News Review May 30 – June 05, 2022


A founding partner of Abramovich & Tchern and a skilled litigator, Lev focuses exclusively on immigration and refugee law. His immigration practice is focused on complex corporate and personal immigration and refugee law matters.

Here is the most comprehensive weekly Canadian Immigration News analysis by Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers. Read our blog to find out the most important events of the previous week.

Canada introduced an update for International Experience Canada applications and invited new candidates

The Government of Canada released a new program delivery update regarding International Experience Canada (IEC) applications. According to the revised instructions, applicants under the Young Professionals category are only eligible to apply for a work permit if the employment opportunity is in their field of study and aids their professional growth. The International Young Professionals category is for overseas applicants who want to work in Canada as part of a pre-arranged contract of employment. To be considered for the program, the job must be categorized as National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type level 0, A, or B.

On June 3, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,588 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. 21,223 candidates are still waiting in the pool for their applications to be processed and approved. Canada issued 82,162 ITAs under the IEC Program so far. If you consider coming to Canada under the IEC program, feel free to get in touch with us to learn more about the process and eligibility criteria for your country.

Canada provided financial assistance to Ukrainians arriving in Canada under the CUAET

On June 2, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that Ukrainians arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) would be eligible for financial aid. Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members are eligible to receive a direct, one-time payment of $3,000 per adult and $1,500 per kid (17 years or younger). Payments are expected to be made via direct deposit within 5 business days of application submission.

The CUAET is a measure put in place by the Canadian government to help Ukrainians affected by the war with Russia. The program allows Ukrainians to come to Canada and stay here for up to three years. Ukrainian nationals who want to come to Canada under the CUAET and need assistance can contact Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers to receive help with their application.

New Brunswick to ease the immigration of skilled workers

On May 31, New Brunswick introduced new legislation to assist internationally educated skilled workers in retaining their jobs in New Brunswick more efficiently. The new legislation will make it easier for newcomers who want to move to the province and are having difficulty getting their foreign credentials recognized. If the legislation is passed, provincial government bodies will be required to establish transparent, objective, impartial, and efficient application and registration processes, as well as adhere to Canada’s Free Trade Agreement, which requires recognition of credentials from New Brunswick and other Canadian jurisdictions.

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is a government-run program that aims to recruit suitable individuals who can fill certain economic and labour market needs in the province. Candidates may apply for Canadian permanent residency under the NBPNP through five immigration streams. If you think you are eligible to immigrate to New Brunswick, our immigration experts can help you determine which stream is best suited for your application.

British Columbia invited more skilled immigrants and Tech workers

On May 31, British Columbia held new draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited 177 skilled immigrants and Tech candidates. This year, the province has already invited 3,820 candidates. To be eligible for the BCPNP, applicants must have a valid job offer, and enough points on the BC PNP point assessment grid, and meet other requirements. Applicants who meet the requirements of the BCPNP and have a profile in the provincial Skills Immigration Registration System are invited to apply for provincial nomination on a weekly basis.

The BCPNP is a nominee program for international students, skilled workers, and business owners that allows them to settle in the province. The province uses this program to nominate competent and experienced individuals and provides them with a British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate to apply for Canadian permanent residence. If you also want to continue your life in Canada’s Pacific province, you can contact our immigration lawyers for assistance. We will evaluate your profile and eligibility for this program.

Manitoba invited new candidates under the MPNP

On June 2, 2022, Manitoba held a new invitation round in its Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) and issued 146 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) in the Skilled Workers Overseas stream and International Education Category. In 2022, MPNP invited 2,727 candidates, with 534 of them receiving invitations through Express Entry.

Manitoba is a progressive and welcoming province that owes much of its success to its rich natural resources and agriculture. Winnipeg is the most welcoming major city in Canada, and the province is home to a number of diverse communities that are open to newcomers. As a result, people from all around the world come to Manitoba each year in order to obtain Canadian permanent residency. The MPNP allows the province to identify and recruit the best newcomers for its local economy. Manitoba understands how beneficial skilled immigrants may be to both the economy and society. If you have decided to immigrate to Canada through the MPNP, Abramovich and Tchern Immigration Lawyers can help you with your application. We have a high success rate in assisting our clients in obtaining permanent residency through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

Canada will accept 500 refugees under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

The Government of Canada has updated information on the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) and stated that it will take up to 500 skilled refugees and their family members who are eligible to apply for assistance under this program. The EMPP is a hybrid program that combines refugee resettlement and economic immigration. It’s a method for skilled refugees to come to Canada via existing economic programs while giving employers access to a new pool of qualified applicants for open positions. It’s Canada’s approach to refugee labour mobility, which aims to provide long-term solutions for refugees with the skills and qualifications that businesses demand while also meeting Canadian labour shortages.

Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers is a full-service immigration law firm that has been providing quality legal services to clients in the Toronto area. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers is dedicated to helping our clients with all aspects of their immigration law needs. Our services include but are not limited to assisting with the preparation and filing of all required immigration forms and applications; providing representation at immigration interviews and hearings; appealing negative decisions made by immigration officers; helping clients obtain work permits, permanent residency status, and citizenship; and providing guidance on complying with immigration laws and regulations. Feel free to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your immigration needs.

Lev Abramovich

A founding partner of Abramovich & Tchern and a skilled litigator, Lev focuses exclusively on immigration and refugee law. His immigration practice is focused on complex corporate and personal immigration and refugee law matters.