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November 21, 2017 – Manitoba immigration officials have introduced an extensive new list of In-Demand Occupations as part of an overhaul of its Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Like most people, you may not have been aware that one of the most anticipated and biggest eSports tournament, the League of Legends World Championship Finals (LoL Finals) happened just this past weekend.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Capital dividends are a useful method for Canadian private corporations to distribute tax free funds to their shareholders. Corporations can declare these capital dividends which their shareholders...
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Shareholders of a corporation can legitimately extract funds from their corporation in a variety of ways, including via salary, dividends, management fees, returns of capital and, if they qualify...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On October 5, 2017, the CSA released Staff Notice 58-309 reporting findings of a review carried out by various Canadian securities regulators of disclosure regarding women on boards...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) recently released two decisions regarding the application of the Builders Lien Act (Act), providing clarity on limitation periods for filing a lien claim ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On November 14, 2017, Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 received royal assent.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
In Yangarra Resources Ltd v Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership, 2017 ABCA 378, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) addressed the scope of exclusion clauses in no-fault contracts.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
One week after the House released its draft tax bill, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a 253-page summary of its tax reform proposals (the Senate Summary) on November 9....
TaxChambers LLP
As part of its push to uncover unreported income, the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") has successfully obtained a requirement for information from the Federal Court of Canada to require PayPal...
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
The focus of this article is a case arising out of Ontario: UPM-Kymmene Corp. v. UPM-Kymmene Miramichi Inc., [2002] O.J. No. 2412 (S.C.J.), affirmed [2004] O.J. No. 636 (C.A.).
Clark Wilson LLP
The BC Court of Appeal has unanimously overturned a lower court ruling, and has found that a common exclusion clause regularly found in homeowner insurance policies is unambiguous...
Ridout Barron
Whether an organization is big or small, workers and employers both have rights and responsibilities to ensure a safe and legal working environment.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
As a Brit, educated at an all-girls' grammar school, grammar and punctuation were very important, the pinnacle of punctuation marks being the comma.
Cassels Brock
If passed, the Act will lay the foundations for a stricter cannabis regime as compared with other provinces.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
The recent BC Supreme Court case of Kenny v. Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd., [2017] B.C.J. No. 1510 (S.C.) illustrates the perils of poorly drafted employment agreements.
Clark Wilson LLP
On October 31, 2017, the British Columbia Securities Commission ("BCSC") revoked and replaced BC Instrument 72-503 Distribution of Securities outside British Columbia (BCI 72-503).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As previously reported, inadequate fee disclosure cases continue to attract class actions in British Columbia, with the weight of authority favouring certification.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
The B.C. Court of Appeal recently clarified the analytical framework regarding the enforceability of non-competition clauses in the employment context.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On November 17, 2017, the Ontario Energy Association and the Association of Power Producers of Ontario released a report titled "Report on Energy Governance in Ontario" ...
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November 8, 2017 - Using a new ranking format, Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 27th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 77th overall, with 2,000 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 458, 22 points higher than the previous all-program draws.
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October 24, 2017 - The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program will simplify its structure by launching a new Alberta Opportunity Stream and a new Express Entry stream beginning January 2, 2018. The Alberta Opportunity Stream will replace the current Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream.
November 1, 2017 - For the second time in 2017, Canadian Immigration authorities have conducted two Canada Express Entry draws simultaneously, aimed specifically at Provincial Nominee Program and Federal Skilled Trade Program candidates.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
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November 16, 2017 - The Manitoba immigration department has overhauled the structure of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, with new streams and an extensive new In-Demand Occupations list.
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Miller Thomson LLP
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McMillan LLP
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