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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Work in Thunder Bay: We need healthcare workers

Credit to Author: Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission| Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 13:00:18 +0000

There is a world of employment possibilities to discover outside of the big city. Rewarding professional careers, skilled trades jobs, superior nature, and lower property prices are attracting more people from large cities to work in Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay is located in Ontario, which is Canada’s largest province. The city is west of Toronto […]

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Can my spouse or partner work while their sponsorship application is being processed?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 17:00:58 +0000

If you are sponsoring your spouse or partner in Canada, they can apply for an open work permit when they apply for permanent residence. While your spouse or partner’s permanent residence application is being processed, they must: Maintain legal status as a temporary resident in Canada, and; Wait for their work permit to be approved […]

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How American residents can work in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:00:03 +0000

Most U.S. residents need a work permit in order to work in Canada. Work permits in Canada fall under two categories. The first category involves a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Canada’s federal government uses the LMIA to determine how the hiring of foreign workers may impact the wages and employment of workers in Canada. Some […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:00:01 +0000

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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How Canada’s new NOC will affect Express Entry eligibility

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 28 May 2022 12:00:47 +0000

Details of how the updated National Occupation Classification (NOC) system will affect Express Entry eligibility have been released. NOC 2021 will come into effect in November 2022. A total of 16 occupations will become eligible for Express Entry, and three will become ineligible, according to an internal briefing memo. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Quebec skilled workers can now submit applications for open work permits through the IMP+

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 20:49:47 +0000

A new pathway to bring in skilled workers who have been selected by Quebec and are waiting for permanent residence is now open for applications. The International Mobility Program Plus (IMP+) provides a new work permit option for permanent resident applicants selected by Quebec. It is a way for Quebec to accelerate the arrival of […]

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How to apply for a Canadian spousal open work permit

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:00:50 +0000

Spouses and common-law partners of Canadians can get an open work permit while their inland sponsorship application for permanent residence is being processed. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process applications submitted through the Spousal Sponsorship program within 12 months. The Open Work Permit Program can allow foreign spouses to work while waiting […]

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Our Species Can’t Afford A Pointless Return To The Office

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 15:55:24 +0000

A piece from Bloomberg a few weeks ago tells us that it’s time for everyone to return to the office. Why? Because it’s good for us! How does the author, who admits to having worked remotely for most of her career, justify this? Well, she’s talked to older workers and they think going to the […]

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