Changes to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ontario government announced three proposed changes to the Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015. If approved, these changes will modify the employer-driven streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. The first proposed change consists in adding 13 new manufacturing occupations to the In-Demand Skills category. The proposed additional National Occupational Classifications, which only apply to positions outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), include: 9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors 9417 Machining tool operators 9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators 9422 Pl

Learning Moments - Extension of T13 Provincial Nominee Work Permit

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments". Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with the extension of a T13 work permit as a provincial nominee during the processing of a permanent residence application. Reader’s question An applicant for permanent residence under a provincial nominee program (employer job offer stream) has been waiting for the result at the Federal final stage of processing. His work permit was issued as a result of the provincial nomination pursuant to R204(c) – LMIA exemption T13. Now this work permit is about to expire and we are unsure when the processing of the permanent res

Consulta un Experto - Esquina Legal

Este artículo es parte de la columna "Esquina Legal" publicada en la edición de Enero de LATINOS Magazine https://issuu.com/latinosmagazine/docs/latinos_enero_2020/6 Pregunta: Vivo en Canadá y estoy aplicando a la residencia permanente. Mi solicitud en línea me pide el pago de los datos biométricos aunque ya estoy en el país. ¿Debo pagar y presentar datos biométricos? ¿Si yo tuve que dar datos biométricos hace año y medio para una solicitud de permiso de trabajo y son validos por 10 años, puedo explicar esto y no tener que pagar de nuevo? Respuesta Las reglas con respecto al requisito de tomar datos biométricos (huellas dactilares y foto) al momento de presentar una solicitud de inmigración

Learning Moments - Express Entry Transferability Points for Certificate of Qualification

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments". Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with the transferability points assigned by Express Entry to candidates with a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification in a trade occupation. Reader’s question I have a potential permanent residence client who is looking to upload an Express Entry profile as someone who qualifies under the Canadian Experience Class. His qualifying work experience in Canada is under NOC 2211 (Chemical Technician) but he may be eligible to obtain a Certificate of Qualification from a Canadian provincial body for a skilled

Learning Moments - Suspension to Process LMIA Applications for Caregivers

This article by Andrew Carvajal is part of the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) weekly column titled "Learning Moments". Hello fellow practitioners. Today’s column deals with the recent suspension to process LMIA applications for caregivers, as well as its exemptions. Reader’s question I have a client who is in Toronto with a valid child caregiver work permit that was issued with the support of an LMIA. Her employment in Canada was terminated but she found a new employer. However, she can’t work for the new employer as he is not listed in the LMIA. While I told her that she may be able to apply under the new caregiver pilot for permanent residence and an occupation-specific work permit

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