Hiring more foreign talent to balance the Canadian labour market

In his recent speech, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem spoke about how immigration may be the key to achieving labour market stability and correcting inflation. He stated that the Canadian labour market has more demand than labour supply. The governor stated that labour shortages had increased wages across the country, pushing inflation upwards. Macklem…

BC expanded the BC PNP Tech Immigration Stream

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech immigration stream has expanded to include 35 occupations under the newly created National Occupational Classification (NOC). Before the launch of NOC 2021 on November 16, only 29 targeted occupations were available under this program. BC PNP Tech is a program that helps those in the technology…

Ottawa will start holding targeted Express Entry draws in 2023

To ease impending labour shortages, Canada will begin hosting targeted Express Entry draws specifically for skilled workers starting next year. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser explained that targeted draws would allow the government to select workers by the sector and the location they intend to live in Canada. Immigration Minister also stated his intention to work…

Winners and Losers Following Canada’s Implementation of the New NOC 2021

By: Andrew Carvajal | Partner & Lawyer – Desloges Law Group; Chief Academic Officer –  LPEN Starting this week, immigration authorities at the federal level and provincial level will begin the implementation of the new version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021. Read our previous article on this subject with a summary on the…

Canada Implements New National Occupational Classification NOC 2021

By: Andrew Carvajal | Partner & Lawyer – Desloges Law Group; Chief Academic Officer –  LPEN Starting this week, immigration authorities at the federal level and provincial level will begin the implementation of the new version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021. So for those who are looking to get a summarized version of…

Canada invited new candidates in the new Express Entry draw

On November 9, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,750 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under Express Entry. IRCC continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs in this round of invitations. In round #235, the cut-off score dropped below 500 points and was 494 points, 2 points fewer than the previous draw….

Ottawa introduced new instructions regarding work permits for visitors

On November 7, 2022, the Government of Canada published new instructions for the public policy allowing certain visitors in Canada to apply for a work permit. The further instructions state that a visitor approved for an interim authorization to work in Canada may only continue working once a final decision is made if they have…

Canada will invest $1.6 billion to reach the proposed Immigration Levels Plan

The Canadian government has committed to spending $1.6 billion over six years and $315 million annually after that on processing and settling new immigrants under its ambitious 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. The federal government has allocated $50 million toward tackling the processing backlog, as stated in the Fall Economic Statement. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced…

IRCC introduced the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan

On November 1, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details on the Government of Canada’s 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. According to the new plan, the Government plans to accept 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023. In addition, Canada will welcome 485,000 newcomers in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. In 2021, Canada set a…

Immigration is the main source of labour supply in Canada

According to Statistics Canada research, immigrants provide a solution to Canadian labour shortages. In fact, 84% of the growth in the Canadian labour force from 2010-2020 was due to immigration. The Canadian economy is expected to benefit from an influx of immigrants, who will help fill job vacancies and ease the burden of rising wages….