Daniel Lee

Hiring International Students – What Employers Need to Know

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Hiring foreign nationals without legal authorization to work in Canada may result in non-compliance with immigration laws. In general, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to work in Canada without restrictions. However, international students need legal authorization to …

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Foreign Pardon and Canadian Immigration

We have been noticing a growing number of foreign nationals who do not disclose their foreign pardons to Canadian employers. The non-disclosure could have severe immigration implications on foreign nationals. A foreign pardon is not automatically recognized in Canada. Given …

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Changes to the Post Graduate Work Permit Program for International Students

The Post Graduate Work Permit Program (“PGWP Program”) allows international students who have graduated from a Canadian designated learning institution to temporarily work in Canada for up to three years. Upon gaining qualified Canadian work experience, the international …

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DUI Offences and Canadian Immigration

There has been a change to how DUI offences are classified in Canada, further preventing entry into Canada of US individuals with DUI convictions.

In the past, foreign workers from the United States with one DUI offence would usually be …

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New Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (Bill 48) – What Employers and Foreign Worker Recruiters Need to Know

On November 8, 2018, the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (Bill 48) (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. The Act aims to provide additional protection for foreign workers by including a complaint process and employer and recruiter registry, in an effort to …

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Working in Canada Under the “New NAFTA”

On September 30, 2018, after almost 14 months of negotiation, Canada and the United States successfully reached an agreement for Canada to join the preliminarily agreed upon pact with Mexico to update and revise the North American Free Trade Agreement …

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Can Cannabis Workers and Investors Enter the United States?

On October 17, 2018, the federal government legalized recreational cannabis across Canada. The new recreational cannabis industry is governed provincially. There has been recent concern of workers and investors in Canada being declared inadmissible to the United States for involvement …

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