Pot Legalization and Cross Border Travel

What you must know about the legalization of Pot in Canada and Cross border Travel with Immigration Lawyer Henry Chang

With the legalization of marijuana in Canada on October 17, 2018, there continues to exist tremendous confusion on how this will impact Canadian marijuana users travelling to the US and American’s coming to Canada for a little “marijuana tourism“. The issue is complex for individuals, but down right maddening for multinational companies sending employees back […]

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION SERIES: Business Plans – An essential component to business immigration applications!

Why I now recommend professional business plan companies to my business immigration clients with Mariannella Manzur of Joorney Business Plans

For the past 15 years, I have routinely requested that my business immigration clients provide business plans to support the various business class applications I seek on their behalf in Canada. I never gave a thought to recommending the services of a business plan writing company….that is until I learned how great an impact they […]

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION SERIES: United State Mexico Canada Agreement – 5 great ways to work in Canada

Why the USMCA (NAFTA) is loved by immigration lawyers and their clients with Billie Young

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created a fair amount of anxiety for us immigration lawyers. What would they change? Would caps be put in place on renewals? Would certain professions be removed? Would the work permit options simply be scrapped? With all of the posturing of President Trump, these were […]

Police Certificates – Don’t take them lightly!

The ins and outs of police certificates with immigration lawyer Shirish Chotalia

So… IRCC is asking you to provide a police certificate. No problem…right? WRONG! Although obtaining police certificates for Canadian immigration purposes can seem like a pretty straightforward thing to do, if taken lightly, it can mean the difference between getting your application approved or rejected. In this episode, Canadian immigration lawyer Shirish Chotalia joins me to discuss the […]

Visa Processing – Navigating the Quirky Cases!

Discussing the tough scenarios with immigration lawyer Christy Jones

Visa processing can be tricky business. Although IRCC has taken significant measures to streamline the process and make it easier for us to file applications online and through the various processing centres, inevitably efficiency of process runs into a wall…..for some of our clients, it can be a BRICK WALL. In this episode, Canadian immigration lawyer Christy […]

New Alberta Opportunity Stream – Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Everything you wanted to know - Mark Holthe's take!

Are you an Alberta based foreign worker frustrated with how high the CRS has climbed for Express Entry? Are you beginning to think you will never get an ITA? If this is you, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program’s new Alberta Opportunity Stream may just be the solution for you. 

How to Select the Best Translator for Your Immigration Application

Essential tips and strategies with Monica De Maria of Giovanni Translation and Interpretation

Do you need to get documents translated quickly for your immigration application? Are you struggling with who to choose and how to know if the person doing the translation is worth their salt? Tune in to this Episode where I interview the owner of one of the most respected translation and interpreter companies in Alberta. […]

Navigating Canadian Ports of Entry – a Jekyll and Hyde Experience

Why things are the way they are from Mark's x-border officer perspective!

Are you considering sending one of your clients to a Canadian port of entry to benefit from faster processing? STOP! Listen to this Episode before you even think about doing this. Yes…..you will get faster processing – however, you may not be as thrilled with the decision you get on that application. Join me in this […]

Strategies for Bringing Marijuana Professionals into Canada

Examining the best work permit options with Immigration Lawyer Betsy Kane

At some point in July 2018, the recreational use of Marijuana will become legal in Canada….however, Prime Minister Trudeau has confirmed it WILL NOT be Canada Day (July 1, 2018). With the explosion of this new industry, there is going to be a significant need for Marijuana Professionals to fill labour shortages and skill gaps within this industry […]

PNP Series – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Overview of the proposed changes to the MPNP for 2018 with Alastair Clarke

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program recently announced some pretty sweeping changes to come into effect in 2018. As the pioneer of PNP programs across Canada, the Province of Manitoba has always been a trend setter in developing creative ways to encourage settlement in their province. In this episode I invited back Canadian immigration lawyer Alastair […]