• IRCC Finally Gives an Update on Caregiver Applications

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: LMIA & Foreign Workers

    IRCC Promises More Resources Towards Caregiver Applications   IRCC finally gives us an update about caregiver applications. After introducing the new Caregiver Pilot program in 2019, many were complaining about extremely long processing times. People were waiting up to 15 months before getting an application number.   Caregivers play a crucial role in Canada’s future. On one hand we have an aging population who will require greater healthcare related services, including personal caregivers. Similarly, working families will greatly benefit from caregivers for their children. IRCC has promised to: finalize permanent residence applications for up to 6,000 caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience by…

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  • Drastic Changes to the Owner Operator LMIA Stream

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: LMIA & Foreign Workers , Skilled Workers

    Drastic Changes to the Owner Operator LMIA    The owner/operator LMIA, a long-standing pathway for businesspeople to start operations in Canada has been drastically changed. In our opinion this will negatively impact future business owners that are looking for an entrance into Canada. In the past, this program did not require advertising and recruitment efforts to apply for a Labour market impact assessment (LMIA). Rather, through a simple job offer, the owner/operator could apply for their own work permit. Eventually, with this job offer or subsequent work experience, they would be able to apply for Permanent Residence. With the new changes, every…

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  • New Policy to Extend your Post Graduate Work Permit

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa , LMIA & Foreign Workers , Skilled Workers

    New Policy to Extend your Post Graduate Work Permit     International students can breathe a sigh of relief if their work permit options were affected by the pandemic. Foreign students in Canada affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will have an opportunity to apply for another open work permit.   A new policy introduced by IRCC will grant Post Graduate Work permit holders an extension of up to 18 months.   To apply for an open work permit under the new policy, an applicant must:   -have a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that expires in…

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