The “Cage” – Slave Labour Trafficking by Tsunami Contractors in Indonesia

Interview with Award Winning Journalist Virgil Grandfield

Have you heard about the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia that killed over 228,000 people? Of course you have. I don’t think there is a person on the planet that does not remember the most devastating tsunami to ever be recorded in history. The shear magnitude of loss, in life and property, compelled the world to […]

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Life as a Canadian Immigration Lawyer – Is it for you?

In-depth interview with young Canadian immigration lawyer Will Tao

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice Canadian immigration law? In this interview, Canadian immigration lawyer Will Tao shares his journey cutting his teeth as a young immigration lawyer in Canada. Whether you are a young lawyer trying to figure out your chosen area of practice, or an old timer looking to […]

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Review – What does the future hold?

Insights from an interview with Russ Weninger, Canadian Immigration Lawyer

If you are an employer who is using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada, especially for low skilled workers, you will not want to miss this episode of the Canadian Immigration Podcast. The Liberal government under the direction of MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has undertaken a review of the TFWP. […]

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Review – Attention Ministers Mihychuk and McCallum – Part 4

Let me share with you why Express Entry is the solution!

This is the fourth and final blog in a 4 Part series that examines the TFWP in depth and proposes why Express Entry is the solution for all that ails the TFWP. Read, comment, criticize or praise. The purpose of this blog is to create dialogue. Transitioning from reliance on the TFWP to adopting Express Entry […]

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Review – Attention Ministers Mihychuk and McCallum – Part 1

Let me share with you why Express Entry is the solution!

By now, most people are fully aware of the fact that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is once again facing a whole new review by Minister Mihychuk and the Liberal government. Some say that Minister Mihychuk is ready to scrap the whole thing. Others say the Minister may actually use what is learned from these consultations […]

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Canadian Immigration Trends – 2016

What Immigration Minister John McCallum really has in store for us!

If you are an international student, temporary foreign worker, immigration lawyer, consultant, HR manager, global mobility specialist, Canadian employer or just plain old Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a curiosity in Immigration … you’ll be regretting the day you didn’t listen to this Podcast.

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The New Liberal Government’s Canadian Immigration Reforms

How proposed changes impact foreign workers and future immigrants!

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast. In this episode I will be discussing how the New Liberal Government’s Canadian Immigration Reforms impact the lives of temporary foreign workers and future immigrants in Canada.  

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Special Podcast for HR Managers – HRIA Lethbridge Presentation 2015

Season 1, Episode 4

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast. In this episode I will share with you the presentation I just gave to the Lethbridge Chapter of the Human Resource Institute of Alberta.  

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Syrian seeking refugee status thought he was safe when he arrived in Toronto

3 years later he’s still in limbo

Article posted in the National Post on September 9, 2015 (Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press) The number of Google Alerts I have received in the past week for the key word “Citizenship and Immigration Canada“, have been staggering. Guess what the most common topic was? You guessed it. Canada’s role in the sponsorship of Syrian refugees. […]

Syrian refugee to Canada Hussein Adb Al Rahim stands for a photo in downtown Toronto on Wednesday, September 9 2015. Hussein came to Canada in 2012 and has been waiting for a hearing for his refugee claim ever since.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim