Canada has had a busy fall in regards to free trade agreements. The USMCA negotiations concluded at the end of September and it is set to be signed at the end of November 2018. Last week Canada was also one of the first countries to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans Pacific Partnership […]Read More ‘Tis the Season for Trade Agreements
LMIA stands for a Labour Market Impact Assessment and it is a document that is issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) confirming that a Canadian citizen or permanent resident cannot be located to successfully carryout an identified employment position in Canada. This document can then be presented by the foreign national identified in […]Read More What is a LMIA and How Do I Get One?
The Introduction of the USMCA So, the deed is done. On September 30, 2018 the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed to the terms of a “new” free trade agreement. It is now referred to as the USMCA. The immigration aspects of the agreement were never really in dispute and although the immigration community was […]Read More Nervous About NAFTA Part 2
Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is currently exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in processing the high volume of immigration applications received every year. Anyone following immigration news over the past two years is aware of the increase of refugee claimants in Canada largely due to the shift in US immigration […]Read More The Use of AI in the Canadian Immigration System
I was at a networking event last night and I was speaking to a colleague who was planning a business trip to the US next week and she was speaking about her concerns crossing the border. As a side note I mentioned that she should think about the technology she was bringing with her as […]Read More Travelling with Technology