What to do when your LMIA is refused for improper advertising!

When enough is enough.....push back! Interview with Immigration Lawyer Robert Leong

Have you ever experienced a refusal on your LMIA application because your advertising did not meet the rigid content requirements set out on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program website? If so, you are not going to want to miss the recent interview I did with Canadian Immigration Lawyer, Robert Leong. Robert shared some great 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.

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 […]

Express Entry – Essential Tips to Getting Out of the Pool Safely

Express Entry is now live .

Express Entry is now live . My first experience accessing the representatives portal was actually very positive. I must admit that I was a little nervous with what to expect given CICs past track record rolling out electronic filing systems. In the past, it seemed as if CIC pushed for the release of the electronic filing […]

Episode 4: Express Entry – Crucial Facts for Canadian Employers and Prospective Immigrants

CIC’s Express Entry Program coming January 1, 2015

CIC’s Express Entry Program coming January 1, 2015 Crucial Facts for Canadian Employers and Prospective Immigrants [Tweet “Crucial Facts for Canadian Employers and Prospective Immigrants”] Listen to Mark Holthe’s Answer   Fact Sheet: Produced by the CBA’s National Immigration Section The Express Entry program is not simply a case management system. It imposes a new […]

Episode 3: Express Entry – Top 5 Things To Prepare Now to Increase Your Chance of Early Selection

Listen to Mark Holthe’s Answer [UPDATED: April 1, 2017] Express Entry has now been in existence for a little over two years. We have learned a lot of very harsh lessons from how Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has been processing applications. The most important overriding lesson is that IRCC will show no mercy to anyone […]

Episode 1: The Canadian Immigration Podcast

Top 10 things employers should be aware of regarding the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced on June 20, 2014.

This episode discussed the recent changes to the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program on June 20, 2014. [Tweet “Top 10 things employers should be aware of regarding the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced on June 20, 2014.”] Listen to Mark Holthe’s Answer Top 10 things employers should be aware of regarding […]