Canada’s TV and film sector booming amid pandemic

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:00:40 +0000

Canada has been welcoming television (TV) and film personnel ever since the industry reopened last summer— and now it’s booming. In Ontario alone, there are 87 major productions taking place, according to the Directors Guild of Canada. These include TV series such as Locke and Key, Chucky, See and Star Trek. The industry has been allowed to flourish amid the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Why Canada is focusing on immigration candidates living in the country

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:00:35 +0000

With international travel low and immigration targets high, Canada has been opening pathways for domestic immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. The Canadian government is depending on foreign nationals who are likely already living in Canada to meet its immigration targets for the year. Canada has set out to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents […]

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Quebec to set higher immigration targets

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 11:00:51 +0000

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant drop in the already low number of immigrant admissions to Quebec and the province is now actively seeking ways to reverse the situation. Quebec immigration minister Nadine Girault said Thursday at a virtual press conference that there is a shortfall of nearly 17,000 or 18,000 people, and […]

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Some essential workers exempt from work permits and quarantine

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:00:28 +0000

Certain foreign workers who are looking to work in essential occupations may only need a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA) to work in Canada, rather than a work permit. Foreign workers who are coming to Canada to support critical infrastructure and who are exempt from the travel restrictions, may not need a work permit to work legally […]

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Quebec updates list of targeted occupations for facilitated LMIA process

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:36:00 +0000

Quebec has released the new list of occupations eligible under the facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. 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. The new list, which will be in effect for the current […]

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Most Canadians support permanent immigration pathways for temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2021 09:00:18 +0000

The majority of Canadians want to see temporary workers in the agricultural sector become permanent residents, according to a new survey. Nanos Research, a market and public opinion research firm held a random survey of 1,039 Canadians over the age of 18 between October 28 and November 1, this year. Results show more than eight […]

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How family members of TFWs can come to Canada amid travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 15:42:56 +0000

Family members of temporary foreign workers are not exempt from travel restrictions, but they may still be able to come to Canada. When we talk about “family members” here, we’re referring to spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children. These family members of permanent residents and citizens are exempt as long as they’re coming for more […]

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TV and Film productions back in action across Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2020 10:00:48 +0000

Canada’s multi-billion-dollar television and film industry is well on its way to recovery despite coronavirus challenges. Productions in British Columbia, where the largest number of television and film shoots in Canada take place, have been picking up since June. Before the pandemic hit, the City of Surrey in British Columbia was on its way to […]

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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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