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Canadian Immigration Fire Sale on Now!

by Ronalee Carey Law

April 2021

In an attempt to make up for a pandemic-related shortfall of potential immigrants from overseas, the Canadian government will open temporary programs for individuals working in Canada.  There will be three streams available:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care

  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations

  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian institution

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Transparency and Efficiency Please:  Making the Express Entry System Work for Canada

by Ronalee Carey Law

March 2021

Last month, I told you about a historical draw from the Express Entry pool, where 27,332 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants were invited to apply for permanent residence.

Unsurprisingly, thousands of people have submitted Express Entry profiles in the past weeks, hopeful that another large draw would occur.  162,120 individuals were in the pool in mid-March; only 152,714 were in the pool prior to the February draw. 

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Relief for Post-Graduation Work Permit Holders One Time Extensions Coming Soon

by Ronalee Carey Law

January 2021

Lockdowns and the overall economic downturn due to COVID-19 have forced many employers to lay off employees, or at minimum place positions on hold. International students have been significantly impacted by these measures, as they only have a certain amount of time to obtain Canadian skilled work experience to be eligible to apply for permanent residence. Their time on the post-graduate work permit is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if squandered, they have no choice but to return home. Due to the pandemic’s impact on employment opportunities, many international students who have worked hard to line up jobs have been unable to obtain the needed work experience.

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