Foreign Students – Online Study and eligibility for a Post-Graduate Work Permit

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • MARCH • 2021 Canada Immigration Update   Foreign Students – Online Study and eligibility for a Post-Graduate Work Permit:  Students can now complete up to 100% of their Canadian education program online from outside Canada while remaining eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. Time spent studying outside…

Pre-entry COVID-19 Test Requirements at the Land Border

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • FEBRUARY • 2021 Canada Immigration Update   Hotel Quarantine for travelers to Canada by Air: As of midnight February 22, 2021, unless exempted, all travelers aged 5 and older to Canada by air are required to reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights, take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival,…

Hotel Quarantine for travelers to Canada by Air

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • FEBRUARY • 2021 Canada Immigration Update   Hotel Quarantine for travelers to Canada by Air: As of midnight February 22, 2021, unless exempted, all travelers aged 5 and older to Canada by air are required to reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights, take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival,…

ArriveCan App – Schedule your Biometrics

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • NOVEMBER • 2020 Canada Immigration Update   ArriveCan App is now mandatory for all travelers arriving by air to Canada, including Canadian permanent residents and citizens. If you are flying to Canada, be ready. Download the app before you travel and complete the mandatory travel and contact…

Canada and U.S. Immigration Update

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • OCTOBER • 2020 Canada and U.S. Immigration Update by Melissa M. Babel Canada: October has started a return to some degree of ‘new normal’ for Canadian immigration. Visa Application Centres around the world are reopening, and many visa offices have recommenced regular processing. In Canada, Service Canada…

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) Announces the opening of the 2020 Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!     At this time of year, we pause to appreciate the beauty of the season, and to give thanks for our clients, colleagues and friends.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) Announces the opening of the 2020 Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program Over a three week…

Canada and U.S. Immigration Update

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • SEPTEMBER 2020 Canada and U.S. Immigration Update by Melissa M. Babel Canada: Applicants for temporary and permanent residence are starting to feel the very real effects of the backlog resulting from COVID-19. Processing times for PR Cards, citizenship applications and Family Class Sponsorships are increasing, and…

Canada and U.S. Immigration Update August

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • AUGUST 2020 Canada and U.S. Immigration Update by Melissa M. Babel As we head into the ‘dog days’ of summer and closer to fall, many of the trends we have discussed in previous issues of this publication continue to be relevant. The Canada-US border remains…

Canada and U.S. Immigration Update July

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser MONTHLY NEWSLETTER • JULY 2020 Canada and U.S. Immigration Update by Melissa M. Babel There is truly never a dull moment in Canadian and U.S. immigration law. In this edition, and as we approach the beginning of the school year in Canada and the U.S., we discuss the impact of…