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The New World Immigration Blog provides you with a platform to conveniently gain access to recent news and insightful advice with relation to visa application and immigration information. This blog aims to provide useful content for for individuals or businesses interested in immigration, outbound or inbound. Feel free to use this space to comment and share your thoughts on uploaded posts.

Significant Benefit Work Permit (SBWP)

The Significant Benefit Work Permit (SBWP) is available to workers whose employment in Canada will offer a significant benefit. The SBWP is a program designed to speed up the employment permits due to the delays of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), in the cultural, economic and health interests. To be eligible for the SBWP a candidate must meet specific considerat…

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Canadian Spousal Routes

An integral aspect of family-class immigration efforts is spousal permits. A partner would be recognised through marriage or common law. Sponsored Spousal permits are divided into 2 subcategories, inland and outland applications. Criteria for these visas are dependent on the sponsors' status in Canada and their financial stance. An inland spousal application refers to a f…

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Intra-Company Transfer to Canada

Securing a work permit for Canada can be challenging. The Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) program was designed to assist businesses that need temporary or specialised skills. Work permits in the ICT program are exempt from needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), however, they will need to be in a managerial, executive or specialised knowledge category. The company …

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Canada’s latest express entry draw

Express Entry is a system in which Canada manages their three Immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP). The points-based system is designed to rank candidates’ profiles and top scorers are more likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) allowing the application for perm…

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Canada is recognizing the immigration backlog

The Canadian economy thrives off the influx of international skilled workers; however, the unpredictability of processing times disadvantages her plan. Processing visas has become a delay in economic growth. In the Canadian Bar Associations Immigration Law Section meeting on the 12 of October 2022, the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) presented a new way…

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NOC changes affect Express Entry Candidates

The NOC system is a National Occupation Classification system that Canada uses to decipher the professions in shortage and their level of demand. To enter into the Express Entry pool you need to have a listed occupation in levels A, B or 0. The previous NOC system (NOC 2016) requires the federal skilled worker to have work experience in the code they chose, however, the n…

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Canada allows students to work more than 20 hours a week

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ( IRCC ) has approved the latest policies regarding students working in Canada during their studies. Instead of just 20 hours a week you can now work more than 20 hours a week, this new policy is only applicable until the 31st of December 2023. Extending work hours is a short-term solution to the current labour shortage. Canada…

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Why should you consider a Provincial Nomination Program for Canada (PNP)

Canada is pulling applicants bi-weekly for Express Entry draws to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Alternative bi-weekly draws are the Provincial Nomination programs. These programs are designed to encourage skilled workers into specific provinces. Once you have received a PNP invite you can score up to an extra 600 points for your Comprehensive Ranking Score. Conside…

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Why should you study in Canada?

Canada has a multiculturalism policy which is enhanced through the welcoming of international students. Three objectives have been discussed by the federal government to ease the process of international students coming into Canada and advancing their academic strengths and hopefully staying in the country. Attracting International Students Studying in Canada has many be…

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Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia – Provincial Nominations

In recent news, these two provinces have issued invitations to apply for their own Provincial Nomination programs (PNPs). A Provincial Nomination Invite will improve your comprehensive ranking score by up to 600 points. The PNP invite is not permanent residency however it is a giant step in the right direction. Considering the admission to Permanent Residency, PNPs are we…

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