The Current Landscape for International Students in Canada

On May 11th, our managing partner for Serotte Law Canada, Cathryn Sawicki was featured in a virtual town hall hosted by Career Path Intelligence. In her presentation, Cathryn discussed the role that International Students play in the Canadian workforce, post-grad and permanent residence options, as well as the future of…

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The Toronto Star – International students studying online will still qualify for Canadian work permits

Originally Written By: Nicholas Keung, The Toronto StarInternational students currently studying in Canada have been granted a reprieve from the Canadian government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, should an international student choose to apply to work within Canada under a “Post-Graduate Work Permit”, (“PGWP”)” the Canadian government requires students to…

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USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for Forms I-129 and I-140

USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month. Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. Effective June 8, USCIS will…

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Travel Restrictions: USA and Mexico

Travel Restrictions between the US and Mexico with the exception of Essential Business will continue until may 20th, 2020 per Trump’s latest Executive Order. Please see click the Pdf Link below for the full  Executive Order. https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-08652.pdf      

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Urgent Immigration Update

Despite President Trump’s tweet from 20 April, there have so far been NO new official orders generally suspending legal immigration to or within the United States.  The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across the land borders remain in effect. Follow us on Twitter @SerotteLaw, Instagram @serottelawfirm, or LinkedIn and check…

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Covid 19: Business Impact and The Workplace

We continue to monitor the evolving pandemic and its impact on business across the country. We are closely monitoring and updating our information as the situation continues. Below we have compiled useful links that can help answer many frequently asked questions and concerns. The Government’s Response to COVID-19 Department of…

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US-Canada Border Closure

US-Canada Border Closure As of today, President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S./Canadian border has been shut down to “non-essential traffic”. The new policy does not extend to transportation of commercial goods, or citizens and legal residents of the United States. Those who are traveling for recreational/tourism purposes will…

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Updates On Travel Restrictions And Consulate Closures

Updates On Travel Restrictions And Consulate Closures Here at Serotte Law, we understand the uncertainty many of us are experiencing as COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our daily lives. We also understand the impact this has on those who hold immigration status in the U.S. and elsewhere. Our…

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USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions

Click here for the latest on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' suspension of premium processing on (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B Visas: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-announces-temporary-suspension-premium-processing-fy2021-cap-subject-petitions

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Coronavirus and Immigration

Serotte Law Firm Statement on Coronavirus and Immigration Planning As the impact of the coronavirus continues to spread, it may affect your immigration case. Our immediate advice to you is – Stay in the U.S. Travel bans and limits are already in place, with further restrictions likely. We are prepared…

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