Family of some temporary foreign workers now eligible for Canadian work permits under temporary measure

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:00:42 +0000

Starting today, January 30, family members of some temporary foreign workers (TFWs) will be eligible for work permits. Immigration minister Sean Fraser said that temporarily extending work permits to family members of principal applicants in the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP). This measure will help Canada combat chronic labour shortages. […]

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Sunwing says holiday travel disruptions caused by rejection of an LMIA

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:00:12 +0000

Sunwing Airlines is crediting the rejection of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) on December 9 as a major factor in widespread disruption to its passengers over the holiday season. In a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, an airline representative said that they had received over 7,000 complaints from […]

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Working and immigrating under Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

Canada has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with over 50 countries. These relationships maintain favorable commercial conditions between Canada and fellow member nations, while removing barriers to business between them; often involving the movement of temporary business people and workers, to and from Canada. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm […]

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Four common ways to work in Canada without an LMIA under the Canadian interests category

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:00:34 +0000

Some foreign nationals looking to work in Canada temporarily can do so without obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA is the labour market test the Canadian government requires when an employer is looking to hire a foreign national due to labour shortages. However, Canada also allows certain foreign nationals to also work […]

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How can I get a Canadian Significant Benefit Work Permit?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:00:55 +0000

Overview The Significant Benefit Work Permit (SBWP) is a special work permit available to workers whose hiring would deliver significant benefit to Canada, either economically, culturally and/or socially. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm As part of the International Mobility Program (IMP), applicants for the SBWP will not need […]

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Understanding and applying through specialized LMIA applications

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:00:44 +0000

As part of hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in Canada—under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)—companies must submit a request for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This document is needed to hire a foreign worker and determine the impact of their hiring on the Canadian labour […]

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Canadian work permits for athletes

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:00:16 +0000

There are specific requirements for athletes and staff looking to work in Canada. Work permit rules depend on whether your team is based in Canada or abroad. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Athletes and staff working for a non-Canadian employer Although foreign athletes and coaches are technically foreign […]

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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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