New immigration measures to support Lebanon

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:58 +0000

Canada has announced additional facilitative measures to support those affected by the situation in Beirut, Lebanon.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Lebanon wishing to return to Canada may receive priority processing if they require travel documents such as a permanent resident travel document (PRTD), or a Canadian passport.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Canada offers immigration support to Lebanon

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 00:00:32 +0000

Canada is establishing an immigration task force in support of Lebanon. Canada’s Minister of Immigration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs issued a statement indicating that the task force will assist those affected by last week’s tragic events in Beirut. The purpose of the task force is to “support the delivery of consular services, and […]

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Holders of expired COPR and PR visas may travel to Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:59:42 +0000

Canada’s immigration department has issued new guidelines for holders of expired permanent residence visas. Individuals who are in possession of Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) but whose documents have now expired will be allowed into Canada. Canada has implemented different policies for expired visa holders depending on whether they are […]

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Canada to welcome up to 390,000 immigrants in 2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:33:26 +0000

Canada will welcome more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years. This was unveiled today in the federal government’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada continues its approach to gradually increase immigration levels. This is likely to give stakeholders time to adequately plan to support a larger population. Whereas Canada welcomed 320,000 […]

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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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A look ahead: Forecasting Canada’s immigration outlook and disruptors between 2020-2029

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:57:28 +0000

The past decade was among the most eventful in Canadian immigration history. It saw a significant increase in Canada’s levels of permanent residents, international students, and foreign workers. The complete revamping of Canada’s economic class program was among other major transformations that also impacted the country’s family and refugee class programs. It is expected that […]

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Amendment to Impaired Driving Act to spare PRs

The Senate has passed a critical amendment to the Impaired Driving Act that would spare permanent residents sentenced to less than six months from being deported. Bill C-46 intends to raise the maximum penalty for impaired driving in Canada from five to 10 years. As originally proposed, it would have automatically classified all DUI offences […]

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