Canada to extend the validity of the LOI for IEC participants

Canada to extend the validity of the LOI for IEC participants

Canada to extend the validity of the LOI for IEC participants
On November 9, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that participants of the International Experience Canada program whose letter of introduction for a work permit is about to expire and who are unable to travel to Canada may be permitted to extend it for up to twelve months if they meet the eligibility requirements. Each decision on extensions will be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the immigration officer. IRCC also provided specific instructions on possible extensions for participants from visa-required countries.

#IRCC, #IEC, #Working_Holiday, #LOI, #work_permits, #Covid_19

Thunder Bay released new RNIP recommendations
On November 9, 2020, Thunder Bay, ON, released a new update on the issuance of community recommendations in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The city issued 10 more recommendations: 1 for the approved candidate in the NOC A skills level, 6 for candidates in the NOC B, and 3 for candidates in the NOC C. All candidates who got a recommendation can apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). So far, Thunder Bay issued 53 community recommendations and still can issue up to 47 recommendations. Among them, there is a place for 7 NOC A candidates, 4 NOC B candidates, 28 NOC C candidates, and 8 NOC D candidates in 2020.

#Thunder_Bay, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration

Impact of Biden’s coming to power on Immigration to Canada
An analysis by The Canadian Press of the effects on Canada of Joe Biden’s coming to power points out that his electoral victory will have a wide-ranging impact on Canada in the field of immigration. Donald Trump made extensive revisions to US immigration policy, which has increased the number of asylum-seekers illegally crossing the Canada-US border into Canada through the loopholes in the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement. Canada has always hoped to renegotiate the agreement. The analysis says now Canada believes that Biden could be a more willing partner in negotiating the agreement. Furthermore, Trump’s immigration policy has made it more difficult for people from certain countries to enter the US, leading to a sharp rise in the number of foreign nationals immigrating to Canada. However, Biden may reverse this situation to avoid the outflow of talent from the US.

#USA, #immigration_policy, #Biden

British Columbia introduces mandatory registration for hiring foreign workers
Employers in British Columbia who wish to hire foreign workers may soon be required to register with the provincial government in addition to obtaining an LMIA from the federal government. According to the Western Labour Agriculture Initiative, beginning December 15, 2020, the registration will become mandatory. Employers will be able to register online. This policy follows the mandatory requirement for recruiters to be licensed in BC. The new policy applies to employers hiring foreign workers in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program (SAWP), Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker pilots, and all other LMIA-required programs. The registration certificates will be valid for three years.

#British_Columbia, #LMIA, #foreign_workers, #agroculture_workers, #seasonal_workers, #TFWP, #SAWP, #caregivers