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Work permit holders, can they enter Canada?
Since March 18, Canada has announced strong sanctions on its entry into Canada to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the initial announcement, it is difficult to enter Canada unless they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents and immediate family members, and the new policy has been updated several times since then. Due to the frequent changes in the policy, there were many questions about the entry of work permit and study permit holders, and there were some cases where they could not enter the country because they did not receive the updated entry information even after they were ready for departure. To make this more clear, on June 19, the Canadian government issued an updated detailed guideline on work permit holders' entry into Canada. According to this announcement, foreign workers who are currently allowed to enter Canada must carry a work permit. The Work Permit should not have expired, and upon re-entry to Canada, the employer specified in the Work Permit must prove that he intends to hire immediately. If you have an open work permit like a working holiday or a PGWP holder, you must bring a job offer to enter Canada and hire them immediately after self-price. If you do not currently have work permit, you must apply online and obtain approval, and you can enter the country by preparing approved documents and job offers. In addition to the above cases, entry may be possible after special permission from the Canadian Border Guard (CBSA). Exceptions that fall here are usually limited to those who engage in jobs that are essential to Canada. The required occupations in Canada are related to health, safety and food production, and we announced that we will proceed, approve and enter the country earlier than other occupations. These areas include emergency service workers, students entering the country for health education, marine transport workers, medical and maintenance workers, and equipment delivery workers for medical treatment. Regardless of how you enter Canada, 14 days of self-price should be kept for everyone who enters Canada, so if you plan to enter Canada or plan to work after entering Canada, you should make a plan in advance of 14 days of self-price period. Although there is no mention of an extension after the initial announcement of the entry ban on June 30, there is a possibility that the entry to Canada will also be extended, considering that restrictions on travel to Canada and the United States have been extended until July 21. Still, Canadian foreign and employer LMIA (employment permit) and Work Permit (employment permit) can be submitted continuously during this period, and the Immigration Bureau continues to do so. However, it is recommended that you prepare in advance because many progress may be delayed from the previous progress period or additional document requests may come.
After COVID-19 pandemic, LMIA updates and why low-wage LMIA in the restaurant, lodging and retail sectors are now rejected
Canada's unemployment rate rose sharply due to COVID-19, which led to public opinion that LMIA approval would not be available or easy. The main reason for this opinion is that the aim of the LMIA is not in line with the current situation, with even Canadians and permanent residents in Canada losing their jobs due to the rising unemployment rate. As evidenced by this, Service Canada has sent an e-mail to employers who have applied for LMIA and are waiting to continue or stop LMIA since June 15. The purpose of this e-mail was to give you a chance to voluntarily cancel if you fail to meet any of the three conditions mentioned in Service Canada. The first condition is that LMIA of companies that have recently lost their operational capability due to COVID-19 and are unable to perform the tasks listed in the job offer, which will be supported by LMIA. In other words, if the company is no longer able to operate as before, or if the position that requires hiring as LMIA is not available for full-time employment, it can be rejected. The second condition is that we should proceed with the job advertisement for more than 4 weeks before the application to prove that we tried to hire Koreans first, but the announcement said that we should proceed with the advertisement for more than 2 weeks after March 15 because we do not accept the job advertisement that was conducted before March 15. Lastly, as the Median Wages have been changed for several occupations and regions since May 1, the changed Median Wages must be reflected in the applied LMIA and if not, the new Median Wages or higher pay should be re-submitted. As such, the LMIA application form, which cannot meet the above three cases, does not matter if it is carried out as it is, but it may be rejected, so according to the employer's decision, we will provide you with an opportunity to cancel the application in advance before the refusal. The government will cancel $1,000 if it hasn't been paid yet, and if it's already paid $1,000, we'll check whether it's refundable or not. In addition to the massive e-mailing of LMIA examiners, low-Wage LMIA applications have a significant impact on LMIA progress. Low-wage LMIA is subject to rejection when all certain conditions are met at the time of application. There are three conditions that can be divided. first applications in areas where unemployment is 6% or higher; second applications in areas of lodging, restaurant and retail; Finally, NOC 6541 (Security guards and linked security service operations), 6611 (Cashiers), 6622 (Store self stockers, clerks and order fillers), 6711 (Food counter partners, Kitchen helpers and linked support support support) and 6721 (67)These are applications through jobs such as enhanced cleaning, 6733 (Janitors, caratakers and building superintenders), 7611 (Constructions ledes helpers and labors), and 8612 (Landscaping and grounding maintenance labors). Before COVID-19, when the second and third conditions were met, low-wage applications were possible because few regions had unemployment above 6%, but this COVID-19 resulted in unemployment in most Canada exceeding 13% and the first condition being met with more than 3 million unemployed people. Therefore, the 10 NOC jobs mentioned before are expected to be difficult to apply for LMIA for the time being. Fortunately, the above jobs are those of NOC C/D and are not applicable to applicants who apply for PR Stream LMIA, so PR Stream LMIA can proceed as it is. If you rearrange it again, it is difficult to apply for low-wage LMIA through the above 10 NOC C/D jobs, and if you apply for NOC 0, A, and B through PR Stream, you can continue to apply because it does not fall under the above conditions. As the conditions and status of LMIA application in Canada are changing periodically and the new policy is frequently announced, we recommend that employers who need LMIA application or applicants who need LMIA support do not miss the updated information or take advice from experts.
