Update in the regulation of LMIA-required work permit applications for caregivers

Update in the regulation of LMIA-required work permit applications for caregivers

Update in the regulation of LMIA-required work permit applications for caregivers
On December 30, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the government has added a note to the ministerial instructions on the regulation of issuance of the new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-required work permits for in-home caregivers. Visitors who apply for a new LMIA-required work permit for caregiver positions outside Quebec are considered to be subject to the work permit refusal to process. Under section R199, visitors are not authorized to apply for a work permit after entry (that is, they should be outside of Canada when making a work permit application).

#caregivers, #LMIA, #IRCC, #ESDC, #work_permit, #visitors

Nova Scotia has again broken immigration records in 2019
On December 30, 2019, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration published a news release reporting its new immigration achievements. As of December 27, 2019, the province has approved 2,780 applications which are 21% more than in 2018 and 300% more compared to 2013. 6,630 immigrants settled in Nova Scotia as of Oct. 31, which is 26.9% more compared to the same period in 2018. 68% of newcomers immigrated under the Provincial Nominee Program (3,165) and Atlantic Immigration Pilot (1,320). The retention rate of immigrants in Nova Scotia is 71%, which is the highest in Atlantic Canada.

#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #AIPP, #Atlantic_Canada

Quebec released new selection condition for all economic programs
On December 30, 2019, Immigration, Francisation and Integration Quebec (IFI) announced that beginning January 1, 2020, Quebec introduces a new selection condition applicable to all its economic immigration programs: Regular Skilled Worker Program, Quebec Experience Program, Entrepreneur Program, Self-Employed Worker Program, and Investor Program. Applicants and their accompanying family members should obtain an attestation of learning about democratic values and Quebec values as is stated in the Quebec Charter of human rights and freedoms. This applied to spouses older than 16 years of age and dependent child 18 years of age or older.

#Quebec, #Quebec_values, #immigration_policy, #IFI

The reopening of the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship is postponed
On December 30, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) informed that the Parents and Grandparents Program will not reopen on January 1, 2020. IRCC stated that it is developing a new intake process for 2020. Further information about the expected launch date and 2020 intake process will be available in the new year.

#Family_immigration, #PGP, #Parents_sponsorship, #IRCC

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