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castanet.net 13 May, 2022 11:30 am

Penticton pizzeria employee-to-be denied immigration sponsorship over name match on application

Penticton pizzeria employee-to-be denied immigration sponsorship over name match on application
A local family-owned and operated Penticton restaurant has been trying to sponsor a new pizza chef to come to Canada for over two years, only to be denied by an immigration officer because the man’s reference in Italy also happened to have the same last name as the local family's.

"We were having difficulty finding somebody who can work on our pizza dough," Gardoni said.Which is kind of ridiculous because this Ferrari is very common last name in Italy,” Gardoni said.” Gardoni said.“We were frustrated and when we actually talked with the guy and we said ‘You were denied, because of this and this,’ he was also frustrated because he was already planning to move to Canada,” Gardoni said, adding that he had sold his home in Italy in anticipation.

According to the decision from Federal Court Justice Richard Mosley, issued on April 26, Ayachi submitted duly completed forms, his résumé, a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment [LMIA], a copy of his job offer from the employer in Canada, and a reference letter from his current employer in Italy, La Piazzetta Snack Bar."Marco Ferrari, the owner of the La Piazetta in Italy, signed the reference letter.

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