How to extend your stay as a visitor in Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 10:00:47 +0000

With travel bans, border closures, and travel restrictions still in place, if you are in Canada as a visitor, you may be looking to extend your stay. In general, visitor visas allow foreigners to live legally in Canada for up to six months. At the end of this period, the visitor’s legal status expires and […]

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Canada’s international graduates: Don’t lose hope

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 11:48:08 +0000

Many were hoping to benefit from the English-speaking International Graduates stream that Canada launched on May 6. This was the most popular of the six streams introduced by Canada to allow some 90,000 additional international graduates and essential workers to apply for permanent residence. The two English-speaking essential worker streams have a quota of 50,000 […]

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Canada’s new immigration streams have already surprised us

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 19:05:54 +0000

The early results of Canada’s six new permanent residence streams have been surprising for all the right reasons. At 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today, Canada began to accept applications under a temporary public policy that will allow essential workers and international graduates to become permanent residents. The purpose of the streams is to provide […]

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Tips to get settled in Canada

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 12:00:20 +0000

Whether you’re just looking into which countries you might want to immigrate to or have your heart set on moving to Canada, you have questions about what’s involved in the process of getting settled. What are the immigration requirements? What are the best cities to live in? How much will it cost to live in […]

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New Netflix location opening in Toronto

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 09:00:37 +0000

On April 27, Netflix announced the opening of a new office in Toronto. The streaming giant’s officials delivered the news to Toronto’s mayor, John Tory, in a virtual meeting. The announcement comes weeks after Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos, revealed that Canada would be home to a new head office. “As we grow our business and […]

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Why demand is strong for Canada’s 6 new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 14:59:09 +0000

Canada’s recent announcement is being met with great fanfare. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching six streams for essential workers and international graduates on May 6. It will provide permanent residence to up to 50,000 essential workers and 40,000 graduates. The programs close on November 5, or when the quotas are met, whichever […]

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Whole House Fans: Do They Work? Are They Safe? Do They Save Money?

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:35:33 +0000

Summer reminds us every year that our homes can get hot and uncomfortable. Air conditioning is expensive to buy and expensive to operate, using a ton of electricity. HVAC is typically the biggest user of energy in the average home. AC is also unhealthy. Just think of all those dust particles, allergens, VOCs, chemicals, and […]

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Canadian work permit alternatives to Owner/Operator for immigrant entrepreneurs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:35 +0000

The expedited work permit for immigrant entrepreneurs is no more, here are some other options. The Owner/Operator category has been removed from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as of April 1, 2021. This category allowed applicants to apply for a work permit without having to do the advertising requirement of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). There have […]

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Visitors have more time to apply for work permits within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:44:18 +0000

Canada is extending a 2020 coronavirus-related measure to allow temporary residents with job offers to apply for their work permits without leaving the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) originally introduced the measure between August 24, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Foreign nationals in Canada on visitor status will now be able to benefit from […]

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Amateur athletes exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:00:53 +0000

Canada is making it easier for high-performance amateur athletes to enter the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amateur athletes and accompanying support personnel, who are participating in international single-sport events, may be exempt from Canada’s imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, they may not need to fulfil the mandatory 14-day […]

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