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How to Hire International Students

How to Hire International Students

Hiring International Students

Are you an employer who is thinking about hiring international students to broaden your company’s cultural diversity or to give international student the opportunity to thrive in Canada? You definitely have the option to do so. You, as an employer, may hire eligible international students while they study or after they graduate. In this blog, you will learn relevant information about the process of hiring international students, as well as the eligibility of the students.

Hiring Study Permit Holders

You may be able to hire students who are still completing their programs. In other words, students may work off campus without a work permit as soon as they begin their studies in Canada. Study permit holders may work for any eligible Canadian employer for up to 20 hours a week during the school year and during schedules breaks. The students need to meet the following requirements:

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Understanding the Importance of National Occupation Code (NOC)

Understanding the Importance of National Occupation Code (NOC)

Immigration and the NOC

As you may know, the Canadian government allows a foreign national that come from a variety of different fields, educational backgrounds, and work experience to obtain permanent residency in Canada under specific federal economic immigration programs. This is also known as the Express Entry immigration system. By applying for Express Entry, you are essentially establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with the Canadian Government. That being said, while you are obtaining your permanent residency, you are also contributing to the Canadian Labour Market and the economy. Since your job is an essential part of this type of immigration, you will need to make sure that you meet the strict rules set by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. One of the rules for Express Entry is meeting the descriptions on the National Occupation Classification (NOC). In this blog, you will learn about what National Occupation Classification (NOC) is and how to select your NOC code.

What is the National Occupation Classification

The National Occupation Classification, also known as the NOC, is a list of all the occupations in the Canadian labor market. It describes the type of work performed by Canadians in the labour market according to skill type and skill level. The type of work usually is determined by the task, duties, and responsibility within the occupation. The classification gives employers, job seekers, statisticians, labour market analysts, career counselors insightful information that allows them to better understand the nature of work and what type of experience is needed to apply for a program. The NOC tool has a four digit code which represents important information that helps classify the occupation. For example, 0011 Legislator- the “001” indicates that the position is for legislators who are in senior management.

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Manitoba’s Express Entry Pathway and Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba’s Express Entry Pathway and Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba off to a great start for 2018 with its Express Entry Pathway and Provincial Nominee Program

The province of Manitoba is off to a wonderful start for 2018 with their new Express Entry pathway as well as their existing provincial nominee program. Manitoba is trying its best to invite eligible candidates in order to meet their provincial labour market needs and to make their economy stronger. So far, based on the January 11 draw, the new Express Entry pathway has invited approximately 155 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. In order to better understand how candidates are chosen, in this article, I will address more information pertaining to the new Express Entry pathway and how it affects Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program for future candidates.

Requirements for the New Express Entry Pathway

In order to be a qualified and eligible candidate under the Express Entry pathway in the province of Manitoba, you must have a registered profile in Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool as well as the federal Express Entry pool. In addition to this requirement, you must also have a minimum of 6 months of recent work experience in an eligible occupation in Manitoba’s new In-Demand Occupation list. According to the province of Manitoba, the new Express Entry pathway is meant for eligible candidates who acquire human capital values. Additionally, you must also have the confirmed support in the form of a written letter from a close friend or family member who also resides in the province of Manitoba for a minimum of one year.

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Record Low for Express Entry Draw

Record Low for Express Entry Draw

Start of 2018 Brings Record Low for Express Entry Draw

One of 2018’s first draws, on January 24, had approximately 2, 750 invitations for Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. It is important to note that the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was cut off at 444, which is a reduction of two points compared to the Express Entry draw that was made on January 10, 2018. With the previous five draws that were made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the tie-break rule began which means that any and all candidates that had a CRS score of above 444 as well as those who scored exactly 444 would be invited into the Express Entry pool and will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). In this article, I will address more information pertaining to the new record lows for Express Entry draws and how it affects the Express Entry immigration system altogether.

Record Low on Express Entry Draw

Interestingly enough, the first two draws of 2018 are already lower than the previous year of 2017. The draws made in the first two draws of 2017 already set record lows; therefore, these new draws and the CRS scores are now even lower and are making new records. This is very interesting as well because in previous years, specifically in 2015, the first two draws had records of upwards of 800 for the CRS scores. Therefore, they have almost been cut in half.

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FAQs for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

FAQs for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

FAQ – Yukon Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The Yukon Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that assists the territory of Yukon to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the Yukon Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Yukon Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)?

A: The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is an economic immigration program that permits foreign nationals to be nominated by the territory of Yukon in order to fill any economic and labour market needs they may have. This program also facilitates the territory of Yukon to nominate skilled foreign nationals with qualified work experience and who also qualify under the established criteria to work in the Yukon and obtain permanent residency in Canada. The YNP is a partnership between the government of the Yukon and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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