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How to Hire Foreign Workers With An LMIA

By Michael NirenJuly 21, 2021
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In most cases, employers are required to get government approval before hiring foreign workers now called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). An LMIA is issued in cases where a Canadian employer is unable to fill the position with a local Canadian worker. The main means of […]

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Why Are People Denied Entry to the US?

By Michael NirenApril 25, 2018

Many travelers are surprised to find out that people can be denied entry to the United States and are even more surprised when it happens to them. But the truth is, people are denied entry to the United States every single day and for a variety of different reasons. When someone is denied entry to […]

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What If My Canadian Study Permit is Refused in 2021?

By Michael NirenMarch 10, 2021
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The Coronavirus has affected International Students and Canadian Study Permits in a few different ways. Canada is still accepting all Study Permit applications! Those looking to enter Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada.Find out more information on Studying in Canada during the Coronavirus pandemic. After being accepted […]

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Secrets to a Successful Canada Tourist Visa 2021

By Michael NirenJune 7, 2021
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Receiving a Canadian Visitor Visa has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak at this time, but you can start working on these steps now! To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID 19, the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. Until further notice, most people cannot travel to Canada, even […]

Important Changes to the Express Entry Program 2016

By Michael NirenDecember 2, 2016

The government of Canada has introduced a major change in its express entry category. As you know, express entry is a key category for the applicant who would like to immigrate to Canada. Its requirements are based on your skill, experience, and education, and it has attracted many applicants around the world. Many have been […]

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3 Reasons Why Your L-1 Visa Could Get Rejected in 2021

By Michael NirenJuly 21, 2021
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Does your company need specialized knowledge of one of its employees from a branch outside of the US? An L-1 visa enables you to bring just such an employee over. There are two types of L-1 Visas: the L-1A and the L-1B. However, just because you’ve got a compelling case for bringing over an employee […]

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Your Complete List of Truck Driver Visa Requirements in Canada

By Michael NirenJanuary 6, 2021
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What if there was a job that enabled you to travel all over the country with a good salary? You might say, “That sounds great, but I bet it’s a scam.” It’s not. The Canadian trucking industry needs drivers as the workforce ages or seeks employment opportunities closer to home. Newcomers to Canada with clean […]

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Trump and the Future of Immigration Under NAFTA

By Michael NirenDecember 7, 2020
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*Update June 22: President Trump has suspended several US Work Visas but the work visa under NAFTA is not affected. The TN visa is still open and accepting applications. Uncertainty and confusion continue to fill the air following Donald Trump’s win of the 2016 US Presidential Election last week. One area quite inflated with such […]

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What Are the LMIA Application Fees and Wait Times?

By Michael NirenJanuary 6, 2021
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If you’re planning on hiring foreign workers under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), you most likely need a labour market impact assessment (LMIA). And if you’ve never applied for one before, you most likely have a number of questions about the LMIA requirements as well as the process. How much does it cost? How […]

Need Immigration Help? Make sure you do your homework first.

By Michael NirenNovember 10, 2016

By Whitney Luna With the news of Donald  Trump winning the US election, our office has received an influx of calls from Americans considering their options for  immigration to Canada.  The day after the election, our intake staff booked many consultations with American citizens within the first hour of business.  Many were claiming that they didn’t […]


How 4 Years of President Trump Could Affect Canada

By Michael NirenAugust 8, 2020

It’s been said that when America sneezes, Canada comes down with a cold. Many people have that in mind in light of the recent election results, in which Donald Trump became president of the US. Millions of Canadians are asking themselves right now what a Trump presidency means for Canada. Within hours of Trump’s election, […]

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Trump Wins the Presidency and the Canadian Government’s Immigration Site Crashes

By Michael NirenAugust 8, 2020

What a night! On the eve of the election of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump beats Hillary Clinton for the presidency against all odds. The political pundits were united in their predictions that Clinton would handily win this one….but they were wrong. As millions watched the media networks tally up […]

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“If Trump Wins I’m Moving to Canada” — Here’s How to Do it

By Michael NirenNovember 9, 2016
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*** UPDATE: This post was originally written on March 11, 2016. As of November 8, 2016, Donald Trump is now the President-elect of the United States of America. If this is reason enough for you to consider immigrating to Canada, please scroll down to “What Types of Visas Are Available?” for more information. *** Donald […]

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Canada May See 320,000 New Permanent Residents in 2017. What Does This Mean?

By Michael NirenAugust 8, 2020

Canada may see 320,000 new permanent residents in 2017. What does this mean? The general population mostly won’t notice, but these numbers may impact those seeking work in Canada. How will this impact Foreign Workers? Foreign workers will have to try and maximize their Comprehensive Ranking System (“CRS”) points (i.e. enhance language skills and education […]

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Why You Will Love Canada’s Immigration Laws for Same Sex Marriage

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
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Being in a same-sex relationship presents challenges: you’re faced with prejudices of others and discrimination against you and your partner, all while trying to live as a couple and make your partnership work. And if you live in a country that doesn’t allow same-sex marriage laws, you’re most likely the target of bigotry at the […]

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