Spousal Open Work Permit Pilot is going to become a permanent program, which allows foreign common-law partners and spouses to work in Canada. Canada transforms the Open Work Permit Program (OWPP) into a permanent program. The pilot currently helps common-law partners and spouses of Canadians to work, while they wait on their PR status.
The pilot launched in December 2014 and was due to end...Read More
In Canada, more immigrants stay, work, and study before becoming permanent residents. Through Canadian work and study experience, more immigrants are obtaining permanent residency in recent years.
Between 2000 and 2018, the number of temporary foreign workers and students grew significantly, Statistics Canada says. In 2018 more than half of the new immigrants from the economic class were...Read More
Visitors, study, and work permit holders in Canada impacted by the COVID-19 disease outbreak will have time to reinstate their status before the end of 2020.
A new public policy introduced on July 14, 2020, by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) would bring considerable relief to many Canadians with questions regarding their status.
If your status expired after January 30,...Read More
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has made major improvements to help international students seeking to study in Canada to start a new program online beginning this fall. On Tuesday, July 14, Canada announced updates to the study permit application process and how time spent studying online contributes towards a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
These represent a number of other steps by...Read More
Applicants currently in Canada are now excluded from the TRV application biometrics provision. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have partially dropped the biometrics requirement for temporary resident candidates who are already in Canada.
It allows the applicants in Canada, who wish to renew, extend, or restore their study permits, work permits or visitor visas, to do so...Read More