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CANADA: Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 16, 2018

On 8th March 2018, Canada signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), along with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Amongst other free-trade provisions, the CPTPP provides eased reciprocal immigration provisions for the entry and stay of nationals of partner countries as short-term business visitors, temporary […]

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CANADA: Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

December 8, 2017

Effective 1st December 2017, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for visiting, business and tourism. However, similar to other visa-exempt travellers, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. eTA Visa-exempt […]

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CANADA: Changes to List of Designated Countries for Immigration Medical Exam

November 29, 2017

Effective 23rd November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the list of “designated countries” whose residents require an immigration medical examination (IME) to apply for a temporary or permanent residence visa. The following countries, previously not designated, are now designated (i.e. they now require an IME): Fiji Singapore Timor-Leste Tunisia The following countries, previously […]

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Newland Chase Webinar: Canada’s Fast-Tracked Immigration Streams

November 19, 2017

In response to rapidly changing global immigration trends (particularly next door in the U.S.), and the demands of the global technology industry, Canada is “upping its game” in the competition to attract the world’s best tech talent. Canada is further opening its doors to tech and information firms with innovative fast-track immigration streams to assist companies in attracting and retaining the world’s top foreign tech talent.

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CANADA: Government Announces Three-Year Immigration Plan

November 6, 2017

On 1st November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s immigration plan. The plan breaks with practice of previous years by laying out immigration targets for the next three years. The plan of 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 by 2020, will meet the government’s target of close to […]

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CANADA: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to be Expanded and Streamlined

November 1, 2017

Effective 2nd January 2018, the Province of Alberta’s Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) will streamline its provincial economic immigration program into two streams. Alberta Opportunity Stream This new stream will be the primary route under the AINP and will be formed by combining the current Employer-Driven Stream, the Strategic Recruitment Stream, and their 11 sub-categories into […]

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CANADA / EUROPEAN UNION: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Facilitates Business Mobility

September 28, 2017

Provisionally effective from 21st September 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union includes provisions for the entry of short-term business visitors and temporary foreign workers. CETA Business Mobility Overview The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada provisionally applies from 21st September […]

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CANADA: New Job Match Service

August 10, 2017

Effective 28th August 2017, Canadian employers who want to hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will be required to use the new Job Match service when advertising a position on Job Bank, before they can apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). What is Job Match? The Job Match service will allow […]

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CANADA: Government Implements Global Skills Strategy

June 14, 2017

On 12th June 2017, the Canadian government implemented its Global Skills Strategy (GSS), and provided further details of the two-year pilot program. Two-week work permit processing is available for certain highly skilled occupations under the Global Talent Stream (GTS) or the International Mobility Program (IMP). The Global Skills Strategy also encompasses two new work permit […]

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CANADA: Changes to Permanent Residence Rules and Age Threshold for Dependants

May 4, 2017

Effective 28th April 2017, the Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status. Effective 24th October 2017, the Canadian government will reset the age of dependency […]

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