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Welcome to VisaPlace! Founded by Toronto immigration lawyer Michael Niren, VisaPlace is a key resource for all your US and Canadian immigration needs. This website is your go-to source for the latest immigration and visa news and programs. Our experienced team of immigration lawyers and licensed consultants work to provide the best, most efficient visa services available. We provide affordable legal consultations that can help you understand your options so you can make well informed decisions based on an analysis of your situation and credentials. A consultation is the best way to get started on your path to immigration.

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Latest Canadian News

29 September 2022

Canada Makes Changes to Vaccine Requirements and ArriveCan App Optional

Canada’s federal government intends to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for people entering Canada by the end of September, the same day it will end random testing of travelers and make the ArriveCan app optional. The air and travel industries have been lobbying the government to ease international travel restrictions, claiming that they deter visitors and are […]

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28 September 2022

Canada Permanent Resident Applications Going Completely Digital

IRCC began shifting to fully digital applications for most permanent residence applications on September 23, 2022, due to processing backlogs in the immigration system. The IRCC has also announced it will most likely be exempting applicants who are already in Canada from a required medical examination. If specific requirements are met, this will apply to candidates […]

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19 September 2022

Canada Makes It Easier for Healthcare Professionals to Work

Canada has announced a $1.5 million investment to assist foreign-trained health care workers in obtaining credential recognition. The funding, announced on Monday by Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, will assist professionals educated abroad in filling key positions in Canada’s health-care system in provinces other than Quebec. What Does This New Project […]

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25 August 2022

Canada Looks to Fix Immigration Application Backlog 2022/2023

On August 24, Canada’s Minister of Immigration spoke in Vancouver on IRCC’s ongoing efforts to minimize application backlogs, enhance client satisfaction, and solve labor shortages. As a quick fix, the IRCC has declared that it will have hired up to 1,250 more staff members by late fall in an effort to increase processing capacity, decrease […]

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25 August 2022

International Tuition Fee Exemptions in Quebec

Quebec provides exclusive international tuition waivers for students coming from overseas in an effort to entice them to pursue postsecondary education in the province. In general, tuition fees unique to international students must be paid by foreign students who enter Quebec on a study permit in order to enroll in a public college and get […]

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25 August 2022

Top Tips for Getting Your J-1 Visa Approved

For those who want to travel and experience a different culture, exchange programs can offer a rewarding educational and cultural experience. Before coming to the U.S. and beginning your program, you’ll probably need to apply for a J-1 (exchange visitor) visa if you’re interested in participating in a U.S. exchange program. The J-1 visa is […]

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24 August 2022

Canada Has Over 1 Million Job Vacancies for New Workers

The May 2022 edition of Statistics Canada’s monthly payroll employment, wages, hours, and job vacancy report has been made public. The research indicates that for the first time since May 2021, fewer employees in Canada are receiving income or perks from their company. According to the report, which was created using information from the Survey […]

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24 August 2022

Canadian Provinces Are Looking for New Immigration Agreements

The Saskatchewan government said on July 28, 2022, that it wants more control over its immigration system. The announcement was made the same day that Jeremy Harrison, the immigration minister for Saskatchewan, and the other immigration ministers for Canada, including Sean Fraser, his federal equivalent, met in New Brunswick. The ministers’ agreement to create a […]

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24 August 2022

Top US Universities for International Students

International students seeking higher education and job prospects frequently choose the United States. It can be challenging to select from over 5,000 colleges and institutions in the United States that may be the greatest fit for you and that are prepared to address the unique difficulties and requirements of overseas students. There are some general […]

Read More
24 August 2022

Biden Administration Proposes New ID Card for Migrants

A new national identification card program for unauthorized immigrants has been suggested by the Biden administration. The “ICE Secure Docket Card program” would provide temporary ID cards to border crossers and other undocumented immigrants so they could legally identify themselves while navigating their immigration cases or removal court processes. The “Secure Docket Cards”—named after the […]

