Good News International Students!

The CoVid19 pandemic had a significant impact on International Students, especially those enrolled for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 semesters.

International students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester in a Designated Learning Institute(DLI) will now be able to start their classes online from a location outside Canada and complete up to 50% of their program online if they are unable to travel to Canada sooner. This in line with the guidance provided to students already studying in Canada or whose program had a spring or summer start date.

Additionally, students will not have time deducted from the length of a future Post Graduate Work Permit program for studies completed outside of Canada up to December 31, 2020.

This flexibility is being implemented considering that International Students are also often excellent candidates to apply to remain in Canada permanently with nearly 54000 former students becoming permanent residents in 2018.

To know more please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 6477733673

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Students – Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program Update

 
Great News for Students who have completed their studies and are awaiting their PGWP!
 
The fear of not being allowed to enter Canada if they leave during their application processing prevented many students from travelling to their home country and spending time with their loved ones after their education.
 
IRCC has now modified its instructions so that students can now legally exit Canada after their PGWP application has been submitted, officially re-enter and continue working till a decision is made on their application.
 
Please call +1-647-773-3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for all your PGWP needs.
 
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Labour Market Impact Assessment for Employers

 

Are you a Canadian employer looking to hire foreign nationals to fill your vacancies? Then you require a positive or neutral Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment Social Development Canada (ESDC) to recruit suitable candidates.

Completing & submitting the LMIA application requires a thorough understanding of Labour market rules and exceptions. Seek expert help. Call +1 6477733673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for your LMIA needs today!

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Intra Company Transfer – Canada

Did you know that if you own a successful business in your country, you can obtain a work permit under the International Mobility Program and obtain your Canadian permanent residence after one year of work experience in Canada?

Contact us by email at info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +16477733673 to book a consultation and learn more about Intra Company Transfer.

Huge Demand for Tradespersons in Canada

167,739  new apprentices required in Canada to keep pace with current demand in the next 5 years – this was the result of a joint analysis report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Statistics Canada.

Who is a tradesperson?

Skilled workers and supervisors in the industrial, electrical, construction, maintenance & equipment operation, supervisors & technical workers in natural resources, agriculture & related production, processing, manufacturing & utilities supervisors and central control operators, Chefs, cooks, butchers and bakers are considered to be tradespersons in Canada.

Highest Income Trades

According to data from Statistics Canada, Heavy duty equipment technicians had the highest salary at $107,220 after just fours years of certification followed by Steamfitters – Pipefitters at $105,620 and Industrial Mechanic (millwright) at $99,320.

 How can I immigrate to Canada as a skilled trades worker?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Have at least 2 years of full-time work experience within the last 5 years in an eligible skilled trade;
  • Meet minimum language levels in English or French;
  • Have an offer of full-time employment for a total of at least one year; or
  • Have a certificate of qualification (CAQ) in your skilled trade issued by a province or territory

How to obtain Certificate of Qualification?

You can apply for this certification if:

You have a Certificate of Apprenticeship for your trade after education and work apprenticeship in Canada, OR

Your Trade Equivalency Assessment application has been approved by a Provincial Regulatory Body

What can Alexander Immigration help you with?

We can help you obtain a Trade Equivalency Assessment in Canada if you already have relevant foreign work experience, Certificate of Qualification and the subsequent Permanent Residency Application.

Alternately, we can also help you obtain admissions to suitable colleges offering trade programs and apprenticeships across Canada to obtain the necessary qualifications to become a Tradesperson.

Contact us by email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to know more about how to immigrate to Canada as a Tradesperson.

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New Home Child Care Provider & Home Support Worker Pilot

Canada is replacing it’s Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots with the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience.

Work permits will be issued under the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots to caregivers who have a job offer in Canada and who meet the following criteria:

  • Language tests result showing a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5;
  • One year of Canadian post-secondary education or the foreign equivalent;
  • Admissible to Canada.

Caregivers with work experience in National Occupational Classification  NOC 4411 (excluding foster parents) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.

Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.

IRCC has stated that the new pilots will have a 12-month processing standard for work permit applications, and once the work experience requirement is met, a six-month processing standard for applications for permanent residence.

A few major changes that are being made in these new pilots are as follows:

  • Employers will no longer need an LMIA before hiring an overseas caregiver;
  • Occupation-specific work permits will be issued instead of employer-specific work permits, which will allow caregivers to change employers within Canada;
  • Caregiver’s spouses will be eligible for open work permits and children for study permits.

