Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was officially sworn into office as Canada’s 23rd leader today. The new Liberal Government has announced a 31 member cabinet that includes new ministers for Immigration, Public Safety, and Employment.
Jacqueline Bart was rated as the “most highly regarded individual” for corporate immigration law in Canada. Ms. Bart also ranks 5th in corporate immigration for North America. This research was conducted Law Business Research Ltd., the law research sponsor of the American Bar Association SIL.
As of May 9, 2015, the government has changed the passport rules for Canadian Citizens applying for passports as follows: Photos will be valid for six months from the date they were taken (currently 12 months) and; Tinted eye glasses cannot be worn.
This week, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) unveiled a new employer compliance form under the International Mobility Program. Based on the new regulations, employers are now required to file employment confirmation information prior to filing a foreign worker work permit application.