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TFW program administrative monetary penalties for employer non-compliance

Background As was previously mentioned, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (“TFW”) program on June 20, 2014.  Among these changes was a proposal to impose fines of up to $100,000 on employers who violated the TFW program.  The […]

 

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CIC begins sending invitations to apply under Express Entry

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) implemented its Express Entry system on January 1, 2015. Since that date, CIC has issued two rounds of Invitations to Apply (“ITAs”), which invite selected Express Entry applicants to submit applications for permanent residence. However, it only issued 779 ITAs during each round. In addition, it established a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score of 886 for the first round and 818 for the second round. This ensured that only Express Entry applicants who had either arranged employment or a nomination under the Express Entry Stream of a Provincial Nomination Program could be considered.

 

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Government of Canada to eliminate immigrant investor and entrepreneur programs

On February 11, 2014, the Government of Canada announced its intention to terminate the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program and eliminate the large backlog of applications. These immigration-related announcements were contained in the Canadian Government’s 2014 Budget.

 

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