Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Important Updates on Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

May 16, 2016

Note: The following information is provided in Ontario Government’s Website. As of May 9, 2016, the Government of Ontario stopped accepting applications under several categories of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). People who wish to apply to immigrate to Canada under the OINP program are encouraged to consult with the Law Office of Jeff…

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Imporptant Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

August 4, 2013

On July 31, 2013, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) announced the latest changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The changes concern mostly about Canadian employers’ application for Labour Market Opinion (LMO), with the aim to “ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available jobs.” In this direction, significant changes…

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Employers fume as Ottawa tightens foreign worker rules

May 1, 2013

Note: The following is an excerpt from the same-name article on Global and Mail. As the articles suggests, the changes, if implemented, represent the biggest “overhaul” of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and the consequence will be far-reaching. Jeff Li Law Office will provide frequent updates on the foreign worker program and its changes. (Excerpt)…

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Bridging Open Work Permits for Certain Federal Economic Class Applicants

December 17, 2012

On December 15, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada issued Operational Bulletin 485. The title above and the contents below are self-explanatory. Summary Effective December 15, 2012,qualifying foreign nationals currently in Canada who have submitted an application for permanent residence (PR) under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)…

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Canada to Begin Collecting Biometrics from Certain Foreign Nationals

December 13, 2012

Ottawa, December 7, 2012 — In order to facilitate legitimate travel, nationals of twenty‑nine countries and one territory will soon need to provide their biometrics to come to Canada to visit, study or work, under regulations proposed today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “Biometrics has proven to be one of the most effective…

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LMO and Work Permit Application Updates

October 5, 2012

Disclaimer: The contents below are provided for general information only and does not constitute legal advice. Readers should consult a competent lawyer when dealing with their legal matters. Jeff Li is not responsible for any actions taken by reliance on the information provided in this article, nor for any consequences associated with such actions.  …

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CIC issues Operational Bulletin on sex industry related work permit applications

July 13, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issues an Operational Bulletin today entitled  “Work Permit applications for Temporary Foreign Workers for businesses in sectors where there are reasonable grounds to suspect a risk of sexual exploitation of some workers.” On July 4, 2012, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that they will no…

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Exotic dancers no longer eligible for work permits

July 9, 2012

Canadian employers will no longer be able to hire temporary foreign workers as exotic dancers or for other sex-trade work. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced last Wednesday (July 4, 2012) that they will no longer provide the paperwork needed to bring in temporary foreign workers for employment in the…

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What professionals may work in U.S. under NAFTA Chapter 16?

June 11, 2012

Normally in order for a foreign national to work in a country, the employer must demonstrate that no local employee is available to take the job. This is usually the most difficult part for people to work outside their home country. Under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 16, a large number of professionals…

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No same day service at Buffalo and Detroit Visa Offices

May 7, 2012

Effective May 7, 2012, the Canadian visa offices in Buffalo and Detroit  no longer offer same-day non-immigrant services. Applicants for Temporary Resident Visas, Study Permits, Work Permits, Temporary Resident Permits, and Permanent Resident Travel Documents must submit applications by mail only. Applicants for these types of documents used to be able to apply in person,…

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