Immigration, Citizenship & Refugee Law

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Overhaul

After months of pressure on the government regarding abuses in the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, Minister Kenney and Minister Alexander announced a number of major changes.

Here is a brief summary of the changes made:

  • Labour Market Opponions (LMO)

Cap Increase of 20,000 Federal Skilled Workers Announced

On May 1, 2014, the Government of Canada put in place changes to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST). These changes were announced on April 23 and come into …

Start-up Visa Program Expanded

In recent changes to its Start-up Visa program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will now be accepting applications through eligible business incubator programs.This should allow more opportunities to enter the program, which since its announcement in April has yet to have …