Immigration Updates

EXPRESS ENTRY CANADA

1. Express Entry Draws resumed in July 2022.

 IRCC has Express Entry draws will be resumed conducting Express Entry draws Since July 2022. It is very important to start preparing your profile in advance to ensure you don’t miss an invitation in the upcoming draws.

 2.Time Required to gather Documents.

To submit your Express Entry Profile, it is mandatory to collect the documents confirming your English or French language proficiency as well as equivalency of your education to Canadian standards. Since your language results determines your eligibility and CRS scores in the Express Entry pool, it is important to practice well before appearing for the exam.

Securing an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) report takes time. ECA reports take at least one month to process once they have received all the necessary documents from the concerned Educational Institute/ University. Your school/ college/ university needs to send required documents to the organization directly, this can be time consuming as well. If you are assessing more than one credential, this can further delay the process. You can get your ECA report for immigration purposes from one of these designated organizations:

Professional bodies authenticate and assess foreign educational credentials to determine how they compare to a Canadian credential needed to practice in their respective regulated occupations. They are also recognized as a step in the licensing process. The designated professional bodies are:

 3.Time available to submit the documents

Once you receive an (ITA) invitation to apply for permanent residency, you will have only 60 days to submit several other documents confirming the information provided in your profile. Since some of these documents can take a long time to obtain, it is a good idea to start this process early.

4.Time required to improve your CRS scores in Express Entry pool.

Express Entry consists of two main point systems. One determines your eligibility to enter the pool, and the other determines your CRS scores. If you are not currently eligible for Express Entry, it is possible to become eligible by increasing your points. Whether you can overcome your ineligibility will depend on your profile. Contact our Immigration Experts to make sure whether you are eligible under Express Entry Pool. If you are eligible, you will be able to see your CRS scores. Compare your CRS scores with current Express Entry Draws and take time to find ways to improve your ranking in the pool. The best way for you to increase your CRS score will depend on your own unique profile. Contact our Immigration Experts to find ways to improve your scores.

5.Immigration Levels Plan of IRCC- 2022-2024.

Following the tabling of the 2021 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released details on the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024. Canada aims to welcome 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023 and 451,000 in 2024.

SINCE JULY 2022, CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited is DECREASING &Number of invitations issued is INCREASING. DON’T MISS YOUR OPPURTUNITY.

Our Immigration consultants (RCIC) are fully licensed and qualified as required by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) which is the primary governing body for the Immigration industry in Canada. Our organization has acquired the knowledge and experience needed to help you successfully conclude your Immigration Case and make it as hassle free as possible. Please go through our GOOGLE REVIEWS & CONTACT our Immigration Experts for your queries related to Express Entry Profile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Graduate Work Permit

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BREAKING NEWS: PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit. Post-graduate work permit extension portal is open and active now.

Finally, holders of expired or soon-to-be-expired post-graduate work permits (PGWP) can now extend their permits.

The instructions are relevant to you if your PGWP expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

PGWP holders whose permits have already expired, or will be expiring between Sept 20, 2021 and Oct. 2, 2022, will be able to apply online for an extension or a new permit lasting up to 18 months.

For those whose permits expire from Oct. 2 to Dec. 31, 2022, these individuals won’t need to do anything to get the 18-month extension unless they need to update their mailing address or passport validity.

IRCC also announced that it will send an email to PGWP holders with permits that have expired or will expire between Sept. 20, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022, an email indicating that they are allowed to work in the interim while they apply for their extension or new permit.

Details on the PGWP extensions from IRCC

PGWPs are offered to former international students who have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution. Normally, these permits are valid for up to three years and are not renewable. Many international graduates have relied on PGWPs to gain Canadian work experience as a stepping stone to eventually apply for permanent residence.

The federal government made initial announcement about the PGWP extensions back in April and promised that a “simplified, expeditious process” to apply for an extension would be made available “in the weeks ahead.”

Normally, PGWP is given to a person once in lifetime. International student graduates of eligible full-time programs can get an open work permit for up to three years. This new public will allow eligible PGWP holders to extend their work permit or apply for a new Open Work Permit for an additional 18 months.

IRCC says you may not apply for this work permit at a port of entry. All work permit applications for this public policy must be submitted online by December 31, 2022.

The government had previously offered an extension to PGWP holders between January 2021 to July 2021 for those whose permits had expired after January 2020, or were set to expire within four months.

