How NOC changes affect Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:00:50 +0000

Canada’s immigration department will switch to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system on November 16, 2022, according to the government’s website. The new NOC will change eligibility for some of Canada’s immigration programs including Express Entry. Currently, in order to be eligible for Express Entry you need work experience that falls […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog grows to 2.7 million people

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 18:13:07 +0000

Canada continues to struggle with its immigration applications as its inventory now stands at some 2.7 million people. This represents a growth of nearly 300,000 people over the past six weeks. The backlog has nearly doubled over the past year and nearly tripled since the start of the pandemic. Discover if You Are Eligible for […]

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Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:26:37 +0000

IRCC’s backlog has grown to 2.4 million persons. The backlog has grown by 257,499 persons over the past month, largely due to a significant increase in temporary residence applications. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 applications as of June 1, 2022. The permanent residence inventory stands at […]

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Advertising requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canadian employers who need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to hire foreign workers will oftentimes need to complete an advertising requirement. The purpose of the advertising requirement is to demonstrate to the Canadian government that there are no Canadian workers available or willing to fill a job vacancy. Employers must satisfy the […]

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How Canada’s new NOC will affect Express Entry eligibility

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 28 May 2022 12:00:47 +0000

Details of how the updated National Occupation Classification (NOC) system will affect Express Entry eligibility have been released. NOC 2021 will come into effect in November 2022. A total of 16 occupations will become eligible for Express Entry, and three will become ineligible, according to an internal briefing memo. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Alberta lifts restrictions on temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 03 May 2022 13:00:51 +0000

Effective May 1st, Alberta is lifting restrictions on the hiring of new temporary foreign workers. All pending applications, including those submitted prior to May 1, are subject to this change. Prior to the change, the Alberta government had a “refusal to process” list containing occupations for which employers could not submit applications to the Canadian […]

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Quebec needs more workers to fill job vacancies: report

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:00:17 +0000

Quebec has started off the year with a low unemployment rate and a record number of job vacancies. In an effort to address labour shortages, the provincial and federal governments have put forth a number of measures to support immigrants. The pandemic has transformed Quebec’s labour market. Public health measures have exacerbated previously-existing labour market […]

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How Canada can improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Isaac Kinsella| Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:00:39 +0000

A recent study from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business titled “Labour shortages are back with a vengeance” found that 54% of businesses could not find all the staff they need, with only 42% reporting being able to fully staff their operations. Some small businesses have made changes to increase their competitiveness in the job […]

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UPDATE: What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:12:16 +0000

Canada’s Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland has just unveiled Canada’s first budget since the September 2021 federal election. The budget outlines the Canadian government’s planned spending and revenue. It is one of the most important announcements made by the federal government each year since it outlines the state of Canada’s economic and fiscal health and what […]

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