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Our lawyers combine knowledge of the law and the administrative processes to advise individuals and employers on temporary and permanent entry options. We also advise employers on compliance with Immigration laws, preemptively or upon audit/inspection. Our Canadian immigration services include:

Temporary

  • Intra company Transfers (ICTs)
  • Business Visitors
  • Guest Speakers
  • Athlete and Artist visitors
  • Study permits
  • Work Permits
    • Canada’s treaties (NAFTA, CETA (Europe), CPTPP (Trans Pacific) and others)
    • Labour Market Impact Assessments including for owner/operators or start-ups
    • International Experience Canada 
    • International Mobility Program work permits
    • Global Talent Stream Labour Market Benefits Plans (LMBP)
    • Post-Graduate work permit
    • Change or Extend work permit
  • Dependent/Spouse visitor visas and work/study permits
  • Electronic Travel Authorizations (ETA)
  • Super Visas for parents and grandparents
  • Temporary Resident Visas
  • Temporary Resident Permits
  • Criminal Rehabilitation/Record Suspension

Permanent

  • Citizenship application and appeal
  • Pathways to Permanent residence under the:
    • Express Entry Permanent Residence (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Canadian one year Experience Class)
    • Provincial nomination programs, including Alberta’s Immigration Nominee Program’s (AINP) Alberta Opportunity Stream
    • Start- Up Visa (SUV) Program for entrepreneurs
    • Caregivers pilot program
    • Dual Intent LMIAs
    • Family sponsorship
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate applications

Compliance

  • Assist Employers to develop best practices, policies and plans to ensure compliance with Canada’s immigration laws
  • Represent Employers subject to audit or inspection

Appeals/Judicial Review

  • Representing clients before immigration tribunals  (Immigration Appeal Division and Refugee Board)
  • Representing clients and challenging any immigration decision before the Federal Court or Federal Court of Appeal
May 2020
COVID-19 Immigration Update
The US Restricts Immigration On April 20, 2020, President Trump tweeted that he would close down immigration in response to COVID-19.  As this was less than descriptive, a Proclamation was issued on...
March 2020
This Just Tweeted… US Immigration Updates based on COVID-19
Whether you saw it as a tweet or during a press conference over the weekend, President Trump announced that all social distancing must continue for Americans for at least another month, if not longer. While this isn’t the first or last update on ...
March 2020
Key Cross-Border Points for Canadians to Consider at this Time
Things are changing every day in the wake of COVID-19. Unanticipated consequences have begun to cause a fury of questions and unknowns.  The below aims to address both the immigration and tax concerns as it relates to those with assets and ties to...
January 2020
When a Door in the US Closes, Another in Canada Opens
Immigration Alert
It is not news to anyone that travelling to the US or obtaining a legal US work permit has been increasingly difficult over the last few years. Under the current administration, there have been extensive procedural and policy-related changes which ofte...
December 2019
Cross-Border Workforce Trends in 2020
Workwise Newsletter
As we approach 2020, employers have increasing options for bringing skilled workers into Canada, while opportunities for employees to head south, to the United States, are increasingly limited. Field Law's Immigration Group projects three trends to...