Washington, D.C., October 2, 2020: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted new draft regulations regarding the H1B skilled worker visa program to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in early September. Today, to accelerate the adoption of the new regulations, OMB confirmed that is...

Washington, D.C., October 2, 2020: This Thursday, a federal court issued an injunction that bars the President from suspending the issuance of new temporary work visas to the US in the L1A, L1B and H1B classifications. The President’s order, issued in June, effectively shut down the...

Washington, D.C., October 1, 2020: The U.S. Congress approved budget legislation (called a Continuing Resolution (“CR”)), that funds the operations of the federal government until December 11, 2020. Simultaneously, the CR also passed an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program until December 11, 2020. The...

On September 30,2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent all-program draw. The minimum score in today’s draw was 471, 1 point lower than the previous all-program draw, the biggest drop in CRS score since all-program draws...

On September 29, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 450 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Skills Immigration (SIBC) and Express Entry (EEBC) categories to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. These streams are intended for workers or international...

On September 22, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 74 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs to candidates under the Express Entry BC and...

On September 16,2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent all-program draw. The minimum score in the September 16th draw was 472, 3 points lower than the previous all-program draw, the biggest drop in CRS score since...

On September 15, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 407 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Skills Immigration (SIBC) and Express Entry (EEBC) categories to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. These streams are intended for workers or international...