Matrixvisa Issue No. 6/2015 – IMMIGRATION NEWS & MATRIXVISA VISIT SOUTH AFRICA NOVEMBER 2015

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  1. Federal Election and change to Immigration Policies

  2. The illegal practice of Immigration Law

  3. Cost of Living      

  4. Vacancies in Canada

  5. Visit to South Africa: 4 -15 November 2015

                         THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTIN TRUDEAU, CANADA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER

 1. FEDERAL ELECTION AND CHANGE TO IMMIGRATION RULES
 
On Monday, October 19th, 2015, the liberal party won the election and on 4th of November 2015, The Honorable Mr. Justin Trudeau will become the next Prime Minister.
 
During the election the Liberal government announced it will “make it easier” for people with 12 months working experience to become permanent residents in the Canada Experience Class (CEC). It is assumed that the requirement of a Labour Market Impact Assessment or a Provincial Certificate of Nomination will be abolished for the CEC.
 
The Liberal party also announced that it would restore the age of a dependency to 22. By abolishing the policy that brought the age of dependency down to 19 years, families with children under the age of 22 will now (again) be able to accompany their parents to Canada.
 
Furthermore it was announced that recognition will be given to foreign nationals for time they were in Canada as temporary resident (worker or student) when residency for Canadian Citizenship is calculated. Therefore a permanent resident does not have to remain in Canada for 4 years from the time he or she becomes a permanent resident. However, permanent residents still has the obligation to remain in Canada 2 years out of every 5 years, in order to comply with the residency obligation of a permanent resident
 
It seems as if the Liberal party also plan to increase the size of the quota for parents and grandparents.  More Syrian refugee will apparently also be accepted with the next 3 months
 
The challenge is that the quota for immigrants is fixed by parliament every year (285 000 for 2015).  When the quota for parents, grandparents and refugees are increased, the quota for other immigration classes would have to be decreased.
 
 
2. ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF IMMIGRATION LAW
 
The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council reported 671 cases of individuals practicing immigration law unlawfully. Therefore these individuals committed an offence contravention of Section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
 
Matrixvisa Inc submitted and Access to Information Act request to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPCS).  Yesterday the PPCS indicated that 15 individuals in Canada are being prosecuted. The report can be seen here: PPSC
 
 
3. COST OF LIVING

Many of you had questions regarding the cost of living in Canada, so we’ve put together a page with some helpful information. See it on our website here: http://www.matrixvisa.com/cost-of-living/
 
 
4. VACANCIES
 
Several employers have expressed interest to appoint foreign nationals in the following positions

  1. Mining Engineer with extensive gold mining experience

  2. Elevator Mechanics

  3.  Retail Butchers

  4. Fibre Optic Technicians

We cannot find employment for all immigrants, but due to our experience in recruitment we have shown several clients how to successfully job-hunt the Canadian labour market.
           

5. VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA

Cobus Kriek from Matrixvisa Inc will be in South Africa from 6 November to 15 November.
 
His schedule will be as follows:
 
Friday, 6 November (from 8:00 am)  – Saturday 7 November (until 9:00 pm) in Johannesburg. 
We will meet clients at the City Lodge directly in the Oliver Tambo Airport (not the City Lodge at Barbara Rd, which is 5 km away from the Airport. Your GPS probably will take you to the City Lodge at Barbara Rd, which is the wrong City Lodge).
 
Sunday, 8 November(from 12 noon-  6pm) in Durban
We will meet clients at Holiday Inn Express, 2 Ncondo Place,  Umhlanga Rock
 
Monday, 9 November (11 am - 5 pm) in Port Elizabeth
 Location will be provided to clients
 
Monday, 9 November (6:00 pm -  8:00 pm) in Jeffrey's Bay
Location will be provided to clients.
 
Tuesday, 10 November(from 2:00 pm) – Sunday 15 November(until 2:00 pm) in Stellenbosch
Location will be provided to clients.
 
It would be wise to make appointments in advance by contacting Cobus at cobus@matrixvisa.com