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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

Canada’s “Tour Tax” : Will New Foreign Worker Fees Cripple Music Venues?

As a result of changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, certain venues will need to pay $275 for each individual foreign musician and crew member when they book musical acts from abroad. However, music venues will be exempt from

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Canada Steps Up Monitoring for Temporary Foreign Workers Program

Last Updated: 9 April 2020. Access the PDF version of this article here. Over the past several years, Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been a hot topic across the major news outlets in the country. Reactions to the controversy

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Last Updated: 9 April 2020. Access the PDF version of this article here. While it is an uphill battle to lure Silicon Valley entrepreneurs away from California’s vibrant community of tech start-ups, Canada has been taking on the challenge. The

Criminal Inadmissibility Explained

Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2011, c. 27  (“IRPA”), a non-citizen of Canada may be considered “inadmissible” to Canada due to past criminal convictions or the commission of certain criminal acts. Anyone planning to enter Canada to seek

Making a Refugee Claim in Canada: What You Need to Know

Last Updated: 9 April 2020. Access the PDF version of this article here. Are you or someone you know planning to come to Canada to claim refugee status? If so, you should know that the refugee determination process from within

New Federal Skilled Trades Program Unveiled

On January 2nd, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada began accepting applications to the new Federal Skilled Trades Program. The Program offers permanent resident status to foreign nationals qualified in a skilled trade. It is intended to improve Canada’s ability to

Can Inadmissibility to Canada be Overcome? The Temporary Resident Permit Explained

Unless your name is Lord Black of Crossharbour, a determination that you are inadmissible to Canada is not easily overcome. Where the Canadian authorities find a permanent resident or foreign national inadmissible, that person must leave Canada, and will not

Canadian Citizenship Fraud: How to Be Prepared

Last Updated: 9 April 2020 Access the PDF version of this article here. Many of the cases related to citizenship obtained fraudulently happen with the assistance of immigration consultants. Investigators have discovered cases where consultants, located both in Canada and

Meeting the Residency Requirement in Applications for Canadian Citizenship

Last Updated: 9 April 2020. Access the PDF version of this article here. To be granted Canadian citizenship, the law requires a permanent resident to have been physically present in Canada for at least three of the past five years