Canada’s Ruthlessly Smart Immigration Policy

By JONATHAN TEPPERMAN | JUNE 28, 2017 During a speech in Iowa last week, in the middle of his red-meat calls for a border wall and tougher immigration enforcement, President Trump called for something decidedly less sanguinary: “a total rewrite of our immigration system into a...

Canada Announces Implementation of Global Skills Strategy

Canada has recently announced the implementation of a Global Skills Strategy aimed at prioritizing the adjudication of work permit applications in key “high-demand” occupations. As part of the new Strategy, the LMIA process will be streamlined through the removal of standard...

CANADA – Changes to Entry Requirements and Dependent Eligibility

Canada has recently announced several changes to entry requirements for certain nationalities and changes to sponsorship rules for dependents. Visa Requirements Amended for Citizens of Romania, Bulgaria, and Brazil Beginning on May 1, 2017, citizens of Romania, Bulgaria, and...

Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico – for now

President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada agreed Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said – though Trump warned Thursday he’d be willing to “terminate” the pact if they can’t strike a “fair deal.” “It is my...

Donald Trump to sign executive order withdrawing US from Nafta

Donald Trump’s team is readying an executive order to take the US out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), it has been reported. Withdrawing from the trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the US was one of Mr Trump’s key promises on the campaign...

The immigration impact of NAFTA withdrawal on mobility between Canada, the US and Mexico

By Robert Loughran The US President Donald Trump appears to be making good, to one degree or another, on his list of campaign promises. It is likely that he will turn again to reviewing the North American Free Trade Agree ment (NAFTA) sooner rather than later. President Trump has...

How Canada is trying to capitalize on Trump’s immigration executive order

By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg SAN FRANCISCO — Vancouver long has sought a share of Silicon Valley’s magic. With President Trump moving to curb immigration and the U.S. tech industry in open revolt, the friendly, functional Canadian city may finally get its wish. Tech...

U.S. Enters Agreement with Canada & Mexico for Trusted Traveler Network

On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the DHS has entered into an agreement with Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico to establish a North American Trusted Traveler network. Beginning in 2016, the agreement will...

Canada to Require Electronic Travel Authorization for Non-Visa Nationals and Biometrics for All Visa-Nationals

Electronic Travel Authorization Effective August 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will implement a new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program with the stated aimed of improving safety and security. Under this program, similar to the U.S. ESTA program,...

Canada Adds Out-of-Warranty Repairs to Emergency Repair Provisions

Effective May 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has expanded the Work Permit category of Emergency Repair to include the provision of repairs and maintenance on out-of-warranty equipment. The significance of this change is that this classification is exempt from...
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