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Year: 2014

21 Apr 2014

BartLAW Immigration News: Global Immigration Seminar in Toronto

BartLAW is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring and hosting a Global Immigration Seminar in Toronto which is the first of its kind in the world. The seminar is a joint collaboration between the International Association of Lawyers and the International Association of Young Lawyers

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25 Mar 2014

Ontario Is Requesting More Provincial Immigrants

The Ontario government has introduced legislation proposing an expansion of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Under the proposal, Ontario would select 5,000 immigrants per year, which is a dramatic increase from the current 1,300 economic immigrants accepted in the program each year.

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25 Mar 2014

New Rules for International Students in Canada

The Canadian Government recently introduced new rules for international students that are scheduled to come into effect on June 1, 2014. Moving forward, study permits will be limited to authorized academic institutions designated by each province and territory.

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25 Mar 2014

Canadian Citizenship Law Changes Anticipated in 2015

On February 6, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander introduced Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, for first reading in the House of Commons. It is expected that, after consultations, this bill will come into force in 2015-2016.

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25 Mar 2014

The Most Recent Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Changes

As usual under the current Conservative government, the federal budget announced on February 11, 2014 included new limits to be placed on the TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program). In the budget the government announced that it plans to limit and enforce the use of Temporary Foreign Workers by Canadian businesses.

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