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Category: Work In Canada

  • What’s Going On At The Canadian Border?

    This week, the Canadian government announced the first step towards re-opening its international borders. Through a positive lens this is the first steps towards easing the restrictions that have been in place since March 2020. Through a more pointed lens, no plan or targets were announced which has led to outcries of frustration on both sides of […]

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  • Oh, You Didn’t Make the H-1B Cap? Have You Considered Canada?

    As of March 31st,2021, USCIS has notified employers and immigration counsels of the selected registrations in the H-1B lottery. If you or someone you know have not been selected, there are other potential options to consider. Similar to the U.S. H-1B Visa, Canada has a program which allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers for […]

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  • Canada Remains One of the Strictest Countries to Travel Into

    As of February 21, 2021, new COVID testing and quarantine requirements have been set for travelling into Canada, making it one of the strictest countries regarding travel and border measures. This includes the requirements for both air and land travel into the country. All travelers, whether arriving by land or air are required to submit […]

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  • Changes to the IEC program

    The International Experience Canada (“IEC”) program is a youth mobility generally designed for individuals age 18-35 (from participating countries) to have the opportunity to travel, work, and/or live in Canada.  The requirements vary depending on the individual’s citizenship, and the youth mobility agreement in place between that country and Canada.   What happened to the IEC Program? […]

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  • Canada Announces Further Restrictions on Air & Land Travel Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    On Friday, January 29, 2021, the Canadian government announced further border restrictions aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants. These restrictions will include the following:  Flight Grounding The Canadian government has reached an agreement with major airlines to stop all flights from the Caribbean and Mexico to Canada as of Sunday, January 31, 2021.  All […]

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  • Free Covid Testing Will Be Available at Pearson Airport for International Travelers

    On January 6, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new pilot program at Pearson airport in Toronto that will offer free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for inbound international travelers. The tests will be available for international travelers who are staying in Ontario for at least two weeks and are completely optional.  Eligible travelers who wish to […]

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  • Changes to US & Canadian Immigration in 2021

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, recently wrote about changes to US and Canadian immigration in The Lawyer’s Daily: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for employment-based immigration will primarily focus on reversing what President Donald Trump has done since 2017. This includes turning back all of Trump’s executive actions restricting travel, limiting green cards and guest […]

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  • Canada will require all Air Travelers to show proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Results Prior to Entry

    Starting January 7, 2021, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to show proof of negative test results for COVID-19 before traveling into Canada. Air travelers will be required to show documentation of a negative laboratory test to the airline they travel prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The […]

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  • Canada Releases Additional Details on Entry for Extended Family Members & Limited Release from Quarantine for Compassionate Reasons

    On October 8, 2020, Canada officially released the details regarding individuals exempt from the Canadian border restrictions and options for obtaining limited release from the 14-day mandatory quarantine in Canada for compassionate reasons.  Under the new rules, the following individuals are now eligible to enter Canada if they obtain the proper authorization: An immediate family member […]

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  • Canada to Change Border Restrictions this Week, Allowing Certain Individuals with Pre-Approval to Enter

    Last Friday, Canada announced that it will share new procedures on Thursday that will allow some extended family members, international students, and individuals with compassionate reasons to cross the border. All individuals will need pre-approval from the Canadian government in order to cross the border.  Canada has stated that there will be a “robust process” […]

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