Canadian elections: where major parties stand on the issue of immigration

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:24:40 +0000

On October 21, 2019, Canada will have its 43rd Parliamentary election. There are six main political parties running. The first is the Liberal Party of Canada, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Liberals are generally regarded as a centrist party and have governed since October, 2015. The second is the Conservative Party of Canada, led […]

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Where you should apply for a work permit

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:53:18 +0000

Prospective temporary foreign workers in addition to deciding which work permit program they will apply to also need to decide how they will apply for their work permit.  There are generally two options.  The first is to apply either online or at a Visa Application Center to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and wait […]

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Ontario urged to encourage immigrants to look beyond the GTA

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 00:30:22 +0000

Did you know that the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) alone welcomes more immigrants annually than Quebec, the four Atlantic provinces, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan combined? Did you know that in 2018 the GTA welcomed 106,000 immigrants while the number for the rest of Ontario was 31,000? New report calls for a regional immigration strategy A new […]

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New immigration pilot to attract workers in the agri-food sector

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:18:24 +0000

Canada is launching a new three-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. The agriculture and agri-food industry is an important contributor to Canada’s economic growth and vitality, supporting one in eight jobs across the country. […]

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Spousal sponsorship for partners without legal status in Canada

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 04:06:50 +0000

Is your spouse in Canada without legal status? It is common knowledge that Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor their spouses or common-law partners living abroad, or, in Canada as legal visitors, workers or students. What is less known is that they can also apply for spousal sponsorship for their partners living in Canada […]

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Eleven communities across Canada chosen for immigration pilot

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 02:24:00 +0000

Eleven rural and northern communities have been selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their home. As the Canadian population ages and the birth rate declines, rural Canada’s workforce has seen a significant decrease in available workers. This pilot will help attract people that […]

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The Digital Nomad and Canadian Immigration

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 03:20:32 +0000

Over the course of the past several years I have noticed a steady increase in the number of what I call digital nomads seeking to immigrate to Canada.  These individuals, often avid readers of Tim Ferriss’s The Four Hour Work Week, typically work from home.  They are hyper efficient, and through delegation and automation can […]

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Canada making it easier for visible minority newcomer women

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 16:07:42 +0000

The Canadian government is making it easier for visible minority newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. This will help these women highlight their talents and experiences as they settle in Canada. Some newcomer women face multiple barriers trying to find work and get ahead in […]

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New measures to protect vulnerable individuals

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 01:36:50 +0000

Canada is taking action to help protect vulnerable workers, newcomers who face family abuse, and help newcomers sponsor family members that they didn’t initially declare. Migrants with employer-specific work permits Some migrant workers with employer-specific work permits end up enduring mistreatment, fearful of workplace punishment, as well as fearful of losing their job. Starting June […]

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Interim pathway for caregivers deadline June 4

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 07:17:57 +0000

Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of becoming a permanent residents can apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. The deadline is June 4 to apply. “Caregivers came to Canada to provide care to families that need it, and it’s time for Canada to care for them […]

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