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 […]

10-year Multiple-Entry Visa for Canadians Travelling to China

Another achievement in the bilateral relations between China and Canada was reached on February 28, 2015 when both countries came to a reciprocal agreement on issuing long-term, multiple-entry visas to Canadian citizens travelling to China for business, tourism or family purposes. As of March 9, 2015, Canadians may submit their request to Chinese consulates and […]

New Fees for International Mobility Program

In an effort to strengthen the employer accountability under the International Mobility Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced new compliance fees applicable to employers hiring Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).   $230 Employer compliance fee and Offer of Employment form As of February 21, 2015, all […]

First Rounds Open for Two of IEC France Categories

The 2014 International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative with France is now accepting Round 1 applications for two of their four categories: International Co-op Internship (Total: 1,200 places) and Young Professionals (Total: 1,200 places). On May 14, 2013 Canada and France signed a new agreement on youth mobility. With the new Agreement, French citizens between the […]

CIC Fast-tracking Immigration Applications from Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines

A new immigration measure released on November 14, 2013, will see that existing applications from Filipinos “significantly affected” by typhoon Haiyan will be given special consideration. The Canadian Embassy in Manila which remains open and fully functional, will aid in the process by providing full visa, immigration and passport services. The Embassy will also be […]

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