Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:00:01 +0000

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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Advertising requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canadian employers who need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to hire foreign workers will oftentimes need to complete an advertising requirement. The purpose of the advertising requirement is to demonstrate to the Canadian government that there are no Canadian workers available or willing to fill a job vacancy. Employers must satisfy the […]

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Alberta lifts restrictions on temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 03 May 2022 13:00:51 +0000

Effective May 1st, Alberta is lifting restrictions on the hiring of new temporary foreign workers. All pending applications, including those submitted prior to May 1, are subject to this change. Prior to the change, the Alberta government had a “refusal to process” list containing occupations for which employers could not submit applications to the Canadian […]

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Quebec needs more workers to fill job vacancies: report

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:00:17 +0000

Quebec has started off the year with a low unemployment rate and a record number of job vacancies. In an effort to address labour shortages, the provincial and federal governments have put forth a number of measures to support immigrants. The pandemic has transformed Quebec’s labour market. Public health measures have exacerbated previously-existing labour market […]

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UPDATE: What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:12:16 +0000

Canada’s Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland has just unveiled Canada’s first budget since the September 2021 federal election. The budget outlines the Canadian government’s planned spending and revenue. It is one of the most important announcements made by the federal government each year since it outlines the state of Canada’s economic and fiscal health and what […]

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What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:12:16 +0000

Later today, Canada’s Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will unveil Canada’s first budget since the September 2021 federal election. Note: The announcement is set to come around 4 PM EST. CIC News will update this article following the announcement. The budget outlines the Canadian government’s planned spending and revenue. It is one of the most important […]

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Canada relaxes temporary foreign worker program rules to address labour shortages

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 17:15:58 +0000

Canada has introduced measures to make it easier for Canadian employers to access temporary foreign workers. These measures, announced April 4, come in response to a nationwide labour shortage. Canada is experiencing a low unemployment rate and high job vacancies at the same time. One solution to address labour shortages is to bring in temporary […]

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Why more Canadian employers are hiring foreign workers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2022 13:00:20 +0000

Canadian employers hire employers hire hundreds of thousands of international workers every year through more than 100 different work permit pathways. With the exception of 2020, these numbers have only been going up since 2015 and there are no signs of stopping. Canada is facing a high number of job vacancies and a relatively low […]

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How to extend your temporary status in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 13:00:50 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offers a number of options that allow temporary residents to stay in Canada, even when waiting on a decision for permanent residence, or temporary residence. For example, maintained status means temporary residents who apply for a new temporary status do not necessarily have to leave Canada if their documents […]

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