Report recommends that Canada phase out closed work permits

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 12:00:48 +0000

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SCSAST) has released a report recommending that Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stop issuing closed work permits. The report examined the structure and use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), which was introduced in 1973 to help Canadian employers fill urgent, unstaffed positions […]

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What should I do if I want to extend my expiring work permit but do not have my new LMIA or CAQ yet? 

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 13:00:09 +0000

Many foreign workers are unaware that it is possible for most people to apply for an extension of their expiring work permit even if they have yet to receive their new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a new Certificat d’Acceptation du Quebec/Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), when required. What are LMIAs and CAQs? Generally speaking, […]

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How IRCC works with other departments to process applications

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2024 14:00:01 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is responsible for enforcing the rules and legislation outlined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Canada’s Immigration Minister shares responsibility for IRPA with the Minister of Public Safety, who is also the head of the Canada Border Services Agency. This means the two departments frequently intersect and […]

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Canada launches second phase of Recognized Employer Pilot Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2024 14:00:00 +0000

More employers in Canada are now eligible to apply for the Recognized Employer Pilot Program (REP). REP is designed to facilitate faster processing for Canadian employers who have shown to be compliant with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Under the REP, qualifying employers will benefit from Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) with longer validity […]

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Express Entry targeted occupations: How many STEM workers does Canada need?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2023 12:00:22 +0000

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs are one of the five categories of occupations that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is choosing to prioritize through Express Entry category-based draws in 2023. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment Express Entry category-based draws launched earlier this year. Express Entry selects immigrants with particular qualifications such […]

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Report finds 94% of employers compliant with TFWP regulations

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2023 13:00:05 +0000

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has released the findings of employer inspections in the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The report found that there was a 94% compliance rate among the 2,100 employers surveyed. The 6% who were found non-compliant are listed on the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. ESDC is responsible for ensuring […]

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Minimum wage increases for hourly workers have taken effect in six provinces across Canada 

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2023 15:27:54 +0000

Canadians in six provinces across the country will now see a boost to hourly minimum wage rates. This move follows a timeline that was reported on back in April this year. The list below outlines exactly how much hourly minimum wages in each of the six impacted provinces have risen as of this past Sunday […]

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Canada to soon launch Recognized Employer Pilot for temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2023 00:04:06 +0000

In order to help address labour shortages, the Canadian government has announced it will launch the Recognized Employer Pilot in September. The Recognized Employer Pilot will operate under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and will aim to reduce the administrative burden for repeat employers who have a history of demonstrating compliance with the TFWP’s […]

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BREAKING: Canada to soon launch Recognized Employer Pilot for temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2023 00:04:06 +0000

In order to help address labour shortages, the Canadian government has announced it will launch the Recognized Employer Pilot in September. The Recognized Employer Pilot will operate under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and will aim to reduce the administrative burden for repeat employers who have a history of demonstrating compliance with the TFWP’s […]

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Canada’s work permit pathways for dependent children of age

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2023 12:00:14 +0000

Canada recently announced a new policy that allows dependent children of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) to be eligible for work permits. This measure aims to combat chronic labor shortages in the country and provide more opportunities for families to stay together and integrate into Canadian communities. Under the new policy, family members who meet certain […]

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