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 […]

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. 

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 […]

SPECIAL PNP SERIES: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Everything you wanted to know about the SINP with immigration lawyer Scott Bell

If you are a foreign national planning on immigrating to the Province of Saskatchewan or a human resource manager seeking a way to retain your key Saskatechawan based foreign workers… this Episode is for you. Canadian immigration lawyer Scott Bell shares some amazing insight on the inner workings of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program from an […]

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. […]

Employer Compliance Reviews – If employers are not scared, they should be!!

With Betsy Kane, Canadian immigration lawyer and certified specialist in Canadian immigration law

If you are an employer who is using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada you will not want to miss this episode of the Canadian Immigration Podcast. Whether you are a new employer looking to access the TFWP for the first time, or a long term benefactor of temporary foreign workers, you have got to listen […]