ESDC has set out new data that employers using the Temporary
Foreign Worker Program need to be aware of when making LMIA
Based on 2014 data, the new wage information will be utilized
starting on April 30, 2015. The prior wage information was based on
The list of provincial median hourly wages has been updated.
This is the figure that dictates whether an LMIA application is
considered to be a "high-wage" or "low-wage"
position. A high-wage position application will usually require a
Transition Plan as part of the LMIA application. A
"low-wage" position application does not require a
Transition Plan, but will usually be subject to a cap on the number
of low-wage positions that may be filled by foreign nationals.
The figures for the top 10% wage earners for each province have
also been revised. If the wage being offered for a position is at
or above the top 10% for the province where the position will be
located, the LMIA application is supposed to be eligible for 10 day
speed of service from ESDC.
Employers using the LMIA process should always take steps to
ensure that they are utilizing the most up to date application
forms and data when applying for an LMIA, and it is therefore
recommended that employers refer to the ESDC website each time they
make and LMIA application.
January 11, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 459, a further decline from previous draws.
January 4, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 51st overall, inviting 2902 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 468, a further decline from previous draws.
From foreign travellers to dual citizens and even Canada's own border agents: It seems everyone could do with clear guidance on exactly who requires an electronic travel authorization (eTA). The holiday period saw frequent cases of people not being able to travel because they sought admission without an eTA.
A new sponsorship form for those wishing to bring parents and grandparents to Canada is now available. Canadian citizens and permanent residents have until February 2, 2017 to submit an online, short form application after which 10,000 candidates will be drawn at random and invited to complete a full application.
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