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  • CIC Promoting Long Term Multiple Entry Visas for Business Travellers

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced a policy decision to promote the use of long-term multiple-entry visas. For foreign nationals engaged in ongoing business activities in Canada, and who officials accept as genuine temporary residents of Canada, the goal of this policy is to facilitate such business activity without the need for repeated single-entry visa […]

    Date Posted: June 29, 2011 Posted In: Business Visitor
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  • Removal of Name in Labour Market Opinion

    Due to privacy concerns, Service Canada (HRSDC) Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Confirmations and Annexes will no longer necessarily carry the name of the foreign worker approved therein. In some cases, where privacy concerns are not an issue, officials may include the name of the foreign worker in the notes in the case, this is not […]

    Date Posted: June 05, 2011 Posted In: Labour Market Opinion
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  • Visa Section in Taipei Closes

    The visa section of the Canadian Embassy in Taipei, Taiwan is no longer accepting applications as of May 25 2011. It will terminate all of its activities on June 17 2011. The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong will assume responsibilities for visa processing of applications in the jurisdiction of Taiwan.

    Date Posted: June 01, 2011 Posted In: Temporary Work Permits
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  • Quebec Changes CAQ Requirement to 30 Days

    The province of Quebec has changed the duration of work in that province that is subject to the requirement of a Certificat d’acceptation du Qu├ębec (CAQ). Previously work in that province of a duration of 5 days or less was exempted from the CAQ process; this has now been changed to allow exemption from the […]

    Date Posted: May 19, 2011 Posted In: Temporary Work Permits
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  • IT Worker Program Extended in BC

    For most provinces in Canada, the Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program ended on September 30 2010. However, the provinces of Quebec and Alberta maintained the program until March 31 2011. Quebec has now terminated this program as well, but the province of British Columbia has announced that it will extend the program once […]

    Date Posted: May 16, 2011 Posted In: Uncategorized
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  • Revisions to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    On April 1 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada implemented changes announced in 2010 which constitute a significant increase in the level of scrutiny that applications in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will be subject to. Officials reviewing applications, including HRSDC; CIC; and CBSA, now have more power and obligation to evaluate the job offer, […]

    Date Posted: April 02, 2011 Posted In: Temporary Work Permits
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