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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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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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.