A review of Canadian immigration in 2021

 The onset of the coronavirus pandemic changed the course of Canada’s immigration system in 2020 and while things have stabilized, the pandemic caused IRCC to make major adjustments in 2021.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) entered 2021 facing difficult circumstances. Immigration application backlogs were growing, many newcomers such as Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders waited in limbo overseas, COVID case levels were high at home and around the world, vaccination rates remained low, travel restrictions and Canada’s public health measures posed difficulties for newcomers looking to enter the country, and despite all this, the federal government mandated IRCC with landing 401,000 new permanent residents this year.

IRCC decided early in the year the best way to achieve this goal was to transition as many temporary residents living in Canada to permanent residence. The warning signs of this policy shift at the beginning of the year were obvious in hindsight, but still left stakeholders guessing in the absence of official IRCC policy statements. Whereas IRCC was issuing Express Entry invitations to all candidates to close 2020, it started 2021 by focusing invitations on Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, since some 90 per cent of them live in Canada.

IRCC’s strategy on how it sought to achieve its 401,000 newcomer target became even more apparent on February 13, 2021. On that Saturday, IRCC held the most exceptional draw since Express Entry was launched in 2015. It invited all of the 27,332 Express Entry candidates in the pool to apply for permanent residence and felt compelled to release a statement explaining the decision. The statement also noted IRCC looked forward to welcoming more people from abroad when the COVID situation improved.

In May, IRCC went to even greater lengths to ensure it could hit its 401,000 newcomer target when it launched six temporary streams enabling up to 90,000 essential workers and international graduates in Canada to apply for permanent residence.

By June, IRCC had ramped up its processing capacity and was landing 35,000 permanent residents per month (mostly from within Canada) and in recent months, has surpassed 45,000 monthly landings.

Last week, the department proudly announced it broke Canada’s record for permanent resident landings in a calendar year. While the strategy to focus on in-Canada landings has enabled IRCC to achieve its levels goal and also enabled hundreds of thousands to achieve their goal of becoming permanent residents, it has also come at a cost.

IRCC’s backlog has grown to 1.8 million applications, which it admits is in part to the strategy to prioritize in-Canada applicants. Many COPR holders, and applicants for permanent residence, study, work, and visitor visas are waiting longer than usual for IRCC to process their papers. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates, who were the main group of Express Entry immigrants prior to the pandemic, continue to wait patiently for their names to be drawn from the pool. Moreover, the in-Canada strategy has seen Canada’s population and labour force growth slow which has contributed to some of the highest job vacancy levels in Canadian history.

IRCC remains constrained by many circumstances out of its control, such as COVID case counts and government lockdown measures in Canada and abroad, as well as the Canadian government’s travel policies. For instance, the Canadian government’s decision earlier this year to ban flight arrivals from India (a ban which has since been lifted), by far Canada’s leading source country of newcomers, posed a major obstacle for IRCC.

Despite ongoing challenges, IRCC has worked to keep the immigration system functioning. In January, for example, it announced a policy allowing Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders to apply for a one-time extension to get an open work permit. The purpose was to give those in Canada more time to get the work experience they need to be eligible to apply for permanent residence. In the autumn, as another example, it invited 30,000 sponsors to submit Parents and Grandparents Program applications.

Such policies are, of course, shaped by the elected government of the day. In September, the Liberal Party of Canada was re-elected to a third consecutive mandate. Since assuming power in 2015, they have overseen significant increases in Canada’s immigration levels from some 260,000 new permanent residents then to over 400,000 today.

Following the election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Sean Fraser, a lawyer from Nova Scotia, as the new immigration minister.

Earlier this month, Trudeau assigned Fraser with a new immigration mandate letter. Among Fraser’s marching orders include continuing to oversee higher immigration levels, improving application processing times, resettling 40,000 Afghan refugees, and bringing families together more quickly.

This year is ending in a similar fashion to how it started. COVID levels are surging in Canada and globally resulting in increased uncertainty. Nevertheless, the Canadian government continues to view immigration as an important means of supporting Canada’s economic and social recovery.

Although the pandemic will continue to pose challenges for IRCC and newcomers alike, Canada’s overarching immigration policy goals remain unaffected by the pandemic which means the arrival of permanent residentstemporary foreign workersinternational students, and visitors should eventually return to normal and will likely exceed pre-pandemic levels once the worst of the crisis is behind us.