Contact our Experts for professional submission of your application.

Good news for international students who studied online during the pandemic, IRCC has relaxed rules for PR eligibility through Express Entry system, which will come as a huge relief to thousands of students.

Students enrolled in Canadian universities who had to complete their courses online due to the pandemic are now eligible for Canadian educational credential points.

Usually, online education does not count for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if it accounts for more than 50% of the programme.

But now, Express Entry candidates will now be eligible for Canadian educational credential points for programmes completed online between March 2020 and August 2022, due to a new Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update.

The new measure, according to the IRCC, applies to those who earned a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate online during the eligibility period. Candidates may now be eligible for CRS points even if the program was either;

  • completed online,
  • from outside Canada, or
  • through part-time studies.

IRCC also recommends Express Entry candidates update their profiles by August 2 in order to benefit from a new measure that counts online, out-of-country, and part-time studies for points.

Contact our Experts to know your options to become Permanent Resident in Canada.

 

Our office is open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm daily. We can schedule you for a consultation by appointment only. One of our consultants will provide you with a consultation regarding your case so that you can make an informed decision.

Depending on the application that you are submitting and how busy CIC is at the time of submission, your application processing time will vary. Our Consultants can confirm the exact processing time of your specific case before your application package is submitted so that you have a clear timeline of how long it will take.

When you retain the services of one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), there are three main advantages that you will have:

1) We will assess your complete case from the beginning so that we have a full understanding of your situation and what your immigration goals are. By doing a full assessment of your case we can determine exactly what needs to be done so that you can get a positive decision on your case.

2) Based on your assessment we will provide you with legal advice regarding your case and give you all of the options that are available to you. You will then be armed with all the information that you need so that you can make the best decision when it comes to your immigration matters.

3. Once you are comfortable with the advice you have received, you can then make a decision as to how you would like to proceed. At this point, if you choose to retain our services, our RCIC’s will process your entire case from beginning to end for one flat fee and keep you informed throughout the entire process.
During the complete process from beginning to end, all correspondence with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be processed through our office so that you have the peace of mind in knowing that your case is being handled by professionals.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released the details on the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2025. Canada aims to welcome 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. Contact our Experts to know your options.

Footnote 1

Includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Footnote 2

Includes the time-limited temporary public policies for temporary resident to permanent resident pathways, with all admissions anticipated by the end of 2023.

Footnote 3

Includes the Start-up Visa Program and the Self-employed Persons Program.

Footnote 4

Admissions under the Municipal Nominee Program will be included within this category, following program launch.

Footnote 5

Includes admissions in the Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot. Applications received under the legacy caregiver pilots and through the interim pathway will be processed to completion. Some admissions in this category are destined for Quebec.

Footnote 6

Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, Quebec has full responsibility for the selection of immigrants destined to Quebec, with the exception of the family class and protected persons.

Footnote 7

Includes the stream for human rights defenders in need of protection, including women, journalists, and LGBTQ2 people.

 

Footnote 8

Includes admissions from Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan.

Footnote 9

Includes admissions of persons selected on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, for reasons of public policy, and in the permit holder class. This also includes some admissions from Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan.

Footnote 10

Notional targets and ranges for 2024 and 2025 will be confirmed or adjusted by November 1 of each year.

Footnote 11

Program and category specific ranges do not total to the overall ranges.

Footnote 12

The Government of Canada set an objective to increase Francophone immigration to reach a target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec by 2023. This range indicates how many admissions within the federal levels plan would be necessary to meet that target in 2023, based on the overall ranges for admissions outside of Quebec. Once Quebec tables its 2023 immigration levels plan, this range may require updating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Graduate Work Permit

Canadianvisasimmigration.com

BREAKING NEWS: PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit. Post-graduate work permit extension portal is open and active now.

Finally, holders of expired or soon-to-be-expired post-graduate work permits (PGWP) can now extend their permits.

The instructions are relevant to you if your PGWP expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

PGWP holders whose permits have already expired, or will be expiring between Sept 20, 2021 and Oct. 2, 2022, will be able to apply online for an extension or a new permit lasting up to 18 months.

For those whose permits expire from Oct. 2 to Dec. 31, 2022, these individuals won’t need to do anything to get the 18-month extension unless they need to update their mailing address or passport validity.

IRCC also announced that it will send an email to PGWP holders with permits that have expired or will expire between Sept. 20, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022, an email indicating that they are allowed to work in the interim while they apply for their extension or new permit.

