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British Columbia to pause PNP draws for a month

British Columbia will be pausing draws in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) between October 12 and November 16, 2022. While this would not be unusual for some provinces, British Columbia typically holds PNP draws every week.  

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British Columbia to pause PNP draws for a month

Published on September 30th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT British Columbia will be pausing draws in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) between October 12 and November 16, 2022. While this would not be unusual for some provinces, British

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British Columbia to pause PNP draws for a month

British Columbia will be pausing draws in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) between October 12 and November 16, 2022. While this would not be unusual for some provinces, British Columbia typically holds PNP draws every week.  

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British Columbia to pause PNP draws for a month

Published on September 30th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT British Columbia will be pausing draws in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) between October 12 and November 16, 2022. While this would not be unusual for some provinces, British

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Examining what a Labour Market Impact Assessment is

Canadian employers may need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring a foreign worker. An LMIA is an employer-requested document that companies looking to hire temporary foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) — a

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Examining what a Labour Market Impact Assessment is

Published on September 29th, 2022 at 10:00am EDT Canadian employers may need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring a foreign worker. An LMIA is an employer-requested document that companies looking to hire temporary foreign workers under

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Who can become Canadian with proof of citizenship?

If you were born abroad to at least one Canadian parent, you may already be eligible for Canadian citizenship. When you are already eligible for citizenship, you do not need to go through the regular application process, which involves a

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How to immigrate to Canada from Georgia

If you would like to move to Canada and become a permanent resident, here’s an overview of some of Canada’s main economic immigration programs. Immigration in Canada is overseen by the federal government, and the department is called Immigration, Refugees,

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A guide to Canadian provinces for newcomers

If you’re considering moving to Canada to work or study, the number of regions in the country might be overwhelming. How do you even begin choosing between the 10 provinces and three territories? Is there much of a difference from

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A guide to Canadian provinces for newcomers

Published on September 27th, 2022 at 08:30am EDT If you’re considering moving to Canada to work or study, the number of regions in the country might be overwhelming. How do you even begin choosing between the 10 provinces and three

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How to immigrate to Canada from Georgia

Published on September 27th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT If you would like to move to Canada and become a permanent resident, here’s an overview of some of Canada’s main economic immigration programs. Immigration in Canada is overseen by the federal

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What is a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

The Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is an open work permit, meaning it allows the student to work for any employer of their choice in Canada and to work for any Canadian employer without needing a job offer. It allows

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What is a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

Published on September 25th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT The Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is an open work permit, meaning it allows the student to work for any employer of their choice in Canada and to work for any Canadian

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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

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The cost of creating an Express Entry profile

Published on September 21st, 2022 at 08:00am EDT 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

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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

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What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

Published on September 20th, 2022 at 01:00pm EDT 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

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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

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Inadmissibility: How to transit through Canada

Published on September 20th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT 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

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How to Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria

Nigerians are Canada’s fourth largest source country of immigrants. In 2021, over 15,000 Nigerians were granted permanent residency in Canada. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Canada is a popular destination choice for Nigerians because of the various

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How to Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria

Published on September 19th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT Nigerians are Canada’s fourth largest source country of immigrants. In 2021, over 15,000 Nigerians were granted permanent residency in Canada. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Canada is a popular

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How to apply for the Super Visa

The Super Visa is a temporary visa that is an attractive option for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to bring their foreign parents and grandparents to Canada. Get a Free Super Visa Telephone Consultation with the Cohen Immigration

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How to apply for the Super Visa

Published on September 18th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT The Super Visa is a temporary visa that is an attractive option for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to bring their foreign parents and grandparents to Canada. Get a Free

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Minimum CRS score changes to 510 on IRCC website

On September 14, Canada invited Express Entry candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 510, not 511 as it was originally posted. The difference means that people who scored at least 510 received their Invitation to

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Looking Ahead to Canada’s Demographics in 2041

The world can change a lot in 20 years, and that reality is no different when we look at Canada in particular. On September 8, Statistics Canada released its projection for Canada’s demographic makeup in the year 2041. These projections,

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Looking Ahead to Canada’s Demographics in 2041

Published on September 9th, 2022 at 09:15am EDT The world can change a lot in 20 years, and that reality is no different when we look at Canada in particular. On September 8, Statistics Canada released its projection for Canada’s

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How can I immigrate to Canada through the PNP?

