The New Liberal Government’s Canadian Immigration Reforms

How proposed changes impact foreign workers and future immigrants!

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast. In this episode I will be discussing how the New Liberal Government’s Canadian Immigration Reforms impact the lives of temporary foreign workers and future immigrants in Canada.  


As many of you are aware, we now have a new government in Ottawa. This government has released an ambitious “New Plan for Canadian Immigration“. In this podcast I am going to be explaining how these proposed changes will impact the lives of Canadians, future immigrants and temporary foreign workers in Canada.

In this podcast, I will discuss each of the proposed changes in more detail.  These changes affect the following general areas of immigration:

  1. Refugees
  2. Foreign Visa Requirements
  3. Reunification of Families
  4. Citizenship
  5. Express Entry program
  6. Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • What changes the Liberal government intends to make to immigration policy in Canada.
  • How these changes impact the various groups accessing the immigration system.
  • Links to the relevant government websites and helpful resources.
  • Projections as to what these changes could mean for the future of immigration.
  • Answers to listener questions in the following areas:
    • How families can immigrate to Canada.
    • Whether or not an LMIA can support a work permit and Express Entry
    • How to determine if your foreign work experience is skilled

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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

Canadian Immigration Institute

We just completed our very first Pilot Course on how to submit your Express Entry profile (Phase 1). It was a resounding success. We will be releasing within the next two weeks,  Phase 2 of our Express Entry Pilot Course which will cover how to file your permanent resident application after receiving an ITA.

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6 thoughts on “The New Liberal Government’s Canadian Immigration Reforms

  1. Can you propose if we can sponsor our siblings than express entry and look for employer here in Canada? Same qualification as express entry to sponsor siblings. Its more not complicated in my small mind.

    • Unfortunately, you cannot sponsor your sibling through express entry. The Liberal government has proposed to give additional points to any applicant who already has a Canadian sibling living in Canada. I will let everyone know when this actually occurs.

  2. My work permit is food services counter attendant. Im working for 1 year and 2 months already. Is there any way that I can applying permanent rigth now?

    • I recommend that you attend the free live Express Entry webinar. Ultimately, you will need to be working in a skilled position, such as a Food Service Supervisor to qualify for Express Entry. However, some Provincial Nominee Programs (such as the AINP) do have employer driven categories for food counter attendants. I wish you luck!

  3. I am already in the pool from last November with a CRS 411. what do you think are my chances. I work as a tax Consultant and my NOC is 1111. Please provide me your valuable suggestions.

    • I think you should be getting closer. I am optomistic the CRS point threshold will drop that low this year; however with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada nothing is certain.

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