Quebec releases 2023 list of jobs eligible for simplified LMIAs

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 13:00:00 +0000

The Quebec Ministry of Immigration recently released its latest list of occupations eligible for simplified Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) processing. Briefly, LMIAs must be obtained by certain employers who intend to hire temporary foreign workers for their business. These documents are designed to provide assess the hiring of a temporary foreign worker and verify […]

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Four common ways to work in Canada without an LMIA under the Canadian interests category

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:00:34 +0000

Some foreign nationals looking to work in Canada temporarily can do so without obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA is the labour market test the Canadian government requires when an employer is looking to hire a foreign national due to labour shortages. However, Canada also allows certain foreign nationals to also work […]

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Understanding the Intra-Company Transfer Program pathway to obtain a Canadian work permit

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:00:48 +0000

Canada provides foreign nationals looking to work in this country with different ways to obtain a work permit. One of the programs that Canada has in place is called the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) program. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm This program is for individuals who are, as the […]

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Global Talent Stream: Bringing highly skilled foreign tech talent to Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 13:00:39 +0000

Canada currently has north of one million job vacancies across the country. These job vacancies are spread throughout nearly every employment sector, which is why Canada has created several programs to aid employers with hiring foreign talent. One such program, specific to highly skilled foreign professionals in the tech industry, is the Global Talent Stream […]

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Canadian work permits for athletes

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:00:16 +0000

There are specific requirements for athletes and staff looking to work in Canada. Work permit rules depend on whether your team is based in Canada or abroad. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Athletes and staff working for a non-Canadian employer Although foreign athletes and coaches are technically foreign […]

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Getting an Intra-Company Transfer to Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 12:00:14 +0000

Multi-national companies that have parent, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate companies in Canada may be eligible to send employees to Canada with an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) without needing to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). LMIAs can be costly and time consuming so not needing to get an LMIA is one of the biggest benefits […]

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IT professionals who do not need a Canadian work permit

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Some tech professionals may be eligible to come to Canada as Business Visitors, which means they do not need a work permit to enter the country. A Business Visitor is a foreign national who comes to Canada to conduct business activities. Since they do not enter the labour market on their trip, no work permit […]

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How can I work in Canada without an LMIA?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:00:58 +0000

The purpose of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is to make sure that the hiring of a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral effect on the Canadian labour force. Work permits that require an LMIA fall under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Canada allows some foreign workers to come work in […]

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Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada‚Äôs Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:00:01 +0000

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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