Some IEC participants outside Canada granted LOI extensions

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:00:19 +0000

Participants in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program who have a letter of introduction (LOI) that is about to expire are now able to apply for an extension. Earlier this year, Canada introduced travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Applicants of the Working Holiday, Young Professional or International Co-op categories of the IEC […]

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Canada is now sending work and study permits by mail

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:18:59 +0000

Foreign nationals who are in Canada and who have been approved to work or study can now get their permits sent to them by mail. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now opening up its web form to take requests from people who have their Letter of Introductions (LOIs) but no way to travel […]

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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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Canada expedites process for temporary workers to start new jobs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 20:35:48 +0000

A new government policy is allowing temporary foreign workers, who already have a job offer in Canada, to start working while their application is being processed. The government says this will drastically reduce the time it takes for a temporary worker to start a new job from 10 weeks to 10 business days. The temporary […]

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Staying in Canada after losing your job

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 12:00:23 +0000

Foreign nationals who lost their jobs due to coronavirus have the added burden of wondering whether they will also lose their status in Canada, and how the loss of employment will affect their Canadian immigration applications. There are options for staying in Canada even after losing your job. If you are in Canada on a […]

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Canada allocates $50 million for temporary foreign workers to complete self-isolation period

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 18:40:49 +0000

Canada is providing funding so that employers who have hired foreign workers can comply with mandatory coronavirus measures for new arrivals. The $50 million is intended to help employers meet the current health regulations to keep foreign workers safe during their two-week quarantine. Employers and temporary foreign workers share the responsibility of preventing the spread […]

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Canada is sending the right immigration signals to the world

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 00:05:08 +0000

Canada may be the most open country on the planet right now. Countries around the world have shut their borders, closed their airports, and imposed lockdowns to fight the deadly coronavirus. Canada, too, has implemented such emergency measures. But, it is also seeking to strike a balance between containing COVID-19 while also enabling global talent […]

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Foreign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000

Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations can now skip past a time-consuming step in the work permit process. Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations. In order to get an LMIA, in most cases, employers need to […]

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Employer responsibilities for protecting Temporary Foreign Workers and Canadians against coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00:38 +0000

Canadian employers are allowed to bring temporary foreign workers into the country, but they must do their part to ensure the safety of the new arrivals and Canadian residents. It is now mandatory for all travellers to Canada to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period. They may not even stop at the grocery store on their […]

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Renewing work and study permits without flagpoling

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:05:33 +0000

As a result of Canada’s directives aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus, foreign nationals can no longer apply for a temporary visa, such as a work permit, study permit or visitor visa, by flagpoling. Flagpoling refers to a process whereby foreign nationals inside Canada go to the Canada – US border, enter the US […]

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