octobre 29 2015

Immigration: the Employer Portal entered into force

Rousseau Philippe J.

The requirement for every Canadian employer to register via the "Employer Portal" has entered into force on October 26th 2015.

This registration required for the purposes of a work permit exempted from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Registration involves a process consisting of several steps from obtaining a "key" to the entry of various corporate data.

Subsequently, once CIC has validated the information, the employer will be granted an account wich enables it to fulfill, directly or via his lawyers, the "Employer Compliance formalities" and pay the required fees ($230).

The IMM5802 form is no longer accepted, except for applications submitted before October 26th and in situations where the foreign worker submits an application before November 21st.

Therefore, it is urgent to register as soon as possible since the network may suffer delays given the high number of applicants.

We remain at your disposal should you have any questions should you require and assistance.

Did you know that ...

As a permanent resident, you can still live outside of Canada. Nevertheless, you have to reside there for at least two years per five-year period. If you live outside of Canada for longer than that, you may lose your permanent resident status.


Rousseau Philippe J.
Philippe J. Rousseau
As an experienced business immigration lawyer, Philippe assists multinationals as well as small companies.
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