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Aug 7, 2014

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Jul 30, 2014

Expedited Processing Available for Certain Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications

July 30, 2014 – Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program included measures to provide for expedited processing for certain applicatio...

Jul 30, 2014

Employment and Social Development Canada Clarifies Wage Requirements for Temporary Foreign Worker Program

July 30, 2014 – Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program included a new delineation between “high-wage” and “low-wage” occupations, w...

Jul 11, 2014

Pending Labour Market Opinion Applications May Need To Be Resubmitted According To New Program Rules

July 11, 2014 - Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program mean that some outstanding Labour Market Opinion (LMO) applications will nee...

Jul 10, 2014

Are You a Performing Artist Travelling to Canada? You May Be Exempt From Work Permit Requirements

July 10, 2014 - As of June 20, 2014 many performing artists travelling to Canada to perform in bars and restaurants will no longer require a work p...

Jul 9, 2014

CAN+ Program in India to Offer Expedited Visa Processing

July 9, 2014 – The Government of Canada has announced the extension of the CAN+ program to India.  Previously, only Mexico was a designated CAN+ co...

Jun 20, 2014

Moratorium on Access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Lifted, Major Reforms Announced

June 20, 2014 – Ministers Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander today announced major changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and, at the...

Jun 19, 2014

New Definition of "Dependent" Takes Effect August 1, 2014

June 19, 2014 – Significant changes to the definition of “dependent” in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) come into force o...

Jun 10, 2014

New Guidelines for Intra-Company Transfers in the Specialized Knowledge Category

June 10, 2014 – In an operational bulletin released yesterday, the Government of Canada provided new guidance to officers processing work permit ap...

Jun 6, 2014

Employment and Social Development Canada Announces Immediate End to “Recruiting and Advertising” Exemption for Foreign Graduates

June 6,  2014 – Effective immediately, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is ending the exemption for employers looking to hire foreig...

Jun 5, 2014

U.S. Consulates in Canada Suspend Third Country National Visa Processing for Summer

June 5, 2014 – U.S. Consulates in Canada have temporarily suspended all visa processing for Third Country Nationals for the summer months of June, ...

Jun 5, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Releases List of Designated Learning Institutions

June 5, 2014 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released its list of Designated Learning Institutions. The list is part of an overhaul ...

May 23, 2014

Changes to Canada's International Student Program Take Effect June 1, 2014

May 23, 2014 – Important changes are coming to Canada’s International Student Program.  These changes are meant to improve access to Canada for int...

May 9, 2014

Update: Moratorium on the Food Services Sector's Access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

May 9, 2014 – It’s been two weeks since the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada imposed a moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s...

Apr 28, 2014

Minister of Employment and Social Development Announces Moratorium on Temporary Foreign Worker Program for Food Services Sector

April 28, 2014 – In a statement issued Thursday, April 24, the Minister of Employment and Social Development announced an immediate moratorium on t...

Apr 24, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Announces New Caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class

April 24, 2014 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will issue a new set of Ministerial Instructions to immigration officers for processing a...

Apr 9, 2014

Temporary Foreign Workers: 4-year cap to be reached on April 1, 2015

April 9, 2014 – Beginning on April 1, 2011 a temporary cap was imposed on many temporary foreign workers in Canada. This 4-year cap is cumulative, ...

Apr 9, 2014

Government Announces New Immigration Recruitment Model

April 9, 2014 – Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration yesterday announced a new active recruitment model for economic immigration. The m...

Mar 31, 2014

Quebec Announces Application Quotas for Skilled Worker, Entrepreneur /Self-Employed and Investor Programs

March 31, 2014 – The Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) has announced its application quotas for the year beginning A...

Mar 31, 2014

Government of Canada to Impose Fines on Employers Caught Abusing Temporary Foreign Worker Program

March 31, 2014 – The Government of Canada’s budget implementation bill, tabled March 28th, includes provisions that will permit the government to l...