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Jun 18, 2019

IRCC Announces New Programs for Caregivers

On June 15, 2019, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced two new pilot programs for caregivers: the Home Child Care Provide...

May 29, 2019

Travelling for the Holidays? Don’t Forget to Declare Your Goods!

Caroline Mok

An overview of the reporting obligations for Canadian Residents As the summer season is right around the corner, many Canadian residents will be re...

Apr 25, 2019

Impact of the 2019 Ontario Budget on Immigration

Valerie Kleinman

Although immigration is technically under federal jurisdiction, the Province of Ontario plays an active role in contributing to the selection of im...

Apr 1, 2019

Bienvenue au Canada: Immigration Options for French-Speaking Applicants

Valerie Kleinman

Bienvenue au Canada: Immigration Options for French-Speaking Applicants Canada has two official languages, English and French, and significant effo...

Mar 25, 2019

Important Changes to the Post Graduate Work Permit Program

Dena Hamat

More and more international students are choosing to study in Canada. The latest data from the Canadian Bureau for International Education demonstr...

Jan 30, 2019

Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship Program - What Happened?

The much anticipated parent and grandparent sponsorship program opened yesterday, January 28, 2019, at 12:00pm. Shortly thereafter, around 12:08pm,...

Jan 14, 2019

VIETNAM OFFICIALLY ADDED TO CPTPP, AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO INVESTORS FOLLOW

Benjamin S. Green

The Government of Canada has officially updated program delivery instructions for business visitors and investors holding Vietnamese passports, giv...

Jan 9, 2019

Canadian Immigration Law 2018 – A Year in Review

Peter Salerno

Express Entry Over the past year, candidates in the Express Entry pool hoping to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Reside...

Dec 4, 2018

YOUR EMPLOYEE HAS ARRIVED IN CANADA ON THEIR WORK PERMIT, NOW WHAT?

Valerie Kleinman

BACKGROUND Considerable time and effort have been spent to have a foreign national join your team in Canada. What happens after they arrive? Employ...

Nov 13, 2018

In-depth Analysis of the 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s recently released 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration asserts: “Imm...

Sep 27, 2018

Cannabis, Canada, and New Dilemmas Presented for U.S. Entry

Tim Golden and Kelly Goldthorpe

“You’re not getting into the United States today...” “I can ban you for life, if I want to…” “I don&rsqu...

Sep 17, 2018

Detailed Analysis of Express Entry - What Are My Chances?

Kelly Goldthorpe

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system which came into effect in January 2015. Express Entry manages the Canadia...

Aug 31, 2018

Top 5 Canadian Immigration Updates So Far This Year

Peter Salerno

1. Biometrics requirements Giving up your fingerprints and a photograph before entering Canada has become the new norm for most foreign nation...

Jul 19, 2018

Top Five Reasons Why IT Companies are Coming to Canada

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for IT companies. Whether it is big and established companies or brand-new start-ups, the IT sector is booming. Th...

Jul 10, 2018

Then and Now: Canada’s Collection of Biometric Data

In an effort to enhance the integrity of the Canadian immigration system, the federal government began collecting biometric data from foreign natio...

Jun 6, 2018

NAFTA 2.0 – What is the Future of Free Trade and cross-border labour mobility?

Kelly Goldthorpe

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement has liberalized trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico since it came into eff...

May 8, 2018

Unreasonable Fraudulence Findings: Hammad v. Canada

In the recent decision of Hammad v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2018 FC 459, the Federal Court found that it can be procedurally unfair f...

Apr 6, 2018

MEDICAL INADMISSIBILITY: A MOVEMENT TOWARDS INCLUSIVITY

Alexandra Cole

THE LEGISLATION The subject of Canada’s medical inadmissibility provisions has been a hot topic on the government’s radar in recent yea...

Mar 22, 2018

2018 Federal Budget: Comprehensive Immigration Review

Alannah Glintz

On February 27, 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled 2018’s federal budget, which he described as “a plan that puts people first ...

Dec 1, 2017

Welcome to America…NOT!!

Tim Golden

The current U.S. administration has now had a full year under its belt since Election Day, and it has been ten months full of surprises for those w...