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Canada issued over 60,000 LMIAs in 2023
Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs in 2023

Highlights: Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs to support the hiring of foreign workers!

  • In March of 2024, Canada announced a few changes to the TFWP and LMIAs
  • The Canadian government issued more than 60,000 LMIAs to support the recruiting of foreign workers in 2023.
  • Canada uses the NOC system to categorize and classify professions within the Canadian economy.
  • Newcomers should note that their employers will be responsible for applying for the LMIA and paying all associated fees.

 

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60,000 LMIAs were issued in 2023

The Canadian government issued more than 60,000 LMIAs to support the recruiting of international workers in 2023. Jobs that receive LMIAs are often highly in demand within Canada. Most positions that received LMIAs were within the administrative, construction, farming, technology and technology management, transport, logistics, and food-service sectors of the economy. Candidates for these positions received their work permits under different streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), the main immigration program that issues LMIA-supported work permits.

 

An LMIA is the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) supported work permit. To be eligible to support a work permit application, the LMIA have a positive, or neutral result—with a negative result, makes the position ineligible for this kind of work permit. LMIA also helps to determine whether a Canadian citizen or permanent resident is ready to fill a job position.

 

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Top ten jobs that received LMIAs in 2023

Job Title

LMIAs Issued in 2023

General Farm Workers

8289

Cooks

5187

Food service supervisors

3739

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations

2576

Administrative assistants

1619

Retail sales supervisors

1358

Information systems analysts and consultants

1168

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

1133

Transport truck drivers

1131

Construction trades helpers and laborers

994

Administrative officers

990

 

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Information to Newcomers

Newcomers who require an LMIA should target jobs that have received a higher number of LMIAs in the past. Also, newcomers should note that their employers will be responsible for applying for the LMIA and paying all fees linked to it. Employers must follow TFWP standards while applying for an LMIA.

 

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Posted on June 14 2024

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British Columbia and Ontario issued 310 ITAs via the latest PNP draws
British Columbia and Ontario held PNP Draws and issued 310 ITAs

Highlights: British Columbia and Ontario issued 310 ITAs via the latest PNP draws

  • Two provinces of Canada conducted the latest PNP draws and issued ITAs to 310 candidates.
  • British Columbia and Ontario PNP draws were held on June 11, 2024.
  • British Columbia issued 66 invitations to candidates with a CRS score ranging from 93 - 131.
  • Ontario issued 244 ITAs for the foreign workers stream, and the International students stream.

 

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Details of the latest PNP Draws

The latest BC PNP draw and Ontario were held on June 11, 2024.

British Columbia issued 66 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates for Canada PR. The minimum CRS score for the BC PNP draw is 93 - 131.

On June 11, 2024, Ontario PNP issued 244 invitations for the foreign workers stream and International students stream with a CRS Score above 43.

 

Date

Province

Stream

No. Of ITAs

CRS score

June 11, 2024

BC PNP

Skilled Immigration invitations

66

93 - 131

June 11, 2024

Ontario PNP

Foreign workers stream, and International students stream

244

43 and above

 

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Canada PNP Requirements

The requirements to apply for Canada PNP are given below:

  • 67 points on the grid
  • Work experience
  • Medical insurance
  • Criminal clearance certificate
  • Educational credentials

 

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Posted on June 12 2024

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BC, Quebec, and Manitoba held latest PNP draws!
Quebec, BC, and Manitoba issued 1,763 invitations

Highlights: BC, Quebec, and Manitoba conducted PNP draws!

  • Three Canadian provinces led PNP draws and invited 1,763 candidates.
  • British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba held the PNP draws.
  • The combined CRS score range for the draws was 93-834.
  • Quebec issued the highest number of invites to 1,441 candidates.

 

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Details of Latest Canada PNP Programs

Quebec Provincial Nominee Program

On May 30, 2024, the Quebec Provincial Nominee Program sent 1,441 invitations to candidates with a CRS Score of 591.

