Applied For Canada Visit Visa Before September 7? You May Need To Re-Apply

Applied For Canada Visit Visa Before September 7? You May Need To Re-Apply
Canada immigration news: Anyone who applied for a visitor visa before Sept. 7 – the day the country opened its borders to all fully-vaccinated travellers – should re-apply if their situation has changed and they are coming for one of 10 reasons, say Canadian immigration officials. Those reasons include coming to Canada: to be reunited with an immediate family member...

Make it Easier to Hire Foreign Workers, Canada Restaurateurs Tell Ottawa

Make it Easier to Hire Foreign Workers, Canada Restaurateurs Tell Ottawa
Canada immigration news: As Canada’s economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurateurs facing extreme labour shortages are turning to international students and temporary foreign workers to pick up the slack. And the industry’s main lobbying organization wants Ottawa to make it easier to hire immigrants. “Restaurants are key to bringing Canadians back to work, but precarious conditions over the past 18-plus...

Canada Extends COVID-19 Policy Offering Work Permit Applications For Visitors

Canada Extends COVID-19 Policy Offering Work Permit Applications For Visitors
Canada immigration news: Canada’s COVID-19 policy that allows visitors to get work permits without having to leave the country has been extended for a second time. An announcement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Tuesday said the temporary public policy would be extended until February 28, 2022. The policy was first implemented on August 24, 2020, and was limited...

Canada Records Lowest Unemployment Since Before COVID

Canada Records Lowest Unemployment Since Before COVID
Canada immigration news: The Canada jobs picture took another step forwards in August as unemployment reached its lowest level since before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The Statistics Canada Labour Market Survey recorded an unemployment rate of 7.1 percent, down 0.4 percentage points on July, as Canada’s economic recovery continued. As unemployment fell, employment rose for the third consecutive month, with Canada...

Saskatchewan Immigration Draw: Province Targets 16 Jobs With 528 Invitations

Saskatchewan Immigration Draw: Province Targets 16 Jobs With 528 Invitations
Canada immigration news: Saskatchewan immigration has issued 528 invitations to apply across two streams in a new Expression of Interest draw. In the September 8 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw, Occupations In-Demand candidates with skills and experience in one of 16 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes received 212 invitations, with a minimum score of 66 points, four lower than the...

Temporary Foreign Workers Can Now Get Quebec Bridging Open Work Permit

Temporary Foreign Workers Can Now Get Quebec Bridging Open Work Permit
Canada immigration news: A deal between the Quebec and federal governments means temporary foreign workers living in Quebec who has applied for permanent residency are now also able to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP). Applications first opened up on Sept. 1, several months after Ottawa and Quebec first announced in May they were working on such an...

New Quebec Immigration Draw Sees 517 Arrima Expression of Interest Invitations Issued

New Quebec Immigration Draw Sees 517 Arrima Expression of Interest Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: A new major draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system, saw Quebec immigration issue invitations to 517 candidates.  The September 2 draw required a minimum score of 499 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system, 18 points lower than the previous week’s draw. A maximum of 1,320 points are available. Quebec has now issued 2,119 invitations...

New BC PNP Tech Draw Sees Province Issue 34 Immigration Invitations

New BC PNP Tech Draw Sees Province Issue 34 Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: A new BC PNP Tech draw saw British Columbia immigration issue 34 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. The September 7 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled...

Canada Now Open To Fully-Vaccinated International Travellers

Canada Now Open To Fully-Vaccinated International Travellers
Canada immigration news: As Ottawa takes the next step in lifting restrictions despite rising COVID-19 cases, fully-vaccinated international travellers can enter Canada as of Tuesday, September 7. As of 12.01 am, anyone fully vaccinated is not required to quarantine, but is required to produced a negative PCR test within 24 hours of departure to board a flight. On arrival in Canada,...

Overseas Candidates Included As Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 602 LAAs Issued

Overseas Candidates Included As Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 602 LAAs Issued
Canada immigration news: Overseas candidates were included as Manitoba immigration conducted a new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, issuing 602 Letters of Advice to Apply. The September 2 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 463 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates scoring 445 points. International Education Stream candidates received 55 LAAs. The remaining 84...