Read More
24 August 2022

New Canada Permanent Residency Program for Relatives of Victims of Air Disasters

Families of the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 can now apply for permanent residency through a new program established by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to a government press release, the new permanent residency track is available to anyone who wants to move to Canada […]

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22 August 2022

What Canadian Businesses Can Do To Limit Work Visa Processing Time Delays

Delays at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are having a severe impact on Canadian businesses, academic institutions, and government-funded organizations that access immigration (IRCC). In June 2022, a poll was done by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), a non-profit organization with a focus on workforce mobility issues. The poll received responses from 33 organizations […]

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21 August 2022

Adjusting Your US Status from K-1 Visa to Green Card

Thousands of couples in long-distance relationships abroad are taking advantage of the K-1 visa process to reunite with their significant other and live with them in the United States. This opportunity is HUGE for many individuals and following the steps correctly is vital to your success. Once you’ve been granted a K-1 visa, the process […]

Read More
3 August 2022

Open Work Permits and Extensions Now Available for PGWP Holders

Earlier in the year, the IRCC announced future plans to help PGWP holders retain legal status in Canada who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many temporary residents rely on the Post-Graduate Work Permit to help them stay in Canada after graduating but with immigration slowing down over the past two years, this […]

Read More
17 July 2022

How to Show Proof of Self-Employed Work Experience for Canada Immigration

You must include documentation of your employment experience when submitting an Express Entry application for immigration. How can you do it if you’ve already only worked for yourself? If you want to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker through one of the Express Entry programs but have self-employed experience or have run a business without […]

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Latest United States News

29 September 2022

Canada Makes Changes to Vaccine Requirements and ArriveCan App Optional

Canada’s federal government intends to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for people entering Canada by the end of September, the same day it will end random testing of travelers and make the ArriveCan app optional. The air and travel industries have been lobbying the government to ease international travel restrictions, claiming that they deter visitors and are […]

Read More
28 September 2022

Canada Permanent Resident Applications Going Completely Digital

IRCC began shifting to fully digital applications for most permanent residence applications on September 23, 2022, due to processing backlogs in the immigration system. The IRCC has also announced it will most likely be exempting applicants who are already in Canada from a required medical examination. If specific requirements are met, this will apply to candidates […]

Read More
19 September 2022

Canada Makes It Easier for Healthcare Professionals to Work

Canada has announced a $1.5 million investment to assist foreign-trained health care workers in obtaining credential recognition. The funding, announced on Monday by Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, will assist professionals educated abroad in filling key positions in Canada’s health-care system in provinces other than Quebec. What Does This New Project […]

Read More
25 August 2022

Canada Looks to Fix Immigration Application Backlog 2022/2023

On August 24, Canada’s Minister of Immigration spoke in Vancouver on IRCC’s ongoing efforts to minimize application backlogs, enhance client satisfaction, and solve labor shortages. As a quick fix, the IRCC has declared that it will have hired up to 1,250 more staff members by late fall in an effort to increase processing capacity, decrease […]

Read More
25 August 2022

International Tuition Fee Exemptions in Quebec

Quebec provides exclusive international tuition waivers for students coming from overseas in an effort to entice them to pursue postsecondary education in the province. In general, tuition fees unique to international students must be paid by foreign students who enter Quebec on a study permit in order to enroll in a public college and get […]

Read More
25 August 2022

Top Tips for Getting Your J-1 Visa Approved

For those who want to travel and experience a different culture, exchange programs can offer a rewarding educational and cultural experience. Before coming to the U.S. and beginning your program, you’ll probably need to apply for a J-1 (exchange visitor) visa if you’re interested in participating in a U.S. exchange program. The J-1 visa is […]

Read More
24 August 2022

Canada Has Over 1 Million Job Vacancies for New Workers

The May 2022 edition of Statistics Canada’s monthly payroll employment, wages, hours, and job vacancy report has been made public. The research indicates that for the first time since May 2021, fewer employees in Canada are receiving income or perks from their company. According to the report, which was created using information from the Survey […]

