IRCC accepting applications from PGWP holders for new work permit

 

Effective today, January 21, 2021, until July 27, 2021, IRCC will accept applications from PGWP holders for a new work permit subject to them meeting the below requirements:

  • Had a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that expires within 4 months or less from the date of application;
  • currently reside in Canada;
  • Have a valid temporary status or be applying to restore the temporary status with this application;
  • Have a valid passport.

New work permits issued under this policy will be valid for 18 months, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the passport is valid for the duration of the work permit.

Please contact us for assistance with this PGWP application.

www.alexanderimmigration.ca

 

Priority Skills NL – New Foundland & Labrador’s new immigration program

Great news for candidates interested in immigrating to Canada but don’t have a job offer!

The province of New Foundland & Labrador have launched their priority skills immigration program for those with at least one year of experience in the following jobs:

Physician, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Clinical Psychologist, Medical Physicist, Radiation Therapist, Dosimetrist, Software Developer, Biomedical Engineer, UI/UX Developer, Electrical Engineer, AI Developer, Mechanical Engineer, Python Developer, Web Developer, .NET Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Security Specialist, Cloud Specialist, Bioinformatician, Computer Network Support, Research Associate, Data Analytics, Offshore Technician, ROV Operator, Ocean Mapping Specialist, or Technical Writer.

Interested candidates will have to submit an expression of interest and those with the highest scores, and who have received the most interest from local employers, may receive invitations through Priority Skills, to submit an application to the Provincial Nominee Program without a job offer.

Contact us by email at info@alexanderimmigration.ca to assess your eligibility for this program.

www.alexanderimmigration.ca

Work permit extension for International students with a PGWP

 
The Toronto Star is reporting that the Government of Canada is set to launch a temporary policy extending international students’ post-graduate work permits (PGWP) by another 18 months. This will enable the work permit holders to try and obtain the required experience they need to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class.
 
“This new policy means that young students from abroad who have studied here, can stay and find work while ensuring that Canada meets the urgent needs of our economy for today and tomorrow,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told the Star.