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29 Sep 2017

CETA: Canada Eases Restrictions for EU Citizens Working in Canada

The Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement[1] (“CETA”) came into force on September 21, 2017. The agreement includes temporary entry provisions for inter-company transferees, contractual service suppliers, independent professionals, short-term business visitors, and investors. Citizens of EU member states who qualify under one of these categories are exempt from the requirement to obtain a […]

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1 Sep 2017

Saskatchewan’s Facilitative Immigration Program (No Job Offer/Employment Required)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Announces Updated List of Eligible Occupations for the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the new list of eligible occupations under the Occupations In-Demand program stream. This program is unique in that unlike many Provincial Nominee Programs, the applicant is not required to […]

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22 Aug 2017

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Launches New Employer-Based In-Demand Skills Stream

On August 16th 2017, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced the launch of a new Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream. This program targets applicants in in-demand occupation in the agricultural and construction sectors. The following occupations are eligible:   NOC 7441 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers; NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment […]

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6 Jul 2017

Canada Eases Citizenship Criteria

The Government of Canada has confirmed that Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, has received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017, resulting in significant changes to the Citizenship Act. These include a number of changes to the physical presence requirement for applying for citizenship, the […]

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