Canada’s TV and film sector booming amid pandemic

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:00:40 +0000

Canada has been welcoming television (TV) and film personnel ever since the industry reopened last summer— and now it’s booming. In Ontario alone, there are 87 major productions taking place, according to the Directors Guild of Canada. These include TV series such as Locke and Key, Chucky, See and Star Trek. The industry has been allowed to flourish amid the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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New Netflix location opening in Toronto

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 09:00:37 +0000

On April 27, Netflix announced the opening of a new office in Toronto. The streaming giant’s officials delivered the news to Toronto’s mayor, John Tory, in a virtual meeting. The announcement comes weeks after Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos, revealed that Canada would be home to a new head office. “As we grow our business and […]

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Canadian work permit alternatives to Owner/Operator for immigrant entrepreneurs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:35 +0000

The expedited work permit for immigrant entrepreneurs is no more, here are some other options. The Owner/Operator category has been removed from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as of April 1, 2021. This category allowed applicants to apply for a work permit without having to do the advertising requirement of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). There have […]

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Visitors have more time to apply for work permits within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:44:18 +0000

Canada is extending a 2020 coronavirus-related measure to allow temporary residents with job offers to apply for their work permits without leaving the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) originally introduced the measure between August 24, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Foreign nationals in Canada on visitor status will now be able to benefit from […]

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IEC pools for certain countries opening for 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:41:29 +0000

Canada will be opening up the International Experience Canada (IEC) pool for certain countries on March 1. Those who are selected will be eligible to work in Canada. IEC is open to young adults who are citizens of foreign countries which have reciprocal agreements with Canada. The eligible age range depends on the country, but […]

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Most Canadians support permanent immigration pathways for temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2021 09:00:18 +0000

The majority of Canadians want to see temporary workers in the agricultural sector become permanent residents, according to a new survey. Nanos Research, a market and public opinion research firm held a random survey of 1,039 Canadians over the age of 18 between October 28 and November 1, this year. Results show more than eight […]

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Foreign TV and film workers eligible for priority processing

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:00:32 +0000

Canada is now offering a 14-day processing standard for eligible foreign television and film workers. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officers will now prioritize work permit processing for foreign TV and film workers who need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Anyone who does not have citizenship from a visa-exempt country needs a TRV to […]

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Employers must pay wages to foreigners who don’t have social insurance numbers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 05:00:41 +0000

Canada’s immigration department has specified that Canadian employers must pay foreign workers even if they do not yet have their Social Insurance Number (SIN). Though workers still have to apply for the SIN within three days of starting employment, they do not have to get their number to start working but they have to give […]

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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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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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