Details on the PGWP extensions from IRCC

PGWPs are offered to former international students who have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution. Normally, these permits are valid for up to three years and are not renewable. Many international graduates have relied on PGWPs to gain Canadian work experience as a stepping stone to eventually apply for permanent residence.

The federal government made initial announcement about the PGWP extensions back in April and promised that a “simplified, expeditious process” to apply for an extension would be made available “in the weeks ahead.”

Normally, PGWP is given to a person once in lifetime. International student graduates of eligible full-time programs can get an open work permit for up to three years. This new public will allow eligible PGWP holders to extend their work permit or apply for a new Open Work Permit for an additional 18 months.

IRCC says you may not apply for this work permit at a port of entry. All work permit applications for this public policy must be submitted online by December 31, 2022.

The government had previously offered an extension to PGWP holders between January 2021 to July 2021 for those whose permits had expired after January 2020, or were set to expire within four months.

Contact our Experts for professional submission of your application.

Good news for international students who studied online during the pandemic, IRCC has relaxed rules for PR eligibility through Express Entry system, which will come as a huge relief to thousands of students.

Students enrolled in Canadian universities who had to complete their courses online due to the pandemic are now eligible for Canadian educational credential points.

Usually, online education does not count for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if it accounts for more than 50% of the programme.

But now, Express Entry candidates will now be eligible for Canadian educational credential points for programmes completed online between March 2020 and August 2022, due to a new Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update.

The new measure, according to the IRCC, applies to those who earned a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate online during the eligibility period. Candidates may now be eligible for CRS points even if the program was either;

  • completed online,
  • from outside Canada, or
  • through part-time studies.

IRCC also recommends Express Entry candidates update their profiles by August 2 in order to benefit from a new measure that counts online, out-of-country, and part-time studies for points.

Contact our Experts to know your options to become Permanent Resident in Canada.

 

Our office is open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm daily. We can schedule you for a consultation by appointment only. One of our consultants will provide you with a consultation regarding your case so that you can make an informed decision.

Depending on the application that you are submitting and how busy CIC is at the time of submission, your application processing time will vary. Our Consultants can confirm the exact processing time of your specific case before your application package is submitted so that you have a clear timeline of how long it will take.

When you retain the services of one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), there are three main advantages that you will have:

1) We will assess your complete case from the beginning so that we have a full understanding of your situation and what your immigration goals are. By doing a full assessment of your case we can determine exactly what needs to be done so that you can get a positive decision on your case.

2) Based on your assessment we will provide you with legal advice regarding your case and give you all of the options that are available to you. You will then be armed with all the information that you need so that you can make the best decision when it comes to your immigration matters.

3. Once you are comfortable with the advice you have received, you can then make a decision as to how you would like to proceed. At this point, if you choose to retain our services, our RCIC’s will process your entire case from beginning to end for one flat fee and keep you informed throughout the entire process.
During the complete process from beginning to end, all correspondence with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be processed through our office so that you have the peace of mind in knowing that your case is being handled by professionals.

Post Graduate Work Permit

Canadianvisasimmigration.com

BREAKING NEWS: PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit. Post-graduate work permit extension portal is open and active now.

Finally, holders of expired or soon-to-be-expired post-graduate work permits (PGWP) can now extend their permits.

The instructions are relevant to you if your PGWP expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

PGWP holders whose permits have already expired, or will be expiring between Sept 20, 2021 and Oct. 2, 2022, will be able to apply online for an extension or a new permit lasting up to 18 months.

For those whose permits expire from Oct. 2 to Dec. 31, 2022, these individuals won’t need to do anything to get the 18-month extension unless they need to update their mailing address or passport validity.

IRCC also announced that it will send an email to PGWP holders with permits that have expired or will expire between Sept. 20, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022, an email indicating that they are allowed to work in the interim while they apply for their extension or new permit.

Details on the PGWP extensions from IRCC

PGWPs are offered to former international students who have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution. Normally, these permits are valid for up to three years and are not renewable. Many international graduates have relied on PGWPs to gain Canadian work experience as a stepping stone to eventually apply for permanent residence.

The federal government made initial announcement about the PGWP extensions back in April and promised that a “simplified, expeditious process” to apply for an extension would be made available “in the weeks ahead.”