After June, Canada Border admittable person has been changed
On June 12th, the Canadian Immigration Service has updated the conditions of those eligible for entry into Canada once again. Recently, it has been difficult to get accurate answers about the unclear entry into Canada, so it has often occurred to visitors who were trying to enter from abroad to go back to the airport. Further announcements have been made as we feel the need to update the conditions of new arrivals once again, depending on the progress of COVID-19. The entry conditions of foreigners into Canada have been updated since March 18th due to COVID-19. In this presentation, I gave a detailed presentation on the conditions of immediate family members entering Canada. The IRCC Canadian Immigration Department announced today that foreigners are allowed to enter Canada only for mandatory visits, and that it is their responsibility to explain the reason for the visit, so make thorough preparations in advance. The example of a mandatory visit here is that Canada has Canadian citizenship or immediate family members of permanent residents, so entry into Canada as a reason to reunite with their families is considered a mandatory. If your immediate family enters Canada from any country other than the United States, you must bring the immigration documents issued by the Department of Immigration. The entry papers are... Direct family members include spouses, cohabitants, dependents, grandchildren, parents, stepfathers, stepmothers, guardians or tutors, and must bring relevant supporting documents upon arrival. Relevant documentation includes a Canadian passport, certificate of citizenship, or card of permanent residence that can prove that the immediate family is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and must be provided with a marriage certificate, cohabitation certificate, and family relation certificate to prove the relationship. The conditions for entry must include a plan to visit Canada for at least 15 days and must be self-priced for 14 days after arrival. In addition, immediate family members or visitors must have no COVID-19 symptoms and must have a mandatory visiting travel objective. Finally, as you visit Canada for the reunion of immediate family members, you must order that the purpose of your visit to Canada is to unite with immediate family members. Currently, if you need to enter Canada for study and employment purposes other than for direct family visits, the Immigration Bureau has announced that it will announce detailed plans for studying abroad and employment purposes soon, so it is recommended that those who want to enter Canada should check the relevant policies to be announced and prepare to enter the country. Due to COVID-19 recently, the conditions of the visit have been changed frequently and the progress of the permanent residency is also being made, so if you are preparing for permanent residency as well as immigration, please listen to the immigration news and check the changes before proceeding.
BC Provincial Nominee program BCPNP's TechPilot program extends for another year.
The BCPNP-Techfilot program was extended for another year until June 2021. The main reason for this decision is to continue to employ international talent to provide sufficient manpower to employers in the field of technology, judging that local skilled workers will not be available. As before, Techfilot will maintain its support for qualified technical workers to obtain permanent residency through BCPNP in one of its 29 technical professions. The way the program works and the way the score is calculated is the same as the general BCPNP, but there is a particular difference: selection for a particular job, low selection scores, a lot of selection, and fast progress. Techfilot is an implementation program for applicants who are still engaged in special technical jobs. The primary purpose of the program was to give more permanent residency opportunities to applicants in 29 technology sectors in BC, which led the state to seek special technical workers. Twenty-nine areas consist of special jobs such as IT, Engineer, Editor, Author, and manager, which are selected as major economic growth factors in the state of BC, helping to develop the state's economy. This program is selected with a very low score compared to the regular BCPNP selection. Recently, BCPNP has been selected with more than 100 points, while Techpilot has been selected with 80 points. At a time when there is a score gap of more than 20 points and the recent rise in BCPNP selection scores makes it difficult to apply for permanent residency, Techpilot is a very important program for permanent residency applicants. 80 is a score that you can get if you usually have 5 points of CLB in English and more than 1 year of experience in Canada. Of course, it may vary slightly depending on your overseas career, occupation, and salary, but the jobs that usually Techfilot employees apply for are more advantageous because they are preferred in BC. In addition, the selection of this program is more regular than regular BCPNP, and the application of documents after the selection is made faster. Techpilot is selected almost every week, and BCPNP typically receives results on average three months after filing, but Techpolit receives responses as early as one day and finishes within a week on average. When you look at BCPNP Tech Pilot programs, you sometimes mistake them for being completely different from normal BCPNP, which means that you're applying for Tech Pilot as a program that benefits you're in BCPNP. So, if you qualify for Techpilot rather than separate BCPNP and Tech Pilot, you register BCPNP and automatically register within the Techpilot Pool. And you'll be automatically selected for Techfilot. Techfilot, which has more advantages than regular BCPNP, extended it by one year in 2019, and this time it was a great opportunity for applicants who didn't have enough time to register for the pool. Recently, there are many applicants who have not been able to prepare for permanent residency due to COVID-19's failure to obtain English grade or academic certification, or due to the company's closure or layoff, I hope this opportunity will be an opportunity to prepare and apply properly.
