Category: Canada

Family of some temporary foreign workers now eligible for Canadian work permits under temporary measure
Canada

Family of some temporary foreign workers now eligible for Canadian work permits under temporary measure

Starting today, January 30, family members of some temporary foreign workers (TFWs) will be eligible for work permits.   Immigration minister Sean Fraser said that temporarily extending work permits to family members of principal applicants in the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP). This measure will help Canada combat chronic labour shortages. Under the new […]

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What is Quebec’s immigration strategy?
Canada

What is Quebec’s immigration strategy?

Quebec has more immigration authority than any other province and territory in Canada due to its unique francophone status. The Canadian Constitution states that immigration falls under both federal and provincial jurisdiction, but the federal government plays a leading role in immigration. In 1968, Quebec launched its own immigration ministry. Quebec obtained the power to […]

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Working in Canada as a business visitor
Canada

Working in Canada as a business visitor

Business visitors to Canada are afforded some special work privileges that are not given to all international persons coming to this country for work. One of those privileges is an exemption from requiring a Canadian work permit.   Why Canada allows business visitors to come to Canada without work permits Canada’s economic prosperity benefits greatly from […]

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Overcoming a cannabis conviction to enter Canada
Canada

Overcoming a cannabis conviction to enter Canada

In order to understand foreign cannabis convictions, you must determine whether they have an equivalent in Canadian law. Some foreign convictions that are no longer illegal in Canada, such as possession of limited amounts of cannabis, should not be a problem. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm However, several foreign cannabis charges […]

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Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba issue invitations in latest Provincial Nominee Program draws
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Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba issue invitations in latest Provincial Nominee Program draws

Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba have issued invitations to apply to candidates through their most recent rounds of provincial nominee program (PNP) draws.   Most Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be […]

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Education? Car ownership? Immigrants and refugees can reach their financial savings goals in Canada. Here are three tips to make it happen.
Canada

Education? Car ownership? Immigrants and refugees can reach their financial savings goals in Canada. Here are three tips to make it happen.

It’s an expensive time to be a new Canadian.   Canada is currently experiencing record inflation leading to increased cost of living, as well as increasing interest rates to borrow money. Meanwhile a recent survey by a major Canadian financial institution found over half of Canadians (56 per cent) are cutting back on discretionary spending and some […]

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Canada’s payroll employment increases, as strong hiring continues
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Canada’s payroll employment increases, as strong hiring continues

Across 10 out of 15 sectors, payroll employment (the number of employees receiving pay or receiving benefits from their employer) increased in November 2022—a good indication of a strong hiring climate, and a returning to pre-COVID economic output in Canada. As a result, many industries also saw a decrease in job vacancies—as employers were more […]

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Poll shows more people than ever want to immigrate to Canada
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Poll shows more people than ever want to immigrate to Canada

For the first time, Canada has polled as the second most popular destination for potential newcomers after the United States in the most recent poll by Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm. This is the first time Gallup has released data on this topic since 2018. The poll says that in 2021, 900 million people would […]

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How you can use ChatGPT on your immigration journey
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How you can use ChatGPT on your immigration journey

Since its launch in November of 2022, Chat GPT-3 has garnered a wealth of attention for its articulate answers and ability to learn and perfect its responses, across a wide variety of subjects. Seen by many as the first coming of an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, the functions and applications of ChatGPT-3 extend even as far as […]

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Why Calgary is a premier destination for international students coming to Canada
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Why Calgary is a premier destination for international students coming to Canada

Calgary, the world’s third most livable city according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Index 2022, is among the top destinations for international students looking to pursue education and immigration in Canada.   Here’s why. Life as a post-secondary student in Calgary As valued members of the Calgary community, international students will be able […]

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