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In-Canada Applications for Work Permit Allowed


In-Canada Applications for Work Permit Allowed Canadian Government released more information on who can apply for employer-specific work-permit applications in Canada. Since August 25, 2020, Immigration Canada has allowed in-Canada applications for work permit for temporary residents. In the past, the in-Canada option was not available for temporary residents. This is a temporary measure to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the temporary residents who have been stuck in Canada since the onset of the pandemic. To qualify for in-Canada application, you must meet the following main requirements: Have valid temporary status in Canada Have been in Canada on [...]

In-Canada Applications for Work Permit Allowed2020-09-21T12:28:58-04:00

Express Entry Draw, The Latest News


Express Entry Draw: September 16, 2020 On September 16, 2020, the Federal Government of Canada announced a general Express Entry draw for all the three programs - Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The Government of Canada invited 4,200 individuals to apply for Permanent Residence through Express Entry draw. The CRS cut-off score fell by three points to 472 from 475 on September 2, 2020. The number of Invitations to Apply rose almost by a thousand, from 3,200 on September 2, 2020. This can only mean one thing. [...]

Express Entry Draw, The Latest News2020-09-21T11:54:35-04:00

Our Successes: Humanitarian & Compassionate Application


Our Successes: Humanitarian & Compassionate Application Yesterday we have received another approval for a Humanitarian and Compassionate case. This is a major win for our company, and a life-changing decision for our Client’s family. This approval granted permanent residence in Canada to THREE individuals including two middle-aged people and a 12-year-old child. This is unprecedented, and it proves once again – HARD WORK PAYS!!! Humanitarian and Compassionate applications are not your regular run-of-the-mill applications. These applications grant permanent residence in Canada exempting the person from the immigration laws. To be approved, the applicant and their representative have to answer [...]

Our Successes: Humanitarian & Compassionate Application2020-08-28T16:50:53-04:00

Our Successes: Authorization to Return to Canada


Our Successes: Authorization to Return to Canada This month, we received an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) for one of our clients from IRCC Paris office. This is not a regular temporary residence case, and we are exceedingly excited to get one following a challenging task that we took upon ourselves. So, what is ARC and why it is so special? ARCs are a special permission to return to Canada to individuals who have been issued a removal order. In most cases, ARCs are required for Deportation Orders. However, in some cases they are required for Departure Orders [...]

Our Successes: Authorization to Return to Canada2020-08-28T11:41:05-04:00

Our Successes: Approvals of Recent Cases


Our Successes: Approvals of Recent Cases We are a big office, and we process various applications every day, and almost every day, we get updates from the immigration ministry of Canada regarding the results of our cases. We have a success rate of 98%, therefore most of these news are positive. Today, we'd like to share with you the news on two recent cases because each one is uniquely important, and we will tell you why. The first of this cases, an application for permanent residence in Canada based on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds was approved in the end [...]

Our Successes: Approvals of Recent Cases2020-07-10T18:55:43-04:00

Ontario Opens Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream


Ontario Opens Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream On July 6, 2020, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program reopened its Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream. To be eligible, the candidate must receive a job offer in the following NOC level C or D occupations: NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers NOC 7441 – residential and commercial installers and servicers NOC 7511 – transport truck drivers NOC 7521 – heavy equipment operators (except crane) NOC 7611 – construction trades helpers and labourers NOC 8431 – general farm workers NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse [...]

Ontario Opens Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream2020-07-10T18:37:06-04:00

How to Change an Employer in COVID times?


How to Change an Employer in COVID times? COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all areas of the Canadian immigration law. Today, we’d like to tell you about one way it has affected Work Permit applications.If you are on an employer-specific Work Permit and you want to change employers, you must apply in-Canada for a new Work Permit.However, you can start working for the new employer without waiting for approval of your new Work Permit. There are a few things you need to do for that.You need to apply for a new Work Permit (if necessary, based on a new [...]

How to Change an Employer in COVID times?2020-07-10T18:22:55-04:00

2020 Median Hourly Wage Update for TFWP


2020 Median Hourly Wage Update for TFWP Canadian immigration authorities have adjusted the median hourly wage for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The medium hourly wage is a requirement for Labour Market Impact Assessments which are required for most work permit applications under TFWP and job offers for Express Entry programs. The wage offered to an employee determines if the application will be filed through a low-wage or high-wage stream. Here's how the wages changed since May 11, 2020. Province / Territory Median hourly wages before May 11, 2020 Median hourly wages after May 11, 2020 Alberta [...]

2020 Median Hourly Wage Update for TFWP2020-06-01T17:37:28-04:00

Business Incorporation / Business Plan Services


Business Incorporation / Business Plan Services Why Business Immigration? At Jane Katkova & Associates, we dedicate a significant part of our corporate portfolio to business immigration programs and pathways. Business immigration is an area that combines immigration law and corporate law. Business immigration programs have a few advantages over regular Economic Class immigration programs. They are privileged programs and each applicant is considered based on their own merit. You might not have the age, the education, or the high language test results to qualify under federal immigration programs. However, if you have high net worth, if you have [...]

Business Incorporation / Business Plan Services2020-04-23T00:17:40-04:00

COVID-19: Travel Restrictions


COVID-19: Travel Restrictions The world has stopped in the unprecedented instance of global quarantine, battling COVID-19 coronavirus that is sweeping the countries, claiming lives and disrupting our regular living patterns. How is Canadian immigration affected? What should you know and what can you do? Let’s find out. Are Canadian airports accepting travellers? Yes, they are, but not all of them. Right now, only four Canadian airports accept international travellers. They are Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montréal — Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport. Are immigration / citizenship applications still being processed? Yes, [...]

COVID-19: Travel Restrictions2020-03-30T12:37:16-04:00