Canadian NEXUS members will be able to use U.S. pre-check lanes at airports

Posted by Immigration Law Team|Global Immigration
Oct 12

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that its Pre✓ (pre-check) lanes are to be extended to Canadian NEXUS members.

TSA Pre✓™ allows select frequent flyers of participating airlines and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs to receive expedited screening benefits during U.S. domestic travel.  Starting November 15, 2012, Canadian NEXUS members travelling within the U.S. (domestically) will be able to use their NEXUS cards for expedited screening at 27 U.S. airports.

The NEXUS program allows pre-approved travelers to use designated NEXUS border crossings without being subject to regular questioning by customs and immigration officers. NEXUS identification cards for entry into both Canada and the United States to Canadian and American participants.

For more information on any Canadian or US immigration matter, please contact PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP at or 18009939971

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Government will double the number of Irish youth under International Experience Canada program

Oct 12

The government recently announced that, beginning in 2013, it will be increasing the number of spaces available for Irish youth under the “International Experience Canada” (IEC) program. In 2013, the spaces available will increase by 1,000 to a total of 6,350. In 2014, this figure will be almost doubled to a total of 10,000 available spaces.

Under the IEC program, youth from various countries around the world, who are generally between the ages of 18 and 35, can obtain Canadian work permits. These work permits can be either open or under a specific Canadian employer, and typically last for a period of up to one year. The purpose of the program is to allow young foreign nationals to travel and work in Canada. In exchange, young Canadians can travel to and work in the participant countries under similar terms.

With respect to the IEC program for Irish youth specifically, the government also announced changes to how the working holiday category is structured. Currently, Irish citizens can participate twice in the IEC for a maximum of 12 months each time. Beginning in 2013, Irish youth will be eligible to participate in the IEC only once but for a period of up to two years.

For more information on any Canadian or US immigration matter, please contact PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP at or 18009939971

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