Entries by Tom Hadley

What is Happening with Express Entry?

It has now been over 4 months since IRCC issued invitations to apply in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and over one year since invitations were issued to candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). This has left us wondering when invitations will start up again, how many invitations will be coming in 2022, […]

International Experience Class Open for 2022

The International Experience Canada (IEC) candidate pools are open for the 2022 season and the first rounds of invitations of the season are expected to take place this week. Demand for the IEC program tends to be high and the number of spots available for the year are limited. We expect that demand will be […]

Tough new legislation from Ontario Ministry of Labour introduces unprecedented support for vulnerable workers

Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaugton is making good on his government’s promise to crack down on unregulated temporary help agencies (THAs) and recruiters and business who are using unlicensed operators. The problem of unregulated THAs and recruiters is well documented by ministry officers who have conducted inspections. Their reports show […]

Updated Guidance on Entry to Canada – Sept 9, 2021

Effective September 7th, as part of Canada’s phased approach to easing border measures, the Government is now allowing for discretionary travel by foreign nationals from any country provided that they have are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.   What’s New Fully vaccinated […]

Relief for the Construction Industry

In 2020, IRCC introduced a special program to allow out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to regularize their status. The public policy was implemented in response to numerous studies confirming massive labour shortages in the construction industry in the GTA, and the key role that out-of-status workers have played in filling the […]

Back To School: What Foreign Students Need to Know to Get Back to Canada

It is that time of the year again, we are a month way until school starts in Canada. The Canadian Government through various measures, and announcements during the pandemic has made it evident that international students contribute significantly to the Canadian economy. Therefore, it is not surprising that they have put policies/measures in place to ease international […]

Updated Guidance on Entry to Canada

On August 9, 2021 at 12:01am EDT new rules come into effect for travel to Canada for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States. What’s New Fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. currently residing in the US can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel if fully vaccinated at least 14 […]

New PR Streams for Canada – Temporary Public Policy Creating Two Pathways to Permanent Residency to Facilitate the Immigration of Certain Hong Kong Residents

Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada announced two new permanent residence (“PR”) pathways for Hong Kong residents in Canada, plus their family members who are in Canada or abroad. Both PR pathways remain in effect until August 31, 2026. The public policy includes two streams for eligible, potential applicants. There is a Recent Graduate Stream and a Worker Stream. […]

New PR Streams for Canada – Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathways

The Canadian government announced new permanent residence programs last week. These Programs, the “Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathways,” are an unprecedented, likely one-time opportunity for recent graduates working in Canada and those working on the COVID frontlines to transition to permanent residence. Note that these programs do not apply to Quebec. Briefly, the eligibility […]