Tag archives: Immigration

New fast track visa to cement the UK as a science superpower

The Home Office has announced a new fast-track immigration offer for individuals with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The scheme will provide a three-year visa, during which the individual can come and go from the UK at will. Following the three year period, those on the scheme can apply for indefinite … Continue reading

Migration Advisory Committee asked to review salary threshold by UK Government

The Home Secretary has asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review future salary thresholds for the new immigration system which is due to come into force in January 2021. As we mentioned in our blog post- The immigration white paper – what will it mean for the UK’s future immigration system? December 2018 – … Continue reading

The immigration white paper – what will it mean for the UK’s future immigration system?

The UK Government has now published the White Paper on the future immigration system for the UK after it leaves the EU. It has confirmed, following many of the recommendations by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), that it will adopt a new single skills-based immigration system from 1 January 2021.  The new system will put … Continue reading

Cannabis and the U.S. border – a complex relationship

Recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada effective October 17, 2018.  However, taking cannabis or any product containing cannabis (whether medicinal or recreational) across Canada’s international borders will remain illegal and can result in serious criminal penalties both domestically and abroad.  This prohibition applies equally to individuals travelling to or from a jurisdiction where cannabis … Continue reading

Employeurs canadiens et travailleurs étrangers: méfiez-vous du statut implicite!

Pour les employeurs canadiens qui ont recours au Programme des travailleurs étrangers temporaires, il faut bien souvent demander l’émission favorable d’une Étude d’impact sur le marché du travail. Il s’agit d’une confirmation de la part des autorités selon laquelle l’offre d’emploi temporaire formulée à un étranger a une incidence neutre ou positive ou, à tout … Continue reading

US immigration actions and implications for employers

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced several widely discussed executive actions to expand deportation relief to certain unauthorized immigrants in the United States. Among other measures, the executive actions will expand eligibility for minors and parents of US citizens who entered the US by January 1, 2010 to obtain employment authorization and remain in … Continue reading

Recent Changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The highlights of these changes, which now apply throughout Canada except Quebec (with the exception of increased processing fees) are as follows: The “Labour Market Opinion” (LMO) is now called a “Labour Market Impact Assessment” (LMIA). Employers must provide more information, such as the number of Canadians or permanent residents who applied for an available … Continue reading

Employeurs québécois et canadiens : possibilité de recruter et d’embaucher de jeunes Français via le Programme Vacances-Travail!

Vous êtes un employeur aux prises avec une pénurie de main-d’œuvre au sein de votre entreprise.  Vous rencontrez un ressortissant français, âgé entre 18 et 35 ans, qui s’avère la personne toute désignée pour répondre à votre besoin de main-d’œuvre? Sachez que le 1er février, la première tranche, soit 2250 des 6750 places pour 2014, du … Continue reading
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