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Open Work Permit Pilot for Applicants Under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class Extended

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced today that it is extending the open work permit pilot for applicants under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class until July 31, 2020. Read the official announcement here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/open-work-permit-pilot-extension.html?fbclid=IwAR396HsswJZk7OIh4-ulGpItLoUbhsNjzNQqU7v7SEBhT7T6B4wSUp_wMCA 

New Federal Immigration Program for Rural and Northern Communities

New Federal Immigration Program for Rural and Northern Communities

Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the creation of a five year Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. The objective of this Pilot is to help small and rural communities meet local labour market needs and support regional economic development. This Pilot will provide a pathway to permanent residence for foreign nationals wanting to immigrate to small and rural communities in Canada. Communities that are interested in participating in this Pilot must submit an application, consisting of a Community Interest Form and supporting documents, to IRCC through a community-based economic development organization by 11:59 pm PST on March 1, 2019. Click on the caption above to read more about this Pilot. 

Get Ready to Submit Your 2019 Interest to Sponsor Form for the Parents and Grandparents Program

Get Ready to Submit Your 2019 Interest to Sponsor Form for the Parents and Grandparents Program

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and registered Indians the opportunity to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently published information regarding the new application intake process. Click on the caption above to read more about the new application intake process.

Express Entry Draw - January 10, 2019

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 449 which is 10 points higher than the previous draw.

Our Year in Review

Our Year in Review

Aside from starting dRN Law LLP and the overwhelming support we have received from our clients in response, some of the highlights of our year included (in no particular order):

1. Obtaining work permits for some of the brightest people in the world to work on projects of national importance, such as the innovation of Canada’s agri-food industry, the enhanced development of Canada’s clean technology sector, and the diversification of Alberta’s economy;

2. Advising some high profile individuals, including a professional athlete, an internationally acclaimed artist, and family members of a former president with respect to various immigration matters; and

3. Obtaining refugee protection for multiple LGBTQ clients and an interreligious/interracial family who have suffered harm or are at risk of suffering harm in their home countries.

Looking back on this year, we are proud of the work we have done. Seeing the impact on our clients’ lives and the world around us is beyond gratifying.

Season’s Greetings from dRN Law LLP

Season’s Greetings from dRN Law LLP

During the holiday season more than ever, our minds turn to those who have made our progress possible. It is in this spirit that we say, simply but sincerely, thank you!

On February 1, 2018, Andréa de Rocquigny and Rebecca Norton founded dRN Law LLP. After working together at one of the world’s largest law firms for several years, we decided that we could better serve our clients by establishing our own law firm.

For many years, clients requested change with respect to the delivery of immigration legal services – more reasonable and predictable fees, easier access to lawyers, a faster resolution of matters, and a general sense from their lawyers that they cared.

We became frustrated by seeing absolutely no progress consistent with this important feedback. Therefore, we established dRN Law LLP where we combined top-tier legal training and experience with good, old-fashioned client service and compassion.

Our business model reflects a significant paradigm shift in the way in which immigration legal services are delivered and the response from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to the 160+ satisfied clients who entrusted us with their immigration matters during our first 10 months of business!

Knowing that we have so many happy clients already has given us further motivation to continue in our quest to change the status quo with respect to the delivery of immigration legal services. We look forward to providing a positive experience whilst achieving successful results for even more clients in the new year!

In the meantime, we wish you all a safe and festive holiday season!

Express Entry Draw - December 19, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 439 which is the lowest point score in a non-program specific draw in over a year! 

Express Entry Draw - December 12, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 445 which is the same point score as the previous Express Entry Draw. 

2019 International Experience Canada Season Starts Tomorrow

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the 2019 International Experience Canada (IEC) Season will start tomorrow. Depending upon your country of citizenship, you can choose from up to three different types of work permit categories. See the options in our table below! 

Country of Citizenship

Age Limit

Working Holiday

Young Professionals

International Co-Op (Internship)

Australia

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Austria

18 - 30

Yes

Yes

Yes

Belgium

18 - 30

Yes

No

No

Chile

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Costa Rica

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Croatia

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Czech Republic

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Denmark

18 - 35

Yes

No

No

Estonia

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

France

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Germany

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Greece

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hong Kong SAR

18 - 30

Yes

No

No

Ireland

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Italy

18 - 35

Yes

No

No

Japan

18 - 30

Yes

No

No

Korea, Republic

18 - 30

Yes

No

No

Latvia Republic

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lithuania

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mexico

18 - 29

Yes

Yes

Yes

Netherlands

18 - 30

Yes

Yes

No

New Zealand

18 - 35

Yes

No

No

Norway

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Poland

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Portugal

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

San Marino

18 - 35

Yes

No

No

Slovakia

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Slovenia

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spain

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sweden

18 - 30

Yes

Yes

Yes

Switzerland

18 - 35

No

Yes

Yes

Taiwan

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ukraine

18 - 35

Yes

Yes

Yes

United Kingdom

18 - 30

Yes

No

No