CANADA — Expansion of Biometric Collection

In April 2018, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced an upcoming expansion of the Biometrics Program, which first began in 2013 and currently requires nationals of 30 countries to submit fingerprints and a photograph when applying for a temporary resident...

Trump is making it harder for Canadians to legally immigrate to the U.S., lawyers say

By Daniel Dale, TheStar.com WASHINGTON—Canadians trying to move to the United States are regularly facing more paperwork, tougher scrutiny and longer waiting times than Canadians did before Donald Trump became president, immigration lawyers in both countries say. Trump is known...

Larry Kudlow: Trump Knows NAFTA Withdrawal Would Doom Stocks

By Rob Williams, Newsmax Larry Kudlow, the Reagan administration economist who also advised the Trump campaign, said President Donald Trump is reluctant to completely withdraw from the North American Free-Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada because it would send the stock...

Bulgarian and Romanian Citizens No Longer Require Entry Visa for Canada

As of December 1, 2017, Bulgarian and Romanian citizens no longer require a visa to enter Canada for tourism and business visits of up to six months. These travelers can now obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if they plan to fly to or transit through Canada. Under...

Canada Makes Changes to List of Countries Requiring Medical Exam

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued an updated list of designated countries that require an Immigration Medical Examination (IME) as part of the temporary or permanent residence visa application process. Canadian immigration procedures require that...

Canada – New Job Match Service Announced for LMIA Applications

Canada has recently announced a new Job Match service that must be utilized by employers seeking to hire through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This new Job Match service will affect both high-wage and low-wage Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications....

Canada to Set Up Border Camp as Number of Asylum Seekers Swells

By REUTERS AUG. 9, 2017 MONTREAL — Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S....

Canada’s Ruthlessly Smart Immigration Policy

By JONATHAN TEPPERMAN | JUNE 28, 2017 During a speech in Iowa last week, in the middle of his red-meat calls for a border wall and tougher immigration enforcement, President Trump called for something decidedly less sanguinary: “a total rewrite of our immigration system into a...

Canada Announces Implementation of Global Skills Strategy

Canada has recently announced the implementation of a Global Skills Strategy aimed at prioritizing the adjudication of work permit applications in key “high-demand” occupations. As part of the new Strategy, the LMIA process will be streamlined through the removal of standard...

CANADA – Changes to Entry Requirements and Dependent Eligibility

Canada has recently announced several changes to entry requirements for certain nationalities and changes to sponsorship rules for dependents. Visa Requirements Amended for Citizens of Romania, Bulgaria, and Brazil Beginning on May 1, 2017, citizens of Romania, Bulgaria, and...
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