Report recommends that Canada phase out closed work permits

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 12:00:48 +0000

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SCSAST) has released a report recommending that Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stop issuing closed work permits. The report examined the structure and use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), which was introduced in 1973 to help Canadian employers fill urgent, unstaffed positions […]

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Which jobs received the most LMIAs in 2023?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:00:59 +0000

Gaining Canadian work experience is a crucial part of the immigration journey for many newcomers, helping increase their eligibility for immigration while also improving their skills to reflect the labour market. The ability to work in Canada is usually granted through a work permit, which allows holders to live and work in the country with […]

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Staying in Canada after graduation: What are your options as an international student?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 12:00:40 +0000

Many international students finishing their post-secondary academic programs want to stay in Canada after graduation to live, work and eventually become permanent residents. There are a few options for ways to stay in Canada once school is finished. The most popular option is to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). A PGWP is an […]

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How IRCC checks if your offer of employment is genuine

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sun, 19 May 2024 13:00:29 +0000

An offer of employment can be a substantial support to a Canadian immigration application. Offers of employment and gaining Canadian work experience are often prerequisites for eligibility to many economic immigration pathways. Additionally, having a Canadian offer of employment can help secure a work permit, which in turn can allow individuals to live and work […]

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IRCC to target a reduction in the temporary resident population over the next three years

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 12:00:51 +0000

Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced that temporary resident targets will be added to the annual Immigration Levels Plan starting in fall 2024. The Immigration Levels Plan sets targets for the number of new permanent residents who will be welcomed to Canada each year, for the upcoming three years. Until now temporary resident levels have […]

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Canada announces changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to better address labour market needs

Credit to Author: Riley Cohen| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 19:15:20 +0000

Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault have announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This is a developing story. Other announcements were made during this press conference. CICNews will provide update as more information becomes available. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm During the […]

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Breaking: Canada announces changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to better address labour market needs

Credit to Author: Riley Cohen| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 19:15:20 +0000

Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault have announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This is a developing story. Other announcements were made during this press conference. CICNews will provide update as more information becomes available. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm During the […]

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How IRCC works with other departments to process applications

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2024 14:00:01 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is responsible for enforcing the rules and legislation outlined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Canada’s Immigration Minister shares responsibility for IRPA with the Minister of Public Safety, who is also the head of the Canada Border Services Agency. This means the two departments frequently intersect and […]

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Canada launches second phase of Recognized Employer Pilot Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2024 14:00:00 +0000

More employers in Canada are now eligible to apply for the Recognized Employer Pilot Program (REP). REP is designed to facilitate faster processing for Canadian employers who have shown to be compliant with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Under the REP, qualifying employers will benefit from Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) with longer validity […]

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Five pathways for tech talent in the U.S. to come to Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2023 14:00:05 +0000

There are many ways for technology sector workers in the U.S. to come to Canada for work, after which this country also provides these individuals with several pathways to Canadian permanent residence (PR). Canada has a well-documented need for skilled workers in the tech industry, evidenced most recently by the introduction of category-based Express Entry […]

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