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Archive | June, 2014

Government of Canada Overhauls Temporary Foreign Worker Program Ensuring Canadians are first in line for available jobs

News Source: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=859859&crtr.tp1D=1 June 20, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced a comprehensive overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This balanced package of reforms will ensure the TFWP is […]

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Terminated programs – Federal Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneurs

News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/IIP-EN.asp On June 19 2014, Bill C-31 became law, and applications still in the backlog of the federal Immigrant Investor Program and Entrepreneur Program were terminated. If a selection decision was made on your application before February 11, 2014 Your application is not affected and will continue to be processed. Even if you […]

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Expanded Guidelines for Officers Assessing Work Permit Applications for Intra-Company Transferees with Specialized Knowledge

News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/bulletins/2014/ob575.asp Summary This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides expanded guidance to officers who process work permit applications for Intra-Company Transferees (ICTs) applying under the Specialized Knowledge Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Exemption category. The assessment criteria will now include a more rigorous definition of “specialized knowledge” as well as a mandatory wage requirement for some […]

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