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Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Required for Visa- Exempt Travelers

The Canadian government now requires visa- exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before boarding the plane. Starting August 1, 2015, visa- exempt travelers can apply online for an eTA and on March … Continue reading

How is the new Express Entry system doing?

We are not half-way through the first year of the implementation of a revolutionary selection system initiated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  In sum, the Express Entry system revolves around an online application within the several federal programs for foreign … Continue reading

What are the Provincial Nominee programs in Canada?

As Canada is known for its many immigration programs, there is a business immigration system that can quickly go unnoticed, but holds incredible potential: The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). This stream of applications for permanent residence allows a province or … Continue reading

Attention U.S. Employees Traveling to Canada!

Under NAFTA, workers in the USA can often times appear at a Canadian Port of Entry and present their applicaton for a work permit in Canada, and receive a work permit for $150. But since the spring, many U.S. workers … Continue reading

Why Canada? Visiting, Living & Working in Canada – A Webinar

When: May 6, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:40 PM Where: Online Only (All you need is web & phone access) Register today to learn what you need to know about Canada & its immigration system, including: 1. O’ Canada!: … Continue reading

ATTENTION AUX FRANCAIS!: Canada is Seeking to Attract French Speaking Workers

Canada is a bilingual country. All English speaking provinces (outside of Québec) must also provide some services, by law, in French. English Canada is thus looking to increase its French-Speaking population, and in order to attract French-speaking foreign nationals (“Francophones”), … Continue reading

Canada’s International Mobility Program (IMP)

A new addition to the TFWP is the International Mobility Program (IMP). This program allows foreign nationals to be LMIA-exempt. The IMP’s primary objective is to advance Canada’s broad economic and cultural national interest. As a result, this program is … Continue reading

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): A Benefit or Disadvantage?

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): A Benefit or Disadvantage?   The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) governs the hiring of foreign workers to work in Canada temporarily. Plainly stated, the objective of the … Continue reading

The Canadian Law Group Transfers IT Workers to Canada!

The Canadian Law Group is pleased to announce that it continues to successfully transfer high-level IT workers from foreign countries like Israel, to Canada. This is indeed a success, considering the recent changes to intra-company transfer law. This past summer, … Continue reading

New Guidelines for Intra-Company Transferees

On June 9, 2014, government of Canada (CIC) published a new guide for officers assessing work permit applications for Intra-Company Transferees (ICTs) under the Specialized Knowledge category, with a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Exemption. The new criteria will now include a more stringent definition … Continue reading