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IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada

by Andres Miguel Pareja The Canadian government recognizes that when companies can thrive and grow, they create more jobs. In an attempt to help innovative companies grow, flourish, and create jobs for Canadians, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the new Global Skills Strategy on June 12. This program gives employers a faster and […]

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Foreign Employee Working at Canadian Affiliate Entitled to Large Severance

By Bruce Grist and Derek Knoechel The transfer of employees from foreign-based companies to Canadian-based affiliates is an increasingly common feature of the Canadian labor market. Many employers are familiar with the often complicated process of obtaining the necessary work permits for such employees at the beginning of the transfer. However, ending the relationship between […]

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Obtaining a Work Permit in Canada: The Simplified Process

By Ingrid Anton and Isabelle Dongier In our January 4 article, we discussed the usual process for getting a work permit for a foreign employee entering Canada: obtaining a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). The LMO process can be complex, lengthy, and very demanding for employers. Fortunately, several exemptions exist that can provide you with a […]

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Obtaining a Work Permit in Canada: The Labour Market Opinion Process

By Ingrid Anton and Isabelle Dongier As we mentioned in a November article, most foreign workers require a work permit to legally work in Canada. And to get a work permit for a foreign worker, the prospective Canadian employer must first obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from the Department of Human Resources and Skills […]

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