Learning Moments - Classification of Certain Occupations as Senior Managerial (NOC 00) Occupations

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 classification of certain occupations a senior managerial (NOC 00) occupations. Reader’s question I’ve read your article about the Owner Operator LMIA and learned about NOC 00. It seems that it is difficult to characterize a position as a NOC 00 position and is not as easy as other consultants think. NOC 00 seems to be for large companies with an international presence. However, I see that some of the titles of NOC 0015 include “Cleaning service general manager” or “Laundry and dry cleaning general manager” fo

Canadian Government Announces 2020 Intake Process for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship

On October 5, 2020, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco E. L. Mendicino, announced the details for the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program. Over a 3-week period, from October 13, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada will have an opportunity to submit an online interest to sponsor form. Once this period ends, IRCC will review all submissions, remove any duplicate entries and randomize the forms. This year there will be 1 round of invitations to apply, with a maximum of 10,000 applications accepted for processing. Potential sponsors who are invited to

Government Eases Travel Restrictions on Students, Extended Families and Compassionate Travel

On October 4, 2020, Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister, Marco E. L. Mendicino, announced relaxed travel restrictions to support greater family reunification, entry to Canada for compassionate reasons and the safe and gradual entry of international students. Starting October 8, 2020, the government will expand the list of family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are considered exempt from Canada's COVID-19 travel restrictions. Currently, only spouses, dependent children, parents/step-parents and guardians/tutors are allowed to enter Canada to visit their family if they demonstrate the intent to stay in Canada for a period of at least 15 days. The fo

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