CIC Caps CEC, Eliminates Eligible Occupations

Meurrens LawSkilled Immigration (Express Entry, CEC, FSWC, Etc.)

On November 8, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) announced significant changes to the Canadian Experience Class (“CEC”). The CEC is a very popular program for immigrating to Canada.  Subject to narrow exceptions, individuals qualify for the CEC if: they plan to live outside of Quebec; they have at least 12 months of full-time skilled … Read More

CIC Operational Bulletin 503 – Volunteering on a Farm

Meurrens LawWork Permits

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“) has released Operational Bulletin 503 – Clarification of Volunteering in Relation to Farm Work (“OB-503“).  The Temporary Foreign Worker Manual provides that if a tourist wishes to stay on a family farm and work part time just for room and board for a short period then this is not considered work, and … Read More