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CIC Establishes LMIA Exemptions for Television and Film Production Workers and Performing Artists
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2016

On February 3, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) announced two new categories of work permits exempt from the Labour Market


Employer alert for companies employing Temporary Foreign Workers in Ontario Are you compliant with the EPFNA?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 12 2016

In November 2015 Ontario amended its Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA). These changes were made with little fanfare but


Canada’s New Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Procedure: Obtain an eTA Before You FlyBut No Enforcement Yet
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 11 2016

Starting as of March 15, 2016, many travellers were supposed to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before flying to Canada. However


Application for leave to appeal dismissed
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 31 2016

For a number of years, the Canadian Arab Federation provided language instruction to newcomers to Canada through the federal Government’s Language


Canadian Immigration Update: The Top 4 Developments Employers Need to Know
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 31 2016

The Liberal Government recently introduced new immigration programs and initiatives in support of their stated mandate of promoting multilateralism


Immigration Update New Labour Market Impact Assessment Exemption
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2016

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC") has recently made it easier for foreign nationals in television and film, performing arts and


4 Month Check-Up: Is Your Business Ready for an Immigration Inspection?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 30 2016

The federal government recently implemented a more stringent compliance regime which directly affects employers using a work permit stream to hire


New Developments Employers Need to Know
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 24 2016

The Liberal Government recently introduced new immigration programs and initiatives in support of their stated mandate of promoting multilateralism


New Mobilité Francophone Work Permit Stream Announced
  • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Canada
  • March 21 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC“), formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“), recently announced that it is launching a


Taking Immigration SIRSly: A Revamp for the BC PNP
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 19 2016

On January 27, 2016, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) launched its new online intake system, the Skills Immigration