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June 11th, 2018

Studying in Canada just got a whole lot easier for students from four of the most populous countries in Asia. On June 8th, 2017 the Canadian government announced that the Student Direct Stream (SDS) will be open to students applying for a study permit from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines. To qualify for the … Read More

June 8th, 2018

As of July 31st, 2018, travellers from Europe, Middle East and Asia who are applying for a visitor visa, work or study permit, permanent residence, or refugee or asylum status must submit biometric information (photograph and fingerprints) to the Canadian government as part of their application. On December 31st, 2018 applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific, … Read More

June 5th, 2018

UAE travellers looking to take a trip to Canada just got a big break. As of 5:30 a.m. ET on June 5th, 2018, United Arab Emirates (UAE) citizens no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for business, to visit family and friends or for … Read More

January 11th, 2018

As an immigration law firm assisting those seeking to visit or immigrate to Canada and the United States, we have been well-placed to observe the significant changes in each country which have occurred over the past year. Policy and rhetoric in the United States have been marked by increased hostility to immigration, in particular towards … Read More

January 11th, 2018

On January 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a new directive on border searches of electronic devices in order to provide guidance and standard operating procedures for searching, retaining, and sharing information contained in computers, tablets, removable media, mobile phones, cameras, and any other communication, electronic or digital devices subject to CBP … Read More

January 11th, 2018

As many healthcare and social services are publicly funded, Canada has a current policy in place which refuses immigration applicants who might be expected to cause excessive demand on Canadian health care system or social services. This type of exclusion is referred to as medical inadmissibility. On November 22, 2017 Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen appeared … Read More

November 16th, 2017

On October 24, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the maximum age of a dependent child who may be included on an application to immigrate to Canada from under 19 years of age, to under 22 years of age. Principal applicants can now include dependent children under the age of 22, who are … Read More

November 2nd, 2017

The Canadian government has announced a significant milestone in implementing changes to the Canadian citizenship Act. New requirements will come into effect on October 11, 2017. The long-awaited changes will give more flexibility to both younger and older eligible immigrants to obtain citizenship. T They will also help individuals who have already begun building lives … Read More

November 2nd, 2017

The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) — a free trade agreement between Canada, the EU and its member states —came into effect on September 21, 2017 New Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption codes have been created to better facilitate the mobility of labour between Canada and the European Union. CETA … Read More

September 26th, 2017

    As of October 1, 2017, the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website is being changed to a new cloud based system called the Trusted Traveler Program (TTP). The GOES website allows registered users to enter their own applications for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs, such as NEXUS. The website … Read More