Regulations on PGWP for employment visa after graduation in Canada will be eased.
The COVID-19 has eased the application requirements for Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) for graduation from Canadian schools. PGWP is a work permit that provides open work permit for students who have completed their studies in Canada for up to three years and is very helpful to international students who help them gain experience in Canada or even proceed with permanent residency. However, as COVID-19 has recently prevented students from attending school properly and thus failed to meet the requirements for applying for PGWP, the Immigration Bureau announced that it would simplify the regulation on PGWP for the time being. To apply for a traditional Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP), you had to meet the three conditions below. 1. Applications must be accepted within 180 days of completion of the program. The study permit must be valid before applying, but if not, you must extend it to the visor permit in Canada or apply for PGWP overseas. If you are in Canada but do not have a valid permit, you must apply for a PGWP with a Restoration application. 2. I have to graduate from school in Canada. Because not all schools and programs in Canada meet the requirements of the PGWP application, they must complete the PGWP application-capable program of the school published by the CIC, and the duration of the program must be at least eight months. You must also be a Full-Time student during the program period and not take part-time classes in the middle. However, in the case of the last semester, they acknowledge even if they take part-time classes. 3. PGWP is a program that can be received only once. In other words, applicants who have received PGWP before cannot get PGWP again even if they graduate from another school. In this PGWP deregulation, even if you can't submit a physical examination with Biometric, if you have applied for it, you won't say no until you complete the physical examination with Biometric. This can be attributed to the recent closure of most biometric centers and hospitals that allow physical examinations. Also, in order to apply for PGWP, you need a formal certificate and report card. However, as the school closed, students who graduated recently but did not receive a certificate and report card can apply for PGWP temporarily. If you apply for PGWP without a certificate and report card, you can legally reside in Canada and work until the results are released, and this period may be recognized as a career when applying for EE permanent residency later. However, if you apply for PGWP with a certificate and report card up, you must submit the relevant billing description together, and you must submit the related documents to the immigration office later. As with the PGWP application conditions above, all classes except the last semester must be full-time to apply for PGWP, but the number of online classes or classes available to attend has decreased recently, so we announced that the winter and summer classes in 2020 will not affect PGWP applications later. This is great news for students who have been forced to attend Part-Time classes due to COVID-19 recently. As such, the Immigration Bureau has eased regulations on PGWP and has sent hopeful messages to students who have to apply for PGWP in the future or those who have to apply for it now, and it has a message that it will continue to favor not only international students but also foreign employment and permanent residency.
Updated recent immigration trends following deregulation with COVID-19.
