Visitors can now apply for work permits from within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:56:29 +0000

International visitors who are currently in Canada with a job offer can now apply for a work permit without having to leave the country. The new policy goes into effect immediately, according to an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) media release. It will benefit temporary residents who are already in Canada with a job […]

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Foreign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000

Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations can now skip past a time-consuming step in the work permit process. Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations. In order to get an LMIA, in most cases, employers need to […]

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Quebec government expands list of occupations for facilitated LMIA process

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:10:45 +0000

The government of Quebec published this year’s list of occupations for the simplified processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications on February 24, 2020. Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration provides an annually updated list of occupations for which employers do not need to advertise an open position before hiring a foreign worker. Last year, Quebec […]

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Canada makes it possible for employers to apply for Labour Market Impact Assessment online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:57:42 +0000

Employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers are now able to manage their Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application through an online portal. The new pilot project comes after many calls from Canadian business leaders to improve the current LMIA process for employers. The online pilot will allow Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) employers to […]

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Expert advice to Canadian employers: Five tips to hire a foreign worker when a Canadian is not available

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:55:14 +0000

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a temporary work permit must be obtained before a foreign national can begin working for a Canadian employer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The TFWP allows Canadian employers to address genuine labour shortages that have been corroborated by the federal government. LMIAs confirm that an employer has taken the required […]

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Get your Labour Market Impact Assessment applications in or face further delays, government warns employers


Employers who require a Labour Market Impact Assessment under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program should submit their application “as soon as possible” in order to avoid worsening delays, the government says.  A notice published October 29 by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) says Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program “is currently experiencing an increased volume […]

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Promotions can impact a temporary worker’s immigration prospects

When rising the career ladder can sometimes cause one’s immigration prospects to slide A Canadian business is employing a foreign worker. They want to promote them or give them a raise. What could be wrong with that? Quite a few things, as it turns out. There are certain immigration requirements that all employers and foreign […]

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