Family of some temporary foreign workers now eligible for Canadian work permits under temporary measure

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:00:42 +0000

Starting today, January 30, family members of some temporary foreign workers (TFWs) will be eligible for work permits. Immigration minister Sean Fraser said that temporarily extending work permits to family members of principal applicants in the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP). This measure will help Canada combat chronic labour shortages. […]

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Sunwing says holiday travel disruptions caused by rejection of an LMIA

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:00:12 +0000

Sunwing Airlines is crediting the rejection of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) on December 9 as a major factor in widespread disruption to its passengers over the holiday season. In a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, an airline representative said that they had received over 7,000 complaints from […]

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IRCC considering Express Entry draws based on occupations, and other categories

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 14:05:56 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently held consultations with the public and stakeholders to adapt the Express Entry application management system to better target Canada’s economic needs and labour shortages. The department plans to do this by creating Express Entry categories that target key attributes such as educational credentials, work experience, or knowledge of […]

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Understanding how a Canadian temporary resident can maintain, lose, and restore their status

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 13:00:39 +0000

According to the 2021 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Canada was home to 256,740 study permit holders and 326,116 temporary work permit holders (under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP)) in 2020. Individuals in these two groups make up part of the country’s population identified as temporary residents […]

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IRCC has processed all-time high 4.8 million applications in 2022

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 13:00:57 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports an overall reduction of nearly half a million applications since August this year. This is almost double the number of applications processed over the same period in 2021 when the department processed 2.5 million. The progress comes as IRCC is on track to admit a record breaking 431,000 […]

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Canadian immigration options for U.S. visa holders

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:15:00 +0000

An H-1B visa is a United States work permit that allows foreign born nationals who have specialized knowledge, or fashion models ‘of merit”, to work in the United States. There are aspects of the H-1B visa program that can cause complications for workers, such as the time limit. Some H-1B visas are valid for up […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases to 2.4 million people

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:28:02 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.4 million according to new data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of November 3. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: November 3, […]

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Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:26:58 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has tabled a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for international students and temporary foreign workers. On September 20 during routine proceedings, Fraser tabled a strategy to expand transitions to permanent residence for foreign workers and international students with significant work experience in sectors with persistent labour shortages. The documents […]

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Shadow minister expects Sean Fraser to present plan for temporary residents when Canadian Parliament resumes

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:00:51 +0000

A parliamentary motion called for Immigration Minister Sean Fraser to publish a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for temporary residents. On May 11, Fraser was given 120 days to respond, a deadline which falls outside of the House of Commons’ sitting calendar. The Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Jasraj […]

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Entering Canada with a felony conviction

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:00:33 +0000

Anyone trying to enter Canada with a felony conviction on their criminal record may be surprised to learn that they might be considered inadmissible. This can be true for residents of any country who would like to immigrate to Canada or even just visit several years post-conviction. However, in some circumstances it may be possible […]

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