JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER

28 June 2017

TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM

I work in the high tech industry, how can I participate in the new Global Talent Stream recently launched by the Canadian government?

The Global Talent Stream was launched on June 12, 2017 and is a two-year pilot under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program.  The Global Talent Stream is divided into category A and B and both have a $1,000 processing fee per position, which must be paid for by the employer, and requires the employer to work with ESDC to create a Labour Market Benefits Plan. 

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CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

I understand there is a new Canadian Citizenship Law - Does this mean I can now apply for my Canadian Citizenship?

An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017.  Therefore, you may be able to apply for Canadian Citizenship in the fall of 2017, if you meet the new requirements.  Please note that not all changes to the Act will come into effect immediately. Some changes will be launched in the fall of 2017 with the remaining changes to come into force in early 2018. 

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STUDY PERMITS

I have been accepted into a Canadian University.  How long does it take for my Study Permit application to be processed? 

Generally, a foreign national who intends to study in Canada for 6 months or less, does not require a study permit.  If the period of study is for more than 6 months, you will require a Canadian study permit. If you are studying for 6 months or less, you will require a study permit if you decide to extend your studies beyond 6 months or start another program after the initial studies have ended. If a study permit is issued to you as a full time international student and you meet specific criteria, you may be allowed to work on or off campus for up to 20 hours per week without having to apply for an additional work permit.

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