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Year: 2016

15 Nov 2016

Important Canadian Express Entry Immigration Law Changes

Last week, the government of Canada confirmed they will be implementing significant changes to the Express Entry system scheduled to take effect on November 19, 2016.  The tabled regulations include a number of positive changes, such as extending the deadline to submit an applicant’s permanent residence application from 60 days to 90 days; granting points […]

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9 Nov 2016

Immigration to Canada Interest Grows Exponentially in Wake of US Election Results: How to Move to Canada and Become a Canadian Citizen

There are approximately 100 different immigration options available to applicants wishing to immigrate to Canada, including both federal and provincial based immigration programs. One of the most popular immigration options is through the Express Entry (EE) system. The EE system is an online application management process used for all applicants who qualify for permanent residence […]

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2 Nov 2016

Canadian Immigration Law Updates – November 2016

CETA and Labour Mobility The Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) was signed on October 30, 2016. Once in effect, the mobility provisions of CETA will facilitate temporary entry into Canada for foreign nationals of its 28 signatory countries, including the United Kingdom. Under Canada’s International Mobility Program (“IMP”), CETA will provide additional […]

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24 Oct 2016

ETA Deadline Approaching & Employer Compliance Filing for NAFTA Employers

ETA Required Prior to Travel to Canada: Final Deadline Approaches Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement date for visa-exempt nationals. Non-U.S. visa-exempt foreign nationals who are travelling to Canada by air must obtain an eTA prior to entering Canada effective November 10, 2016.  This date has been […]

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31 Aug 2016

Jacqueline Bart – Most Highly Regarded Canadian Corporate Immigration Lawyer 2016

“Jacqueline Bart at BartLAW is our most highly regarded Canadian Corporate Immigration Lawyer 2016. She provides ‘detailed advice’ and it a ‘real pleasure to work with’”.   Law Business Research, affiliated with the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. For the second year in a row, Jacqueline ranked 5th amongst North American corporate immigration […]

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29 Jul 2016

Firm News – July 2016

Jacqueline Bart has been shortlisted as one of ten lawyers for a “NOW's Readers’ Choice Award” as the “Best Lawyer In Toronto”. Jacqueline Bart won first place as Immigration Lawyer of the Year Canada for Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016.

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29 Jul 2016

The Intersection of Immigration and M&A Law

In our previous newsletter, we outlined the regulatory amendments and the risks associated with overlooking immigration in an M&A due diligence process. In this newsletter, we will continue our review of the impact of immigration regulations on M&A transactions

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7 Apr 2016

Firm News – April 2016

Jacqueline Bart will speak at the American Bar Association's 2016 Spring Meeting in New York City on April 16. The panel topic will be "Syria Refugees: What Are the Economic and Social Consequences to the States Granting Asylum to Those Displaced?" Ms. Bart will speak about Canadian refugee resettlement.

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8 Mar 2016

Higher Immigration Levels Announced For Canada

Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced that Canada will welcome a greater number of immigrants in 2016.The Government of Canada plans to bring in between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016.

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13 Jan 2016

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: What is new?

Corporations sponsoring foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) must meet specific requirements to hire foreign workers and uphold the conditions as set out in the employer immigration compliance rules, which came into force on December 1, 2015

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4 Jan 2016

BartLAW Immigration Update

On December 18, 2015, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced the eligibility criteria for their new Entrepreneur stream. To apply, applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria

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