Foreign nationals allowed to come to Canada for work despite coronavirus measures

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:05:28 +0000

Work permit holders are now allowed to enter Canada even if they were approved after the government issued a travel ban to stop the spread of coronavirus. In an earlier version of the ban, it appeared a number of people would not be allowed to travel to Canada if their permits were approved after March […]

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Canada processing Temporary Foreign Worker applications amid coronavirus measures

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:18:22 +0000

Canada is continuing to process applications for all Temporary Foreign Worker Program streams and working to help Canadian employers along the way. After coronavirus measures closed the border to most non-residents, industries that rely on temporary foreign workers pressured the government to not disrupt the flow of essential labour to Canada. CIC News obtained email […]

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Quebec announces new regulations to protect temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 22:04:54 +0000

The Government of Quebec has announced new regulations to protect temporary foreign workers from questionable practices by recruiters and personnel placement agencies and employers. Under the new measures, personnel placement and recruitment agencies for temporary foreign workers will need a permit to operate. Agencies that already offer services will now have to apply to the […]

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Trucking association calls on feds to protect immigrant drivers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:17:32 +0000

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling all levels of government to protect immigrant workers from abuse. Their statement follows an investigative report by Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper alleging immigration consultants and trucking companies in British Columbia were making temporary foreign workers pay thousands of dollars in exchange for jobs driving semi-trucks, a practice that […]

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Canada announces 3-year permanent residence pilot for eligible agri-food workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:04:18 +0000

Temporary foreign workers with experience in Canada’s agri-food sector will have a new pathway to Canadian permanent residence starting in early 2020.  The three-year Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will help retain experienced, non-seasonal foreign workers with eligible job offers in Canada’s agricultural and agri-foods industry. The Government of Canada says the industry exported a record $66.2 […]

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Canada announces 2,000 additional Provincial Nominee Program spaces for temporary workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:14:28 +0000

An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order […]

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Canada announces 2,000 additional spaces under Provincial Nominee Program for temporary workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:14:28 +0000

An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order […]

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