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Canada: Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (or EI) is a mandatory deduction from your wages, each pay period. This is matched by your employer, every pay period, and is sent to the federal Government. This fund is a plan that pays you if you lose your job through no fault of your own (you won’t get paid EI if […]

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Canada Pension Plan

The Canada Pension Plan is a mandatory deduction, taken from your wages in every pay period, that is matched by your employer. This goes towards a retirement pension at age 65. The amount is based on your gross earnings, each pay period. It is NOT supposed to be your entire income at retirement, but only […]

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Emigrating to Canada: Common immigration terms M-Z

If you’re going to immigrate to Canada, you’ll have to wade through a sea of alphabet soup to get there! We’ve drawn together a set of the more common terms you might come across if you’re planning to emigrate to Canada. Medicals = When you are requested by CIC to submit Medical tests MOC = […]

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Emigrating to Canada: Common immigration terms E-L

If you’re going to immigrate to Canada, you’ll have to wade through a sea of alphabet soup to get there! We’ve drawn together a set of the more common terms you might come across if you’re planning to emigrate to Canada. e-CAS = Online status check for applications FW = Foreign Worker Manual GATS = […]

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Emigrating to Canada: Common immigration terms A-D

If you’re going to immigrate to Canada, you’ll have to wade through a sea of alphabet soup to get there! We’ve drawn together a set of the more common terms you might come across if you’re planning to emigrate to Canada. AIP = Approval in Principle (for PR within Canada) AOE = Arranged Offer of […]

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