Source: https://www.cicnews.com/2021/12/a-brief-recap-of-canadian-immigration-in-2021-1220403.html#gs.k8emi2

Se buscan Carpinteros para trabajar en Canada con ofertas con LMIA.

Farm Operation Supervisor

 Job Duties:

  • Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray and harvest crops as per the crop in rotation.
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment at all times
  • Maintain or assist in maintaining facilities, farm buildings and ensure equipment is put away properly
  • Perform farming duties such as seeding, harvesting, spraying, and rouging
  • Examine crops for quality and prepare for transport to market
  • Bagging the products for distribution, sealing properly for transport as well as keeping accurate records
  • Palletizing and wrapping pallets to adhere to safety standards for the transport of products
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, handling heavy loads (up to 60lb), and pay attention to details
  • Other duties that apply
  • Supervise youth that crops: Barley, Oats, Wheat and Soybeans and others
  • Equipment and machinery: Planting Equipment, Fertilizer applicator, Sprayer, Farm trucks, Semi-trailer trucks, Combine harvester, Tillage Equipment, Tractors, Forklift, Skid Steer

Job requirements:

  • Class 3/3F/DF or Class 1/1F/A (an asset)
  • Positive attitude
  • Works well in a team
  • French language ability is a big asset
  • Punctual
  • Able to lift 60 pounds repeatedly
  • Physically fit
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • No allergies to dust
  • Experience with mechanical equipment related to farming 
  • 3-5 years farming experience 
  • Bonuses after specified and agreed targets are met (set annually)

Location: New Brunswick
Job Type: Full Time
Number of Openings: 2Wage Offered: 17.00 CAD hour
Years of Experience Required: 5
Education Required: Some High School

Farm Labourer Seasonal

 Location: Biggar Saskatchewan

Come for the 2022 spring season to sunny Saskatchewan and work on a beautiful farm.

Job Duties:

  • Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, and harvest crops as per the yearly rotation 
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment to the highest standard 
  • Detect disease and health problems in crops when possible
  • Clean farmyard of hazards and maintain for cleanliness

Job Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of experience on farms
  • Be able to Operate machinery as required 
  • Be able to work long hours when required 
  • Some weekend work 
  • Physically fit 
  • Able to obtain class 5 license in Saskatchewan 
  • Positive attitude  and willingness to learn
  • Punctual

Job Type: Full Time
Number of Openings: 3Wage Offered: 21 CAD/ hour
Years of Experience Required: 1
Education Required: None

Saskatchewan lanza nueva base de datos EOI para trabajadores sanitarios internacionales

 Por Kareem El-Assal

El propósito de la base de datos es ayudar a conectar a los trabajadores de la salud con oportunidades de trabajo en Saskatchewan.

 Saskatchewan ha lanzado una nueva Expresión de Interés del grupo de Trabajadores internacionales de la Salud (EOI).


 La reserva existirá en el marco del Programa de Inmigrantes Nominados de Saskatchewan (SINP).


El nuevo proceso de presentación de la EOI de Trabajadores Sanitarios Internacionales no es una solicitud al SINP, sino más bien un formulario previo a la solicitud que permite a los candidatos enviar un formulario en línea indicando que están interesados en trabajar en una ocupación de atención médica seleccionada en Saskatchewan.


Saskatchewan revisará sus calificaciones y si usted tiene las habilidades que un empleador está buscando, la provincia se pondrá en contacto con usted con información sobre cómo solicitar una oportunidad de trabajo.


Si luego recibe una oferta de trabajo, puede ser elegible para el SINP’s International Skills Worker: Oferta de empleo o el piloto de habilidades difíciles de llenar.


La página web del SINP ofrece una guía sobre cómo crear un perfil EOI. Para presentar un EOI es necesario tener una formación profesional que se enmarca en una de las siguientes Clasificación Ocupacional Nacional (NOC)


Códigos NOC elegibles: Piscina EOI de trabajadores sanitarios internacionales


NOC         Títulos de ocupación

1252          Profesional de Gestión de Información de Salud

3012          Enfermera Registrada y Enfermera Psiquiátrica Registrada

3122          Chiropractors

3124.         Enfermera practicante

3131          Farmacéutico

3141          Audiólogo y Patólogo del Lenguaje del Habla

3142          Fisioterapeuta

3143          Terapista Ocupacional

3211          Tecnólogo Combinado de Laboratorio y Rayos X, Tecnólogo de Genética Clínica y Tecnólogo de Laboratorio Médico

