Fake Canadian Job Offers on the Rise

Excited to get an offer letter from a Canadian Employer? Be careful!

Scammers pose as employers, recruiters, company executives or as immigration consultants (unlicensed, of course) and employ attractive methods to lure people who are desperate to get a job in Canada.

How do we identify these scammers?

Cost & Fees – Employers are not allowed to charge any fees for offering jobs as per Canadian rules. Similarly, recruiters are not allowed to take a fee from the job seeker for their services. Watch out for those who ask for a payment to give you a job. Never part with your money.

LMIA – A positive or neutral Labour Market Impact Assessment is mandatory for most jobs and is required to apply for the work permit. The cost of the LMIA, again,  has to be borne by the employer and should not be collected from the prospective employee. Watch out for those who ask you money for the LMIA.

Work Experience – Almost all jobs will require some experience, and if the advertisement states “No experience required,” think twice. Remember, If the employer is willing to hire someone internationally, with no experience and train them, they can do the same with fresh graduates in Canada too. Why would they come to you?

High Salary – If the salary is unusually high for that job compared to the experience required and the average wages, watch out. That’s a clear warning sign.

Hiring process – Think, why would someone hire you without an interview? Conventional interviews are often held through phone or video conferencing to ensure the employee is a good fit for the organization. If you did not have one and just got the job, then something is seriously wrong.

Email id – Any recruiter or company that corresponds with a free email account like google or yahoo could be a scammer. Most legitimate companies have corporate email accounts.

Research – Do your research, visit the company website. If they do not have a website, or if they have one but don’t have any contact information, beware. Compare the contact information on the website with the offer letter you received – mostly they would be different, as scammers would want you to speak to them and list their contact number on the job offer whereas it would be an entirely different number on the website.

Ask – When in doubt ask for help. Contact people you know in Canada and seek assistance.

It is your hard-earned money. Don’t fall for scammers. I am regularly approached by job seekers who have lost amounts varying from $500 to $10,000 to these scammers, by when it is too late. There are many immigration programs that do not require a job offer for permanent immigration. Contact us to know more.

 

 

 

 

Canadian Immigration Targets 2019-2021

 

The Government of Canada has released its new Immigration plan to bring 350,000 new immigrants during the year 2021

This planned immigration strategy will ensure that approximately 1.2 million new immigrants will be welcomed by Canada during the next three years from 2019-2021.

Majority of these immigrants will enter Canada under one of the economic programs like Federal Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee Program, etc. to address skills shortage and labour market needs of Canada.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada?

Do you dream of a high-quality life for you and your family?

Act now!!! Let us help you achieve your Canadian dreams!

Write to info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 6477733673 to book a consultation.

Saskatchewan EOI draws

Saskatchewan issued a total of 438 invitations to apply in the latest Expression of Interest system invitation round that took place on September 27, 2018.

A total of 225 invitations went out to candidates under the program’s Express Entry sub-category and the remaining 213 invitations were issued to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand sub-category in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

The Express Entry candidates cut off score was 65 points while the Occupations In-Demand candidates cut off score was at 66.

After receiving an invitation to apply through either of these sub-categories, candidates can submit a complete provincial nomination application to the Government of Saskatchewan.
With a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, express entry candidates gain 600 points additionally towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, out of 1,200 points, in the federal government’s Express Entry selection system, thus automatically placing them in the top of the candidates’ pool.

The SINP also invited candidates who did not have a profile in Canada’s Express Entry pool through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category.

After receiving a nomination, Occupation In-Demand candidates can apply directly to the Government of Canada for Canadian permanent residence.

Both of these popular sub-categories have similar eligibility requirements and do not require candidates to have a Canadian job offer in order to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

The Express Entry sub-category is only open to eligible candidates who have already submitted a federal Express Entry profile while the Occupations In-Demand category is open to eligible candidates who have not submitted an Express Entry profile.

Congratulations to our clients who received this coveted provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence.

Alexander Immigration Services is authorized by the Government of Saskatchewan (License # 000577) to provide all kinds of Saskatchewan Immigration Programs services for their clients. Please email your resume to info@alexanderimmigration.ca for further information.

Saskatchewan Immigration Consultant Licence

 

Alexander Immigration Services has been licensed effective 31 Aug 2018 under the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act by the Government of Saskatchewan and obtained a Saskatchewan Immigration Consultant License # 000577.

This license enables us to legally represent clients interested in immigrating to the province of Saskatchewan and represent the clients directly with the Government of Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Programs.

Always choose a Government Authorized Immigration Consultant to assist you immigrate to Canada. Contact us by email info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 647 773 3673 to fulfill your Canadian immigration needs.

Good News – Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship Intake Increased

To help reunite even more parents and grandparents with their families in Canada, the Government of Canada will accept up to 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, in 2019. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at 5000 applications.

This decision to increase the number of applications that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept for processing is a result of continually high demand in the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program.