The Canadian federal government makes periodic announcements about new policies or deregulation caused by COVID-19, and many of its affiliated organizations are always making new announcements. Recently, there have been many updates on the re-opening of the English test, the government's positive response to Canadian immigration, and the extension of border closures between Canada and the United States, which will allow Canada to prepare for immigration again, which has been in a slump due to COVID-19. It is fortunate that we are able to prepare for immigration to Canada again due to the re-opening of the English test and the positive trend of Canadian immigration, but on the other hand, we believe that COVID-19 could be longer than expected due to the extension of the border closure between Canada and the United States. Reopen the English test! For permanent residency applications, most immigration programs require language scores, English tests or French tests. You can see IELTS and CELPIP for English score, and you have to prepare a TEF Canada or TCF Canada score for French test, but many language test schedules have been canceled since March 18th due to COVID-19. The tests scheduled for April and May were automatically canceled and failed to meet the language test, resulting in a number of mishaps in which permanent residency could not be registered, but as the sanctions on COVID-19 were finally lifted, the language tests are expected to reopen soon. Currently, the states where IELTS tests are open in Canada are BC, Alberta and Manitoba, and CELPIP is open only in BC states. But it is also expected to open soon in Alberta, Manitoba and Newfoundland. As many applicants are expected to be gathered due to the sudden re-opening of the English test, we should prepare well for the English test in advance so that there is no problem in the process of permanent residency after booking. Canada is favorable to immigration due to COVID-19. Federal Immigration Secretary Marco Mendi Chino recently stressed in two interviews that immigrants after the Corona virus will be an important part of economic development. In an interview, Marco said COVID-19 illustrates the need for strong immigration to Canada and the importance of immigration to the Canadian economy, and reiterated that there is "continuing value." Marco reiterated the importance of immigration because many sectors of the Canadian economy rely heavily on immigrants and believe that COVID-19 will help revive the sluggish economy by getting new immigrants. In particular, as immigrants stand out in the front-line workers, food and hospital sectors, which are essential workers for COVID-19, they want to rely more on immigration. Canada still aims to accommodate 700,000 new immigrants from 2020 to 2021, and plans to increase the number of new immigrants steadily by 2030. The government's announcement is expected to open the door to Canadian immigration for the next 10 years, as more immigration programs will be announced and encouraged in the future. Extension of Canada-US Border Closure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the 30-day border closure. The Canadian-American border was first closed about two months ago, and it was decided to close for another 30 days, so the border was scheduled to open again on May 20, but the closure was postponed until June 21. Even if the Canadian-American border is closed, visits for essential purposes are possible. Essential Visits are available for work or study visits, health, safety and security-critical services for Canadians, services for economic production activities, or family combinations. Family bonding is not just for the purpose of visiting relatives, but for family members who have lived together to reunite. Trucks and trains are allowed to export and export food, fuel and medicines as usual. As for the above sanctions relief, the Canadian government is always coming up with new policies, so it is necessary to identify the sanctions before taking the English test or before entering the United States or other countries. I hope that sanctions imposed by COVID-19 will be eased as soon as possible and that life will be normalized as well as all economic activities.
Let you know a guide to the detailed Agri-Food Immigration pilot.
As the Agri-Food Emigration Filter, or agri-food immigration, was implemented as scheduled on May 15, much attention is being paid to it. At first, the date for the implementation of agricultural migration was scheduled for the end of March, but it was delayed by COVID-19 worldwide and officially implemented on May 15. Agri-food immigration is a temporary three-year program designed to address Canadian employers' labor needs in meat processing, mushroom and greenhouse production and livestock breeding industries. The work permit holder, who already works in Canada, has been interested in obtaining permanent residency more easily and aims to receive 2,750 applications annually by 2023. The reason why I'm interested in agri-food immigration is that certain professions can acquire permanent residency more easily. There are a total of six jobs available for this program: farm supervisor, retail butcher, wholesale butcher, food processing worker, farm worker, and harvesting worker. As with other permanent residency programs, the application requirements are the same, but the application is based on a first-come, first-served basis rather than on a score basis, so you can apply only if you meet the basic conditions, even if you don't have a high English score, academic background, or a lot of experience. Your career needs more than one year full-time experience in the last three years in Canada. The full-time here refers to a full-time job that requires more than 30 hours of work per week, and only the six jobs mentioned above can be recognized. You can apply for language scores if you only have 4 CLB points, 4 points per CELPIP area, and IELTS for Reading 3.5, Writing 4.0, Listing 4.5, and Speaking 4.0. In addition, the minimum settlement fund based on the number of family members should be proven. One-person households: $12,960, two-person households: $16,135, three-person households: $19,836, four-person households: $24,083, five-person households: $27,315, six-person households $30,806, seven-person households, proof of balance must be submitted as required. If you are currently working in Canada, it is not mandatory to prove it, but if possible, I recommend you to prove it. However, this program has limited the number of people who can apply every year. It is not always possible to apply for a job in this job, and the number of applications has been limited for each job group. There are 50 farm supervisors, 1,470 butcher workers, 730 food processing workers, 200 farm workers and 300 harvesting workers. We also expect it to take approximately 12 months, similar to PNP, given that we have yet to announce the exact duration of the procedure, but that we will have to apply by mail. As we receive applications on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that applicants who qualify for the application prepare the documents as soon as possible. Even if you don't apply this year, it will open again next year, so you have to prepare in advance so that you can apply right away next year. Also, this program was implemented for the first time, and unlike the existing immigration program, there are many additional documents that require, so please make sure to prepare the documents from the beginning.
