Canada – Suspension of New Requirements for PEQ Program

Posted on December 20, 2019

As of November 14, 2019, the government has restored the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) to the selection criteria that prevailed before November 1, 2019. The changes that came into effect on November 1, 2019 were focused on limiting the access… Read more »

Canada – Biometrics Now Required for Inland Applications

Posted on December 9, 2019

As of December 3, 2019, foreign nationals will now be required to submit their biometrics if applying from within Canada as foreign worker (including extending your work permit); international student (including extending your study permit); visa required visitor (including extending… Read more »

Canada – New Skilled Worker Program for Quebec

Posted on August 22, 2019

A new legislation was passed on June 16, 2019 in which would eliminate thousands of unprocessed skilled worker applications in Quebec’s Skilled Worker Program. Foreign nationals with pending qualified skilled worker applications submitted before August 2, 2018 are encouraged to… Read more »

Canada – OINP Introduces Tech Draw

Posted on August 2, 2019

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has released a new strategy to address the technology sector’s labor shortage for those who are applying for permanent residence through Express Entry.  This opportunity falls under the Human Capital Priorities Stream to identify… Read more »

Canada – Update to Global Talent Occupations List

Posted on July 12, 2019

Effect July 2019, the Global Talent Occupations List for Category B of the Global Talent Stream was updated to reflect Canada’s labor market shortage.  Both Engineering Manager (NOC 0211) and Architecture and Science Managers (NOC 0212) have been removed from… Read more »

Canada – Changes to Inland Applications

Posted on June 7, 2019

Effective immediately, the following applications made within Canada must be submitted online: Applications to extend temporary residence status; Applications for study or work permits; and Applications for renewals of study or work permits. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has… Read more »

Canada – Notable Changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)

Posted on March 4, 2019

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) provides eligible students the chance to obtain valuable Canadian work experience. On February 14, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented several changes to the PGWPP, such as: The removal of the requirement… Read more »

Canada – Parents and Grandparents Program to Reopen in January

Posted on January 11, 2019

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents program is planned to reopen in late January. A foreign national, who is at least 18 years of age, can sponsor their parents or grandparents to become a permanent resident if they meet one of the… Read more »

Canada – New Visa Application Centers

Posted on November 9, 2018

New visa application centers have opened to facilitate the first phase of the biometric expansion for nationals from countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  Nationals from these countries have been required to give their biometrics since July 31,… Read more »

Canada – Visa Application Center in United States set to Close

Posted on November 6, 2018

The New York and Los Angeles Visa Application Centers in the United States is set to close on November 29, 2018. No new applications or biometrics may be collected after November 1, 2018.  Within that time period, November 2 –… Read more »