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OINP Foreign Worker Stream 101 2000 1500 88admin

OINP Foreign Worker Stream 101

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program for the province of Ontario. Under this program, Ontario nominates candidates with the right education, work experience, language skills, as well as entrepreneur capabilities, aligned with the province’s economic needs. Nominations are issued to international students, foreign workers, entrepreneurs, and other applicants in the…

Spousal open work permits 2000 1333 88admin

Spousal open work permits

Spouses or common-law partners of principal applicants who intend to live and work in Canada need to apply for their own work permit. The work permit may be employer-restricted or open work permit. Employer-restricted work permits usually require a labour market impact assessment (LMIA). An open work permit enables an employee to work for any…

Francophone immigration target outside Quebec has yet to be reached as 2023 deadline approaches 2000 1184 88admin

Francophone immigration target outside Quebec has yet to be reached as 2023 deadline approaches

Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge released a study today on the 4.4% target for immigration to Francophone minority communities outside Quebec. Data in the study shows that even if the target had been consistently met since the original 2008 target deadline, it would not have been enough to maintain the demographic weight of the…

What are the residency requirements for permanent residents? 2000 1333 88admin

What are the residency requirements for permanent residents?

As a permanent resident, you may travel outside Canada after you arrive. However, you must meet certain residency obligations to maintain your status as a permanent resident. To meet these residency obligations, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5-year period. The 5-year period is assessed…

Upgrade from visitor visa to work permit in Canada 2000 1333 88admin

Upgrade from visitor visa to work permit in Canada

On August 24, 2021, a temporary public policy was announced by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to aid visitors with a valid status to apply for an employer-restricted work permit. When launched, the policy targeted visitors who landed in Canada before August 24 to apply for a work permit, However, gradually, the eligibility…