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July 1, 2020 - Coronavirus restrictions have made the first half of 2020 a major challenge for Canada's immigration system.
July 2, 2020 - Canada Express Entry ended the first half of 2020 having issued the second-most Invitations to Apply on record, despite the country being in the grip of the coronavirus crisis.
June 30, 2020 - Canada admitted a new record of nearly 110,000 new immigrants through Express Entry in 2019 in the busiest year on record for the skilled immigration selection system.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On June 22, President Trump issued the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak that suspends the entry of foreign nationals with certain employment-based ...
Littler - Canada
On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak," suspending the issuance of new L-1, H-1B, H-2B and J-1 nonimmigrant ...
Ontario immigration has issued 758 Notifications of Interest in a new draw through its Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. The June 17 draw targeted candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores in the range of 400 to 436.
June 19, 2020 - Alberta immigration has announced the results of a new Express Entry draw, issuing invitations to 148 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300.
June 19, 2020 - The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until July 21 following a further extension announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
June 19, 2020 - Certain Canada Visa Application Centres have resumed offering limited services after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The collection of biometrics is among the services being offered, although Canada travel restrictions remain in place.
June 19, 2020 - Indian international students, particularly those in technology subjects, are increasingly choosing to study in Canada over the U.S., according to the latest figures.
Investment Immigration
June 19, 2020 -There are risks and pitfalls in operating investment immigration programs and Canada's Start Up Visa program is becoming an international success story.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Recently, the government announced that "immediate family members" of Canadians and Canadian permanent residents will be exempt from the prohibition on entry to Canada if they are coming to be with their Canadian...
June 12, 2020 -Canada is expecting a ‘significant surge' in immigration applications as coronavirus restrictions ease, putting a ‘tremendous demand' on government resources, federal officials say.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
Effective June 8, 2020, foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and who do not have COVID-19 or exhibit any signs or symptoms...
June 10, 2020 - The effect of COVID-19 restrictions on Canada immigration was fully felt in April, as new permanent resident admissions plummeted to 4,140.
June 10, 2020 -Canada has exempted certain temporary foreign workers in 3 industries, crucial to the battle against coronavirus from having to give biometrics before arrival.
June 10, 2020 - Canada will provide an exemption to the U.S. border closure to allow immediate family members of citizens and permanent residents to enter.
British Columbia's successful BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2021, the province has announced. The pilot gives British Columbia technology companies fast access to in-demand skilled workers, by prioritizing applications in 29 in-demand occupations.
June 10, 2020 -British Columbia immigration has conducted its largest issued Entrepreneur Immigration draw of 2020, issuing invitations to apply to 38 candidates through two streams.
MLT Aikins LLP
On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order ("Executive Order") suspending the entry of individuals who seek lawful permanent residence.
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