Normally, PGWP is given to a person once in lifetime. International student graduates of eligible full-time programs can get an open work permit for up to three years. This new public will allow eligible PGWP holders to extend their work permit or apply for a new Open Work Permit for an additional 18 months.

IRCC says you may not apply for this work permit at a port of entry. All work permit applications for this public policy must be submitted online by December 31, 2022.

The government had previously offered an extension to PGWP holders between January 2021 to July 2021 for those whose permits had expired after January 2020, or were set to expire within four months.

Contact our Experts for professional submission of your application.

Post Graduate Work Permit

Canadianvisasimmigration.com

BREAKING NEWS: PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit. Post-graduate work permit extension portal is open and active now.

Finally, holders of expired or soon-to-be-expired post-graduate work permits (PGWP) can now extend their permits.

The instructions are relevant to you if your PGWP expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

PGWP holders whose permits have already expired, or will be expiring between Sept 20, 2021 and Oct. 2, 2022, will be able to apply online for an extension or a new permit lasting up to 18 months.

For those whose permits expire from Oct. 2 to Dec. 31, 2022, these individuals won’t need to do anything to get the 18-month extension unless they need to update their mailing address or passport validity.

IRCC also announced that it will send an email to PGWP holders with permits that have expired or will expire between Sept. 20, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022, an email indicating that they are allowed to work in the interim while they apply for their extension or new permit.

Details on the PGWP extensions from IRCC

PGWPs are offered to former international students who have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution. Normally, these permits are valid for up to three years and are not renewable. Many international graduates have relied on PGWPs to gain Canadian work experience as a stepping stone to eventually apply for permanent residence.

The federal government made initial announcement about the PGWP extensions back in April and promised that a “simplified, expeditious process” to apply for an extension would be made available “in the weeks ahead.”

Normally, PGWP is given to a person once in lifetime. International student graduates of eligible full-time programs can get an open work permit for up to three years. This new public will allow eligible PGWP holders to extend their work permit or apply for a new Open Work Permit for an additional 18 months.

IRCC says you may not apply for this work permit at a port of entry. All work permit applications for this public policy must be submitted online by December 31, 2022.

The government had previously offered an extension to PGWP holders between January 2021 to July 2021 for those whose permits had expired after January 2020, or were set to expire within four months.

Contact our Experts for professional submission of your application.

Good news for international students who studied online during the pandemic, IRCC has relaxed rules for PR eligibility through Express Entry system, which will come as a huge relief to thousands of students.

Students enrolled in Canadian universities who had to complete their courses online due to the pandemic are now eligible for Canadian educational credential points.

Usually, online education does not count for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if it accounts for more than 50% of the programme.

But now, Express Entry candidates will now be eligible for Canadian educational credential points for programmes completed online between March 2020 and August 2022, due to a new Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update.

The new measure, according to the IRCC, applies to those who earned a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate online during the eligibility period. Candidates may now be eligible for CRS points even if the program was either;

  • completed online,
  • from outside Canada, or
  • through part-time studies.

IRCC also recommends Express Entry candidates update their profiles by August 2 in order to benefit from a new measure that counts online, out-of-country, and part-time studies for points.

Contact our Experts to know your options to become Permanent Resident in Canada.

 

Our office is open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm daily. We can schedule you for a consultation by appointment only. One of our consultants will provide you with a consultation regarding your case so that you can make an informed decision.

Depending on the application that you are submitting and how busy CIC is at the time of submission, your application processing time will vary. Our Consultants can confirm the exact processing time of your specific case before your application package is submitted so that you have a clear timeline of how long it will take.

When you retain the services of one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), there are three main advantages that you will have:

1) We will assess your complete case from the beginning so that we have a full understanding of your situation and what your immigration goals are. By doing a full assessment of your case we can determine exactly what needs to be done so that you can get a positive decision on your case.

2) Based on your assessment we will provide you with legal advice regarding your case and give you all of the options that are available to you. You will then be armed with all the information that you need so that you can make the best decision when it comes to your immigration matters.

3. Once you are comfortable with the advice you have received, you can then make a decision as to how you would like to proceed. At this point, if you choose to retain our services, our RCIC’s will process your entire case from beginning to end for one flat fee and keep you informed throughout the entire process.
During the complete process from beginning to end, all correspondence with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be processed through our office so that you have the peace of mind in knowing that your case is being handled by professionals.

New Teer System- Canada.

