Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program on Pause

Yesterday, on May 9, 2016, the Ontario Government announced that it will be placing a temporary hold on the intake of applications for three OINP streams:   Employer Pre-screen International Student – Masters Graduate stream International Student – PhD Graduate stream   The temporary pause took effect at 5PM EDT on May 9, 2016. As […]

Work Permit Extension for In Canada Spouse and Common-Law Sponsorship

On December 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced a new pilot program that will grant foreign nationals in Canada applying to immigrate as a spouse or common-law partner, the opportunity to extend their open work permit for one year. The eligibility criteria are the following : The foreign national must be a spouse or […]

Ministry of Labour Job Postings

The Ministry of Labour is currently recruiting for an Employment Standards Officer. They have 24 permanent unilingual positions and 1 permanent position for hire located in London, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough and Kingston. For more information, please view the attached job ads (80231 – ESO Unilingual and 80253 – ESO Bilingual) or visit the Ontario […]

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Updates

On April 24, 2015, two updates were announced with regards to the AINP. AINP pre-nomination initiative work permit Alberta applicants that are impacted by the four-year cumulative duration limit may be eligible for a one-time work permit that is both valid for one year and LMIA exempt. In order to be considered for a pre-nomination […]

Opportunities Ontario (OPNP): Changes to International Students Eligibility

As of April 17, 2015, international students applying to Opportunities Ontario (OPNP), with or without a job offer, must have met all the degree requirements prior to submitting their application. In its announcement made on March 17, 2015, the Provincial government stated that it will no longer be accepting applications from international students in their […]

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