In 2019, as in previous years, the Interest to Sponsor form will be available online, at the beginning of the year, so eligible potential sponsors can let IRCC know they wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada. However, instead of randomly selecting the sponsors to apply, IRCC will invite them to submit an application to sponsor their parents and grandparents based on the order in which they receive their Interest to Sponsor forms. This process will continue until the 2019 cap of 20,000 complete applications is reached.

Don’t delay. Call Alexander Immigration Services today at + 1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to ensure your parents & grandparents obtain their permanent residence in Canada.

Improved Immigration Application Processing Times

 

Effective July 31, 2018, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began using an improved method to estimate processing times for some new permanent residence applications. The processing times are projected, and tell applicants how long they can expect their applications to take under normal circumstances if submitted today.

With this change in effect, IRCC will be able to better estimate how long some new permanent residence applications will take based on several factors, including the number of current applications waiting to be processed and the volume of admissions allowed each year under the multi-year immigration levels plan.

Previously, all permanent residence application processing times were only historical and showed how long it took to process 80% of applications in the past year. While these historical times are accurate for most applications that are currently being processed, it is anticipated that the new method for projecting processing times will provide more accurate estimates for clients.

The new projected processing times will apply to applications received on or after July 31, 2018 in these business lines:

  • Sponsoring a family member
    • Parents and Grandparents
  • Economic Class
    • Provincial Nominees (Non-Express Entry)
    • Skilled Workers (Quebec)
    • Start-Up Visa
  • Humanitarian and compassionate cases
  • It should be noted that for clients who have already applied, withdrawing an application and re-applying will not result in faster processing times:
    • Any application processing already complete would become null and void and clients would have to submit a new application.
    • For some types of applications, such as Express Entry and Parents and Grandparents, a client who withdraws their application runs the risk of not receiving a subsequent invitation to apply or invitation to sponsor

Call +1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to book a consultation for all your immigration needs and to learn more about how these changes would impact your application.

Arrive in Canada in six months as a Business Owner with a Work Permit

Foreign entrepreneurs who wish to relocate to Canada with their family can now buy a business here and apply for a work permit as a management level employee under the Temporary Foreign Workers program.  The Investor/Entrepreneur should have :

  • Verifiable, transferable past management experience
  • Sufficient assets to buy the Canadian Business
  • Language skills in English or French to actively manage the business

After identifying a suitable Canadian business, the next step would be apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) along with a business plan and obtain a positive LMIA. This is then followed by applications for work permits for themselves and their spouse; and study permits for the children.

After their arrival in Canada, they can apply for Permanent Residence under a Federal Program or Provincial Program.

The process, though extensive, can be successfully completed within six months with the support of a skilled immigration consultant who can assist with the LMIA and other required immigration formalities.

We at Alexander Immigration Services, through our network of Licensed professionals, will help you identify a suitable Canadian Business for purchase. We then help you apply for the LMIA, followed by the work permits and later on for permanent residence in Canada,

Call + 1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to fix a consultation and to learn more about immigrating to Canada as a business entrepreneur under this stream.

Work Permit – Canada

 

A common question that Alexander Immigration Services often faces:

“Will you please get me a job and a work permit in Canada?”

Foreign workers need an offer of employment from a Canadian Employer before being granted a Work Permit, and in most cases the Canadian Employer needs to obtain a LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) prior to giving a job offer, unless they are exempt from obtaining a LMIA due to International Agreements, Federal-Provincial Agreements or “Canadian Interests” Category.

We do not provide recruitment services for our clients, but yes, we do provide immigration services like applying for LMIA and work permits.

A word of caution to our readers – Beware of Immigration Firms that say they can find you employment and get you a job offer. There is an extremely high degree of fraud in this area, and you may be taken advantage of and lose your money.

We strongly encourage our clients to visit Canada Jobs Bank, Indeed.ca, Monster.ca and other job sites to apply for and obtain a suitable job in Canada. Once they get a job offer we help them apply for either Permanent or Temporary Immigration, depending on the circumstances.

Contact info@alexanderimmigration.ca for more details or call + 1 647 773 3673 to fix an appointment for a paid consultation.

New Biometrics Requirements for Foreign Nationals

Depending on your nationality, you may soon be required to give your biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) to the Government of Canada as part of your application for a visitor visa, work or study permit, permanent residence, or refugee or asylum status.

Beginning July 31, 2018, applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be required to provide biometrics. Then, on December 31, 2018, the requirement will be expanded to applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. Applicants will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years.

Exempt from this new requirement are Canadian citizens, existing permanent residents, children under the age of 14, applicants over the age of 79, and visa-exempt nationals entering Canada as tourists who are eTA holders. Also, those applying for a visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence from within Canada are temporarily exempt until in-Canada service centres are established in 2019.

Contact us at info@alexanderimmigration.ca with your queries or to know more.