Canada To Act Against Employers Violating Temporary Foreign Worker Program Rules

Canada has intensified its crackdown on employers violating the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Fines totaling $2.7 million were issued on erring employers last year. The penalties were levied against 194 non-compliant employers, some of whom were also suspended from hiring temporary foreign workers. The move was aimed at safeguarding newcomers from […]

Canada Competes for Global Talent as Immigration Numbers Surge

Canada is making every effort to attract and retain top global talent as immigration numbers surge in the post-pandemic era. With the World Economic Forum predicting a significant increase in global talent mobility by 2030, many countries are vying to attract skilled workers seeking better opportunities and quality of life. According to the Organization for […]

371 LAAs Issued in The Recent Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program MPNP Draw

Manitoba’s latest draw under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has concluded with great success. The authorities have issued 371 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). This draw, held on May 9, has targeted various MPNP streams, opening up numerous opportunities for skilled workers and international graduates. In this draw, 18 LAAs were issued under […]

Federal Government Grants Work Permit Extensions to 6,700 Newcomers in Manitoba

The federal government has announced an extension of work permits for around 6,700 newcomers in Manitoba whose permits were set to expire in 2024. Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller confirmed this decision in response to a request from Manitoba’s labor and immigration minister, Malaya Marcelino. Miller added that it is a challenge as Manitoba depends […]

IRCC Introduces Key Improvements In The Immigration Application Processing Time Tool

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is improving its online processing times tool to positively change Canada’s immigration system. This will help new applicants predict application processing durations accurately. The improved tool will provide forward-looking processing time estimates. It will show the waiting time for clients applying to receive a final decision on their immigration […]

Canada Extends Temporary Policy for Sudanese Conflict Refugees

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a six-month extension of their temporary public policy benefiting family members of citizens or permanent residents who fled the conflict in Sudan. The policy was signed on April 30, 2023 and expired on April 30 this year. Under this policy, eligible foreign national family members who left […]

Deportation of Asylum Seekers – Canada Recommends Major Changes To The IRPA

The Canadian government has recommended that changes be made to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to simplify and accelerate the asylum claims process. This recommendation has been made in Ottawa’s 2024 budget announcement.  While specific details of the proposed changes are not available, migrant rights activists have raised concerns about the potential impact […]

New Invitations for Parents and Grandparents Program Announced by Canada

Canada has announced that it will extend invitations to 35,700 potential sponsors under the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) program in May 2024. The invitations will be drawn from the pool of interest to sponsor forms submitted in 2020 and will be sent out over two weeks starting May 21. The PGP program enables Canadian citizens […]

Alberta’s Healthcare Canada Express Entry Draw Sets CRS Minimum at 302

Alberta has turned its focus on healthcare professionals. In a recent draw conducted through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, 49 invitations were issued. During the April 17 draw, the province targeted candidates with job offers through the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, necessitating a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 302 points. […]

Quebec Premier Puts Pressure On The Federal Government For More Immigration Power

In late April, Quebec Premier François Legault once again reminded the federal government of the need for more immigration-specific power. He wants more immigration for his francophone province, mainly from French-speaking foreign nationals. The Quebec premier’s comments follow a call by a minority party leader to cut back on temporary immigration to the province to […]