Working in Canada News

The latest Canada immigration news about Canadian work visas and work permits, how to apply, rules and regulations. Work permits and applications for 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.

Going From A Temporary Work Permit To Permanent Resident Status In Canada

February 13, 2012 / /

From a Temporary Work Permit to a Permanent Resident (PR) Card – Part 1 Obtaining a Temporary Work Permit in Canada is often considered a step towards Permanent Residence in Canada. This is true, and for those who already have an active Temporary Work Permit in Canada, there are several ways to move up from […]

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Immigrate to Calgary under the Skilled Worker Program

February 1, 2012 /

Immigrating to Calgary under the Skilled Worker Program Calgary is quickly becoming one of the biggest economic hotspots and havens for new immigrants under the Federal Skilled Worker program. Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, is the top oil-producing region of Canada and is expected to create 100,000 jobs during the next eight years – […]

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Skilled worker applications: How much money to I need to settle in Canada?

January 15, 2012 /

  Q. I have been approved as a Skilled Worker but need to know how much funds I need to settle in Canada? ________ A. Under the Skilled Worker category of Immigration, the Canada Immigration Officer assessing an application must be satisfied that you have enough funds for settlement in Canada. The funds must be […]

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Live in Care Givers can apply for Canadian Work Permits earlier

December 17, 2011 /

Work Visas Rules for Live in Care Givers Change Live in Caregivers have been in the news over the last year. Concerns over abuse in the work place have raised issues about whether they should be able to leave their employers during the process for permanent residence. The Canadian government has in response allowed Live […]

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New Canada Work Permit Rules to Protect Foreign Workers Coming Soon

August 30, 2010 /

New Canada Work Permit Rules to Be Implemented in April 2011 New rules to protect Canada’s temporary foreign workers were announced almost one year ago but Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced that they are now ready to be implemented on April 1, 2011. “The government is taking action to protect temporary […]

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Canada facing Construction Worker shortage, Skilled Worker Immigrants needed

May 12, 2010 / /

Skilled Worker Immigrants needed for construction work in Canada An estimated 300,000 new construction workers will be desperately needed in the next ten years according to the Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Construction Association, Wayne Morsky. Morsky told the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association this spring that while mentoring programs that pair older construction […]

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Caregiver Program

Changes to the Live in Caregiver Program Announced

December 15, 2009 /

New Changes to the Live in Caregiver Program Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney said on Sunday that changes have been proposed to the rules that govern live-in caregivers. The proposed changes include that employers will have to cover the costs of the caregivers’ travel to Canada, their workplace safety insurance and any […]

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I am on an LMO but was terminated from Work. What happens to my Work Permit?

September 16, 2009 / /

Hello. I was laid off from a construction firm early this year and I am on an LMO. Instead of going back home I stayed in Canada to find some work. Now my work permit is expired. I applied for a 90-days restoration of status to stay in Canada while waiting for a new job […]

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Working in Alberta

Immigration to Alberta for H-1B Visa Holders in the USA

August 11, 2009 /

As of April 2009, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has introduced a US Visa Holder Category focused on H-1B Visa holders. This immigration program enables skilled foreign workers on US Work Visas to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with the intention of working in Alberta. This program is designed fill occupational shortages in certain high […]

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Canadian Work Permits Not Necessarily Needed for Workers in the Film and TV Industries

June 4, 2009 /

A Canadian Work Permit Question Hello I am a Director of Photography and Director in Los Angeles , California. A local production company hired me to shoot their next feature film which will be shot in Los Angeles for about 80% of the production. However, some scenes have to be shot in Canada, and that […]

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