LMIA Impact from COVID-19
LIMA is an almost essential process for permanent residency. Of course, it's not mandatory for all permanent residency applicants, but it's essential to earn extra points in applying for the Express Entry permanent residency, or to get a Work Permit that allows you to legally live and work in Canada. However, there is a lot of concern about whether such an important LIMA can proceed at a time when COVID-19 reduces or reduces the number of employees currently employed. The bottom line is that LIMA is receiving applications and interviews with employers and coming out safely, given the massive job cuts, government subsidies and the progress of LIMA from March to May, when telecommuting began. LMIA stands for the Labour Market Impact Assessment, a program being implemented by Service Canada to help local Canadian companies hire and operate. Service Canada encourages Canadian citizens and permanent residents to get a job first, so companies want to give Canadian citizens or permanent residents a chance first. However, companies that cannot supplement enough human resources only by Canadian locals will be granted permission to meet their overseas workforce through LIMA. However, it may be ironic in some ways to apply for LIMA to hire additional employees at a time when COVID-19 has caused existing staff to be reduced and the business to close. So there's a lot of concern, and fortunately, Service Canada has decided that this is a temporary situation and is approving LIMA applications and approvals. Of course, there are some companies that operate normally as before, but others that do not have the same approval rate are getting approval with quite a high approval rate. The most worrisome thing is that the company currently has reduced employees. While it may not make sense to hire new employees during the downsizing process, recent interviews with LIMA officials have shown that LIMA has also given its approval if it intends to rehire existing employees after this COVID-19 incident. In addition, work permit holders were able to return to their home countries due to COVID-19 and obtain approval even if they were short of staff. On the other hand, companies that have significantly lowered their current income, not restructuring, or that have temporarily closed their businesses have received applications well, and LIMA has been approved without any problems. However, in the LIMA interview, you can ask carefully how you can make up for your insufficient income and when you plan to reopen it. The duration of the LIMA process will vary from company to company, but usually within two to four weeks of application, the interview contact has been the most frequent, and in the case it takes two to three months. Of course, the duration of the procedure may vary between companies and judges. As mentioned above, LIMA is proceeding according to existing policy regardless of COVID-19, and applications and approvals are coming out as long as the company's LIMA application conditions are met. However, there may be differences depending on the examiner and the government policy continues to change due to COVID-19. If you need to extend work permit after receiving LIMA from Canada or plan to move forward, we recommend that you prepare and apply for LIMA and Work Permit as soon as possible.
If I got fired, Should I leave Canada?
Now not only Canada but also the world is not doing normal economic activities due to COVID-19. As a result, many workers are suffering, especially those who work permit who are preparing for permanent residency in Canada. As a result, a common concern for work permit holders working in Canada is what happens when they lose their jobs and how they affect immigration applications. First of all, the Work Permitholder may not know exactly whether or not he/she can stay in Canada after losing his/her job and how to deal with it. In conclusion, there are many ways to stay in Canada even after you lose your job. In the case of Work Permit holders through LMIA, if they receive a Work Permit via LMIA, they have a Closed Work Permit, and even if they are currently unemployed, they can legally stay in Canada until the Work Permit expires. But you can't work elsewhere. In other words, if you receive a Work Permit through LMIA, it is a Work Permit that you have already set up and received so that you can work for a particular employer and a specific job in a particular region. Therefore, if you work through this Work Permit, you must work with the employer as defined by LMIA. However, if you are forced to lose your job, you can stay in Canada like a visitor until the work permit expires without leaving Canada. If you want to work elsewhere, you can find another employer and start a new job with LMIA and Work Permit. Unlike the Closed Open Work Permit above, Open Work Permit holders are free to find and work with their employers during the Open Work Permit period. You don't need to get a new work permit like Closed Open Work Permit. This makes it easier to find new employers than Closed Work Permit. If your current work permit expires soon or has already expired, you must apply for a new Work Permit application before it expires. Alternatively, you should apply for Study Permit or Visitor Permit to maintain a legal status to stay in Canada. If you applied for a new permittance before the expiration of the current permittivity, you can legally stay in Canada until the results of the new permittance are released, and your status is called "implified status." If you have not applied for a new permittion before the current permittivity is over, you will be given a period of permit restoration, called Restoration, within 90 people from the time the permittion expires. If you restore the restoration within this period, you can live in Canada while waiting. You also need to know exactly how your previous career is recognized when you lose your job. If you quit your job in the middle due to unemployment, your career will be recognized from the date you started to quit, and if you start working again in a new job, your career will continue from then on. For example, if you work for six months in a job called A and work for another six months in a job called B after losing your job, your total career can be recognized for one year. In addition, at a time when there is a lot of interest in employment and permanent residency, I hope you will find out the exact information and how to deal with it and make sure that you are prepared not only for the extension of the work permit but also for permanent residency in the future.
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