Join us in our latest Face Book live stream series as Managing Partner Colin Singer answers selected questions on the latest developments in the Canadian immigration industry.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appoints Ahmed Hussen as Canada's new immigration minister. Watch our live stream video as Managing Partner Colin Singer discusses what to expect in 2017.
January 11, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 459, a further decline from previous draws.
Join us in our latest Face Book live stream series as Managing Partner Colin Singer discusses the latest developments in the Canadian immigration industry.
From foreign travellers to dual citizens and even Canada's own border agents: It seems everyone could do with clear guidance on exactly who requires an electronic travel authorization (eTA). The holiday period saw frequent cases of people not being able to travel because they sought admission without an eTA.
A new sponsorship form for those wishing to bring parents and grandparents to Canada is now available. Canadian citizens and permanent residents have until February 2, 2017 to submit an online, short form application after which 10,000 candidates will be drawn at random and invited to complete a full application.
January 4, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 51st overall, inviting 2902 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 468, a further decline from previous draws.
The plight of Canada's temporary foreign workers and the businesses that employ them has been a regular agenda item of the federal government throughout 2016.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Grode opined further that the Trump Administration is likely to increase worksite enforcement.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On December 27, 2016, the AAO —the appellate body for USCIS—announced a new standard for National Interest Waiver visa petitions in a precedent decision, Matter of Dhanasar.
Miles & Stockbridge
Now that we have rung in 2017, it is a good time to start planning for Fiscal Year 2018 cap-subject H-1B petitions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Today, January 13, the DHS will expand upon the notice of proposed rulemaking released on January 11, 2017 by publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register . . .
Beginning on January 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement a new rule that amends certain regulations relating to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
In a recent precedent decision issued through its Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created a new and flexible analytical framework...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Effective Monday, January 9th, Mintz Levin's Immigration team will be upgrading its case management database.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Late last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued its Final Rule amending certain regulations related to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
The employment-based second preference immigrant visa category (EB2) includes individuals of exceptional ability who can self-petition to immigrate.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") published new regulations effective January 17, 2017 which modernize and improve aspects of certain employment-based non-immigrant...
Fox Rothschild LLP
One of the possible weapons that could have been used to target certain immigrants, especially Muslim immigrants, was removed from the Immigration Regulations of the Department of Homeland Security...
Fox Rothschild LLP
The forms all have an effective date of today, December 23, 2016, and the website indicates that no other versions of the forms are acceptable, with the exception of Form I-129.