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October 27, 2020 - Industry watchers say technology firms in Canada are the likely beneficiaries of U.S. President Donald Trump's clampdown on the H-1B visa widely used by Silicon Valley companies to bring in highly-skilled immigrants.
Moodys Tax Law LLP
Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) expanded the list of persons who are eligible to travel to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic
October 27, 2020 - U.S. President Donald Trump's overhaul of the H-1B visa program in October made it more expensive and difficult to get highly-skilled immigrant workers into the United States – and likely gave Canada's Start-Up Visa Program a much-needed boost.
MLT Aikins LLP
On June 8, the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") announced changes to travel restrictions for foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. The Canadian government has unveiled aggressive new measures to contain the coronavirus and this...
October 14, 2020 - New Brunswick has created a new immigration pathway for truck drivers under the existing New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program skilled worker stream.
October 14, 2020 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program opens for the submission of Interest to Sponsor forms from noon EST on October 13, 2020. The three-week window for the submission of the form closes on November 3. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials will then select at random candidates to be issued invitations to apply.
October 14, 2020 - Canada has equalled the largest Express Entry draw of all time, issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,500 candidates. The October 14 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 471 points, exactly the same as the previous all-program draw.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Canada offers many benefits for immigrants, including a high standard of living, an advanced economy and a culture that is generally very positive towards immigration.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Since the onset of the pandemic, the rules about who can enter Canada have been confusing and hard to keep up with at times. A particularly hard hit group has been "immediate family members"...
October 7, 2020 - Google searches on ‘how to move to Canada' once again spiked in the U.S. during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
October 7, 2020 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program will open for a new application window later in October, after it was delayed earlier in the year due to coronavirus.
October 7, 2020 - The COVID-19 global pandemic pushed up the death rate and drove down immigration levels due to restrictions on international travel, causing Canada's population growth rate to hit a record low, reports Statistics Canada.
October 2, 2020 - A newly-released Gallup poll reveals Canada is the most welcoming country in the world – and far more tolerant than the United States – for immigrants. Canada scored the highest under a range of factors indicating Canadians are the most welcoming people in the world when it comes to immigration.
October 2, 2020 - Canada immigration authorities issued the second-most Express Entry Invitations to Apply on record in the third quarter of 2020, putting the system on track for a record year.
October 2, 2020 - Quebec immigration has conducted its largest draw of 2020, issuing 365 invitations through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. The latest draw was aimed primarily at candidates with a job offer, inside or outside of Quebec meeting certain criteria.
October 1, 2020 - Canada has conducted a new all-program Express Entry draw, issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,200 candidates. The latest draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 471 points, a point down on the previous all-program draw.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has made a temporary change to one of their policies of converting a visitor visa to a work permit.
September 16, 2020 - Canada immigration numbers dropped off in July, halting the recovery seen since the start of the Corona virus crisis.
September 16, 2020 - Canada has conducted a second-consecutive all-program Express Entry draw issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,200 candidates. The September 16 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 472 points, three points lower than the previous all-program draw.
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