New Teer System Canada

National Occupational Classification 2021

On November 16, 2022, IRCC is switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that

  • the current NOC 2016 skill type and skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C and D) will be replaced with a 6-category system representing the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) needed to work in an occupation
  • 4-digit occupation codes will become 5-digit codes
  • IRCC will update the eligibility criteria for all programs that use the NOC

New TEER categories

Programs that used the NOC skill type or levels will now use TEER categories.

  • Most jobs will stay in the TEER category that is equal to the skill level in the table below.
  • Some jobs may change to a different TEER category.
  • Skill level B jobs may become TEER 2 or TEER 3 jobs.
  • Find your occupation under the NOC 2021 list to find out what TEER category it belongs to.
Skill type or level TEER category
Skill type 0 TEER 0
Skill level A TEER 1
Skill level B TEER 2 and TEER 3
Skill level C TEER 4
Skill level D TEER 5

TEER categories and examples of jobs

TEER Occupation types Examples
TEER 0 Management occupations Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers
TEER 1 Occupations that usually require a university degree Financial advisors
Software engineers
TEER 2 Occupations that usually require

  • a college diploma
  • apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or
  • supervisory occupations
Computer network and web technicians
Medical laboratory technologists
TEER 3 Occupations that usually require

  • a college diploma
  • apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or
  • more than 6 months of on-the-job training
Bakers
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
TEER 4 Occupations that usually require

  • a high school diploma, or
  • several weeks of on-the-job training
Home child care providers
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
TEER 5 Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

You can view the full list of occupation classifications under NOC 2021 on the ESDC site. Choose “NOC 2021” from the drop-down menu to search for your occupation.

Affected programs

These programs will have updated eligibility requirements because of this change:

 

Occupational eligibility changes coming for Express Entry with move to NOC 2021

With the transition to NOC 2021, 16 occupations will become newly eligible for Express Entry, while three occupations become ineligible. The three newly ineligible occupations will remain eligible for programs with broader occupational eligibility criteria, such as some streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

16 newly eligible occupations:

  • Payroll administrators
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs
  • Correctional service officers
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • Pest controllers and fumigators
  • Other repairers and servicers
  • Transport truck drivers
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Three newly ineligible occupations:

  • Other performers
  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners

CONTACT US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS TO MIGRATE TO CANADA UNDER NEW TEER SYSTEM.

Good news for international students who studied online during the pandemic, IRCC has relaxed rules for PR eligibility through Express Entry system, which will come as a huge relief to thousands of students.

Students enrolled in Canadian universities who had to complete their courses online due to the pandemic are now eligible for Canadian educational credential points.

Usually, online education does not count for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if it accounts for more than 50% of the programme.

But now, Express Entry candidates will now be eligible for Canadian educational credential points for programmes completed online between March 2020 and August 2022, due to a new Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update.

The new measure, according to the IRCC, applies to those who earned a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate online during the eligibility period. Candidates may now be eligible for CRS points even if the program was either;

  • completed online,
  • from outside Canada, or
  • through part-time studies.

IRCC also recommends Express Entry candidates update their profiles by August 2 in order to benefit from a new measure that counts online, out-of-country, and part-time studies for points.

Contact our Experts to know your options to become Permanent Resident in Canada.

 

Our office is open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm daily. We can schedule you for a consultation by appointment only. One of our consultants will provide you with a consultation regarding your case so that you can make an informed decision.

Depending on the application that you are submitting and how busy CIC is at the time of submission, your application processing time will vary. Our Consultants can confirm the exact processing time of your specific case before your application package is submitted so that you have a clear timeline of how long it will take.

When you retain the services of one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), there are three main advantages that you will have:

1) We will assess your complete case from the beginning so that we have a full understanding of your situation and what your immigration goals are. By doing a full assessment of your case we can determine exactly what needs to be done so that you can get a positive decision on your case.

2) Based on your assessment we will provide you with legal advice regarding your case and give you all of the options that are available to you. You will then be armed with all the information that you need so that you can make the best decision when it comes to your immigration matters.

3. Once you are comfortable with the advice you have received, you can then make a decision as to how you would like to proceed. At this point, if you choose to retain our services, our RCIC’s will process your entire case from beginning to end for one flat fee and keep you informed throughout the entire process.
During the complete process from beginning to end, all correspondence with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be processed through our office so that you have the peace of mind in knowing that your case is being handled by professionals.

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