Why Canada is yet to introduce an open work permit for expired PGWP holders

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:11:32 +0000

Months after introducing a special measure to allow certain Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders to apply for a new open work permit that would allow them to keep working in Canada, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is blaming technical issues for the delay. In April, the minister announced that those with an expiring PGWP would be […]

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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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Quebec adds dozens of jobs to 2022 facilitated LMIA process list

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:00:39 +0000

Quebec has published an updated version of the list of high-demand jobs for which the process of hiring temporary foreign workers is made easier. The procedure for Quebec employers seeking to hire foreign skilled workers is different from the procedures for employers in the rest of Canada. Quebec employers hiring temporary foreign workers under the […]

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Canada is offering an open work permit to PGWP holders

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:00:15 +0000

On April 22, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a new temporary policy to allow international graduates to stay in Canada longer. Starting this summer, international student graduates who have a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that is expiring between January and December 2022 and who are in Canada will qualify for an additional open work permit […]

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Hong Kong immigration to Canada is booming

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:59:00 +0000

Canada is enjoying a resurgence in immigration from Hong Kong. CIC News obtained new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) showing a 50 per cent jump in Hong Kong permanent residence landings and four-fold increase in study and work permit applications compared to pre-pandemic levels. Hong Kong was the number one source of […]

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How to apply for a Canadian open work permit

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 13:00:03 +0000

Open work permits allow foreign workers the flexibility to choose where they work in Canada. Oftentimes, foreign nationals who want to work in Canada need a work permit. These permits may be tied to a specific employer, or occupation. By contrast, open work permits allow for freedom of movement, whether it is between workplaces, occupations […]

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Canada’s top jobs for LMIA-exempt work permit holders in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 13:00:24 +0000

Most of Canada’s foreign workers fall under the International Mobility Program (IMP). In 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued more than 315,000 work permits under the IMP alone. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) accounted for about 104,000 work permits issued. The major difference between the two programs is the need for a […]

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