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Employment Immigration

Wanting to work in Vancouver? Preparation is key

Sep 22, 2022 | Canadian Immigration Law, Employment Immigration

Receiving a job offer in Vancouver can be an exciting prospect. But if you currently live in the U.S., you could be hesitant to accept because of the immigration issues you might face. With proper preparation and guidance, however, you can feel confident in accepting the offer and focusing on your new job. Getting the … Continue reading “Wanting to work in Vancouver? Preparation is key”

New pathways for low-skilled workers to gain permanent residence

Jul 19, 2021 | Employment Immigration

To a great extent, the Canadian economy relies on immigrant workers. Immigrants fill many of the essential roles that keep our country afloat – from hospital aids to farm hands. The contribution that immigrants make to virtually every aspect of Canadian life has become particularly evident during the pandemic. However, it may come as a … Continue reading “New pathways for low-skilled workers to gain permanent residence”

British Columbia immigration option for skilled workers

Jun 7, 2021 | Employment Immigration

British Columbia has a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in which skilled workers may participate in the Express Entry British Columbia Stream. It is a program for entry-level, semi-skilled and skilled workers. Also eligible might be health care professionals, international post-graduates and graduates. All candidates, except post-graduates, must have either a current job or a firm job offer.  Categories … Continue reading “British Columbia immigration option for skilled workers”

Employment immigration ban may only be temporary

Mar 27, 2017 | Employment Immigration

Canadians working in the U.S. and those who had intentions of establishing a career across the border likely have grave concerns about their futures. Multiple questions exist about the impact of the recent suspension of the H1-B expedited processing plan on employment immigration between Canada and the United States. Recent reports showed protestors at airports … Continue reading “Employment immigration ban may only be temporary”

Speciality nurses’ employment immigration refused

Mar 22, 2017 | Employment Immigration

It is estimated that between 30,000 and 40,000 Canadian citizens with TN visas work in the United States. TN visas are non-immigrant NAFTA visas for professionals who had job offers from U.S. employers. This section of employment immigration includes engineers and computer science gurus who design and build factories in America and play a significant … Continue reading “Speciality nurses’ employment immigration refused”

Employment immigration will be affected by new Executive Order

Mar 21, 2017 | Employment Immigration

Canadian citizens may be interested in an Executive Order that became effective in the United States on March 16. It will likely affect employment immigration. However, the Executive Order clearly states that all visas issued prior to this date will remain valid – unless they have expired. Furthermore, visa appointments scheduled before the effective date … Continue reading “Employment immigration will be affected by new Executive Order”

Looking for legal assistance with employment immigration?

Mar 20, 2017 | Employment Immigration

When working in the tech world of Silicon Valley or elsewhere in the United States is part of the career dreams of a British Columbia citizen, the rapidly changing immigration laws may leave the aspiring computer guru despondent. Who can help those in similar circumstances? How would they choose a law firm that focusses on … Continue reading “Looking for legal assistance with employment immigration?”

How will H-1B visa reform affect employment immigration?

Feb 27, 2017 | Employment Immigration

Members of the workforce in British Columbia and other provinces and territories in Canada who want to seek employment in the United States are closely watching the U.S. H-1B visa reform. The new U.S. administration is seeking to overhaul visa programs for employment immigration of foreign workers into the United States. Up to now, thousands … Continue reading “How will H-1B visa reform affect employment immigration?”