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Author: Ksenia Tchern

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – Saskatchewan’s PNP

The province of Saskatchewan offers several economic immigration streams under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), including the International Skilled Worker, the Worker with Saskatchewan Experience, Entrepreneur, and Farm Owner and Operator streams. It also frequently targets specific sectors and in-demand occupations. Current in-demand occupations include health professionals, hospitality sector workers, and long haul truck […]

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – Alberta’s PNP

Alberta is quickly becoming one of Canada’s fastest growing provinces with Calgary and Edmonton driving growth through an enticing job market. Its immigration requirements and programs are evolving rapidly to address the province’s changing economic landscape, and there are several options open to immigrants under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). Alberta Express Entry The […]

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Ontario’s PNP

Home to Toronto, Ontario is one of the most sought after immigration destinations in Canada, known for its diversity and labour market opportunities. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the largest in Canada. The Ontario government is constantly reaching their federal nomination allocation, demonstrating their ability and willingness to integrate permanent residents into their […]

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs

British Columbia’s diverse economy requires workers in skilled and unskilled high-demand occupations. To that end, the economic streams of British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offer opportunities to immigrants who may not qualify for immigration under the federal or other provincial streams. BC PNP Tech Program The BC PNP Tech program, now permanent after […]

Provincial Nominee Program Options for Entrepreneurs

Several Canadian provinces have economic immigration streams that specifically target entrepreneurs. Key among them are the Entrepreneur Stream of the BC PNP and the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario Immigration Nomination Program. Entrepreneur Stream—Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program The Entrepreneur Stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) targets business people resident outside of Canada who […]

Selecting The Right Provincial Nominee Program For You

There are more than 80 provincial immigration streams across Canada, focusing on various factors such as entrepreneurship, skilled experience, and international education. The general framework is similar between many of the programs across different provinces.  Intent to permanently reside in the province and ability to support themselves and their dependant(s) are the key factors considered […]

The Provincial Nominee Program Application Process

Provincial Nominee Programs allow provinces to nominate individuals for immigration. For many of our immigration clients, they are the most effective path to permanent residency. Who Can Apply For a Provincial Nominee Program? A foreign national can apply for a Provincial Nomination Program in one of two ways: Express Entry Linked Provincial Nomination Programs Under […]

Understanding the IRCC’s Humanitarian And Compassionate Applications For Permanent Residency

Canada is known for its diverse society and welcoming immigration policies. Among the many paths to Canadian permanent residency, one of the most compassionate is the application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds. This pathway reflects Canada’s commitment to fairness and offers a lifeline for individuals who may not meet the criteria […]

International Mobility Program and LMIA-Exempt Pathways

In comparison to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the International Mobility Program is comprised of pathways in which the presence of foreign nationals will enhance Canada’s broad economic interests, rather than fill specific labour shortages. The International Mobility Program is administered directly by IRCC which means that the prospective worker will be applying directly for […]

All About Intra-Company Transfers

The intra-company transfer category (“ICT”) allows international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada, to improve the effectiveness of management, broaden Canadian interests, and improve the foreign company’s competitiveness in Canada. ICT work permits are LMIA exempt. The entry of intra-company transferees is governed by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and if applicable, […]