Travelling to Canada with a Criminal Record – Beware!

Interview with leading business immigration lawyer BJ Caruso

If you are a foreign national with a criminal conviction – listen to this Podcast BEFORE travelling to Canada! In this Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the most respected Business Immigration Lawyers in Canada, Barbara Jo Caruso of Corporate Immigration Law Firm based in Toronto, Ontario. BJ shared with me some tremendous insight […]

What really goes on at the Calgary International Airport?

Insights from a presentation by Duncan Paisley, Border Services Officer, to the CBA Immigration Section on April 27, 2016

Whether you are an HR Manager needing to send someone to Calgary to get a work permit, an executive seeking entry through Calgary as a business visitor, or a foreign national coming to land as a permanent resident, you won’t want to miss this. I’m going to share my Top 5 takeaways from Officer Paisley’s presentation.

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.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – What does the Crystal Ball Predict for 2016?

I went to the source - Brad Trefan, Managing Director of the AINP

Don’t listen to this Podcast before you read the blog I released yesterday, April 13, 2016 entitled: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – How did we get here? What every Temporary Foreign Worker must know before applying? This blog will give you essential background information to prepare you for the insights I’m going to share regarding the Alberta […]

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – How did we get here?

What every Temporary Foreign Worker must know before applying!

In this post, I’m going to share with you exactly what is going on with the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) today. For those of you who are counting on the AINP to be your ticket to remaining in Canada, I highly recommend that you read this article before you consider wagering your future on […]

How to obtain a Canadian Job Offer for Express Entry

Interview with Emma Goerzen of Hire Standard

One of the most common questions I get from foreign nationals seeking to immigrate to Canada is how to obtain a Job Offer from a Canadian company to support their Express Entry application. In this podcast I interview a good friend and colleague Emma Goerzen from Hire Standard who shares some essential tips and strategies on […]

Summary: IRCC Report on Plans and Priorities for 2016-2017

Everything you wanted to know about the Report, but didn't have time to read yourself.

Have you ever wondered what drives the policy decisions made by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)? Or maybe you just want a better idea as to the direction the Department is planning on heading in the coming year? Well look no further than the 2016/2017 Annual Report on Plans and Priorities for […]

Interview with Billie Young X-Immigration Officer

Get the Inside Story on the Inner Workings of Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Have you ever wondered what exactly happens with your immigration application after it is submitted? Are there certain things you can do to improve your chances of success? Are there things you can do to hurt your chances of success? In this episode, we are going to pull the curtain back on CIC and share […]

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.  

Express Entry – How to draft an employer reference letter that works!

What every immigration officer expects to see when they look at yours.

For those lucky enough to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) under the new Express Entry regime, collecting those dreaded employer reference letters can be a royal pain. However, not every reference letter is accepted. So I’m going to explain exactly what you need to include in yours to ensure you get credit for your foreign […]