Canada to make major changes to temporary foreign worker regulations

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:00:03 +0000

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to rules for temporary foreign workers, according to a recent article in the Canada Gazette. Temporary workers come to Canada under one of two paths. The first is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This stream is for companies who want to hire non-Canadians for jobs that Canadian […]

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Ontario holds largest Expression of Interest draws to date

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 19:40:52 +0000

Ontario held three major PNP draws targeting foreign workers, international students, and candidates with a job offer in rural communities on July 13. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited a total of 1,685 candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.  Invited candidates may qualify for one of two Employer Job […]

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Mendicino announces 2 new immigration programs for Hongkongers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 13:53:47 +0000

On June 8, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled two new immigration streams, which offer a path to permanent residence for eligible Hongkongers in Canada who are workers or recent graduates. The programs are now open to applications. Mendicino had originally announced the measures in November 2020, and launched work permit options this past February. The […]

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Expedited work permits under CUKTCA

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 16:49:07 +0000

U.K. nationals are now able to apply for expedited work permits to work in Canada. The post-Brexit trade agreement between Canada and the U.K. came into effect on April 1, 2021. U.K. nationals who were previously covered under CETA are now eligible for work permits under CUKTCA, which stands for the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement. These […]

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Many U.S. employers look to expand to Canada for more access to talent

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 22 May 2021 09:00:12 +0000

The majority of U.S. employers in a recent survey said they are either considering expanding to Canada or have already set up shop. There are a number of reasons U.S. employers express interest in opening locations north of the border. Envoy Global, a U.S. immigration services provider, surveyed 500 human resource professionals and hiring managers […]

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Ontario to introduce Expression of Interest system for 5 immigration streams

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:15:20 +0000

Ontario is changing the registration system of five of its economic-class immigration streams in the coming weeks. Instead of the previous first-come-first-served model, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is moving to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system, a points-based system that ranks candidates based on human capital and labour market factors. Many other Provincial […]

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Some essential workers exempt from work permits and quarantine

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:00:28 +0000

Certain foreign workers who are looking to work in essential occupations may only need a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA) to work in Canada, rather than a work permit. Foreign workers who are coming to Canada to support critical infrastructure and who are exempt from the travel restrictions, may not need a work permit to work legally […]

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Quebec updates salary requirements for hiring temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:00:20 +0000

Quebec employers seeking to hire temporary foreign workers will have to refer to a new salary guide, the province’s Ministère de l’Immigration de la Francisation et de l’Intégration has announced. The change will come into effect on December 1. Quebec employers will have to refer to the 2020 edition of the salary guide (Édition 2020 du […]

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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 facilitates settlement of immigrants in Yukon communities

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:00:59 +0000

The Government of Canada is helping Yukon communities to recruit and retain immigration candidates through open work permits. The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP), a stream under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), was launched in January 2020 and is expected to run for three years. The pilot will help six targeted Yukon communities attract immigrants and […]

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