IRCC Announces Changes to Open Work Permit Program November 2, 2021 Canada recently announced changes to the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) program that will make it more accessible to more people. BOWPs are available to eligible work permit holders who have applied for Canadian permanent residence. The purpose of the BOWP is to allow these workers to…

New Classification System for Express Entry and Temporary Workers   November 1, 2021 Canada’s immigration system will overhaul the way it classifies occupations in fall 2022. The changes will affect some economic class and foreign worker applicants, although the federal government has yet to communicate which sorts of applicants will be affected. The Current National…

What Happens to Work Permit Holders Who Have Lost Jobs Due to COVID-19? Foreign nationals who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus have the added burden of wondering whether they will also lose their status in Canada, and how the loss of employment will affect their Canadian immigration applications. What are my options? There…

New Window of Opportunity for Challenging Immigration Decisions March 23, 2020 By Hans John Kalina On December 19, 2019 the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65. The “Vavilov” decision changes the way Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) will be required to…

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