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CANADA – To Join the Apostille Convention

May 23, 2023

Global Affairs Canada announced on 16 May that Canada is adopting the Apostille Convention. The Apostille Convention simplifies the process of legalizing documents for use in other countries who are members of the Convention.

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CANADA – New Passports Unveiled

May 15, 2023

A new design for Canadian passports have been unveiled. The new passports will be more secure with a number of enhanced security features.

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CANADA: Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement and Updates

November 16, 2022

Canada has announced a new youth work experience agreement with Italy and issued further guidance to Canadian employers on responsibilities towards foreign workers.

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CANADA: New Concession for Foreign Students

October 12, 2022

In recognition of the economic challenges faced by employers, the Canadian government has announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week cap on the number of hours that eligible post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus while class is in session.

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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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