Category: Immigration Update

H-1B and L-1 visas

Know the similarities and differences between the H-1B and L-1 visas

Posted on: December 13, 2020 at 6:46 am, in

USA’s L-1 and H-1 visas are two most popular non-immigrant work visas and due to certain similarities, it can be difficult to differentiate and decide between the two in choosing a route into the country.

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Canada’s Agri-Food Immigration Pilot launching in May 2020

Posted on: May 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm, in

  Canada’s new Agri-Food Pilot Program will accept the first applications on May 15, 2020. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will announce more details closer to the launch date. The Agri-Food Pilot Program was expected to launch in March 2020; however, it was suspended due to the outburst of coronavirus (COVID 19). The pilot […]

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Increase in Canadian immigration processing fees

Posted on: May 6, 2020 at 12:03 pm, in

  With effect from April 30, 2020, at 9 a.m. EDT, the Canadian immigration department increased the processing fees for foreign nationals who wish to become permanent residents. The fees paid by foreign national is inclusive of the operational, processing, and service delivery costs that are related to all the permanent residence programs. All the […]

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Coronavirus: USA bans immigrants but Canada welcomes them!

Posted on: April 24, 2020 at 2:06 pm, in

    America’s temporary ban on immigration is set to come into effect now that President Donald Trump has followed through with a promise he first made on Twitter Monday evening.   Trump signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that takes effect at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday April 23. The Executive Order will suspend […]

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Immigration Option for Graduates in Atlantic Provinces: Eligibility and More

Posted on: February 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm, in

  Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island targets international graduates of institutions in these provinces. The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) provides a new route for international graduates from eligible institutions to apply for permanent resident status in Canada, where the most interesting features of this category is that international graduates do not […]

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New Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Allows Graduates to Apply Without Work Experience

Posted on: February 24, 2020 at 1:21 pm, in

  A new Canadian immigration program based in Atlantic Canada will allow international graduates to apply for permanent residence upon graduation, after fulfilling set eligibility criteria, with no requirement for the applicant to have work experience before submitting an application. The AIPP is a three-year pilot program offering a route to Canadian permanent residence for […]

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: Everything you should know

Posted on: February 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm, in

  On February 11, 2020, the community of Claresholm, Alberta, became the fifth community participating in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) to open to applicants. There are six communities that have not yet opened to applicants, and while the program is experiencing some delays, most communities should begin accepting applicants in the coming […]

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Jobs in smaller cities for new immigrants to Canada

Posted on: February 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm, in

  From past 2 decades, Canada has tried to encourage immigrants to move to its smaller cities. The main tool to fulfill this goal is Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP allows provinces and territories to form their own eligibility criteria and nominate the immigrants who meet their requirements. Programs to promote immigration to smaller […]

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