Four common ways to work in Canada without an LMIA under the Canadian interests category

Some foreign nationals looking to work in Canada temporarily can do so without obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA is the labour market test the Canadian government requires when an employer is looking to hire a foreign…

How can I get a Canadian Significant Benefit Work Permit?

Overview The Significant Benefit Work Permit (SBWP) is a special work permit available to workers whose hiring would deliver significant benefit to Canada, either economically, culturally and/or socially. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm…

What is the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program?

Ontario is Canada’s most popular landing destination for immigrants. Through Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), immigrants can receive a provincial nomination which allows them to apply for permanent residency. Discover if…

IRCC to implement internal changes based on the Gender Based Analysis Plus audit

CIC News has obtained an internal memorandum from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) containing recommendations based on the most recent Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA) audit, released by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). The audit determines if…

Ontario and Saskatchewan add 400,000 new jobs, as vacancies remain high

Across all sectors, job vacancies were up by 3.8% in September, to 994,800 vacant positions within Canada. The majority of these new job additions were in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The job vacancy…

Study: International students largely remain in the province where they received their first study permit

A recent analysis of Canadian international students suggests that most who receive a study permit in a certain province tend to remain in that province for their next period of study or work. The Conference Board of Canada is a…

Truck drivers are now eligible for Express Entry

This week Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the NOC 2021 and added 16 new occupations to the list of professions eligible for Express Entry. Truck driving is among them due to significant labour shortages within the sector. NOC…

How a spousal open work permit can allow you to work in Canada

Spousal sponsorship is an integral component of Canada’s family class immigration efforts, as Canada places a big emphasis on keeping loved ones together in this country. The larger category of spousal sponsorship breaks down into two similar but still distinct…

Canada invites 4,750 candidates in the most recent Express Entry draw

On November 23, Canada held its most recent all-program Express Entry draw. This is the eleventh draw since all-program draws resumed on July 6. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 4,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking…

Bank of Canada Governor talks about using immigration to balance the national labour market

In two recent speeches on November 10th and 14th, Bank of Canada (BoC) Governor Tiff Macklem spoke to attendees and the media about how immigration may be the key to achieving labour market stability and correcting the course of inflation….