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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Quebec Experience Program: changes come into effect

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:04:26 +0000

The new eligibility criteria for the Quebec Experience Program (or PEQ) introduced by the provincial government on July 9 take effect today, July 22. Launched in 2010, the PEQ is a popular immigration stream that provides a fast-track to permanent residence for temporary foreign workers and international students that have resided in Quebec. On July […]

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Canada expedites process for temporary workers to start new jobs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 20:35:48 +0000

A new government policy is allowing temporary foreign workers, who already have a job offer in Canada, to start working while their application is being processed. The government says this will drastically reduce the time it takes for a temporary worker to start a new job from 10 weeks to 10 business days. The temporary […]

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Canada allocates $50 million for temporary foreign workers to complete self-isolation period

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 18:40:49 +0000

Canada is providing funding so that employers who have hired foreign workers can comply with mandatory coronavirus measures for new arrivals. The $50 million is intended to help employers meet the current health regulations to keep foreign workers safe during their two-week quarantine. Employers and temporary foreign workers share the responsibility of preventing the spread […]

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Canada still processing visa, eTA, study, and immigration applications

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:57:51 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it will continue to process visa and electronic travel authorization (eTA) applications for those who are exempt from travel restrictions, with a particular focus on temporary foreign worker applications related to essential medical services and food supply chain services. In an announcement made on April 10, 2020, IRCC […]

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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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