October 11, 2020

You may wonder, who can travel to Canada with visitor visa at this time. As you know, Canada travel restriction has increased due to COVID-19 .This travel restriction applies to all the non-essential travels to Canada after the breakout of Corvid 19 Pandemic.

No foreign national could travel to Canada on a visitor visa for few months since the start of travel ban to Canada.

All the borders even US border was closed to visitors and people could not enter Canada even with a valid visitor visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). After controlling the first wave of COVID-19 Canada started to ease the travel restrictions by letting the immediate family member of the Canadian Permanent residents or Canadian citizens to come to Canada.

Until 2nd Oct 2020 only immediate family members of a Canadian Permanent resident or a Canadian Citizen could travel to Canada .

Today, youou can travel to Canada if you have visitor visa or ETA and eligible under any one of the following 3 categories.

1-If you are an immediate family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

who can travel to Canada with visitor visa as an immediate family member ?

2-The second category is the extended family member of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, this the latest updates made on oct 2nd 2020 ,

Extended family member ,who can travel to Canada with visitor visa may define depending on how you are related to your family member in Canada.

As a direct extended family member, and Under the following circumstances you can be exempt from the border restrictions

If you are related in any of the following ways to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply for a authorization and statutory declaration.

who can travel to Canada with visitor visa as an extended family member of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident?

  • someone who have been in a romantic relationship for at least 1 year and you were presented physically by each other at a point in your relationship
  • a non-dependent child
  • a grandchild
  • a sibling, half-sibling or step-sibling
  •  a grandparent

You will be extended family member if you are have the following relations with the spouse or common-law of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

You are:

  • an adult child;
  • are a grandchild (dependent child of a non-dependent adult child);
  • are a sibling, half-sibling or step-sibling; or
  • a grandparent.

You will be considered an extended family member if you are have the following relations with the dating partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

  • a dependent child;
  • an adult child; or
  • a grandchild (dependent child of a non-dependent adult child).

You need written authorization from IRCC and declaration  signed  by the Canadian citizen or permanent resident that confirms your relationship. This rule applies whether you’re travelling from the (US) or any other country if you fly to Canada.

You should not book a flight until you get This document as it is one of the requirements To board your flight to Canada

3- The 3rd category who can travel to Canada with visitor visa is the family members of a Temporary visa holders.

The first requirement under this category is to travel for an essential reason. And if you are traveling from any country except US, you must have written authorization from IRCC to fly to Canada.

If you are traveling to Canada from any country except US, as a family members of a Temporary visa holders, You need the followings to board your flight

  • a valid visitor visa or eTA
  • a valid passport
  • necessary documents to show you’re exempt from the travel restrictions
  • and you’re travelling for essential reason, such as living with family member
  • and be checked by airline to make sure that you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19,

 

if you wish to travel to Canada on a visitor visa under any category , your travel duration must be more than 15 days and you must have a quarantine plan for at least 14 days upon arrival.

So there is still chance for certain people who can travel to Canada with visitor visa, if you need further assistance in this regard please contact us by email, WhatsApp or through the chat box on our website. We have the best immigration consultant in Vancouver and best immigration lawyer in Canada. We work in a team of highly expert professionals to exceed your expectations and help you to achieve your goal of immigration to Canada.

 

October 8, 2020

You wish to sponsor parents and grandparents to come to Canada as permanent resident?

This article gives you all the necessary information about Parents and Grand parents Immigration program in 2020

Immigration refugee and citizenship Canada IRCC ,released the opening time for the parents and grandparents immigration program. After waiting for a long time, now Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the chance to support parents to come to Canada ,obtain permanent residency and reunite with their family members. The program opens on October 13th at 12:00 p.m. EDT and closes on November 3rd at 12:00 p.m. EST, so if you wish to sponsor your family member to Canada, this may be your only chance in 2020.  

IRCC has promised to accept 10, 000 applications for parents and grandparents sponsorship program in 2020 . 

