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CELPIP Testing: Available across Canada and around the world
Canada

CELPIP Testing: Available across Canada and around the world

With over 100 testing locations available around the world, and over 80 locations in Canada alone, you are never far from a CELPIP Test centre.   In order to ensure that our test takers are able to easily access our centres, we partner with organizations that provide testing in central locations, located on transit routes […]

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Inadmissibility: How to transit through Canada
Canada

Inadmissibility: How to transit through Canada

If you are a foreign national who has been arrested or convicted of a criminal offence, you may be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada. Even if you are only in transit through Canada and not plan to stay in the country, being criminally inadmissible can pose problems to travelers.   Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the […]

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What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?
Canada

What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a government program administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); to allow companies to hire temporary foreign workers (TFWs) where there is a need for them in the Canadian labour force, and for foreign workers to seek employment with companies in Canada.   The program allows […]

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Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents
Canada

Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents

tabled a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for international students and temporary foreign workers.   On September 20 during routine proceedings, Fraser tabled a strategy to expand transitions to permanent residence for foreign workers and international students with significant work experience in sectors with persistent labour shortages. The documents were released on the government […]

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The cost of creating an Express Entry profile
Canada

The cost of creating an Express Entry profile

Canada’s Express Entry is an electronic system used to manage applications of skilled workers pursuing permanent residence (PR) in Canada.   Established in 2015, the Express Entry system (which spans the Canadian Experience Class program (CEC), the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)) represents a path to immigration that has seen massive amounts of traffic. It has aided many […]

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Canadian job vacancies have reached another all-time high
Canada

Canadian job vacancies have reached another all-time high

Statistics Canada has released results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of 2022. Overall, vacancies were up 4.7% from the first quarter of 2022 and 42.3% higher than the second quarter of 2021.   There are nearly one million job vacancies in Canada across all sectors, or an overall rate of […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases slightly to 2.6 million
Canada

Canada’s immigration backlog decreases slightly to 2.6 million

IRCC) is reporting a decrease in its August 31 inventory.   A spokesperson from IRCC sent CIC News inventory data suggesting the backlog has been reduced by 95,204 persons in a matter of six weeks. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since last July: August 31, 2022: 2,583,827 persons July 15-17, 2022: 2,679,031 […]

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Canada holds sixth all-program Express Entry draw since July
Canada

Canada holds sixth all-program Express Entry draw since July

On September 14, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,250 invitations to apply in the most recent Express Entry draw, the sixth since all-program draws resumed on July 6.   The minimum cut off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 510. There was no program specified for the draw, meaning that invitations were issued to candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) […]

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