There is a cap on the total principal applicants that this pilot will accept every year. The cap has been set to 2750 principal applicants for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot & another 2750 principal applicants for the Home Support Worker pilot every year.

Please contact +16477733673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for further assistance and to apply under these new pilots.

New Agri-food Immigration Pilot Program to be launched soon

The Canadian government has announced a new three-year immigration pilot program to bring full-time non-seasonal agricultural workers into Canada, including a pathway to permanent residency.

The pilot is a collaboration between Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

IRCC has stated that this program will help non-seasonal foreign agrifood workers brought to Canada through the temporary foreign worker program secure permanent residency status, instead of having to renew their work permits repeatedly.

The program is expected to roll out later this year.

With this new Agrifood Immigration Pilot Along the earlier announced Rural & Northern immigration Pilot program, there will be more opportunities for foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada with employment.

Being prepared before the programs roll out is the key for successful entry into Canada. Contact us by email info@alexanderimmigration.ca and/or book your consultation through our website www.alexanderimmigration.ca to plan a successful immigration strategy to Canada.

Why Choose Government Licensed Immigration Consultants (RCIC)?

Did you know?
 
Only Canadian Government Licensed Immigration and citizenship representatives are authorized to
 
– explain and give advice on your immigration or citizenship options
– help you choose the best immigration program for you
– fill out and submit your immigration or citizenship application
– communicate with the Government of Canada on your behalf
– represent you in an immigration or citizenship application or hearing
– advertise that they can give immigration or citizenship advice
 
The Canadian Government will not deal with representatives who charge a fee but are not authorized. If you use an unauthorized representative, in Canada or abroad, they may return your application or refuse it.
 
Click the below link to learn more about Authorized Representatives and who can represent your Immigration application in Canada.
 
 
We are a Canadian Government Licensed Immigration & Citizenship Consulting Firm. Call +1 6477733673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for all your Canadian Immigration needs.

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Great News – Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program Update

International students now have 180 days to apply for their PGWP upon completion of their studies, and not 90 days.
 
Another significant update is the removal of the requirement to hold a valid study permit when applying for a PGWP. The study permit must have been valid at some point during the 180 days period the graduates have for submission.
 
These program updates are highly beneficial to the graduates as it gives the students time to collect the required documents to apply for their PGWP.
 
PGWP is an open work permit that allows international students who graduate from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLI) to stay and work in Canada for a period of up to three years after their studies.
 
On obtaining the PGWP, they can work for any employer across Canada without restrictions, and most importantly they do not require a job offer to get this work permit.
 
On obtaining a year of skilled work experience under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) A or B, they can apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class.
 
To know more about this program or if interested in studying in Canada, please contact us.
 
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Temporary Resident Visa Refused/Rejected – What Next?

You received that dreaded letter from IRCC informing that your visa for visiting/ studying/ working in Canada has been rejected/refused.

Most  refusals will be due to one or a combination of the following:

  • Inadequate documentation
  • The officer is concerned with your intent for visa
  • Insufficient funds for your stay in Canada
  • Travel History
  • Ties to Home Country & Canada
  • Inadmissibility – Medical or Criminal
  • Misrepresentation – Falsified Documents or Information

Occasionally the officers may have other concerns that do not fall in one of the above parameters, and which will have to be addressed on an individual basis.

Your Canadian dream has been shattered, what next? Don’t give up or rush to reapply immediately without understanding the actual reasons for refusal/rejection.

Follow these steps and find success in your next attempt:

  • Seek professional assistance – contact an ICCRC licensed Immigration Consultant and discuss your case in detail. Now is the time to be prudent and seek expert help.
  • Make a request under the Access to Information and Privacy Act(ATIP) to get the actual reasons for refusal. The letter that you usually get is a generic one that does not give you specific details about your case in particular. Your licensed consultant can help you apply for and obtain the GCMS notes under ATIP for a fee. This is a crucial step and essential for your success during the reapplication process.
  • Address concerns found in the GCMS notes and submit a fresh application with detailed explanations. Your licensed consultant will be able to help you navigate this step.
  • Alternately, if you feel the concerns raised in the GCMS notes are not valid, and they have already been addressed, then consider filing an application for Leave and Judicial Review. Your licensed consultant cannot represent you in Federal Court but will refer you to a professional Immigration Lawyer who is an expert with such court cases.

If you plan to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa or if your visa has been rejected/refused, contact us today! Hiring a licensed professional can make a huge difference in the quality of your application.

We would love to help you and guide you through the application process to increase your chance of getting the coveted Canadian Visa stamped on your passports.

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS.

Call + 1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for more information.