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one way for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada and get permanent resident status. The purpose of the program is to welcome skilled workers in order to strengthen provincial and territorial economies and spread

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How can I immigrate to Canada through the PNP?

Published on September 8th, 2022 at 01:00pm EDT The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one way for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada and get permanent resident status. The purpose of the program is to welcome skilled workers in order

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The benefits of getting a Canadian passport

Canada has tied for eighth place alongside Australia, Greece, Malta and the Czech Republic according to the most recent Global Passport Ranking report by Henley & Partners, a global immigration consultancy. The firm ranks passports on the number of other

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The benefits of getting a Canadian passport

Published on September 7th, 2022 at 01:00pm EDT Canada has tied for eighth place alongside Australia, Greece, Malta and the Czech Republic according to the most recent Global Passport Ranking report by Henley & Partners, a global immigration consultancy. The

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What is the Canadian Experience Class?

Canada’s foreign skilled workers and international students may be eligible for a fast track to permanent residence—the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Starting in 2008, this program, (part of the Express Entry system) has given foreign skilled workers, and international students who have graduated from

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What is the Canadian Experience Class?

Published on September 6th, 2022 at 01:00pm EDT Canada’s foreign skilled workers and international students may be eligible for a fast track to permanent residence—the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Starting in 2008, this program, (part of the Express Entry system) has given foreign skilled

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Can I visit Canada with a DUI?

Under Canadian immigration law, a conviction relating to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can render someone criminally inadmissible to Canada. A DUI is considered serious criminality Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration

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Can I visit Canada with a DUI?

Published on September 6th, 2022 at 08:00am EDT Under Canadian immigration law, a conviction relating to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can render someone criminally inadmissible to Canada. A DUI is considered serious criminality Schedule

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Ontario releases new instructions for submitting complete PNP applications

14-07-2021 || 01:16:39

Ontario has offered some more specific instructions to future immigrants and their representatives who are applying for its provincial immigration program. Ontario immigration applicants need to send complete applications to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Missing elements can result in applications being returned. The province says it decreases processing times to only accept complete […]

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Ontario holds largest Expression of Interest draws to date

143-07-2021 || 01:10:52

Ontario held three major PNP draws targeting foreign workers, international students, and candidates with a job offer in rural communities on July 13. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited a total of 1,685 candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.  Invited candidates may qualify for one of two Employer Job […]

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COVID has increased demand for these jobs in Ontario

13-07-2021 || 14:30:15

The pandemic has overhauled the way Canadians work. While some sectors have seen widespread job loss, others are on the lookout for even more talent. The federal government did some research into how the pandemic has affected the labour force in each province and territory. In Ontario, researchers analyzed 109 occupations that saw big changes […]

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Canada’s employment sees some recovery in June

12-07-2021 || 14:30:49

Canada saw some economic recovery in June, though gains in employment did not quite match up to losses from the third wave. Employment was up 231,000 last month, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey. The data reflected Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of June 13 to 19. In the two months prior, Canada saw a cumulative […]

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Manitoba PNP draw invites 277

11-07-2021 || 14:30:27

Manitoba invited 277 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on July 9. Invited candidates have the opportunity to get a nomination from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). If they successfully receive it, the nomination will support their final application for Canadian permanent residence. The following are the results of the latest draw: Skilled Workers in […]

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COVID has increased demand for these jobs in Ontario

13-07-2021 || 14:30:15

The pandemic has overhauled the way Canadians work. While some sectors have seen widespread job loss, others are on the lookout for even more talent. The federal government did some research into how the pandemic has affected the labour force in each province and territory. In Ontario, researchers analyzed 109 occupations that saw big changes […]

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