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Beyond the border: A year end immigration wrap-up

We are pleased to present Beyond the border: A year end immigration wrap-up. Compiled by Lawyers from our Immigration team, this 2023 update covers topics including the Government of Canada’s ambitious immigration plans for the future; an overview of the year’s category-based Express Entry selection rounds; various temporary policies related to individuals studying in Canada; and Nova Scotia’s new Critical Construction Worker Pilot, among other developments.

If you have any questions or wish to learn more about the topics in this publication, please contact one of the Lawyers listed below.

The information in this publication is current as of December 21, 2023 and is intended for general information purposes only. This document should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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