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HTMLWorking in Canada: What is Work, and when is a Work Permit needed?
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2015, previously published on May 06, 2015
In the Canadian immigration context, ‘work’ is broadly defined. Even volunteers, those providing services in a private residence, and student interns may require a work permit, and may run into trouble if they do not have one. This article helps to explain when a work permit is needed...

 

HTMLExpress Entry: Top 5 Tips
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
On January 1st of this year, the Canadian federal government launched a revamped ‘Express Entry’ system for economic immigration to Canada. This article outlines the basics of Express Entry and provides our Top Five Tips for potential applicants.

 

HTMLKey Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
In June 2014, just before breaking for the summer, Canada’s parliament passed major amendments to the federal Citizenship Act. While many of the changes have not yet come into force, potential citizenship applicants should be paying close attention.

 

HTMLCanada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
The Canadian federal government has wasted no time in responding to the controversy surrounding McDonalds’ alleged abuse of the temporary foreign worker program. A moratorium on the food services sector’s access to temporary foreign workers was swiftly imposed. Employment Minister Jason...

 

HTMLCanada’s “Tour Tax”: Will New Foreign Worker Fees Cripple Music Venues?
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013
As a result of changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, certain venues will need to pay $275 for each individual foreign musician and crew member when they book musical acts from abroad. However, music venues will be exempt from paying any fees in certain situations. It is...

 

HTMLLiving Without Status in Canada? You May Have Options
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2013, previously published on August 9, 2013
An estimated 200,000 to 500,000 people are currently living without status in Canada. Many have lived under the radar for years, some since childhood. Others have more recently stayed beyond the validity of their temporary visitor, student or worker status—some without even realizing it.

 

HTMLStart-Up Visa Seeks to Attract the Next Zuckerburg to Canada
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 19, 2013
While it is an uphill battle to lure Silicon Valley entrepreneurs away from California’s vibrant community of tech start-ups, Canada is taking on the challenge. The new Start-Up Visa program is seeking to bring to Canadian soil the minds dreaming up the next Google or Facebook. A...