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Changes to LMIA-exempt work permit process effective Feb. 21, 2015
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 20 2015

Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced changes to Canada’s International Mobility Program (IMP). These changes affect work permit categories that are


Major changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 4 2011

On April 1, 2011 major changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program become law.


Foreign nationals working in Canada immigration considerations and solutions for employers
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 4 2010

Canada's immigration legislation and programs are designed to assist the entry into Canada of business people and foreign skilled workers.


New guidelines for intra-company transferee work permits for start-ups
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 23 2010

Guidelines for assessing start-up situations for intra-company transferee category work permit applications have been added to the Foreign Worker Manual.


New guidelines for “specialized knowledge” intra-company transfers to Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 23 2010

Both NAFTA and IRPA have a work permit category which assists in the transfer of foreign workers to Canada from a foreign related entity.


Amendments to Canada’s Foreign Worker Manual
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 23 2010

Immigration Canada maintains a Foreign Worker Manual that sets out temporary foreign worker and business visitor guidelines for immigration officers.


Work permits for dependant children of foreign workers
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2009

In a welcome move, changes have been made (although on a limited basis to date) which will allow some accompanying children of foreign workers in Canada to obtain their own work permits.


New rule regarding expiry of labour market opinions (LMOs)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2009

As of May 19, 2009, all LMOs issued by Service Canada must be used within 6 months of issuance.


Elimination of LMO extensions
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2009

Service Canada announced in April that an extension application for a labour market opinion (LMO) will be treated the same as a new application.


Canada imposes visa requirement on Mexicans
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2009

On July 14, 2009 Canada announced that it would require all Mexican citizens travelling to Canada to obtain an entry visa, officially known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).