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29 Apr 2019

Hiring Global Talent: The new Trans-Pacific Agreement Provides Facilitative Work Permit Options for Canadian Employers

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) opens new ways to bring talent to Canada for business visitors, intra-corporate transferees, investors, and professionals and technicians.   Seven of the eleven signatory countries have ratified the agreement, including: Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore. The remaining four signatory countries that have yet to […]

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11 Jan 2019

BARTLAW Canadian Immigration News

  Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Re-Opens on January 28, 2019 On noon, January 28, 2019, Canadian Immigration will reopen the parent and grandparent sponsorship category.  The government has increased the annual cap on applications to 20,000  in 2019.  This is about 4 times the number of applications accepted in 2015. Processing also promises to be […]

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13 Sep 2018

BartLAW Canadian Immigration Newsletter – September 2018

Canada and Australia Increase Age Limits for the Youth Mobility Arrangement On August 28, 2018, Canada and Australia announced an agreement to expand the eligible age range in the Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and Australia concerning Youth Mobility. Australian young adults aged 18 to 35 are now able to apply through the International Experience […]

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21 Aug 2018

Important Compliance Considerations – Compliance with Employment/Recruitment Legislation and Providing an Abuse-Free Workplace

When employers think of their compliance obligations with respect to the employment of temporary foreign workers, most employers think of their responsibilities to the foreign worker specifically – the requirements to pay temporary foreign workers the correct wage, provide them with the benefits promised to them, ensure that they work in the positions offered to […]

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13 Jul 2018

BartLAW Canadian Immigration Newsletter

When Express Entry Immigration is Not Possible,  Prince Edward Island’s Business Immigration Entrepreneur Program Offers an Excellent Alternative The province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)’s provincial nomination program for entrepreneurs is an attractive option for experienced business owners and entrepreneurs who may not qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker program, or who have Express Entry […]

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5 Jul 2018

BartLAW Canadian Immigration Newsletter and Firm News

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Announces Updated List of Eligible Occupations for the International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand sub-category The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has announced a revision to the list of eligible occupations under the Occupations In-Demand program stream. This program is designed to attract high skilled workers with experience in occupations currently in […]

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