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  • Elimination of the Single Entry Visa

    Effective February 06 2014, all temporary resident visa applications will be considered to be multiple-entry applications. Currently, applicants have the choice of applying for a single-entry visa at a fee of CAD$75 or a multiple-entry visa at a fee of CAD$150. The harmonization means that only multiple-entry visas will be processed and the processing fee […]

    Date Posted: February 05, 2014 Posted In: Entry Visa
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  • Visa or Work Permit, Which do I Need?

    The terms work visa and work permit are often used interchangeably, and we are often asked which is needed or if one could be used instead of the other. However, the two terms actually refer to very different immigration documents. A visa is a travel document that is needed by the citizens of many countries […]

    Date Posted: January 14, 2014 Posted In: Entry Visa,Temporary Work Permits
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  • Passport Visa Exemption for Czech Nationals

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada has removed the passport visa requirement for nationals of the Czech Republic. Such requests for removals of the visa requirements have been a component of the discussions regarding the Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement. For Czech nationals, this means that many types of work permit applications may now be processed at a […]

    Date Posted: November 15, 2013 Posted In: Entry Visa
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  • Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa Exempt Travellors

    The Government of Canada has tabled a bill which would include provisions requiring all visa exempt nationals, other than citizens of the USA, to complete an electronic travel authorization prior to being eligible to board a flight to Canada. At present, such individuals may appear at the port of entry without seeking any prior admission […]

    Date Posted: October 22, 2012 Posted In: Entry Visa
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  • New Temporary Resident Visa Requirements

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada has imposed Temporary Resident Visa (TRV, also referred to as a visitor visa) requirements for nationals of¬†Botswana, Namibia, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Swaziland. Citizens of these countries must now apply to the responsible ¬†visa office in advance of travel in order to be eligible to appear at […]

    Date Posted: September 11, 2012 Posted In: Entry Visa,Temporary Work Permits
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  • Impact of Canada-USA Border Deal for Work Permit Holders

    In December of 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and President of the USA made a joint announcement regarding plans to implement a cooperative effort to improve security and efficiency at the ports of entry (including border crossings and airports) between the two countries. The effort has numerous facets, which may see RCMP and US […]

    Date Posted: January 26, 2012 Posted In: Entry Visa,Temporary Work Permits
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