Foreign TV and film workers eligible for priority processing

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:00:32 +0000

Canada is now offering a 14-day processing standard for eligible foreign television and film workers. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officers will now prioritize work permit processing for foreign TV and film workers who need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Anyone who does not have citizenship from a visa-exempt country needs a TRV to […]

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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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IEC visa holders can now come to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 18:45:50 +0000

Effective May 8, 2020, some International Experience Canada (IEC) visa holders are exempt from Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Only IEC participants who have a valid job offer and a port of entry letter of introduction are now able to come to Canada, according to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), although IRCC advises such individuals […]

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Canada’s immigration minister shares coronavirus updates

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 15:46:14 +0000

Marco Mendicino shared several updates this morning on how the coronavirus will impact Canada’s immigration system in the near future. In a 60-minute discussion with the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, the immigration minister touched on topics such as immigration levels, temporary foreign workers, and international students. Immigration Levels: Canada will remain open to […]

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Canada is sending the right immigration signals to the world

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 00:05:08 +0000

Canada may be the most open country on the planet right now. Countries around the world have shut their borders, closed their airports, and imposed lockdowns to fight the deadly coronavirus. Canada, too, has implemented such emergency measures. But, it is also seeking to strike a balance between containing COVID-19 while also enabling global talent […]

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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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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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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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