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Canada: COVID-19 Travel and Immigration FAQ

May 20, 2020

Newland Chase Canada immigration experts answer frequently asked questions about restrictions on visas and travel to and from Canada.

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CANADA: Biometrics Now Required for Certain In-Canada Applications

December 5, 2019

Applicants within Canada for work permit, study permit and visa extensions, as well as for permanent residence, must now give their biometrics (fingerprints and photo) at a designated Service Canada location.

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CANADA: Government Updates Global Talent Occupations List

July 12, 2019

Effective July 2019, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the Global Talent Occupations List.

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CANADA: Processing Delays and New Wage Thresholds for Labour Market Impact Assessments

April 24, 2019

Warnings from Employment and Social Development Canada that processing times for LMIA applications have increased.

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CANADA-UNITED STATES: Tech, Talent, and Immigration [Updated: November 19, 2019]

April 5, 2019

Canada takes advantage of tightening U.S. immigration policies of the Trump administration, making its successful Global Talent Stream permanent. Foreign talent in the technology industry is moving north to Canada and its booming tech scene – due in significant part to friendly immigration policy.

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CANADA: Law Change Makes Drunk Driving a Serious Offence; Potential Implications for Visa Applicants

July 10, 2018

An amendment to the Criminal Code in Canada has doubled the maximum prospective punishment for drunk driving (‘DUI’ – Driving Under the Influence) from five years to ten years. Now classed as “serious criminality” in Canada, a foreign national with a prior DUI, may now be inadmissible.

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CANADA: Government Adds Three More Occupations to Global Talent Stream

June 14, 2018

On 12th June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen.

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CANADA: UAE Citizens Visa-Free Starting June 5

May 31, 2018

Effective June 5, citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer require a visa to enter Canada. UAE nationals will be granted entry with only a valid UAE passport and an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The new visa waiver is applicable for business, tourism, and family visits.

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CANADA & PORTUGAL: New Opportunities for Young Workers

May 9, 2018

Starting in 2019, the new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal will authorise up to 2,000 Canadian nationals aged 18 to 35 to live and work in Portugal, and up to 2,000 Portuguese nationals aged 18 to 35 to live and work in Canada for periods of up to two years.

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CANADA: Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

April 25, 2018

On 6 April 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced they will be expanding the current Biometrics Program from summer 2018 to include most nationalities.

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