To apply for parents and grandparents sponsorship program, you must submit an interest to a sponsor form on IRCC’s website between October 13th and November 3rd 2020.

The candidates who submit an interest to sponsor parents to Canada will be randomly picked by IRCC.

If you receive an invitation to apply from IRCC, you must submit your complete application within 60 days.

Although IRCC has promised to to accept another 30, 000 PGP immigration application next year in 2021, it is unknown when the program will open for the submission of interest to sponsor.

 

Eligibility criteria to sponsor parents and grandparents to Canada

The sponsor must 

  • Be Canadian citizen or permanent resident or registered Indian
  • Meet the minimum necessary income according to your family size
  • Reside in Canada
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Agree to sign an undertaking form which oblige the sponsors
  •  Support their family member financially for 20 years 
  • Repay any of the social assistance their family member collects from the Canadian government during 20 years after obtaining Canadian PR.

Note: residents of Quebec require to sign an extra undertaking form for the province of Quebec.

 

You Can use the help of your spouse or common law partner as a cosigner to meet the minimum necessary income to a sponsor  family member to Canada. If your Partner is the cosigner on the family sponsorship application, he or she must meet the other eligibility criteria as well and sign the undertaking form for 20 years.

 

To show that you can financially support your family member in Canada in the next 20 years , you must submit your tax returns (notice of assessment) for the last 3 years prior to the application submission date .

Note: residence of Quebec required to only show one year of tax returns to meet minimum necessary income.

By asking you to sign the undertaking form, Canada wants to Ensure that your family member will not be a burden on Canadian Government after becoming a Canadian permanent resident

Steps to sponsor parents or Grandparents to Canada

  1. Complete the interest to a sponsor form on IRCC’s website after 13th Oct 2020 and not later than November 3rd 2020
  2. Wait for the invitation to apply from IRCC
  3. Submit your sponsorship application not later than 60 days after receiving your invitation to apply

Note: Quebec residents must obtain a Quebec selection certificate CSQ as an extra requirement and submit it to IRCC with their application.

If you need any help in this regard please contact our team of best immigration lawyer and immigration consultant in Vancouver. We will exceed your expectation to reunite you with your loved ones.

 

September 30, 2020

The latest Express Entry draw held on September 30th, 2020. This draw was draw number 164 since the introduction of the Express Entry immigration program. 

This draw invited 4,2 00 eligible and candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. 

The lucky candidates with a CRS score of 471 and higher received an invitation to apply.

The minimum CRS score in this round shows a 1 point decrease for eligible candidates waiting to immigrate to Canada with the Express Entry program.

The trend of invitations sent for the permanent residency of Canada through Express Entry is promising and this draw on the 30th of September 2020 was one of the biggest draws since the beginning of the year 2020. This is showing that Canada will keep its promise to increase the number of immigrants it will welcome to Canada.

Canada has issued 69,420 Invitation To Apply by this time in the year 2017 but we see the number on ITAs has increased to 78,350 ITAs in 2020. This is a new record for IRCC in the number of ITAs for the Express Entry Program.

So far the second biggest Express entry draw held on 19th February 2020 which invited 4500 candidates to Canada.

Canada used a tie-breaking rule in the latest draw on 30th September 2020. This means all the candidates with a CRS score of 471 received an invitation to apply as well as all the candidates with a higher CRS score.

As you may know, Express entry is an immigration program introduced in 2015 by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada IRCC and this Canadian immigration program is based on the point system. This means candidates who have the highest points will receive the chance to obtain permanent residency in Canada under this economic immigration program in Canada.

In the express entry, immigration program candidates compete against each other with their qualifications such as age, language proficiency, work experience, level of education, etc

The candidates with a higher CRS score will receive an invitation to apply in the express entry draw which is held every two weeks.

To be able to create an Express entry profile candidates must be eligible for at least one of the following subcategories

Federal skilled worker program

Federal skilled trade worker program

Canadian experience class

The processing time for this immigration program is approximately 6 months. It means most of the cases have been processed in this period of time.