Read More
24 August 2022

Canadian Provinces Are Looking for New Immigration Agreements

The Saskatchewan government said on July 28, 2022, that it wants more control over its immigration system. The announcement was made the same day that Jeremy Harrison, the immigration minister for Saskatchewan, and the other immigration ministers for Canada, including Sean Fraser, his federal equivalent, met in New Brunswick. The ministers’ agreement to create a […]

Read More
24 August 2022

Top US Universities for International Students

International students seeking higher education and job prospects frequently choose the United States. It can be challenging to select from over 5,000 colleges and institutions in the United States that may be the greatest fit for you and that are prepared to address the unique difficulties and requirements of overseas students. There are some general […]

Read More
24 August 2022

Biden Administration Proposes New ID Card for Migrants

A new national identification card program for unauthorized immigrants has been suggested by the Biden administration. The “ICE Secure Docket Card program” would provide temporary ID cards to border crossers and other undocumented immigrants so they could legally identify themselves while navigating their immigration cases or removal court processes. The “Secure Docket Cards”—named after the […]

Read More
24 August 2022

New Canada Permanent Residency Program for Relatives of Victims of Air Disasters

Families of the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 can now apply for permanent residency through a new program established by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to a government press release, the new permanent residency track is available to anyone who wants to move to Canada […]

Read More
22 August 2022

What Canadian Businesses Can Do To Limit Work Visa Processing Time Delays

Delays at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are having a severe impact on Canadian businesses, academic institutions, and government-funded organizations that access immigration (IRCC). In June 2022, a poll was done by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), a non-profit organization with a focus on workforce mobility issues. The poll received responses from 33 organizations […]

Read More
21 August 2022

Adjusting Your US Status from K-1 Visa to Green Card

Thousands of couples in long-distance relationships abroad are taking advantage of the K-1 visa process to reunite with their significant other and live with them in the United States. This opportunity is HUGE for many individuals and following the steps correctly is vital to your success. Once you’ve been granted a K-1 visa, the process […]

Read More
3 August 2022

Open Work Permits and Extensions Now Available for PGWP Holders

Earlier in the year, the IRCC announced future plans to help PGWP holders retain legal status in Canada who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many temporary residents rely on the Post-Graduate Work Permit to help them stay in Canada after graduating but with immigration slowing down over the past two years, this […]

Read More
17 July 2022

How to Show Proof of Self-Employed Work Experience for Canada Immigration

You must include documentation of your employment experience when submitting an Express Entry application for immigration. How can you do it if you’ve already only worked for yourself? If you want to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker through one of the Express Entry programs but have self-employed experience or have run a business without […]

Read More

Customer Reviews

I have now gotten my SECOND visa for working in the US with Visa Place, and I have referred several peers who have successfully gotten visas as well. The team (specifically Danielle, Fadi and Preejo) went above and beyond to ensure that I was very well taken care of. We encountered an issue in the application process (which was no fault of theirs), and the team regrouped and put all hands on deck to resolve it as soon as possible and push my approval past the finish line. It was amazing to say the least and I am so grateful that I can continue my career across the border where the vast majority of work in my industry lies.

Alex Brownin the last week

I recently had the pleasure of working with the VISA place on my E2 Visa. This was a great experience through all the highs and lows Ezekiel was there, he was Amazing a true professional. I feel like I could not have done it without him. His professionalism, understanding and genuine caring for us during this was unbelievable. I will miss our frequent phone calls. I would recommend VISA PLACE to everyone.

Ryan Joa2 weeks ago

The team here is wonderful. They are so professional and capable of handling any immigration matters. I just received my Work Permit thanks to them. Thanks Alicea again for helping me! I highly highly recommend to try their services ❤❤

Cao My Duyen4 weeks ago

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