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.

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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.

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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.
 

Why work with an Immigration Consultant?

I am a Canadian government regulated licensed immigration consultant and am often asked one question. “Why should I pay a consultation fee when everything I need is available online?”

You do not have to, if

– If you are good at analyzing contradictory information lurking in the world wide web related to Canadian immigration and selecting the correct one

– If you can identify the best pathway based on your circumstance to immigrate to Canada

– If you do not mind your applications getting returned due to missing documents or other errors

– If you can religiously follow up with IRCC, especially when you are out of the country, and try and obtain an update on your application status

– If you are proficient in citing the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act and Immigration and Refugees Protection Regulations in support of your application

– If you are adept at using case laws in your submission letters to strengthen your application

– If you can view your file from an IRCC officer’s perspective, identify underlying issues, and resolve them

– If you can build a strong case for your application to try and convince IRCC or the provincial authorities to issue the temporary or permanent visas, or nominations supporting PR

Filling up application forms does not equal immigration consulting and therefore has been intentionally excluded from the above list.

The choice is yours to make. You Google for symptoms, but you do not take Google’s advice and medicate yourself when you are not well. Instead, you go to a professional (doctor) for your medication. Why would you surrender your life-altering decision to anonymous strangers on the internet who have nothing to lose? If you are seeking peace of mind, confidence and wish to save time, go ahead, and call us. We at Alexander Immigration Services Inc. care, and provide the best possible solution to achieve your Canadian dreams!!

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Diamond Award for Best Immigration Consultant

We are proud to share that Alexander Immigration Services is the winner of “The Scarborough Mirror” Readers Choice Award 2020 under the best immigration consultant/lawyer category.

This means a lot to us and inspires us to continue providing excellent immigration services to our clients across the globe.

A big thank you to everyone for your support!

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#canadaimmigration #canadapr #award #winner

Immigration Scam Alert

Recently, I was contacted by someone who had lost $9000 to a scammer. Yes! You read it right! This person gave $9000 for a promised job in Canada, which turned out to be fake. The offer given was too good to be true and I know many Canadians, including myself, who would happily take this job offer had it been genuine.

Net Monthly Salary – $8000/- completely tax-free

Work hours – Monday to Friday – 10 am to 5 pm with a one-hour lunch break, weekends off

Annual Vacation – 1 month paid vacation with free flight tickets to a destination of choice anywhere in the world

Medical – Complete insurance including pharmacy bills, dentistry, physiotherapy, etc.

Job designation – Cashier

Location – Toronto, Canada

Language – English or French skills not required

Previous Experience – Not required

Future PR prospect- Eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence without the IELTS language test after one year of work.

Unscrupulous agents prey on those eager to immigrate to Canada, and it is your responsibility to be careful. While it would be wonderful to land in Canada with a job offer, please remember there are many immigration programs that you may qualify for which a job offer is not mandatory. One can always arrive as a permanent resident and then secure a job in Canada – hundreds of thousands of permanent residents have landed in this manner and have a successful career in Canada.

The Canadian government website advises every individual to apply on their own or work with an authorized immigration representative –a government licensed immigration consultant or immigration lawyer, for your immigration needs. Working with authorized representatives potentially eliminates the threat of fraud and scams in your Canadian immigration application.

It is your Canadian dream, don’t hand it over to fraudsters and scammers. The initial consultation fees you pay an immigration consultant is an investment in your future. For those looking to save on the total consulting fees, Alexander Immigration Services offers a Do It Yourself review of the application you have prepared at a very nominal cost.

Book your consultation today at www.alexanderimmigration.ca

 

How to get a job & PR in Canada through Yukon Community Pilot

Alexander Immigration Services is often asked for assistance to obtain jobs in Canada that lead to PR. Though we still do not provide recruitment assistance, we wish to share with you authentic government-approved websites to begin your job search and an increasingly popular program to obtain Canadian PR.
 
The Yukon Community Pilot(YCP) is a three-year pilot slated to run from Jan 2020 to June 2023 launched by Yukon. The YCP is unique since it offers a special work permit that would enable the nominees to work for two to three employers in a participating Yukon Community.
 
Communities participating in YCP are:
• Carcross
• Carmacks
• Dawson City
• Haines Junction
• Watson Lake
• Whitehorse
 
To be eligible for the YCP work permit stream, foreign nationals must:
 
• be destined to a job location in a participating community in the Yukon
• have 2 to 3 job offers with up to 3 employers that will allow them to accumulate 1,560 hours in a single year (equivalent to annual full-time work), within the same participating Yukon community
 
The first step would be to find employment at the participating community through these websites:
 
 
Once you receive 2 to 3 part-time employments in the same community, you can apply for a nomination from Yukon. Upon being nominated, you can apply for a 2-year open work permit restricted to the location to one of the participating communities. Once you receive your work permit, you can move to the Yukon community and also apply for Canadian permanent residency.
 
If there is a delay in PR processing, you can apply for an extension and continue to work for your employers during the entire process. The great news is that if the employer in between can no longer provide you with adequate work, Yukon will help you find new employment to support full-time, year-round work.
 
Your spouse can accompany you with an open work permit if your employment is in a National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill 0 or A or B position.
 
Please remember you need to meet minimum English or French language requirements depending on the NOC since you will be coming to Canada where English and French are the national languages.
 
Wish you all the best in your job search and see you soon in Canada.
 
 
 

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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