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Working in Canada

The latest Canada work visas and work permits news, how to apply, rules and regulations. Work permits are necessary for individuals looking to work in Canada and can be held by temporary workers, business people, students and caregivers in the Live-In Caregiver Program. For more information on working in Canada and the different programs offered, visit our Canadian work permit and visa section.

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Express Entry Category-Based Selection: Trades Occupations

By CaseyJuly 19, 2023
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The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has developed category-based selection criteria for Express Entry lotteries. One of the categories includes occupations in trades such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors. The selection criteria were determined based on labor market projections, consultations with IRCC partners and stakeholders, and discussions with provincial and territorial governments. The implementation […]

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Study Authorization Extended for Work Permit Holders in Canada

By CaseyJuly 5, 2023
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Each year, Canada benefits from the skills brought in by thousands of temporary foreign workers, which contribute to the country’s economy and address crucial gaps in the labor market. However, these foreign workers often encounter obstacles when it comes to enrolling in certain study programs that could help them pursue their aspirations and create new […]

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Canada Launches First-Ever Tech Talent Strategy at Collision 2023

By CaseyJune 30, 2023
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On July 27, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship launched Canada’s first-ever Tech Talent Strategy. This new plan incorporates new measures as well as refinements to current measures to assist Canadian businesses to prosper in a competitive environment. Minister Fraser outlined the following aggressive attraction efforts as part of Canada’s first-ever […]

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IRCC Announces New Measures for Family Reunification

By CaseyJune 1, 2023
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Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, made an announcement on May 26th, 2023 on reforms to strengthen family class immigration in Canada. The new measures include: Temporary residence visa (TRV) processing times are reduced for spousal applicants. New and specific tools for spousal TRV candidates A new open work permit is now available for spousal and […]

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Canada’s New Priority Occupations for Express Entry

By CaseyJuly 27, 2023
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As businesses around the country actively seek to replace countless open positions, immigration plays a critical part in resolving this issue.  Recognizing this reality, the Canadian government is developing an immigration system that will serve as an economic engine. This strategy strengthens French communities while also empowering businesses and addressing workforce shortages. Canadians can enjoy long-term […]

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New Work Opportunities for Canadian and South Korean Youth

By CaseyMay 31, 2023
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The Canadian government is committed to enhancing the relationship with this crucial ally in the Indo-Pacific region as it marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and South Korea this year. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, was represented by Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, who highlighted […]

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Canada and Finland Announce New Youth Mobility Agreement

By CaseyMay 24, 2023
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The Government of Canada continues to develop new possibilities for Canadian youth to travel overseas and learn about other cultures. The Canadian government also aims to create significant employment and life experiences for international youth in Canada. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, who serves as the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister responsible for the […]

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Canada Extends the Agri-Food Pilot and Lifts Occupational Cap

By CaseyMay 10, 2023
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On May 8th, 2023, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser stated that the Agri-Food Pilot Program will now operate until May 14, 2025. The pilot was established to aid with the transition of skilled agricultural and food industry professionals to permanent residence in Canada. The Minister also declared that the annual occupational caps would be lifted. According […]

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Canada Provides Support to Sudan Nationals

By CaseyMay 5, 2023
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On April 24, 2023, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, revealed that the Government of Canada has implemented additional immigration policies to assist Sudanese temporary residents who are currently in Canada and may be unable to return home due to their country’s fast deteriorating condition. The situation in Sudan is continuously changing, and […]

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New Pathway for Skilled Refugees in Canada

By CaseyMarch 29, 2023
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Under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), Canada is launching a new economic pathway to assist employers in hiring skilled refugees and other displaced individuals. There is a global situation where a significant number of people are being forced to leave their homes, resulting in a displacement crisis. This leads to an increase in the […]

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Canada to Extend Post-Graduate Work Permits for International Graduates

By CaseyMarch 20, 2023
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As the federal government seeks to boost Canada’s shortage in its labor sector, international graduates with expired or soon-to-expire work permits will be able to apply for an extension. Graduates with a recently expired or expiring post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will be eligible for an additional or extended work permit to stay in Canada and […]

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2-Year Extension for Canada Visitors Applying for Work Permit

By CaseyMarch 6, 2023
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Foreign nationals who are visiting Canada can apply for a work permit and work in the country if they receive a valid job offer without leaving the country. Visitors who obtained a work permit during the previous 12 months may also apply for an interim work permit under this public policy in order to begin […]

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Gregory Larocque

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Elizabeth Anne Hannan

Meeting with Frank Zhang was very informative. Frank was very pleasant and explained everything I needed to know about the issue. My file was set up in record time. There was confusion at the beginning about the time of the meeting likely due to different time zones. Everything else went smoothly. Very happy with the service so far!

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Carlene Henry

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Share Ross

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Eros Sainz

Bansuri assisted me and let me tell you: she was awesome when I called in, she was very nice in providing the information, being professional and friendly. I felt more drawn and secure to trust and move forward in the process of scheduling appointment with VisaPlace. I must admit I had my doubts, but this helped tons. Plus I didn’t have to wait like other places which they had appointments available in +1month. It was the very next day here. So far all is good 👍

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Mozhgan Eivariboroushghalan

I’m have just started to get the counseling for the journey of bringing my loved one to Canada. Mansi is a good and honest consular. She offered the best option to visiting Canada and explained the details. I think if everything goes well on my side, then I would ask for visitor visa’s experts to make an application.