• IRCC Finally Gives an Update on Caregiver Applications

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: LMIA & Foreign Workers

    IRCC Promises More Resources Towards Caregiver Applications   IRCC finally gives us an update about caregiver applications. After introducing the new Caregiver Pilot program in 2019, many were complaining about extremely long processing times. People were waiting up to 15 months before getting an application number.   Caregivers play a crucial role in Canada’s future. On one hand we have an aging population who will require greater healthcare related services, including personal caregivers. Similarly, working families will greatly benefit from caregivers for their children. IRCC has promised to: finalize permanent residence applications for up to 6,000 caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience by…

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  • Over 100,000 PR Spots Available in New Public Policy Annoucment

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa , Skilled Workers

    New Immigration Announcements (Over 100,000 PR openings!) Canada has an ambitious target of over 400000 immigrants per year and it has just taken a huge step in fulfilling that goal.A new public policy announcement from IRCC allows many qualified individuals with Canadian experience to apply for PR. The programs open on May 6, 2021. There are 4 major categories announced in the public policy. 2 are listed below and 2 are the exact same but applicable to French Speakers (no quota). Recent international student graduates (40,000 quota) Requirements: Graduated from a DLI in Canada after Jan 2017 Have a valid work permit when at the…

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  • Canada's Changing Demographics... What's the future for Canada?

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Immigration Consultant , Skilled Workers

    How will changing demographics impact Canada? The results of the Canadian  census are coming in and it provides some interesting information. The population growth within the country in the past 5 years has been mainly due to immigration. Canada’s population grew 5% to become 35.1 million to remain the fastest growing country in the G7. All western provinces saw a growth rate higher than the national average of 5% with Alberta having the highest, 11.6%. The traction gained in the western provinces are due to many factors such as the governmental initiatives to distribute the population away from typical hotspots like Toronto…

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  • Drastic Changes to the Owner Operator LMIA Stream

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: LMIA & Foreign Workers , Skilled Workers

    Drastic Changes to the Owner Operator LMIA    The owner/operator LMIA, a long-standing pathway for businesspeople to start operations in Canada has been drastically changed. In our opinion this will negatively impact future business owners that are looking for an entrance into Canada. In the past, this program did not require advertising and recruitment efforts to apply for a Labour market impact assessment (LMIA). Rather, through a simple job offer, the owner/operator could apply for their own work permit. Eventually, with this job offer or subsequent work experience, they would be able to apply for Permanent Residence. With the new changes, every…

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  • New Policy to Extend your Post Graduate Work Permit

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa , LMIA & Foreign Workers , Skilled Workers

    New Policy to Extend your Post Graduate Work Permit     International students can breathe a sigh of relief if their work permit options were affected by the pandemic. Foreign students in Canada affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will have an opportunity to apply for another open work permit.   A new policy introduced by IRCC will grant Post Graduate Work permit holders an extension of up to 18 months.   To apply for an open work permit under the new policy, an applicant must:   -have a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that expires in…

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  • AINP - My Work Permit is Expiring (video)

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Provincial Nomination , PNP Canada , Skilled Workers

    Alberta Nomination Program (AINP) - What to do if your work permit is expiring  

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  • 100's of colleges, universities and high schools across North America

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa

    With Express Lane Immigration, you get the full service for study abroad options. From A to Z we deal with admission, councelling and visa applications. Below are a list of schools we deal with but it is not exhaustive. There are many more!

    And if your preferred option is not on our list, we will still help you.


    Colleges and University in Canada

    University of Waterloo

    ........(see the full list)

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  • The effect of COVID-19 on International Education in Canada

    Author: Sorell Sonara | | Categories: Immigration Consultant , study visa

    The effect of COVID-19 on International Education Look at 1000’s of programs here: http://www.applyboard.com/partners/Express_Lane_Immigration_   The COVID-19 pandemic is the major global health crisis of the century and the greatest health challenge ever faced since World War II. Since its emergence around December 2019, the virus has spread to every continent, except Antarctica, and globally, cases are rising daily. The United Nations has acknowledged we are facing a global health crisis since its 75-year history — one that is killing people, increasing human suffering thus, reversing global milestone achieved in health and developmental indices. Although this pandemic has been recognized as a cause…

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  • International Students- What to do After Graduating?

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa

    Canada Provincial Nomination

    As the school year comes to an end, it is time for foreign students to think about what their next option might be. For those who are finishing their certificate, diploma or degree, the post graduate work permit (PGWP) will allow you to stay and gain valuable work experience in Canada.

    To be eligible for a post graduate work permit you must meet the following criteria:

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  • Montreal is the Top City for International Students

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa

    Canada Provincial Nomination

    Montreal is now considered the world’s best city for students. The city jumped from 7th place in 2016 to remove Paris from the top spot this year.

    The rankings took into considerations factors such as the desirability of the city, cost of living, educational standards and employer reviews. The opinions of current, former and future students were also taken into consideration.

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  • Insurance Horror Stories

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: insurance

    Canada Provincial Nomination

    There are many benefits of having a proper insurance policy, such as peace of mind, but what do you have to lose by not being sufficiently covered?

    Below is a true story of the consequences of not being properly insured.

    Let’s look at an example of travel insurance gone wrong.

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  • 3 Ways to Invite Someone to Canada

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Spousal Sponsorship Canada

    Canada Provincial Nomination

    Millions of people around the world dream of coming to Canada, whether to visit, study, work or immigrate.

    However, like every other country in the world, Canada has its own immigration regulations.
    If you are already in Canada and would like to invite your friends or family to join you below are 3 ways to do so.

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  • 3 Tips When Sponsoring Your Parents to Canada

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Family Sponsorship

    Canada Provincial Nomination

    Sponsoring one’s parents or grandparents (PGP) is a great way to reunite with your loved ones, which is a prime goal of the Canadian immigration system. The government regulates additional requirements for PGP in comparison to spousal or children sponsorship. Here are 3 things you need to know.

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