There are different factors involving in determining the minimum CRS score in each draw such as the frequency of the draw or size of the draw. As you can guess if the express entry draw is held more frequently and more applicants are invited to apply in that draw, the minimum CRS score will decrease automatically.

Having a job offer to qualify under Express entry is not required but a job offer from a Canadian employer can almost guarantee that you receive an invitation to apply under the Express Entry immigration program.

In the new chapter immigration Group, we have the best immigration consultant in Vancouver and immigration lawyers who are experts in the express entry program.

If you are interested to immigrate to Canada fill out our free assessment form then contact us to discuss your chances of immigrating to Canada and find out the best way to immigrate to Canada based on your situation.

September 25, 2020

Canada has decided to increase the number of processed spousal sponsorship applications to 6,000  per month between Oct and the end of 2020.

Spousal sponsorship application handling has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Migration serves Marco Mendicino alleged the difficulties that more slow processing time has caused for families, expressing:

We understand that the last few months have not been easy for those who are far from their loved ones in these difficult times. This is why we are accelerating the approval of spousal applications as much as possible. Our government will continue to find new ways to keep families together.

 

Under its Immigration Plan for 2020-2022, Canada set a goal to invite 70,000 spouse, common-law partner, and kids out of the general 341,000 foreigners it intended to welcome in 2020. This arrangement and these objectives were set preceding the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRCC noticed that the COVID pandemic has increased vulnerability for Canadian residents hoping to support their spouse or common law. It will keep on looking for creative and understanding approaches to unite families.

IRCC said it will actualize facilitative biometrics measures, but has not yet introduced a rule and regulation in this regard.

In the coming weeks, it will likewise direct innovation to lead interviews with candidates distantly and online.

These activities are pointed toward facilitating, quickening, organizing, and concluding around 6,000 spousal applications every month all the way to the finish of 2020.

Altogether, this will increase the number of applications to about 49,000 applications before the current year’s over.

Canada is looking to process 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications every month among October and December 2020.

Likewise, IRCC will use new innovation in a pilot to digitize paper applications. This is to permit IRCC representatives working distantly and at different work settings to have the option to rapidly deal with applications.

This significant news has recently been declared by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

IRCC has expanded the quantity of staff that will process spousal sponsorship applications by 66 percent so as to diminish hold up times and cycle applications, all more rapidly.

To learn more about the spousal sponsorship application click here. If you would like to start your application please contact us today. We have an expert team of an immigration consultant in Vancouver and the best immigration lawyer. It is easy to receive 30 minutes of free consultation with one of our best specialists.

 

 

September 16, 2020

The latest Express Entry draw held on September 16th, 2020. This draw was draw number 163 since the introduction of the Express Entry immigration program. 

This draw invited 4,2 00 eligible and candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. 

The lucky candidates with a CRS score of 472 and higher received an invitation to apply.

The minimum CRS score in this round shows 3 points decrease which is very good news for many eligible candidates waiting to immigrate to Canada with the Express Entry program.

The trend of invitations sent for the permanent residency of Canada through Express Entry is promising and this draw on the 16th of September 2020 was one of the biggest draws since the beginning of the year 2020. This is showing that Canada will keep its promise to increase the number of immigrants it will welcome to Canada.

So far the biggest Express entry draw held on 19th February 2020 which invited 4500 candidates to Canada.

Canada used a tie-breaking rule in the latest draw on 16th September 2020. This means all the candidates with a CRS score of 472 received an invitation to apply as well as all the candidates with a higher CRS score.

As you may know, Express entry is an immigration program introduced in 2015 by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada IRCC and this Canadian immigration program is based on the point system. This means candidates who have the highest points will receive the chance to obtain permanent residency in Canada under this economic immigration program in Canada.

In the express entry, immigration program candidates compete against each other with their qualifications such as age, language proficiency, work experience, level of education, etc

The candidates with a higher CRS score will receive an invitation to apply in the express entry draw which is held every two weeks.

