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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TV and Film productions back in action across Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2020 10:00:48 +0000

Canada’s multi-billion-dollar television and film industry is well on its way to recovery despite coronavirus challenges. Productions in British Columbia, where the largest number of television and film shoots in Canada take place, have been picking up since June. Before the pandemic hit, the City of Surrey in British Columbia was on its way to […]

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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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Canadian immigration options for tech talent

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:00:16 +0000

Canada is open to tech talent. A recent U.S. media report by CGTN America sheds light on Canada’s emergence as a destination of choice for tech workers from around the world amid immigration restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Indeed, Canada has made a concerted effort to attract more workers to its shores to feed […]

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Employers must pay wages to foreigners who don’t have social insurance numbers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 05:00:41 +0000

Canada’s immigration department has specified that Canadian employers must pay foreign workers even if they do not yet have their Social Insurance Number (SIN). Though workers still have to apply for the SIN within three days of starting employment, they do not have to get their number to start working but they have to give […]

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More U.S. film productions moving to Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00:56 +0000

Industry insiders say a growing number of major American productions are relocating to Canada. The increase of Covid-19 cases in California, the very strict health and safety protocols and testing issued by Hollywood’s Unions, combined with the shortage of tests, are pushing the major film studios to look to Canada in order to get film […]

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How Canada is helping international students

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:00:53 +0000

International students are extremely important to Canada’s society and economy. The 640,000 international students in Canada help to create a vibrant learning environment on campuses across the country. They also contribute some $22 billion to the economy each year which supports around 200,000 Canadian jobs. Recognizing that international students have also been impacted by COVID-19 […]

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Foreign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000

Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations can now skip past a time-consuming step in the work permit process. Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations. In order to get an LMIA, in most cases, employers need to […]

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Extending your stay in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:35:20 +0000

While obtaining a Canadian permit or visa is a goal for countless foreign nationals around the world, the status it confers may need to be extended. This could raise a host of issues that the foreign national may not have faced in their initial application. Gaining an extension may prove even more complicated than usual […]

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Obtaining a Canadian work permit despite criminality issues

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:00:29 +0000

Acquiring a Canadian work permit is the goal of many foreign nationals all around the world. However, with strengthened security and enforcement of immigration laws, receiving a work permit in Canada can be difficult for those who are subject to criminal charges. A temporary Canadian work permit allows the applicant to come live in Canada […]

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