Canada-ESDC to Update Canadian Median Wage Requirements

Posted on November 15, 2022

The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the entity in charge of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has announced that it will be updating the figures for the ‘Median Wage’ during the week of November 14. The median prevailing… Read more »

Canada- Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travelers

Posted on September 27, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements will end for travelers entering Canada. This includes vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements for those traveling by land, air, or sea. Until then, find out if you… Read more »

Canada – Resumption of Random COVID testing at Canadian Airports

Posted on August 2, 2022

In June 2022, the government of Canada temporarily suspended random COVID testing for arriving passengers at Canadian airports. As of Tuesday, July 19, the government reinstituted such random testing for arrivals in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal. However, testing will be… Read more »

Canada-Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map Introduced

Posted on April 19, 2022

On April 4, the Canadian government announced the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Workforce Solutions Road Map, which is intended to improve the TFWP for both employers and foreign workers. Why This Matters? This announcement demonstrates that the Canadian Government… Read more »

Canada- Canadian Immigration Fees Increasing

Posted on April 19, 2022

Effective April 30, 2022, application fees for all permanent residence matters will be increasing. These fees will include categories such as family class, business classes, humanitarian classes, and permit holders, and most importantly for those who deal with foreign workers… Read more »

Canada- Entry to Canada Will No Longer Require a Pre-Arrival COVID Test

Posted on March 30, 2022

Effective April 1, the Canadian government announced that fully vaccinated travelers do not need a pre-entry COVID-19 test to enter Canada. Important things to remember: ▪ COVID tests upon arrival will still be administered sporadically, and those with positive test… Read more »

Canada – Upcoming Border Changes

Posted on July 28, 2021

Canada has announced upcoming easing of travel restriction for fully vaccinated foreign nationals. For those who have received full doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen vaccines at least 14 days prior to their date of travel, the following… Read more »

Canada – VFS centers in India indefinitely closed for passport stamping and biometric collection

Posted on May 13, 2021

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian High Commission in India announced a closure of all but the most urgent consular services due to the emerging COVID-19 situation. Consequently, VFS centers closed for regular services indefinitely. This echoes similar measures last… Read more »

Canada – Flight Ban from India and Pakistan

Posted on April 28, 2021

Due to the higher number of COVID cases detected among travelers coming in from India and Pakistan, Canadian Transportation Ministry has issued a 30-day travel ban on direct air travel from those countries, effective April 22nd. This temporary measure is… Read more »

Canada – Employers Obligations towards Foreign Workers in Quarantine

Posted on April 15, 2021

Since COVID-19 related travel measures took effect, foreign workers arriving to Canada have been obligated to quarantine for 14 days before they could safely integrate with the general population. What was less clear about this arrangement is how this period… Read more »