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 […]
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I just returned from a wonderful vacation with my family. We went to the seaside in New England and had a great time soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves. As an immigration lawyer it is always interesting for me to cross the border. I sometimes feel that I know more than is […]
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In many of my previous blogs you will notice that I often reference the National Occupation Code or NOC code. It’s not a system that many Canadians are aware of let alone understand its importance in many Canadian government processes. The NOC system is one in which all occupations are classified into four-digit codes in […]
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I have recently been talking to many people about permanent residence in Canada. I find that the timing on these applications is critical. People often make a decision that they want to live or remain in Canada and be so enthusiastic about the process they don’t take a wholistic view on the application process and […]
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Summer means that there are many international students, recently graduated, who are looking for employment in Canada. I often get questions from employers who are interested in hiring international students about their eligibility to work, when they can start working, and how they can keep them working in the long term. If an international student […]
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