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Year: 2018

13 Sep 2018

BARTLAW LLP 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 LLP 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 LLP 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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1 Jun 2018

Latest News on Express Entry Immigration Applications: What does Canada Value?

  In an effort to offset our aging work force, Canada’s immigration system has been re-engineered to increase economic immigration by approximately 60 percent over the next three years. These quota changes are designed to achieve the immigration of one percent of Canada’s population on a yearly basis by 2020, which will begin with 310,000 […]

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18 Apr 2018

Jacqueline Bart Ranks #1 Canadian Corporate Immigration Lawyer

“Wonderful attorney” Jacqueline Bart of BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers and Solicitors ranks as the leading Canadian immigration practitioner in this year’s research. Peers endorse her as “a highly personable, knowledgeable and effective lawyer” For the fourth year in a row, Jacqueline has ranked first amongst Canadian corporate immigration lawyers by Law Business Research. Nominees have […]

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6 Apr 2018

LMIA Processing in Under 10 Days—What Employers Need to Know

Employers who need to bring foreign workers into Canada on a temporary basis have a few options available. Generally, we advise applying under one of the International Mobility Program options, which encompass a wide range of work permits including Intra-Company transfers, NAFTA Professionals and International Experience Canada work permits. Occasionally, however, the Temporary Foreign Worker […]

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2 Feb 2018

Winter 2018 Express Entry Immigration To Canada – Update

Over the last six months, we have seen consistent bi-weekly rounds of invitations issued to candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry system. With the exception of draws aimed specifically at candidates under the Provincial Nominee or Federal Skilled Trades programs, the scores selected have remained in the range of approximately 430-450. Below is […]

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19 Jan 2018

Canada: With NAFTA’s Uncertain Future, CETA is Poised to Step Up For Business Travelers

Since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has facilitated business mobility to and from Canada, along with other Canadian free-trade agreements — including those between Canada and Chile, Peru, Colombia, South Korea and, most recently, the European Union in the form of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). With NAFTA renegotiations between […]

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