5 Mistakes People Make When Moving From Canada to the USA

By Michael NirenJanuary 24, 2020

There are many reasons to move from Canada to the United States, such as the larger economy south of the border, or to marry a US citizen. The cultures are similar in many ways, and the nations are very friendly with one another, which can create the illusion that immigrating to the USA from Canada […]

Lululemon May Leave Canada if Foreign Worker Rules Don’t Change

By Michael NirenOctober 26, 2016

Lululemon has been courting controversy on a frequent basis over the past half decade, including problems with their premium yoga wear and insults directed against their target market demographic. Lately, they’ve been threatening to pull out of Canada if the government doesn’t grant them specific exemptions for hiring foreign workers. Instead of undergoing the same […]

Why Marrying a Canadian Does Not Automatically Lead to Citizenship

By Michael NirenOctober 24, 2016

Do you think your spouse will become a citizen as soon as you’re married? Think again. It’s a widely-held belief, after all, that the marriage joins two people’s lives in such a way that binds their property and their identities. It’s a widely-held belief, after all, that the marriage joins two people’s lives in such […]

How to Get Canadian Temporary Work Permits for Permanent Residency

By Michael NirenOctober 19, 2016

How to get Canadian temporary work permits for permanent residency may be a nagging question for any non-Canadian working in the country through a temporary work permit. The uncertainty of what happens when that permit expires is very real. What is to stop the government from deporting the expired permit holder? Or, more importantly, what […]

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Common Reasons Why You Could Be Denied Entry to the US

By Michael NirenDecember 11, 2019
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The USA is the world’s number one country to immigrate and its government has put in place elaborate systems and practices to ensure its busy borders aren’t being crossed by undesirables. Even if you have your passport handy, it’s possible to be turned away at the border, where the border guard’s authority cannot be questioned. […]

What All New Canadians Need to Know About Their First Tax year

By Michael NirenSeptember 24, 2016

One of the many privileges of living in Canada includes your first year of paying taxes to the government. Mercifully, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) treats new Canadians differently. In order to get newcomers accustomed to how the Canadian tax system works, the first-year process focuses on establishing your presence within the system. Residential Ties […]

Immigration Policy Review for Temporary Foreign Workers

By Michael NirenJanuary 8, 2020

Immigration news update: We have some very exciting news to share with you today: the Government of Canada has promised to look into its foreign worker policy. Under the new liberal government, we have seen quite a few positive changes and we are hoping more will follow. Here are some of the changes: There were better […]

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Are You Qualified to Work as a Nanny in Canada in 2020?

By Michael NirenDecember 22, 2019
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Want to see the world? Find a new home? Expand your resume and your horizons? Working as a nanny in Canada may be an ideal option. Here’s what you need to know in order to determine if this direction is right for you. Two Ways to Become a Nanny The requirements for a foreign nanny working in Canada depend on […]

Cuban Immigration to U.S. Continues to Spike in 2016

By Michael NirenSeptember 14, 2016

The complex geopolitical relationship between the United States and Cuba has frozen the island nation for more than half a century. In 2014, President Barack Obama decided to melt the remaining animosity from the cold war, restoring diplomacy with a country that’s only 90 miles away. Prior to this change, the United States considered Cuba […]

Why a Lebanese-Nigerian Billionaire/ Clinton Supporter Was Denied entry to the US

By Michael NirenSeptember 12, 2016

The rise of terrorism has resulted in numerous nations tightening their borders, including the United States. To protect the U.S. against external terror groups, detailed background checks are often conducted to shed light on those who support known terrorist groups. When government security organizations believe that a traveler has ties to extremists, entry will be […]

Are You a US Truck Driver Who Wants to Work in Canada?

By Michael NirenSeptember 12, 2016

Land the driver’s job you want, where you want. Your experience, training, and knowledge of the industry can all help you move north. Here’s what you’ll need to know in order to get started. United States Versus Canadian Qualifications The basic requirement for being a truck driver is essentially the same in the United States and […]

Are the Trump-Fleeing Celebs Really Just All Talk?

By Michael NirenSeptember 8, 2016

Similar to the Bush-Gore election in 2000, the current political apocalypse fought between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton has created a sense of panic among the Hollywood elite. Typically a liberal bunch, many “A-list” celebrities have expressed a desire to move to Canada should the U.S. decide to inaugurate President […]

Applying for a Work Permit With a Canadian Job Offer

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2020

In this session, I would like to discuss the work permit application process for foreign nationals who have received an employment offer from a Canadian employer. This type of application attracts many foreign nationals who want to work in Canada. If you have received a job offer, you can apply under this category. First, the Canadian […]

Canada Lifts Visa Requirements for Mexican Citizens — The Changes Explained

By Michael NirenAugust 24, 2016

During 2009, Canada enacted new legislation that changed the way that citizens of Mexico had to approach visiting their northern neighbours. Due to a backlog within the refugee system consisting of Mexicans attempting to claim asylum, travellers were required to obtain a visa in order to visit, making the Canadian border one of the most […]

Top 5 Canadian Olympians Born Outside Canada

By Michael NirenAugust 19, 2016