Mondaq Canada: Immigration
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
The GTS has two categories, Category A and Category B.
Immigration.ca
August 15, 2017 - Many Americans are not getting the message they cannot bring guns across the Canadian border when they visit here on vacation.
Immigration.ca
August 15, 2017 - Employers seeking to hire foreign workers under the TFWP will be required to follow more stringent advertising rules when applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), beginning August 28, 2017.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On April 20, 2017, the Ontario Government announced plans to impose a 15% tax on foreign nationals, in order to cool the real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Effective August 28, 2017, there will be changes to the recruitment requirements for Canadian employers wishing to hire through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
McLennan Ross LLP
Stakeholders complained that the program was designed to fill labour gaps rather than strengthen Canadian research and innovation.
Immigration.ca
August 14, 2017 - Canadian legislation to set up new U.S. border pre-clearance at airports, train stations and ferry ports has been held up over concerns about the powers granted to U.S. agents operating north of the border.
Immigration.ca
The latest British Columbia immigration draw saw 13 candidates invited to apply under the province's Entrepreneur Immigration stream. Candidates required a minimum score of 123 to qualify for an ITA.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The competition for professional foreign workers continues to increase in many U.S. business sectors.
Immigration.ca
August 11, 2017 - The latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw was the biggest of 2017 so far, with lower required scores than recent invitations rounds. The draw saw 464 candidates invited to apply for British Columbia immigration through provincial programs and Canada Express Entry.
Immigration.ca
August 10, 2017 - The Start-Up Visa Program for Canada entrepreneur immigration will be given permanent status in 2018, after a five-year pilot was deemed a success.
Immigration.ca
August 9, 2017 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 19th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 69th overall, inviting 2,991 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 433, lower than the two previous draws.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2991 people to apply for Permanent Residence to Canada through Express Entry.
Immigration.ca
August 3, 2017 - Learn on the GO: Stream our podcast covering all the changes made to the Canada Citizenship Act, Bill C-6. These changes will be phased in with some taking place immediately, others in the fall 2017 and the final modifications in early 2018.
Immigration.ca
August 3, 2017 - Candidates settling in rural areas will jump the queue for Prince Edward Island immigration in new provincial government plans.
Immigration.ca
August 3, 2017 - The risk of hiring an overseas immigration consultant to handle your Canada immigration case is highlighted in an ongoing case involving 57 candidates rejected en masse. The 57 cases were candidates who all used the same unlicensed immigration consultant outside Canada. This is a must read by any applicant to Canada.
Immigration.ca
August 3, 2017 - Canadian permanent residents must now present their permanent resident card or permanent resident travel document to board a flight to Canada, or enter the country by any other commercial means. Not carrying the card or document may result in a permanent resident not being allowed to board a flight, train, bus or boat.
Immigration.ca
August 2, 2017 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 18th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 68th overall, inviting 3,264 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 441, higher than most in 2017 and a single point more than the previous draw.
Immigration.ca
August 2, 2017 - Employers seeking to hire using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will be required to use the new Job Match service from August 28, 2017.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A recent blog post highlighted an immigration detainee that went to court to fight for his release after being locked up for 4 years while awaiting deportation. For more information on that story...
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Immigration.ca
Colin Singer, Managing Partner of immigration.ca, is pleased to announce the launch of SkilledWorker an in-house leader in foreign recruitment, to help Canadian employers locate the best international talent from overseas to Canada.
Immigration.ca
July 12, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 17th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 67th overall, inviting 3,202 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 440, a decline from the previous draw.
Immigration.ca
July 19, 2017 – The British Columbia immigration office has revealed it has been conducting specific B.C. PNP draws aimed at technology workers since May 2017.
Immigration.ca
May 31, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 15th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 inviting 3,877 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 413, the lowest-ever for an all-program draw.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Bill C-6, an Act to Amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, was introduced in Parliament on February 25, 2016.
Immigration.ca
July 3, 2017 – Changes to the Canada Citizenship Act Bill C-6 will come into force in stages with some taking place immediately, others in fall 2017 and the final modifications in early 2018. Our summary outlines when new changes will be made with comparisons to the old law.
Green and Spiegel LLP
There has been no shortage of hot-button immigration issues in the first half of 2017.
Immigration.ca
July 28, 2017 - Watch Managing Partner Colin Singer as he discusses the firm's re-launch of SkilledWorker, an in-house leader in foreign recruitment, to help Canadian employers locate and retain top international talent from overseas to Canada.
Immigration.ca
August 2, 2017 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 18th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 68th overall, inviting 3,264 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 441, higher than most in 2017 and a single point more than the previous draw.
Immigration.ca
August 9, 2017 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 19th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 69th overall, inviting 2,991 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 433, lower than the two previous draws.
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