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Changes to Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications Mean More “High-Wage” Applications, Increased Access to Expedited Processing

September 20, 2014 – Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application forms.  This update includes a new formula that relies on wages-paid, instead of prevailing wage, for delineating between the “high-wage” and “low-wage” application streams.  This change will likely result in a greater number of applications qualifying [...]

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Update: Concurrent Processing of Work Permits and Labour Market Impact Assessments

Green and Spiegel LLP has learned that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will continue its longstanding practice of processing work permit extension applications where a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is being processed concurrently.  It had been rumoured that CIC intended to discontinue this practice. Concurrent processing will only be available for foreign nationals whose [...]

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New U.S. Consular Fees Take Effect September 6, 2014

A new schedule for U.S. Consular fees will take effect on September 6, 2014. Some employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa fees will be lowered, while H-1B and L-1 fees will remain the same.  Fees for renunciation of U.S. Citizenship will increase significantly. Select Fee Schedule Impacting Employers:  Matter  New Fee  Old Fee  E Non-Immigrant [...]

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