• Over 100,000 PR Spots Available in New Public Policy Annoucment

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

    New Immigration Announcements (Over 100,000 PR openings!) Canada has an ambitious target of over 400000 immigrants per year and it has just taken a huge step in fulfilling that goal.A new public policy announcement from IRCC allows many qualified individuals with Canadian experience to apply for PR. The programs open on May 6, 2021. There are 4 major categories announced in the public policy. 2 are listed below and 2 are the exact same but applicable to French Speakers (no quota). Recent international student graduates (40,000 quota) Requirements: Graduated from a DLI in Canada after Jan 2017 Have a valid work permit when at the…

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  • Canada's Changing Demographics... What's the future for Canada?

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Immigration Consultant , Skilled Workers

    How will changing demographics impact Canada? The results of the Canadian  census are coming in and it provides some interesting information. The population growth within the country in the past 5 years has been mainly due to immigration. Canada’s population grew 5% to become 35.1 million to remain the fastest growing country in the G7. All western provinces saw a growth rate higher than the national average of 5% with Alberta having the highest, 11.6%. The traction gained in the western provinces are due to many factors such as the governmental initiatives to distribute the population away from typical hotspots like Toronto…

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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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  • AINP - My Work Permit is Expiring (video)

    Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Provincial Nomination , PNP Canada , Skilled Workers

    Alberta Nomination Program (AINP) - What to do if your work permit is expiring  

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