In 1967, Canada became the first country in the world to introduce a points system for economic class immigrants. Canada introduced the points system to help it assess immigration candidates objectively based on human capital characteristics such as their age, education, language skills, occupations, and work experience.
March 24, 2023 Family members of Temporary Foreign Workers may now be eligible for work permits thanks to recent changes within Immigration Canada to meet the country’s ongoing labour demands. Jasmine Somal, an FH&P Associate practising Immigration Law, reviews the changes and who can now apply for an open work permit in 2023.
March 10, 2023 High scores for the Express Entry Skills Immigration program may be alarming or discouraging, causing dismay and hopelessness based on the level of competition. Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration Team at FH&P, provides an analysis of why the scores are so high and how candidates can increase their chances of earning a high score to secure permanent residency in Canada.
February 17, 2023 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has approved a new English Language Test that will be officially accepted later this year. Jasmine Somal, an FH&P Associate practicing Immigration Law, provides an overview of the new test and who will be eligible to take it when applying for Canadian immigration.