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Welcome to our blog! Here you’ll find posts on the latest news and additional information related to our practice areas. We also like to share news about our team and our involvement in the community.

October 22, 2021

New Temporary Public Policy for Visual Effects Studios hiring VFX Artists

by: Heather Bell and Jennifer Hunter There has been quite the confusion among VFX studios and IRCC processing officers whether VFX artists qualify under the TV & Film work permit option, specifically International Mobility Program – Essential workers for the […]

October 21, 2021

Hiring Foreign Nationals for Service and Seasonal Positions – Labour Market Impact Assessment Program

by: Heather Bell Canada’s tourism and hospitality sectors have always relied on foreign workers, often through a program called International Experience Canada (IEC). IEC offers international youth, age 18 to 35 years, an open work permit (Working Holiday) or employer […]

October 18, 2021

Service Industries impacted by the lack Open Work Permit Holders

by: Heather Bell With international borders shut down and services at the Canadian embassies limited, our immigration team has been busy helping Canadian businesses keep their foreign staff and submitting permanent residency applications for others who, until the pandemic, felt […]

October 4, 2021

Hiring Foreign Workers in Visual Effects (VFX), Animation and Gaming through International Trade Agreements

By Heather Bell Under the International Mobility Program (IMP), Canadian employers can support a foreign national for a work permit without the requirement of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). One of the most commonly used LMIA-exemption is R204: International […]

September 22, 2021

NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS: Land Owner Transparency Registry Filing Deadline

ATTENTION ALL CORPORATIONS, TRUSTS AND INDIVIDUALS HOLDING PROPERTY IN TRUST IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: All relevant corporations, partnerships, and trusts in British Columbia with an ownership interest in land in British Columbia must file a Land Owner Transparency Report (“Transparency Report”) […]

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