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Changes to the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

November 3, 2017

Roxana LunguThe Government of Alberta recently announced that beginning January 2, 2018 all its economic class under the Alberta Provincial Nominee categories will be updated.  In accordance with the announcement made by the Alberta Provincial Immigration Nominee Program, the only available category for applicants will be “Alberta Opportunity Stream” which excludes self-employed farmers.  Further, in 2018, the AINP will be implementing intake and nomination guidelines that will establish the maximum number of applications accepted and nominations issued each year by the province, as well as maximum number of applications and nominations…

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Speeding Up Recognition of Foreign Credentials

July 24, 2014

Joanna MennieCanada will now make it a priority to identify foreign credentials in 10 additional job fields. This is great news for employers across Canada as it allows them to recruit talent from a larger domestic talent-pool.

A Summary of Recent Changes to Canadian Immigration

March 4, 2014

Mario BellissimoIn recent months Citizenship and Immigration Canada has introduced a series of regulatory changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Many of these changes have already started to come into effect this year. Below is a summary of how several popular immigration programs have been affected. To learn more, contact us today to find out how these changes may affect you!

Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Pilot Program designed to facilitate the entry of Temporary Foreign Workers

August 7, 2013

Mario BellissimoThe Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Annex pilots are in effect as of August 1, 2013.  They are industry-specific and designed to facilitate the entry of TFWs to assist with shortages of workers in the territory.   Labour Market Opinion-exempt Work Permits for Occupations in the Oil, Gas, Mineral Exploration and Mining Industries in Yukon Positions for workers at mine and mineral exploration sites, positions in the service and supply sector of this industry.   LMO-exempt Work Permits for Occupations in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry in Yukon Positions will vary across sectors….

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Accelerated Labour Market Opinion Initiative!

April 25, 2012

adminJust announced by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC): Effective April 25, 2012, HRSDC/Service Canada is implementing a new Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (A-LMO) Initiative. This new Initiative applies to employers hiring temporary foreign workers in higher skilled positions such as: management, professional and technical occupations. The 2 main objectives of the new A-LMO Initiative are: improving the integrity of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and labour market outcomes; responding to the employers’ need for more efficient and timely LMO processing.   To be eligible to participate in the A-LMO…

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