Canadian immigration options for tech talent

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:00:16 +0000

Canada is open to tech talent. A recent U.S. media report by CGTN America sheds light on Canada’s emergence as a destination of choice for tech workers from around the world amid immigration restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Indeed, Canada has made a concerted effort to attract more workers to its shores to feed […]

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More details released on who can apply for employer-specific work permits without leaving Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 12:00:27 +0000

Canada released more detailed information on who is eligible for a new temporary policy that benefits temporary residents with job offers. The new policy, announced last month, allows eligible foreign nationals with valid status to apply for a job offer-supported work permit from inside Canada. It also means that eligible foreign nationals will not be […]

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Online Canadian citizenship testing is no quick fix

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:49 +0000

With citizenship tests suspended as part of Canada’s coronavirus response, tens of thousands of would-be Canadians are blocked from getting a passport and the right to vote. About 85,000 are people waiting to take the citizenship test, according to the immigration department’s data from September 7. Permanent residents need to take the test in order […]

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Canada-US border closure extended again

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:55:10 +0000

Canada announced that its southern border will remain closed until at least October 21, 2020, in a continuing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair tweeted that the border will continue to be closed for non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S.  This means that United States citizens can […]

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IRCC gradually resuming in-person services

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:29:14 +0000

Immigration services that are not available virtually will begin to resume on September 21. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is testing out the new protocols and procedures for offering in-person services during the coronavirus pandemic. The services being offered next week include: Citizenship: Vancouver Expo will be reopening for citizenship knowledge re-testing and citizenship […]

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Immigrants can boost productivity for Canadian businesses, study finds

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:32 +0000

With an increase in the number of immigrant workers comes productivity growth for Canadian businesses.   This is the conclusion drawn in a recent Statistics Canada study that assessed the impact of immigration on company-level productivity outcomes.    The report titled “Immigration and Firm Productivity: Evidence from the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database” is based on data […]

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Canada gives second chance to PNP applicants who lost jobs to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:24:53 +0000

Certain Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants who lost their job due to coronavirus will have until 2021 to get a new job and not lose their nomination. Between September 17 and November 17, provincial and territorial jurisdictions can request for paper-based PNP applications to be placed on hold if applicants lost their job offer as […]

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New immigration measures to support Lebanon

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:58 +0000

Canada has announced additional facilitative measures to support those affected by the situation in Beirut, Lebanon.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Lebanon wishing to return to Canada may receive priority processing if they require travel documents such as a permanent resident travel document (PRTD), or a Canadian passport.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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How my family dealt with a health emergency during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:48:08 +0000

Recently, in August, my husband came back from a trip to the grocery store. As he was getting ready to cook dinner for a family of six (due to the pandemic, all our four children live with us now), something seemed off with his right hand. He left red and yellow peppers in the sink, […]

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British Columbia issues 407 invitations in new PNP draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:22:29 +0000

British Columbia invited 407 immigration candidates through a provincial nominee program draw held on September 15, 2020. The new invitations went to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories. The minimum scores for this draw […]

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