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Top 3 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting Foreign Workers & Their Employers

Whether you are a foreign worker or an employer of foreign nationals, we know that COVID-19 is having a direct impact on you. This is because concerns about the spread…

New Open Work Permit to Combat Employee Abuse in the Workplace

The number of foreign workers in Canada has grown exponentially over the past decade.  While the influx of skills that foreign workers bring has greatly benefitted the country, like any…

Termination of Employment and Foreign Workers

It is hardly news that Canada has one of the most diverse populations in the world.  A large part of the reason for this is the diversity of programs aimed…

Employment Law and Immigration: Low vs. High-Income Streams

How Do I Decide Which Stream is Appropriate? The interaction between employment and immigration law is significant.  Few areas reflect this more than Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) and their…

Immigration Canada Relaxes Post-Graduation Work Permit Program Guidelines

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has imposed new guidelines, effective for all post-graduation work permit applications received on or after February 14, 2019. Note that for all applications received before…

More options for Employers looking to facilitate Global Mobility: The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) entered into force on December 30, 2018 when six of the 11 member countries including Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore…

Tougher Laws Relating to Impaired Driving to Permanent Residents and Foreign Workers

Starting on December 18, 2018, Canada significantly increased the penalties associated with a conviction of impaired driving. The Criminal Code of Canada has specifically been amended to include significantly harsher…

Canada Expands Biometrics Requirements for Some Travellers

Starting July 31st, 2018, European, Middle Eastern and African citizens applying for a visitor visa, work/study permit, permanent residence, or refugee or asylum status must submit biometric information (photograph and…

New Changes to Canada’s Medical Inadmissibility Policies

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship recently announced long-awaited changes to its application of the medical inadmissibility provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and related changes to…