Draw Date

Category

No. of ITAs issued

CRS score

May 30, 2024

Quebec Arrima Draw

1,441

591

 

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

British Columbia held a draw on June 4, 2024. 68 invitations were issued to candidates in childcare, construction, healthcare, and tech occupations with CRS Scores ranging from 93 to 122.

Date

Draw type

Stream

Minimum
Score

Number of invitations

 

June 4, 2024

Childcare

 

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

93

8

Construction

93

14

Healthcare

100

13

Tech

122

33

 

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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

On June 6, 2024, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program sent 254 invitations to candidates with CRS scores between 708 and 834.

Draw Date

Category

No. of ITAs issued

CRS score

June 6, 2024

International Education Stream and Skilled Worker in Manitoba and overseas

254

708-834

 

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Steps to Apply for Canada PNP

You can follow the simple steps given below to apply for Canada PNP:

Step 1: Check your eligibility with the Y-Axis Canada Immigration point’s calculator

Step 2: Review the criteria for PNP

Step 3: Arrange the requirements for the PNP draw

Step 4: Apply for Canada PNP

Step 5: Migrate to Canada

 

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Posted on June 11 2024

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5 countries offer work visas with proof of funds starting as low as GBP1270!
5 countries that offer work visas with proof of funds starting as low as GBP1270

Highlights: 5 countries offering work visas with proof of funds!

  • 5 countries offer work visas with proof of funds starting as low as GBP1270
  • Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom are a few countries that offer work visa pathways with proof of funds.
  • Germany announced 21 pathways to work, live or study in the country.
  • Finland plans to increase work-based migration to 30,000 individuals annually.

 

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Proof of funds requirement

Most countries with work visas gives way to permanent residency by having a minimum proof of funds requirement for applicants.

Individuals willing to work in these countries need to confirm minimum proof of funds to avoid being financially grounded. These work visas play an important role in moving talent across different countries, usually requiring employer sponsorship from employers who make the job offers, handle the necessary paperwork, and meet legal requirements.

 

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Germany

Germany announced that it has 21 pathways for individuals to work, live, or study in the country in the Agriculture, Construction, and Transportation sectors

  • The country made the process simpler for skilled workers to obtain the Blue Card visa, particularly allowing foreign workers to get a job at a lower salary threshold.
  • Holders of the Blue card also benefit as it is a pathway to permanent residency after becoming eligible as early as 21 months after moving to Germany.
  • The applicant’s bank balance must show a minimum amount of EUR 5,682 while applying for a Blue Card.

 

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Finland

Finland plans to increase work-based migration to 30,000 individuals annually. Through its initiatives, the country has been inspiring international workers to address the growing labor crisis.

  • Some of Finland's initiatives include the ‘Work in Finland’ and ‘Talent Boost’ programs, which provide opportunities for innovators and researchers.
  • The country is actively looking for skilled professionals worldwide due to the rising workforce shortage affecting important sectors like healthcare, personal care, social work, daycare teaching, and construction.
  • Applicants applying for a residence permit must have sufficient funds of about EUR 2,000 to live in Finland.

 

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New Zealand

New Zealand has increased its Green List to add a wide range of professions in sectors like construction, automotive, information technology, and engineering, which would enable it to use the Green List visas when looking for specialized talent not readily found among the local workforce.

  • New Zealand also introduced a new visa program for eligible care workers, providing an opportunity for permanent residence, work, and study in New Zealand. The application includes partners and dependent children under 24.
  • Applicants applying for their work permit visa in New Zealand are required to submit proof of funds of at least NZD $4,200 when they apply. Documents such as bank statements, credit card statements, bank drafts, or traveler’s cheques should be submitted.

 

Canada

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in Canada expanded opportunities for immigrants in Saskatchewan.

  • 279 additional occupations were included for this expansion, ranging from farm labourers to truck drivers, nurse aides, retail sales, and equipment operators.
  • Canada also announced that employers in seven selected sectors (Food Manufacturing, Wood Product Manufacturing, Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing, Accommodation and Food Services, Construction, Hospitals, and Nursing and Residential Care Facilities) may continue to hire up to 30% of their workforce in low-wage positions through work permits for foreign talents.
  • Individuals immigrating to Canada must meet specific financial requirements to ensure they can support themselves and their families upon arrival. The minimum proof of funds varies based on the number of family members accompanying the primary applicant.
  • The required settlement fund for a single person immigrating to Canada is $13,757 CAD. If the applicant is bringing one family member, the amount increases to $17,127 CAD. For a family of three, the necessary funds are $21,055 CAD, while a family of four needs to show $25,564 CAD.

