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Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 9:55 AM

CPTPP facilitates immigration of investors and professionals immigration_approved_sm

On Dec. 30, 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force. Article 12 of the agreement governs the temporary entry for business persons and Canada has agreed to facilitate the temporary entry of business persons under four main categories. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Scoring work authorization: Immigration for athletes lemar_derozen_sm

When Chris Bosh and DeMar DeRozan played for the Toronto Raptors, they needed work permits. But now when they come to play against the Toronto Raptors, they enter as visitors. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

So, you want to move to Canada | Kyle Abrey

Moving to Canada can be an intimidating prospect if you are a foreign qualified lawyer. It turns out that “doctors driving taxis in Canada” has become such a cliché that the government even commissioned a report on the issue. The hurdles to requalification are very real and it’s important to enter the process with your eyes open to the challenges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

New immigration options flowing from CPTPP immigration_approved_sm

On Dec. 30, 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force, opening new avenues for immigration for citizens of member countries. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 3:23 PM

How McCallum might help get Meng back to China | Sam Goldstein

Editor's note: This article was written two days before John McCallum was removed from his post of Ambassador to China. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

The remote workforce: Tax perks, pitfalls and prevention remote_employee2_sm

According to the most recent Statistics Canada report on the subject (2010), more than 1.7 million Canadians worked from home in 2008 at least once a week, an increase of almost 23 per cent from 1.4 million in 2000. Certainly, this number has continued to grow and many of those Canadians working from home offices are working for American companies. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

How B.C. aims to protect temporary foreign workers | Colin Singer

British Columbia has recently announced plans to boost protection of its nearly 50,000 temporary foreign workers in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 8:35 AM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Grounds for inadmissibility - Security

Application by Soe for judicial review of a decision by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness refusing Soe's application for Ministerial relief under the former s. 34(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

REFUGEE PROTECTION - Persecution - Religion

Application by Gill for judicial review of a rejected reconsideration request in response to a refusal of an application for permanent residence under the Convention refugee abroad class. ... [read more]