissa Biggs from Kingston, Ontario is warning parents travelling with young children not to sign their child’s passport because it will result in the passport being invalid. Biggs signed her infant son’s passport at a U.S. airport in March last year, as she was told to do by the TSA agent in order to board […]

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What to Expect for Canadian Immigration in 2020

By CaseyJanuary 2, 2020
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Canada’s population has just recently passed the 37.5 million mark. This falls short of other large countries such as Russia with 144 million, the US with 326 million, China with 1.4 billion, India with 1.3 billion, and Brazil with 210 million. Consequently, Canada is eager to bring in new immigrants as much as possible. That being said, […]

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Canada’s Minister of Immigration Profile: Marco Mendicino

By Ella BergquistJanuary 16, 2020
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Marco Mendicino was named Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mendicino was appointed to Trudeau’s new cabinet on November 20, 2019. Previously, this position was held by MP Ahmed Hussen who has now been named the Minister of families, children and social development. This new role means that Mendicino […]

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Canadian Immigration 2019: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 3, 2020
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Over the past year, Canada has produced many significant changes in immigration- some positive and some causing more of a disadvantage to those who wish to immigrate to Canada. Overall, it is safe to say that Canadian immigration has been increasing throughout the year of 2019. Below is a summary of the most influential changes […]

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How Is The Quebec Experience Program Changing: Impact of PEQ Changes

By Ella BergquistJanuary 2, 2020
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The Quebec Experience Program was suspended by CAQ in 2019. In 2018, 10,711 people were accepted into the program with 5,146 of the accepted applicants being post-secondary graduates. The CAQ has stated that the suspension was due to the province being a victim of its own success. In other words, the popularity of the program […]

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Quebec Passes Bill 9, Cancels 18,000 Immigration Applications

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
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On June 16, 2019, the Quebec government passed an immigration bill known as Bill 9. Bill 9 allows the government to throw out a backlog of roughly 18,000 skilled immigrant worker applications as the province moves towards a new, merit-based application system. When the bill 9 passed, it upset many immigrants, you’ll find out why. […]

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IRCC Offices in Canada

By Ella BergquistApril 12, 2022
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Offices that Process Canadian Immigration Applications The case processing centres (CPCs), the centralized intake office (CIO), and the Operations Support Centre (OSC) receive and process citizenship or immigration applications. You can mail your application to these offices, but they are not open to the public and do not offer assistance with applications. CPC in Edmonton […]

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Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Pakistan

By CaseyJuly 30, 2019
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Below, we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan. The embassy and consulates are spread throughout the country and each covers a designated section of Pakistan. Each office can provide passport assistance and emergency services, as well as notarial services to Canada’s citizens. Having the contact information of the […]

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Top 10 Tips for Immigration Applications to Canada

By Michael NirenNovember 19, 2020
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Below are the Immigration Lawyer Top 10 tips for people interested in immigration to Canada. Now our “top 10” isn’t going to be what you think. I am not going to waste your time feeding you a list of application forms, Embassy addresses, or websites to visit. These tips will be more practical than that. […]

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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!