Quebec skilled workers now eligible for Bridging Open Work Permit

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:53:20 +0000

As of August 31, 2021, temporary foreign workers who reside in Quebec and have been selected by Quebec as skilled workers, are eligible, under certain conditions, to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP). Holders of a BOWP are able to work for any employer of their choice while they wait for Immigration, Refugees […]

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Visitors in Canada continue to have access to work permits

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:00:28 +0000

Canada announced that it is extending until February 28, 2022, a coronavirus-related measure allowing visitors to obtain work permits. Since August 24, 2020, temporary residents who are in Canada with valid visitor status have been able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada. This is a temporary regulatory change as normally foreign […]

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What you need to know about coming to Canada as a performing artist

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 09:00:21 +0000

Typically, Canada requires foreign nationals who want to work in Canada to have work permits. However, Canada also has several exceptions to this rule. The main ones are: Business visitors. These are people who engage in international business in Canada, but who do not directly enter the Canadian labour market. A film producer working on […]

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How to find a job if you are a new immigrant to Canada

Credit to Author: CanadaVisa| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:28:37 +0000

Are you moving to Canada? Finding a job is now likely one of your top priorities. Landing your dream job in Canada can be difficult, but fortunately there are a lot of resources and supports in place to assist you. For instance, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) spends some $2 billion each year on […]

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Canada to make major changes to temporary foreign worker regulations

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:00:03 +0000

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to rules for temporary foreign workers, according to a recent article in the Canada Gazette. Temporary workers come to Canada under one of two paths. The first is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This stream is for companies who want to hire non-Canadians for jobs that Canadian […]

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Moving to Canada? Here’s how to prepare for financial success

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:44:09 +0000

If you are ready to make the maple leaf your national symbol, you might already know which area you want to settle down in or even have a job offer from an employer. There are a lot of steps to make immigrating to Canada a dream come true but establishing your finances should be your […]

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How you can move from the U.S. to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:00:10 +0000

The U.S. is one of the top source countries of foreign nationals who move to Canada. Each year, including over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of U.S. residents and citizens move to Canada to immigrate, work, and study. If you are among those in the United States looking to move north, […]

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Canada’s immigration levels are starting to slow down

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:00:30 +0000

In April 2021, Canada welcomed 21,105 new immigrants, the lowest monthly count since the start of the year. This new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data show that despite a strong start to the year, Canada has been losing momentum over the past two months. In January 2021, Canada welcomed 24,680 new immigrants followed […]

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Ontario mayors talk Canada-U.S. border re-opening with public safety minister

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 09:00:18 +0000

A meeting with Ontario mayors from border cities and the public safety minister suggests travel restrictions may start to ease on the southern border by the end of June. Mayor Drew Dilkens from Windsor told iHeartRadio that while the feds did not provide an official date, they are expecting enough Canadians to be vaccinated by […]

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Spotlight on Criminal Inadmissibility: What It Is, What It Means, and What To Do About It

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sat, 29 May 2021 09:00:31 +0000

The ongoing process of vaccinating Canadian and U.S. populations gives hope that the Canada-U.S. border will open for non-essential crossings sometime this summer. It is worthwhile then, to understand criminal inadmissibility, which can affect your trip to Canada. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) identifies several factors which can make a person inadmissible to […]

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