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Canadian Open Work Permits for U.S. H-1B Specialty Occupations Visa Holders

Starting today, Sunday, July 16, 2023, Canada will offer open work permits to any individuals in the United States on an H-1B Specialty Occupations visa.  Canada’s strategy is to lure away highly-educated foreign nationals in the United States who are frustrated by the U.S. immigration process.  In essence, Canada is capitalizing on a growing sense from international students and […]

Canada plans to bring in more than 1.2 Million immigrants in next 3 years

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan, today. The 2021 to 2023 Levels Plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.  Of those, the […]

U.S.A. Extending Ban on Green Cards and Non-Immigrant Visas Also Affected

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Trump administration announced that it was extending a ban on Green Cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations. The policy behind the freeze is to […]

Canada Remains Open to Immigration while U.S. Threatens to Suspend Immigration

On Monday, April 20, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending Immigration to the United States as the nation battles the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a tweet sent out late Monday night, President Trump wrote:  “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, […]