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Working in Canada

The latest Canada work visas and work permits news, how to apply, rules and regulations. Work permits are necessary for individuals looking to work in Canada and can be held by temporary workers, business people, students and caregivers in the Live-In Caregiver Program. For more information on working in Canada and the different programs offered, visit our Canadian work permit and visa section.

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International Experience Canada Is Now Open

By CaseyJanuary 22, 2024
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On December 11, 2023, the Minister of IRCC, Marc Miller, announced the opening of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program to approximately 90,000 young individuals from over 35 countries worldwide. This program offers a fantastic opportunity for Canadian and international youth between the ages of 18-35 to work and travel in each other’s countries. Work […]

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New Requirements for International Students in Canada

By CaseyDecember 12, 2023
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On December 7, 2023, Canada’s immigration minister Marc Miller, unveiled new restrictions for international students wishing to study in Canada. Starting next year, prospective overseas students will be required to show they have access to $20,635 instead of the $10,000 minimum that has been in place for two decades, in addition to paying for travel […]

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Nova Scotia Introduces New PR Pathway

By CaseyOctober 31, 2023
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The Atlantic Canadian province of Nova Scotia is introducing a new immigration pilot program, the Critical Construction Worker Pilot, to assist the construction industry in filling labor shortages in 21 occupations. Eligibility for Critical Construction Worker Pilot The Critical Construction Worker Pilot – Job Offer Pathway is only available to those who have been offered […]

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Canada Introduces New Recognized Employer Pilot

By CaseyFebruary 7, 2024
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January 2024 Update: Phase 2 of this program has started. See below for more details on phase 2 of this program. Canada has unveiled a fresh initiative designed to tackle labor shortages and streamline the hiring process for repeat users of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This new pilot project, set to launch in […]

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Canada’s Program to Attract Tech Workers from the US Hits Capacity

By CaseyAugust 17, 2023
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A Canadian government initiative aimed at attracting highly skilled technology professionals from the United States had to close its application process on the day following its launch due to reaching the maximum limit of applicants. The application process of these work permits commenced on July 16, 2023, and by July 17, 2023, the program had […]

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Express Entry Category-Based Selection: Agriculture and Agri-Food

By CaseyJuly 27, 2023
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For recent Express Entry lotteries, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has devised category-based selection criteria. One of the categories includes occupations in agriculture and agri-food such as contractors, farm supervisors, and butchers. The selection criteria were developed in conjunction with IRCC partners and stakeholders, as well as conversations with provincial and territorial governments Following […]

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Express Entry Category-Based Selection: Trades Occupations

By CaseyJuly 19, 2023
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The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has developed category-based selection criteria for Express Entry lotteries. One of the categories includes occupations in trades such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors. The selection criteria were determined based on labor market projections, consultations with IRCC partners and stakeholders, and discussions with provincial and territorial governments. The implementation […]

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Study Authorization Extended for Work Permit Holders in Canada

By CaseyJuly 5, 2023
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Each year, Canada benefits from the skills brought in by thousands of temporary foreign workers, which contribute to the country’s economy and address crucial gaps in the labor market. However, these foreign workers often encounter obstacles when it comes to enrolling in certain study programs that could help them pursue their aspirations and create new […]

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Canada Launches First-Ever Tech Talent Strategy at Collision 2023

By CaseyJune 30, 2023
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On July 27, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship launched Canada’s first-ever Tech Talent Strategy. This new plan incorporates new measures as well as refinements to current measures to assist Canadian businesses to prosper in a competitive environment. Minister Fraser outlined the following aggressive attraction efforts as part of Canada’s first-ever […]

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IRCC Announces New Measures for Family Reunification

By CaseyJune 1, 2023
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Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, made an announcement on May 26th, 2023 on reforms to strengthen family class immigration in Canada. The new measures include: Temporary residence visa (TRV) processing times are reduced for spousal applicants. New and specific tools for spousal TRV candidates A new open work permit is now available for spousal and […]

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Canada’s New Priority Occupations for Express Entry

By CaseyFebruary 1, 2024
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As businesses around the country actively seek to replace countless open positions, immigration plays a critical part in resolving this issue.  Recognizing this reality, the Canadian government is developing an immigration system that will serve as an economic engine. This strategy strengthens French communities while also empowering businesses and addressing workforce shortages. Canadians can enjoy long-term […]

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New Work Opportunities for Canadian and South Korean Youth

By CaseyMay 31, 2023
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The Canadian government is committed to enhancing the relationship with this crucial ally in the Indo-Pacific region as it marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and South Korea this year. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, was represented by Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, who highlighted […]

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John Espinosa

My experience with Visaplace has been excellent. I’ve received prompt and accurate assistance at a very fair price. Fadi and Mansi were knowledgeable, professional and extremely courteous. Immigration issues are not easy to deal with. Having VisaPlace behind you certainly makes the various processes so much easy to deal with.

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Susan A

Mansi was a helpful guide through the complex procedures involved in my application. I can’t imagine trying to get through the process alone. I highly recommend the services of VisaPlace to anyone needing help getting the proper documents to attend school in Canada

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Gillian A. Williams

This firm is effective. The people who work here are knowledgeable and attentive. From the first consultation right up until my case was resolved, they made sure I knew what was happening. It’s not an exaggeration to say that without their help, I probably would not have gained entry into Canada.

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Donna J.

Navigating the immigration system is intimidating. I was glad to have the reprs from VisaPlace on my side through the whole process. they did a wonderful job explaining every step to me and preparing me for what to expect. I can’t thank them enough!

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Mary Connin

Bansuri was very helpful in explaining the reason she was asking me certain questions about my upcoming appointment. She was polite, clear and persuasive – excellent qualities for someone who does her job, and really a great first impression for The visa Place. Thank you, Bansuri.

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Benoit

My interaction with Brenda was cordial and professional, she understood what I needed and made sure that I got all my questions answered. Dumb thing to say maybe but I felt her smile coming through the phone. Thank you Brenda!

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Christopher Miller

Thank you for guiding us through this complicated process. Although the first part of our process with Visaplace we felt was slow, they turned it around. In the end we had a good experience with their attorney, she was determined to get it right and deserves to be commended.