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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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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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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Canadian government to better track exits at borders

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:57:24 +0000

By the end of 2020, Canada’s system of tracking the exit of people from the country is going to look very different from now.  Regulations are expected to come into force by June 2019 for land and June 2020 for air. Current system of exit tracking Under Canada’s immigration and customs laws, all persons seeking […]

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2,000 more spaces under provincial nominee immigration programs

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:58:50 +0000

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen announced an additional 2,000 spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program, to expand pathways for temporary foreign workers to become permanent residents in Canada. The focus is on those workers filling long-term labour market needs and who have integrated into Canadian society. These additional spaces will provide more […]

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The basics of getting a Canadian work permit

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:40:25 +0000

Are you currently in Canada but not yet a permanent resident? In most circumstances, if you are a foreign national, but not yet a permanent resident of Canada, you need a work permit to work in Canada. Understanding the basics of Canadian work permits will help you follow Canadian immigration law and make your stay […]

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New caregiver immigration pilots allow you to bring family along

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 03:37:15 +0000

Caregivers will soon have access to two new immigration pilots that will replace the current Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilot programs. The new pilots, called the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot, will allow caregivers to bring their family with them to Canada […]

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Why reference letters are needed for economic immigration

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 23:09:59 +0000

And how you can ensure yours is sufficient to meet immigration requirements Most Canadian economic immigration programs require that applicants have qualifying work experience. In order to demonstrate that past and current positions qualify, applicants are required to provide references letters from their employers. Such reference letters must state the position title, duration, duties and wage. […]

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