Canada’s immigration pathways for tech talent

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canada’s tech sector is booming, and industry growth is expected to continue outpacing the number of skilled tech workers in the Canadian labour force. This growth comes from a mix of startups and large companies, such as Google and Amazon, investing more money and growing their businesses in Canada. This investment is a core piece […]

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How can I get a Labour Market Impact Assessment?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:00:58 +0000

The purpose of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is to make sure that the hiring of a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral effect on the Canadian labour force. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a way the Canadian government supplements its workforce when there are not enough qualified workers in […]

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4 tips to achieve career success as a new immigrant to Canada

Credit to Author: Windmill Microlending| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:48:00 +0000

For newcomers, one of the priorities upon arriving in Canada is establishing your career. It is a significant step to launching your life in your new country. Major life goals such as car or home ownership or saving for retirement become possible when your career potential in Canada is unleashed. To set your Canadian career […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate drops below 5%, the lowest in Canadian history

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:00:05 +0000

June’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada shows Canada’s labour market is still tightening, making it difficult for Canadian employers to find workers. Employment fell by 43,000 last month. It marks the first employment decline not associated with public health restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. The reason employment fell is mainly due to […]

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Business Council of Canada says increased immigration is vital to Canada’s economy

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 17:30:11 +0000

Canada works hard to position itself as an ideal home for the best and the brightest global talent across all industries. The Business Council of Canada (BCC) recently released a report in which 80 Canadian businesses were surveyed about how they use Canada’s immigration programs to hire skilled workers. The businesses surveyed cumulatively employ over […]

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Can my spouse or partner work while their sponsorship application is being processed?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 17:00:58 +0000

If you are sponsoring your spouse or partner in Canada, they can apply for an open work permit when they apply for permanent residence. While your spouse or partner’s permanent residence application is being processed, they must: Maintain legal status as a temporary resident in Canada, and; Wait for their work permit to be approved […]

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Overall job vacancies in Canada continue to increase

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 17:00:14 +0000

According to Statistics Canada’s latest report on job vacancies, payroll and earnings, employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill about 1 million job positions at the beginning of April, up 2.4% from the previous months and almost 45% from April last year (not seasonally adjusted). Statistics Canada indicated that the increase in April is […]

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Canada’s high job vacancy rate means immigration will be even more critical to the labour market in the future

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:00:19 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate is at a record low of 5.1%, resulting in significant worker shortages. Job vacancies are more than 80% higher than they were pre-pandemic. These vacancies are in large part due to Canada’s aging population. More than one in five working age Canadians are approaching retirement age. This impact is compounded by Canada’s […]

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How American residents can work in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:00:03 +0000

Most U.S. residents need a work permit in order to work in Canada. Work permits in Canada fall under two categories. The first category involves a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Canada’s federal government uses the LMIA to determine how the hiring of foreign workers may impact the wages and employment of workers in Canada. Some […]

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PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021 can get extension

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:00:44 +0000

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders whose work permit expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022 may be eligible for the upcoming one-time PGWP extension. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser extended the eligibility start date of the previously-announced PGWP extension from January, 2022 to September, 2021. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen […]

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