 

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United Kingdom

The UK government is open to hiring foreign talents as long as they earn £38,700 ($48,900), up from the current £26,200 ($33,000) to obtain a UK work visa.

  • Successful applicants, however, must have at least £1,270 in their bank account to show they can support themselves in the UK.

 

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Posted on June 10 2024

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Germany just launched its new point-based Opportunity Card!
Migrate to Germany on Opportunity Card. No job offer or Sponsorship required!

Highlights: Germany just launched its new point-based Opportunity Card!

  • Germany has launched a new Opportunity Card, also known as 'Chancenkarte.'
  • Germany's new Opportunity Card offers a one-year residence permit for non-EU candidates.
  • Candidates from non-EU countries can enter and search for employment without a permanent job contract.
  • Candidates must score at least six points in a points-based system or be recognized as skilled workers.

 

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Germany Opportunity Card

Germany has launched the new Opportunity Card that allows candidates from non-EU countries to enter Germany and look for employment without a permanent job contract. Germany Opportunity Card aims to attract skilled workers by simplifying the process. Candidates must score at least six points in a points-based system to get the Opportunity Card. The Opportunity Card makes the process easier; you can enter the country legally, have a chance to earn a good income, and provide the potential for permanent residency. This initiative of the new Opportunity Card simplifies the job search process in Germany.

 

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How to Calculate Your Points for the Opportunity Card

To qualify for the German Opportunity Card, candidates need a total of six points in the points-based system. The points system analyses language skills, professional experience, age, and connection to Germany. Basic requirements include language proficiency and financial stability, provided by an employment contract for part-time work.

  • Four points are awarded for partial recognition of foreign professional qualifications or permission to practice controlled professions such as engineering or teaching.
  • Three points are given to professionals having 5 years of experience within the last seven years or good German language skills at the B2 level.
  • Two points are awarded for professionals having 2 years of experience following vocational training, or if the candidate is under 35 years old, and for German language skills at the B1 level.
  • One point is given to candidates under 40 years old or those with previous stays in Germany, excluding tourist visits.
  • Additional points are available for very good English skills (C1), reasonable German skills (A2), qualifications in shortage occupations, or joint applications with a spouse.

Criteria

Maximum points

Age

2

Qualification

4

Relevant work experience

3

German Language Skills/English Language Skills

3

Previous stay in Germany

1

Spouse qualifying for opportunity card

1

Total

14

 

Benefits of the German Opportunity Card

  • Easy process to enter Germany
  • One-year residence permit
  • Can earn 1000 euros as monthly income
  • Permitted to work for 20 hours per week
  • Time to search for a qualified part-time or full-time job

 

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Requirements for Germany Opportunity Card

  • Educational Qualifications: Higher educational qualifications to enhance opportunities
  • Professional work experience: 5 years of professional experience gives you more points
  • Age: Below 35 years gives 2 points; 36-40 years gives 1 point
  • Language proficiency: A2 level in German or C1 level in English gives you additional points, whereas in B1 to C2 in German gives you 1-3 points 

Language

Levels of proficiency

German tests

A1 (understand simple German sentences)

A2 (basic knowledge)

B1 (intermediate)

B2 (good Intermediate)

C1 (advanced knowledge)

C2 (excellent knowledge / mother-tongue level)

English tests

TOEFL 

IELTS 

Cambridge Certificate

 

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Steps to Apply for the German Opportunity Card

Step 1: Check your eligibility as per the Opportunity card points-based system.

Step 2: Collect necessary documents, including diplomas, job references, and language certificates.

Step 3: Submit your application through the official German Immigration portal.

Step 4: Wait for approval and migrate to Germany

 

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Posted on June 07 2024

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