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August 2018 Newsletter

MONTHLY NAFTA UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st: NAFTA 2.0 D DAY   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a press conference on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 stated the possibility of reaching a deal on NAFTA 2.0 by the end of the … Continue reading

July 2018 Newsblast

Traveling to Canada from Europe, the Middle East or Africa? You may need to get fingerprinted The Canadian government is expanding the list of continents needing biometrics when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence. … Continue reading

June 2018 Newsflash

The Travel Ban and its Impact on Canada The last week of June 2018 saw a big legal uproar in the U.S. when the Supreme Court of the United States upheld President Trump’s travel ban from certain Muslim countries. President … Continue reading

May 2018 Newsflash

Why Brazilians Choose Canada In the past thirty years, the Brazilian population in Canada has increased significantly, as Brazilians are looking to establish themselves in a country offering beneficial social and economic opportunities. Canada fits this profile entirely, and is … Continue reading

April 2018 Newsflash

Wanted: U.S. Tech Workers in Canada Canadian tech companies are thriving in 2018, standing at the frontline of global innovation. They may be headed towards replacing the United States as the #1 country in technological and scientific advancements. We are … Continue reading

March 2018 Newsflash

Upcoming trip or layover in Canada? A DUI may make you inadmissible. With spring and summer approaching, this means busy tourist season for Canada, especially with the snow now all gone.  Approximately 18 million tourists are expected to be welcomed … Continue reading

Spousal Sponsorship News on Valentine’s Day 2018

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a statement on Valentine’s Day, announcing that 80% of the spousal sponsorship backlog had been completed. This is great news for couples that have been waiting patiently for their sponsorship decision. This announcement … Continue reading

Canada’s Merit-Based Immigration System: The Envy of the United States in 2018

As the Canadian immigration system is rapidly modifying its core structures to better fit the immigration needs of today, its merit-based setup seems to find many admirers around the world. On February 6, President Donald Trump complimented it via a … Continue reading

Start-Up Visas Active in 2018

Canadian investors have thrived in 2017, celebrating the end of the year with a growing economy and a direct return on their investments. The new Start-Up visa is the only national investors program in Canada, established in 2014 as a … Continue reading

Renewed Hope for Out of Status Applicants in the USA: Express Entry Lowers Score in 2018

On February 7, IRCC released the new Express Entry cut-off score, dropping to 442, compared to 444 in the previous draw. The score is based on the applicant’s skills, ties to Canada, marital and family status, and more. This drop … Continue reading