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Ontario launches pilot program for in-demand workers
  • BAL
  • Canada
  • August 18 2017

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has launched a new pilot program that offers permanent residence and work authorization to qualifying foreign


International Trade Compliance Update - August 2017
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada, European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 11 2017

UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2368 (2017) adopted on 20 July 2017 reiterates its “unequivocal condemnation” of the Islamic State in Iraq and


U.S. Immigration Solution: Canada is Open for Business
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada, OECD, USA
  • August 9 2017

The competition for professional foreign workers continues to increase in many U.S. business sectors. In light of changing U.S. immigration laws and


Number of invitations to apply declines in latest Express Entry draw
  • BAL
  • Canada
  • August 9 2017

Canada conducted its 19th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 2,991 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying


How Foreign Nationals Can Legally Avoid Ontario's Foreign Buyer Tax
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2017

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


Job Match to be required for LMIA workers
  • BAL
  • Canada
  • August 4 2017

Employers hiring foreign candidates for jobs that require a Labour Market Impact Assessment will be required to use the Job Match service as part of


Invitations, minimum qualifying scores stay consistent in Express Entry draw
  • BAL
  • Canada
  • August 2 2017

Canada conducted its 18th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 3,264 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying


The Government of Canada launches a new Global Skills Strategy
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2017

On June 12, 2017, the Government of Canada launched its new Global Skills Strategy, with the intent of providing employers with a faster and more


Government of Canada Amends the Citizenship Act
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • July 19 2017

On June 19, 2017, Bill C-6, which proposed numerous amendments to the Canadian Citizenship Act, (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-29), received Royal Assent. Bill


International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada, Cuba, Global, Mexico, Qatar, USA
  • July 18 2017

On Monday, 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the