3212          Técnicos de laboratorio médico y auxiliares de patólogos

3214          Terapeutas respiratorios, Tecnólogo de la función cardiopulmonar, Perfusionista

3215          Tecnólogo en Resonancia Magnética, Tecnólogo en Radiación Médica, Tecnólogo en Medicina Nuclear

3216          Sonógrafo cardiaco de diagnóstico, Sonógrafo médico de diagnóstico

3217          Tecnólogo en Cardiología y Tecnólogo Cardiovascular, Tecnólogo en Electroneurofisiología

3219          Técnico de farmacia

3223          Técnicos, técnicos y auxiliares de laboratorio

3233          Enfermera práctica con licencia

3234          Emergency Medical Technician

3237          Otras ocupaciones técnicas en terapia y evaluación

3413          Asistente de atención continua

4151          Psicólogo (máster y doctorado)



Una vez que tengas una oferta de trabajo, puedes postularte bajo una de las siguientes líneas.

Trabajador cualificado internacional: Oferta de empleo

Los criterios de elegibilidad para este flujo incluyen:


Tener estatus legal si ya reside en Canadá

Obtenga un puntaje mínimo de Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) de 4 en las cuatro competencias lingüísticas (lectura, escritura, habla y escucha)

Tener una oferta de trabajo permanente y a tiempo completo de un empleador de Saskatchewan que esté registrado en el SINP

Tener al menos un año de experiencia laboral remunerada en la ocupación prevista en los últimos diez años

Obtenga una prueba de elegibilidad para la licencia de Saskatchewan si su oferta de trabajo está en una ocupación que está regulada en Saskatchewan y necesita una licencia obligatoria

Puntuación de al menos 60 puntos sobre 110 en la cuadrícula de evaluación de puntos




Piloto de habilidades difíciles de llenar

Los criterios para el piloto, que se acaba de presentar el 25 de noviembre de 2021 incluyen:


Tener una oferta de trabajo permanente y a tiempo completo de un empleador de Saskatchewan que esté registrado en el SINP

Cumplir el requisito mínimo de idioma de CLB

Cumplir con los criterios mínimos de educación y experiencia laboral, lo que incluye tener un año de experiencia laboral en la misma ocupación que la oferta de empleo o seis meses de experiencia laboral en ese empleo en Saskatchewan

Carpenter needed in Canada

 Job Duties:

  • -Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements
  • -Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using measuring tools
  • -Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel, and other materials
  • -Install floor beams, lay subflooring, and erect walls and roof systems
  • -Fit and install trim items, such as doors, stairs, moulding and hardware
  • -Maintain, repair, and renovate residences 
  • -Supervise apprentices and other construction workers

Job Requirements:

  • -Lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • -Ability and experience using pneumatic tools
  • -Minimum 4 years carpentry experience
  • -Fall arrest safety certification preferred
  • Ability to communicate in English

Se busca Gerente de Bares para Ontario, Canada

Bar Manager wanted in Ontario, Canada

 Come join the team at the best Whiskey bar in Ontario as a Bar Manager!

Job Duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of the Bar
  • Determine type of services to be offered and implement operational procedures
  • Oversee staff training
  • Establish work schedules and monitor staff performance
  • Control inventory, monitor revenues and modify procedures and prices
  • Resolve customer complaints and ensure health and safety regulations are followed
  • Negotiate arrangements with suppliers for supplies
  • Prepare and submit reports
  • Maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and wastage
  • Estimate and order ingredients and supplies
  • Ensure beverage service and quality control
  • Address customers' complaints or concerns
  • Train staff in job duties, sanitation and safety procedures, prepare budget and cost estimates
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules

Job Requirements

  • Completion of a college or other program related to hospitality or food and beverage service management is an asset.
  • 2 years of experience in the Beverage service sector, including supervisory experience, is required.
  • Responsible beverage service certification is required as we serve alcoholic beverages.
  • Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Client focus
  • Knowledge on Bourbon and Wine is an asset
Location: Ontario
Job Type: Full Time
Wage offered: 20 CAD/hour
Number of Openings: 1
Years of Experience Required: 2
Education Required: High School

Se buscan trabajadores de paisaje o jardineros para empresa en Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Landscape Labourer

Work Location: Various locations within the Greater Montreal area

Type of Employment: Full time – Seasonal (180-days contract)

Anticipated Start Date: Mid April 2021

Number of Vacants: 8

Job Duties:  

