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Canada Launches Enhanced Pilot Programs to Grant Permanent Resident Status to Caregivers on Arrival

Canada is taking significant steps to bolster its caregiver support systems with the introduction of new pilot programs that will grant permanent resident status to caregivers upon their arrival. These programs come as the current Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot near their expiration on June 17. Under these enhanced caregiver pilot programs, home care workers will no longer need to...

New Changes to Canada’s Work Permit and LMIA in 2024

In response to severe labor shortages and the need to strike a balance between the needs of Canadian sectors and the employment of foreign workers under particular conditions, Canada implemented significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on May 1, 2024. Reduced Validity of LMIA: Previously valid for twelve months, the Labor Market Impact Assessments will now only be valid for six months. This...

International students in Canada face new limit on work hours this fall

International students can now work off campus up to 24 hours per week, instead of the 40 hours they were allowed to work throughout the academic year, as of this fall. The federal government will reinstate the weekly work-hour cap, which was reduced during the epidemic to enable international students, according to Immigration Minister Marc Miller. This will lessen the financial pressure that students suffered...

Canada pulls plug on work permits for international students 3.5 months early

The date on which work permits will no longer be granted to foreign students who graduate from public-private partnership programs has been pushed by Canada from September 1 to May 15.According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the action was taken on March 22 to stop schools from moving up their admission dates in order to avoid the change. The start of the academic...

IRCC invites 1,980 candidates in latest Express Entry draw

The third Express Entry draw of the month has seen invitations sent out to candidates by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 1,980 invitations to apply (ITAs) were sent out by the department in a general draw. A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 524 was required of candidates. The two Express Entry drawings on March 12 and 13 are followed by today's draw....

Navigating the Express Entry System: Your Gateway to Canadian Permanent Residency

Introduction: Embarking on the journey to immigrate to Canada is an exciting endeavor, and the Express Entry system stands as a crucial pathway for many aspiring newcomers. In this blog post, we will guide you through the ins and outs of the Express Entry system, offering a comprehensive overview to help you understand and navigate this key aspect of Canadian immigration. 1. Understanding the Express...

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