Reis Pagtakhan – Aikins Law

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Boxing with Kid Gloves: Why Temporary Foreign Workers must be Treated Differently than Canadian Employees

Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) are foreign nationals employed in Canada who are neither Canadian citizens nor Canadian permanent residents. As employees, most people believe that TFWs are entitled to be treated the same as…more
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Hiring Foreign Workers: Licensed Vs. Unlicensed Recruiters

On October 1, 2014, new rules will come into effect for employers recruiting highly paid foreign workers for Manitoba positions. Currently, employers are required to hire a licensed foreign worker recruiter when recruiting…more
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New Fees and Scrutiny for International Mobility Program Work Permits

This is Part 7 of the seven part series, a Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The International Mobility Program (IMP) is not a new immigration program per se. The IMP is essentially an…more
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Increased Investigation and Enforcement May Lead to Large Fines for Temporary Foreign Worker Employers

This is Part 6 of the seven part series, a Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In addition to changing the process for hiring temporary foreign workers (TFWs), the government is introducing…more
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Employers Using the LMIA Program to be Listed Publically

This is Part 5 of the seven part series, a Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Employment and Social Development Canada will post the names of companies that…more
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Faster Processing for the Highest Demand, Highest Paid and Shortest Duration Occupations

This is Part 4 of the seven part series, a Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Last week I covered the transition plan including the details of the application form, what each plan must…more
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Employers Must Now Report on Rejected Canadian and Permanent Resident Applicants

This is Part 3 of the seven part series, a Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Last week I covered the transition plan including the details of the application form, what each plan must…more
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The Transition Plan for High-Wage TFWs

This is Part 2 of the seven part series, a Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Last week I covered the replacement of labour market opinions with labour market impact assessments (LMIAs)…more
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Introducing the Labour Market Impact Assessment

This is part one of the seven part Guide to Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This week I’ll cover the replacement of labour market opinions with labour market impact assessments (LMIAs)…more
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Major Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Last month, the federal government announced major changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program that increased employer application fees, changed the assessment criteria for approving temporary foreign workers, and added…more
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Hiring Foreign Workers? Take the Right Steps

Domestic labour shortages are resulting in employers recruiting more temporary foreign workers: individuals who are neither Canadian citizens not permanent residents. Temporary foreign workers must obtain work permits from the…more
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Immigration Law 2014: Big Brother Comes Knocking ... With a Battering Ram

In the last 12 months, the immigration landscape for employers has become much more complicated. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has introduced warrantless searches of employer premises to better enforce immigration laws,…more
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Working Abroad in North and South America

When recruiting foreign engineers and geoscientists to work in Canada, one of the best ways is to use temporary entry provisions found in various free trade agreements Canada has with other countries. While Canadian businesses…more
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Immigration Policies of the Three Main Federal Parties

Canada’s immigration policy is one of the most talked-about public policy issues. As a result, the Filipino Journal, on our readers’ behalf, sent simultaneous e-mails to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the…more
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Why Checking off the Wrong Box can Bar you from Canada for 2 Years

What does it mean to misrepresent yourself on your immigration application? According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, a misrepresentation occurs “when a person makes false statements, submits false information, or submits…more
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