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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More details released on who can apply for employer-specific work permits without leaving Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 12:00:27 +0000

Canada released more detailed information on who is eligible for a new temporary policy that benefits temporary residents with job offers. The new policy, announced last month, allows eligible foreign nationals with valid status to apply for a job offer-supported work permit from inside Canada. It also means that eligible foreign nationals will not be […]

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Employment services help newcomers adapt to what Canadian employers expect

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:14:20 +0000

Though Canada still names immigration as a priority in helping the economy recover from coronavirus, barriers still remain between newcomers and job opportunities. New immigrants entering the job market may be faced with credential recognition issues. Language or cultural barriers may affect newcomers’ confidence or their ability to communicate with their employers and colleagues. They […]

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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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Canada introduces more study and work permit flexibility

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 18:22:48 +0000

Canada has just announced three major measures to help individuals who wish to pursue Canadian education and work opportunities. In a news release just issued on its website, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced the following three new measures on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility for international students pursuing their Canadian educational programs […]

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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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AIP work permit applications can now be done online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:53:38 +0000

Canada’s immigration department is now accepting online applications for work permits under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started accepting applications for AIP work permits as of today, August 17. Paper applications will be accepted until September 1, 2020. The AIP offers a pathway to permanent residence for foreign […]

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Canadian company wants tech workers affected by U.S. immigration ban

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:43:20 +0000

“What if my visa gets cancelled?” “What if I lose my job and health insurance?” Those are the messages on nine billboards around Silicon Valley, the hub of innovation and technology in the San Francisco Bay Area of Southern California—and a Canadian company is behind them. Communitech is using this ad campaign to target foreign […]

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Canada: An immigration destination for self-employed cultural workers, musicians, artists and athletes

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:00:57 +0000

Self-employed individuals have the possibility of becoming permanent residents in Canada, based on their work experience, and their intention to continue working for themselves. Canada’s Federal Self-Employed Persons Program allows eligible individuals who have relevant experience in athletics, arts and culture to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The program is aimed at a wide range […]

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