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Pending Labour Market Opinion Applications May Need To Be Resubmitted According To New Program Rules

July 11, 2014 – Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program mean that some outstanding Labour Market Opinion (LMO) applications will need to be resubmitted according to the new program rules. Under the new rules, occupations are categorized as either “high-wage” or “low-wage” based on the median wage in any given province or territory. [...]

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Are You a Performing Artist Travelling to Canada? You May Be Exempt From Work Permit Requirements

July 10, 2014 – As of June 20, 2014 many performing artists travelling to Canada to perform in bars and restaurants will no longer require a work permit.  Per Operational Bulletin (OB 580), artists entering Canada to perform time-limited engagements at venues whose primary purpose is the sale of food and drinks will be exempted [...]

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CAN+ Program in India to Offer Expedited Visa Processing

July 9, 2014 – The Government of Canada has announced the extension of the CAN+ program to India.  Previously, only Mexico was a designated CAN+ country.  The program offers expedited processing of visa applications and is open to foreign nationals from designated countries that have traveled to Canada or the United States in the last [...]

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Moratorium on Access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Lifted, Major Reforms Announced

June 20, 2014 – Ministers Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander today announced major changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and, at the same time, lifted the moratorium on access to the program by the food services sector. The reforms have been anticipated since a series of media reports alleging abuse of both the [...]

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New Definition of “Dependent” Takes Effect August 1, 2014

June 19, 2014 – Significant changes to the definition of “dependent” in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) come into force on August 1, 2014. The Changes Under current regulations, a dependent is an individual under the age of 22 or a full-time student over the age of 22 whose studies started before the [...]

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Green and Spiegel takes a ride on the Big Bike

On July 4, Green and Spiegel took a tour on the Big Bike and raised $3,761 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Big Bike tours communities across Canada and riders raise money to fund life saving research as well as promote awareness and prevention.

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Changing US Immigration Regulations Raise Employment Issues

Jonathan Grode, in an article published by the American Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Law Section Journal, explores how changing immigration regulations impact the employment law landscape. With increasing compliance activities and an increasing number of private causes of action, labour and employment lawyers can no longer afford to ignore this complimentary practice area. Download [...]

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