U.S. economy lost $100B due to Trump immigration ban: Report

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:00:54 +0000

Restricting immigration has proven costly to the U.S. economy, according to a new report. On June 22, 2020, American President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to limit the number of employment-based visas the U.S. would issue for the rest of 2020. This includes new employment-based visas under the H-1B, H-2B, J, and L categories. […]

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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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Why Canada needs an Agri-Food Immigration Program

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:35:21 +0000

Canada’s recent launch of its Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is long overdue. For decades, the country has struggled to find enough workers to support one of its most important industries. The agri-food industry results in $110 billion in domestic sales each year, plus an additional $65 billion in export sales. The industry supports 1 in every […]

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Quebec announces major immigration program reforms; 2 new pilots

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:04:56 +0000

Following public consultations, the Quebec government announced today long-awaited reforms to its Quebec Experience Program. It will also launch two new pilot programs. Quebec expects that changes to the Quebec Experience Program (QEP) will come into force through its immigration regulations “in the coming weeks.” Launched in 2010, the QEP is a popular stream that […]

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IEC visa holders can now come to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 18:45:50 +0000

Effective May 8, 2020, some International Experience Canada (IEC) visa holders are exempt from Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Only IEC participants who have a valid job offer and a port of entry letter of introduction are now able to come to Canada, according to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), although IRCC advises such individuals […]

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