In two recent alerts
(recent alert and
recent alert), we advised readers of new fees and obligations
beginning February 21, 2015 that will affect work permit
applications of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt
foreign workers under the International Mobility Program. We also
advised readers of the new requirement for employers to submit an
Offer of Employment directly to Citizenship and Immigration Canada
electronically using the prescribed IMM 5802 form.
The government has now released the IMM 5802 form and an aid to assist employers with the completion of
The new form requires general corporate information about the
employer (including contact information, size of business, and
principle business activity), the terms of the offer of employment,
information supporting the LMIA exemption, information about the
foreign worker, and a declaration by the employer as to the
existence of its business, the accuracy of the information provided
in the offer of employment, and the legality of its workplace
Third party representatives can complete and submit the form for
employers as long as the employer contact has signed a Use of a
Representative form (IMM 5476).
The foregoing provides only an overview and does not
constitute legal advice. Readers are cautioned against making any
decisions based on this material alone. Rather, specific legal
advice should be obtained.
October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
October 19th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 22nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 45th overall, inviting 1804 applicants for permanent residence, the largest number ever. The lowest CRS score was 475, a decline from the previous draw.
September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
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