Canada is aiming to re-design the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national reference for occupations. It categorizes employment activities in Canada to help understand the nature of the Canadian labour market, run government programs, promote skills development, conduct research, and help Canada manage its immigration and foreign worker programs. Background Every ten years, the NOC undergoes a major structural revision […]

Changes in the Owner/Operator LMIA Program in Canada

The Owner/Operator (“O/O”) LMIA is a variation of LMIA that is mostly welcomed by foreign business owners who are interested to purchase an existing business or start a new business in Canada. The candidates are expected to have a controlling interest in the business by being the sole proprietor or a majority shareholder. For several […]

Canada’s Latest Express Entry Draw and Future Applications

Introduction Canada’s latest Express Entry draw came in record-breaking at over 27k to invite people to apply for permanent residence. This is a huge jump from the prior draw, which only reached 5k by comparison. The Canadian government’s Immigration Levels Plan aims to take this even further by planning a target of a whopping 401k […]

What to expect from Canadian immigration in 2021?

With the world in pandemic mode over the last ten months and Covid-19 continuing to spread across the globe, many are wondering what we can expect for the year to come, especially when it comes to the world of immigration! Although we know that Canada’s immigration system will not return completely back to normal until […]

New Canadian immigration programs for young foreign nationals

Canada is expecting more than 1.2 million immigrants by the end of 2023! That’s the largest intake the country has had in decades and to make it happen, the country is now looking at offering more immigration pathways to foreign nationals already residing in Canada. In consideration of the drop in the number of immigrants […]

How will the Biden administration affect Canadian immigration

On November 7, 2020, Joe Biden was finally declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election resulting in an expression of optimism regarding the future of the relations between the United States and Canada. The relationship between the two countries has been strained with the Trump administration over the past four years. Soon after the […]

The latest Express Entry draw- dubious or unexpected??

After much anticipation, Canada finally held its latest Express Entry draw on November 5th (today) with 4,500 invitations issued to all candidates with a minimum score of 478. This is the third time that the country has sent 4,500 invitations which is the highest number of invitations issued in a single draw. Express Entry Express […]

How tech workers can benefit from the new 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Last Friday, October 30, 2020, the much-anticipated 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan was announced by the government of Canada detailing its’ plan to invite more than 1.2 million immigrants by the end of 2023. The government stated that the country has chosen to increase its immigration targets with the aim of strengthening the economy and filling […]

Incredible opportunities in Alberta for international students in business and technology

Alberta recently introduced two new immigration pathways to inspire international graduates to start businesses in Alberta with the hope of contributing to its economic expansion. The new streams known as the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream and the Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream are part of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) which nominates individuals […]

Disconnect between Canada and the U.S. on reopening the border

Since mutually agreeing to close their shared land border on March 21, 2020 to help stop the spread of Covid-19, there have been several contradictory communications between Canada and the U.S. regarding the reopening of the border. Canada-U.S. border restrictions On October 19, 2020, Canada’s Public Safety Minister confirmed that the Canada-U.S. border will be […]

Why tech workers should choose Canada instead of the U.S.?

Canada is currently faced with an unparalleled opportunity to enhance its tech hub with highly-skilled immigrants from across the globe as the Trump administration continues to restrict immigration into the United States. As of December 7th, 2020, new regulations by U.S. departments of Homeland Security and Labor will come into effect further limiting the number […]

Top Questions- The impact of Covid-19 on foreign workers in Canada

With COVID-19 causing so much uncertainty for foreign workers and their employers in Canada, the government has announced a number of new measures that have affected immigration applications as well as the recruitment and management of foreign workers over the last few months. Since employers need to be cognizant of all the new guidelines to […]

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