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The latest Canada work visas and work permits news, how to apply, rules and regulations. Work permits are necessary for individuals looking to work in Canada and can be held by temporary workers, business people, students and caregivers in the Live-In Caregiver Program. For more information on working in Canada and the different programs offered, visit our Canadian work permit and visa section.

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Going From A Temporary Foreign Worker to Permanent Resident Canada

By Michael NirenFebruary 14, 2022
Permanent ResidencyWorking in Canada

From a Temporary Work Permit to a Permanent Resident (PR) Card Obtaining a Temporary Work Permit in Canada is often considered a step towards Permanent Residence in Canada. This is true, and for those who already have an active Temporary Work Permit in Canada, there are several ways to move up from a Temporary Work […]

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Immigrate to Calgary under the Skilled Worker Program

By Michael NirenAugust 10, 2020
Working in Canada

Immigrating to Calgary under the Skilled Worker Program Calgary is quickly becoming one of the biggest economic hotspots and havens for new immigrants under the Federal Skilled Worker program. Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, is the top oil-producing region of Canada and is expected to create 100,000 jobs during the next eight years – […]

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Skilled worker applications: How much money to I need to settle in Canada?

By Michael NirenDecember 20, 2019
Working in Canada

Q. I have been approved as a Skilled Worker but need to know how much funds I need to settle in Canada? ________ A. Under the Skilled Worker category of Immigration, the Canada Immigration Officer assessing an application must be satisfied that you have enough funds for settlement in Canada. The funds must be transferable […]

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There is still time to submit your 2012 Skilled Worker Applications

By Michael NirenDecember 20, 2019
Working in Canada

2012 Skilled Worker Applications being accepted Shortly into the new year we posted that approximately 6,000 2012 Skilled Worker Applications had already been received. As of January 9th, 2012, there are still many spaces available for certain applications while the caps in other applications have been reached. The only Skilled Worker applicants who do not […]

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Live in Care Givers can apply for Canadian Work Permits earlier

By Michael NirenDecember 17, 2011
Working in Canada

Work Visas Rules for Live in Care Givers Change Live in Caregivers have been in the news over the last year. Concerns over abuse in the work place have raised issues about whether they should be able to leave their employers during the process for permanent residence. The Canadian government has in response allowed Live […]

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New Canada Work Permit Rules to Protect Foreign Workers Coming Soon

By Michael NirenAugust 30, 2010
Working in Canada

New Canada Work Permit Rules to Be Implemented in April 2011 New rules to protect Canada’s temporary foreign workers were announced almost one year ago but Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced that they are now ready to be implemented on April 1, 2011. “The government is taking action to protect temporary […]

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Canada facing Construction Worker shortage, Skilled Worker Immigrants needed

By Michael NirenMay 12, 2010
Working in CanadaJob Opportunities

Skilled Worker Immigrants needed for construction work in Canada An estimated 300,000 new construction workers will be desperately needed in the next ten years according to the Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Construction Association, Wayne Morsky. Morsky told the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association this spring that while mentoring programs that pair older construction […]

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Changes to the Live in Caregiver Program Announced

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Working in Canada

New Changes to the Live in Caregiver Program Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney said on Sunday that changes have been proposed to the rules that govern live-in caregivers. The proposed changes include that employers will have to cover the costs of the caregivers’ travel to Canada, their workplace safety insurance and any […]

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I am on an LMO but was terminated from Work. What happens to my Work Permit?

By Michael NirenSeptember 16, 2009
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Hello. I was laid off from a construction firm early this year and I am on an LMO. Instead of going back home I stayed in Canada to find some work. Now my work permit is expired. I applied for a 90-days restoration of status to stay in Canada while waiting for a new job […]

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Immigration to Alberta for H-1B Visa Holders in the USA

By Michael NirenDecember 31, 2019
Working in Canada

As of April 2009, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has introduced a US Visa Holder Category focused on H-1B Visa holders. This immigration program enables skilled foreign workers on US Work Visas to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with the intention of working in Alberta. This program is designed fill occupational shortages in certain high […]

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Canadian Work Permits Not Necessarily Needed for Workers in the Film and TV Industries

By Michael NirenJune 4, 2009
Working in Canada

A Canadian Work Permit Question Hello I am a Director of Photography and Director in Los Angeles , California. A local production company hired me to shoot their next feature film which will be shot in Los Angeles for about 80% of the production. However, some scenes have to be shot in Canada, and that […]

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Canadian NAFTA Work Visas Now Issued Up To Three Years

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Working in Canada

[NAFTA is under revision. NAFTA will most likely turn into the USMCA (United States Mexico Canada Agreement). USMCA is expected to be approved in the beginning of 2019. Until then NAFTA will remain active and the visas under NAFTA are still available. Learn more about how the USMCA will affect Canadians. ] Professionals from the USA […]

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Canadian Embassy in Ghana – Accra

By Michael NirenNovember 17, 2008
Working in CanadaJob Opportunities

Canadian Embassy in Ghana – Accra Street Address: Canadian High Commission Immigration Section 42 Independence Avenue Accra Mailing Address For Canadian Embassy in Ghana: Canadian High Commission Immigration Section P.O. Box 1639 Accra Ghana Tel.: (233-0302) 211-521 / 7011596 Fax: (233-0302) 211-524 E-mail Address: accra.immigration@international.gc.ca Website: http://www.accra.gc.ca Additional information about this Canadian Embassy in Ghana: […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!