Two new VACs open in U.S. offering biometrics

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:15:50 +0000

U.S. residents now have two new locations to submit biometrics for their Canadian immigration application. The two new Visa Application Centres (VACs) are now open in Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California as of November 23. The new VACs will only be offering biometric collection services, a media release says. All other VAC services can […]

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Canada extending border closure with U.S. another 30 days

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:01:23 +0000

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until December 21. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed the news on Twitter. The new Order in Council is being updated to roll travel restrictions over for another 30 days. U.S. travellers may not come to Canada for tourism, shopping, or entertainment. Update […]

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Outcomes of STEM immigrants in Canada and the U.S.

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 09:00:16 +0000

Immigrants make up a large share of university-educated workers in STEM fields in both Canada and the U.S., and a recent study looked into which country sees better outcomes for immigrants in these sectors. The Statistics Canada study looked at the economic outcomes of immigrants age 25 to 64 who had at least a bachelor’s […]

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4 ways to move to Canada under CUSMA

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 12:00:34 +0000

Eligible U.S. and Mexican citizens can skip some of the red tape to come work or conduct business in Canada. The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) allows workers, traders, and investors to come to Canada without going through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. Before July 1, 2020, CUSMA was known as the North American […]

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Canada most accepting country for migrants, U.S. 6th place: poll

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 12:00:54 +0000

Canada appears to be the world’s most accepting country for migrants, according to a new global survey. Gallup, an analytics and advisory company based in the U.S., conducted a wide-scale public opinion poll in 2019. There were 145 countries included in the study, and about 1,000 people from each country were surveyed. Researchers contacted people […]

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How to move to Canada from the U.S.

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00:59 +0000

Google data shows a spike in searches on “moving to Canada” within the U.S. during the first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Irrespective of this fact and the current political context in the United States, there is always interest among those in the U.S. to move to Canada due to the strong […]

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Has Trump increased U.S. immigration to Canada?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:12:26 +0000

Skilled worker immigration from the U.S. to Canada is on the rise. Each year, Canada targets roughly 60 per cent of its new permanent resident arrivals under economic class immigration programs. In addition, it welcomes just over 25 per cent under the family class, and the remaining 15 per cent on refugee and humanitarian grounds. […]

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How to get Canadian citizenship for U.S.-born children

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:50:26 +0000

U.S.-born children of Canadians can automatically get Canadian citizenship. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), allows citizenship to be passed down to the first generation born outside of the country. At least one biological or legal parent needs to be a Canadian citizen at the time of the baby’s birth. You may also be eligible […]

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More U.S. film productions moving to Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00:56 +0000

Industry insiders say a growing number of major American productions are relocating to Canada. The increase of Covid-19 cases in California, the very strict health and safety protocols and testing issued by Hollywood’s Unions, combined with the shortage of tests, are pushing the major film studios to look to Canada in order to get film […]

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Sending kids to school in Canada from the U.S. amid travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 13:54:00 +0000

U.S. parents who send their kids to school in Canada have to navigate the travel restrictions that are now in place for another month. Canada has extended border restrictions on U.S. travellers until September 21, which is weeks after classes are set to start across the country. U.S. parents are facing prolonged processing delays this […]

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