How Trump’s new restrictions on foreign workers really benefit Canada!

Amazing insight into the US foreign worker restrictions with US Immigration Attorney Nicole Ezer

For US companies relying upon foreign workers, Monday, June 23, 2020, was a day of significant disappointment. President Trump announced that many categories of foreign workers would no longer be granted entry to the US until the end of 2020. Fortunately, Canada’s immigration policy is far more welcoming. If you are a US company that […]

Is the Canada Border Services Agency Above the Law?

Understanding the world of the CBSA with Canadian Immigration Lawyer Arghavan Gerami

Anyone dealing with a Canadian Border Services Officer understands right away that they carry considerable power and authority over who is granted entry to Canada and who is not. In this episode Canadian Immigration Lawyer, Arghavan Gerami joins me to discuss some challenges that currently exist within the Canada Border Services Agency and attempt to […]

Express Entry – Tips to Avoid Disaster

Mark's best tips for navigating Express Entry successfully!

Express Entry is one of the most volatile, scary, and stressful applications that can be submitted to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. In this episode I share with you some of my best insights and tips on navigating the Express Entry process safely.

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 […]

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Review – Attention Ministers Mihychuk and McCallum – Part 2

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

….So with high rates of non-compliance within the low skill ranks of the TFWP, coupled with the equally acknowledged need for foreign labour in various industries, I am going to share with you exactly why I feel Express Entry is the solution to all that ails the TFWP. The government will no longer need to perpetuate […]

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.

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 […]