Year: 2014

Spousal Sponsorships and Appeals: What You Need to Know

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident is entitled to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner for Canadian permanent residence.  The concept may be simple, but the process can be fraught with complications and delays. This article describes some

Key Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act

In June 2014, just before breaking for the summer, Canada’s parliament passed major amendments to the federal Citizenship Act. While many of the changes have not yet come into force, potential citizenship applicants should be paying close attention. Residency Requirement Previously,

Foreign Cooks, Chefs and Restaurant Workers in Canada

We specialize in assisting foreign cooks, chefs and restaurant workers obtain temporary or permanent status in Canada. With the recent changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class, it has become more challenging for cooks, chefs

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change

On April 22nd, the Federal Government barred access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for all food service operations. Further reforms are expected going forward, likely making the Labour Market Opinion process more restrictive and onerous across the board. The