  • Weed, prune and trim trees and plants 

  • Cut grass

  • Rake and collect refuse 

  • Remove litter and garbage 

  • Cart and spread topsoil and other materials 

  • Lay sod or seed 

  • Plant bulbs, flowers, shrubs, and trees 

  • Repair and maintain equipment 

  • Write daily basic progress reports 

  • Water and tend to plants, lawns, and/or gardens 

  • Operate and maintain landscape maintenance equipment

  • Grass and uni stone installation

  • Drive a vehicle from one work location to the other


- Education: Not required

- Experience: Experience is an asset. On-the-job training will be provided

- Driver’s license is an asset

- Working Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Repetitive tasks, Handling heavy loads, Physically demanding, Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, kneeling

- Personal Suitability: Reliability, Organized, Flexibility, Effective interpersonal skills, Team player, Dependability

- Language: English or French is required

- Class 5 driver’s license is required

- Work setting: Landscape Maintenance

- Work Site Environment: Outdoors

Salary: $14.00 to $15.00 hourly, 50 – 55 hours per week 

Benefits: Uniforms are provided, travel expenses are paid by the employer if the worker needs to relocate. Company telephone is provided and a company vehicle will be available occasionally for personal use. Accommodation is available at a cost. 

Important information:

Flexibility on schedule is required. The applicant will work up to 55 hours per week. Work schedule is Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 17:30 PM with 2 days off on a rotational basis, a 1-hour lunch break that is not paid, and 2 15-minutes-break which are paid.

To work on weekends or overtime hours can be required depending on the business’s needs. The candidate will be entitled to a rest period of at least 32 consecutive hours per week. Flexibility on schedule is required.

The applicant will work up to 55 hours per week. Work schedule is Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 17:30 PM with 2 days off on a rotational basis, a 1-hour lunch break that is not paid, and 2 15-minutes-break which are paid.

To work on weekends or overtime hours can be required depending on the business’s needs. The candidate will be entitled to a rest period of at least 32 consecutive hours per week. 

The Hard-to-Fill Skills (HFS) Pilot under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

 The Hard-to-Fill Skills (HFS) Pilot is a three-year pilot under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) that will enable eligible employers to recruit foreign workers in hard-to-fill intermediate-skilled occupations and entry level occupations. The SINP will issue nominations under this Pilot.


The pilot will be open for employers to submit a Job Approval Letter beginning December 15, 2021, and for foreign workers to submit an application to SINP for the HFS Pilot beginning January 15, 2022.


More information will be posted on the SINP website in the near future.


The list of eligible occupations is as follows:

  • 1521 – Shippers and receivers
  • 1525 – Dispatchers
  • 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient services associates
  • 3414 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • 4412 – Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
  • 6513 – Food and beverage servers
  • 6525 – Hotel front desk clerk
  • 6731 – Light duty cleaners
  • 6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • 6733 – Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
  • 7465 – Material handlers
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 7521 – Heavy equipment operations (except crane)
  • 7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • 8431 – General farm workers
  • 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operations
  • 9431 – Sawmill machine operations
  • 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
  • 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • 9612 – Labourers in metal fabrication
  • 9617 – Labourers in food and beverage processing
  • 9619 – Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

Travel information for temporary workers

 While Government of Canada is gradually easing border measures provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable, restrictions limiting travel to Canada are still in place. Even if you have a valid work permit, you may not be able to travel to Canada at this time.

Visit IRCC’s foreign workers webpage before you make travel plans, and again before departing for Canada, to avoid being denied boarding or entry in Canada. The page contains important information on:

  • How travel restrictions affect temporary workers
  • How to bring your immediate family members with you
  • Health requirements for travellers, which includes pre-arrival, arrival and post-arrival testing
  • Mandatory guidelines for travel to Canada, including the usage of the ArriveCAN application for checking in and crossing the border (please make sure you are using the latest, updated version of ArriveCan).

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Cook wanted in Mexican restaurant in Canada

 Job duties:

  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods
  • Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers
  • Oversee kitchen operations
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies, and equipment
  • May clean kitchen and work area
  • May plan menus
  • Prepare food according to restaurant menu and recipe standards
  • Must be able to produce a large volume of food in a short amount of time
  • Responsible for presentation, preparation, and making sure it's ready for customer consumption
  • Packing meals for taking out

Job Requirements

  • Must complete all food safe requirements
  • Flexible with an open schedule
  • Willing to train
  • Team player
  • Criminal record check
  • Willing to relocate
  • English is necessary, Spanish is an asset

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