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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, and was not applied retroactively.  This means that the first date on which workers will have reached the cap – including any workers hired before the cap was imposed [...]

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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 model, to be called “Express Entry” is set to launch in January 2015.  The program was formerly called “Expression of Interest”. The program will offer qualified candidates holding valid job offers or nominations under the [...]

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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 April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 in the Skilled Worker, Entrepreneur/Self Employed and Immigrant Investor Programs. The MICC will accept 500 applications under the Entrepreneur/Self Employed program and a further 6,500 applications [...]

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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 levy fines against employers found to be abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).  The TFWP allows employers to apply for “Labour Market Opinions”, permitting them to hire foreign employees if they can [...]

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Evan Green published in HR Professional Magazine

March 21, 2014 – Check out Evan Green’s article “Canadian Work Permits 101″ in this month’s HR Professional Magazine. Evan outlines for readers the various options available to businesses seeking to bring workers to Canada.  Read the article here.

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Personal Checklist for New Immigrants to Canada

No matter how prepared you may be, or how many family members are already over here, coming to a new country is a stressful, scary process.  New residents never really know what to expect.  They may not speak the language at all or only moderately, they might not be prepared for the weather, they may [...]

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How to Sponsor a Family Member to Come to Canada

There is a category of Canadian Immigration known as the “Family Class” that helps you sponsor family members living abroad and bring them to Canada. This process helps reunite families and complete the dream of immigrating to Canada, but as with all aspects of Canadian immigration, there are some important rules and regulations to follow. [...]

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