Ingrid Tsui

Canadian immigration updates: Changes to temporary foreign worker practices


Employers of foreign nationals should now be aware that as of late 2015, businesses who wish to employ foreign nationals in Canada who are exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) must complete an online …

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New BC Societies Act receives Royal Assent

Previous blog posts have been posted about the new BC Societies Act, including a detailed review of this proposed legislation. As a follow up to those blog posts, Bill 24, the “Societies Act”, received Royal Assent on May 14, …

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New processes for obtaining LMIA-Exempt Work Permits

Beginning February 21, 2015, employers hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA, formerly Labour Market Opinion, LMO) are required to submit an additional application form and pay additional fees to …

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Sweeping changes to Canada’s temporary foreign worker program

On June 20th, 2014, the Government of Canada announced sweeping changes to the temporary foreign worker program, much of which is effective immediately. The following is a brief review of those changes.

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”) …

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BC Societies: Update to annual filing requirements

BC societies incorporated under the Society Act (BC) are required to file an Annual Report with BC Registry Services to remain in good standing.  Until this fall, filing an Annual Report involved submitting an originally signed Annual Report to Victoria …

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For profit, non-profit or something in between: Community Contribution Companies

BC’s Business Corporations Act (the “Act”) recently introduced Community Contribution Companies, or CCCs.  When seeking to incorporate for a purpose that is not purely for-profit or non-profit, it may be worth considering a CCC.

For-profit companies can operate for …

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