Canada’s immigration backlog continues to gradually decrease

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 13:00:56 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports that the number of applicants in inventory has decreased from approximately 2.2 million to just over 2.1 million over December. In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of January 2-3. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog has decreased to 2.2 million

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 13:00:26 +0000

New data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports that Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.2 million. In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of December 2. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: November 3, […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:00:17 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause shifts in eligibility for some of Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. Discover if You […]

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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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Understanding and applying through specialized LMIA applications

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:00:44 +0000

As part of hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in Canada—under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)—companies must submit a request for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This document is needed to hire a foreign worker and determine the impact of their hiring on the Canadian labour […]

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Canadian work permits for athletes

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:00:16 +0000

There are specific requirements for athletes and staff looking to work in Canada. Work permit rules depend on whether your team is based in Canada or abroad. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Athletes and staff working for a non-Canadian employer Although foreign athletes and coaches are technically foreign […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases slightly to 2.6 million

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:00:12 +0000

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting a decrease in its August 31 inventory. A spokesperson from IRCC sent CIC News inventory data suggesting the backlog has been reduced by 95,204 persons in a matter of six weeks. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since last July: August 31, […]

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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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