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International Students are permitted to have full-time job in essential services

The ministry of Immigration has just published a press release regarding an opportunity to work for international students. It says: "To help battle the COVID-19 outbreak, starting immediately, the government will remove the restriction that allows international students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session, provided they are working in an essential service or function, such as health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical...

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Results of the Round of invitations of the Express Entry system on April 16, 2020

Today’s draw of Express Entry has lowest CRS of 2020! Canada invites 3,782 candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. This time, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score was 455, a decrease of 9 points over the previous round of invitation held April 9, 2020. Please, take into account that the Ministry of Immigration of Canada has committed to consider permanent residence all applications submitted through the Express Entry system within six-month time window....

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Fees Increase Update

The Regulations will come into force on April 30, 2020, at 09:00 am eastern daylight time. The Regulations are amended such that Starting in 2020-21, permanent resident processing fees for Economic class applicants increase as follows: Fees for principal applicants of the Economic business class (including self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed) will increase from $1,050 to $1,575 (an increase of 50%). Fees for principal applicants of the Economic non-business...

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Parents will be exempt from the travel restrictions and will be permitted to travel to Canada

The definition of immediate family members set out in the Interim Order no.2 related to travel restrictions, has been recently expanded to include parents and step-parents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Practically it means that during the COVID-19 travel restriction policy parents and step-parents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be exempt from the travel restrictions and will be permitted to travel to Canada if they have the required travel documents. Full text is...

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Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

The IRCC has just announced an update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program: Due to the current focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will delay the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program to accepting new applications. The launch of the annual call for expressions of interest to apply was anticipated in the coming weeks. Given the present circumstances, however, we are prioritizing our efforts to contribute to...

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Future PRs, Work and Study Permit Holders are now able to enter Canada

The ministry of Immigration of Canada has just announced that: Temporary foreign workers, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada. The travel restriction exemptions that were announced are now in place. If you’re exempt, you can now travel to Canada. If you’re travelling by air, you need to pass a health check before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not...

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Special Announcement

During the developing COVID-19 situation, our offices will be temporarily closed, and our staff will be providing support remotely. We are here to keep assisting you in all immigration matters. Our consultations are conducted remotely. During this time, you can communicate with us via e-mail [email protected] We thank you for your understanding and wish you good health and peace of mind. IP-Immigration team ...

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Statement from Immigration Project on COVID-19

Dear clients and friends, We have been receiving numerous requests for confirmation on how we are handling the situation in regards to the latest news related to the COVID-19 outbreak. As you probably know from the official statement of the government, Canada closes its borders to incoming travellers as of March 16, 2020 and until further notice. We would like to reassure you that our office operates as usual and we prioritize the files that require urgent action in relation to...

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Canada takes measures against Coronavirus

Canadian government has just announced that it closes its borders as a preventive measure due to COVID-19. Only Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be admitted to enter Canada while Work and Study permit holders as well as Visitors will not be admitted to entry to Canada (with a few exceptions: diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens are still being allowed into Canada at this time). The American land border will remain open and Canadians...

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