Labour Market Impact Assessment exemptions

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:22:22 +0000

Does your profession or occupation feature in this list? Generally, in order to hire a worker from abroad, a Canadian company will have to first demonstrate that there is a labour shortage for the position.  To do this, the company will need to recruit for four weeks in prescribed locations with specific information in the […]

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What can happen to permanent residents convicted of criminal offences?

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:57:14 +0000

Immigrants to Canada are typically aware that if they are convicted of certain criminal offences that they could lose their permanent resident status. When immigrants are charged with criminal offences, immigration lawyers and criminal defense counsel will often work together as needed to ensure that those charged do not lead to deportations.  It is therefore […]

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How the Federal Court will review visa refusals going forward

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:03:51 +0000

Significance of the recent decision that a person born in Canada to undercover Russian spies is a Canadian citizen On December 19, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. Alexander Vavilov created a revised framework for the standard of review in judicial review applications. This case […]

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Advice for international students: the importance of study permit compliance

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:03:15 +0000

In 2020, over 400,000 international students at the post-secondary level in Canada will return to school.  Many will want to stay and work in Canada after graduating.  All will be subject to mandatory conditions of their stay as a student in Canada.  It is important for all international students, and especially those who wish to […]

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Canada caring for caregivers: Assessing genuineness of the job offer is part of the process

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:30:48 +0000

On June 18, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revamped its caregiver programs. Gone was the requirement that employers first obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment and that caregivers work in Canada without their families for at least two years before they could apply for permanent residency. Instead, caregivers can immediately apply for permanent […]

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Canada caring for caregivers: Assessing genuineness of job offer is part of the process

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:30:48 +0000

On June 18, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revamped its caregiver programs. Gone was the requirement that employers first obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment and that caregivers work in Canada without their families for at least two years before they could apply for permanent residency. Instead, caregivers can immediately apply for permanent […]

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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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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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