To be able to create an Express entry profile candidates must be eligible for at least one of the following subcategories

Federal skilled worker program

Federal skilled trade worker program

Canadian experience class

The processing time for this immigration program is approximately 6 months. It means most of the cases have been processed in this period of time.

There are different factors involving in determining the minimum CRS score in each draw such as the frequency of the draw or size of the draw. As you can guess if the express entry draw is held more frequently and more applicants are invited to apply in that draw, the minimum CRS score will decrease automatically.

Having a job offer to qualify under Express entry is not required but a job offer from a Canadian employer can almost guarantee that you receive an invitation to apply under the Express Entry immigration program.

In the new chapter immigration Group, we have the best immigration consultant in Vancouver and immigration lawyers who are experts in the express entry program.

If you are interested to immigrate to Canada fill out our free assessment form then contact us to discuss your chances of immigrating to Canada and find out the best way to immigrate to Canada based on your situation.

 

September 11, 2020

This is true that the provincial nominee program PNP is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to Canada for skilled workers candidates who apply through the economy class.

First, you have to understand how PNP works. 9 provinces and territories in Canada participate in the provincial nominee program introduced by the Canadian government. Each province has its own PNP system and separate criteria to attract its necessary foreign workers need to help the growth of that province in Canada.

So Although you may be very qualified in a field, very educated, with a very good level of language proficiency and work experience if you choose the wrong PNP program you will have no chance to get PNP approval which can lead you to obtain Canadian PR. Candidates who are interested to immigrate to Canada with the PNP program should choose their province very wisely.

We are going to explain some programs for specific applicants in different categories down below to help you chose the best PNP immigration program for yourself

 

Best PNP program for candidates who have experience in a province or territory

Most of the provinces prioritize attracting immigrants who already have a link to their province. Manitoba PNP program gives extra points to people who worked, studied, or have a close family member in Manitoba. If you have studied as international students in Manitoba and graduated in the province, there are three subcategories under which you can apply to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

 

Best PNP program for tech workers

Ontario and British Columbia provinces are very keen on attracting tech workers to their provinces. Both provinces have a dedicated tech draw for candidates within the pool of Express Entry.

BC PNP tech pilot program has a draw every week under the BC skills immigration program. The tech pilot draw is dedicated to 29 designated technology occupations introduced by British Columbia PNP.

The Tech draws for the Ontario province is quite different and is only for candidates with tech experience under six occupations such as computer engineering, web design, and IT, etc.

 

Best PNP program for candidates who don’t have a job offer in Canada.

Saskatchewan PNP is one of the best options for candidates who don’t have a job offer in Canada. Saskatchewan offers two different programs for candidates, interested to live in this province. The first program is the Saskatchewan Express Entry. To be qualified for this program you need to have an active Express Entry profile. And to be eligible to open and express entry profile you have to have the minimum requirement for one of the following subcategories

  • Federal Skilled worker program
  • Federal skilled trade worker program
  • Canadian experience class

The second way to immigrate to Canada through Saskatchewan PNP is in the occupation in-demand stream which is very popular if you have any link to the province. The main requirement for the in-demand occupation immigration stream is to have at least one year of experience in one of the occupations introduced by Saskatchewan province.

Nova Scotia provincial nominee program is another PNP program which gives you the opportunity to immigrate to Canada without having a job offer from a Canadian employer. This immigration program chooses the candidates inside the Express Entry pool with the work experience in the occupations needed in the province. Other than physicians the rest of the candidates in other occupations do not require to have a job offer in Canada.

Ontario PNP is the most popular immigration stream for candidates who don’t have a job offer in Canada. To be qualified for this immigration program you need to first have an active profile in the pool of Express Entry.

 

The candidate who speaks French

The Province of Quebec like many other provinces searches the express entry pool of applicants mostly for French-speaking individuals who at the same time meet the other requirements to feel the labor market shortage in this province. So if you have a good level of French language there is a good chance you will be picked by Quebec province.