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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manitoba’s new micro loans program for skilled workers

Last Friday, Manitoba launched its new micro loans program designed to assist skilled immigrants in becoming Canadian-certified, and therefore qualified to work in their professions, sooner. Eligible participants of the two-year pilot program, Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants, will receive low interest loans of up to $10,000 to be used towards costs associated […]

Do you really need Canadian experience for employment in Ontario?

The notion of experience is deeply engrained in Canadians right from the start of childhood. I remember setting up my first lemonade stand with a neighbourhood friend at the age of ten. At the age of fourteen, I completed close to 100 hours of community involvement activities. By fifteen, I had landed my first part-time […]

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