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Our team understand the importance of immigration to the economic growth of Atlantic Canada. Whether in the technology, health care, energy, education, or corporate sectors, immigration plays an important part in how we diversify and fill important skill gaps.


Whether you have a business that needs personnel to enter Canada, you want to immigrate to Canada yourself, or you’re looking to help family members settle here, McInnes Cooper can assist you. We provide the full spectrum of legal services in Citizenship and Immigration matters.


We commonly address the following types of immigration issues:


Movement under International Treaties;

Procurement of Labour Market Opinions (LMOs) from Service Canada;

Issuance and Renewal of Temporary Work Permits;

Applications for Permanent Residency;

Applications for Canadian Citizenship;

Criminal Inadmissibility; and

Miscellaneous Matters.

Legal Update: Feds Crack Down On Employer Abuse Of Temporary Foreign Worker Program
April  3, 2014

<p align="left">On March 28, 2014 the Federal Government tabled Bill C-31 to implement the 2014 Federal Budget – including broad authority to impose cash penalties on employers that don’t comply with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Employers with temporary foreign workers currently or prospectively on the payroll must stay on top of, and comply with,

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Legal Update: More Changes to Federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program
January 21, 2014

<p align="left">On December 31, 2013, amendments to the <i>Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations</i> and new Ministerial Instructions changing the Federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program took effect:</p> <p align="left"> </p> <ul> <li><b>New Conditions.</b> Employers seeking to hire foreign workers are subject to new – and additional – record keeping, training and workplace condition obligations.</li> <li><b>Sex-Related Trades. </b>Employment

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Legal Alert: Federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program Changes
April 30, 2013

<p><strong>Note: Effective December 31, 2013, the Federal Government made additional changes to the Federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program. <a href="">Click here</a> to read McInnes Cooper’s January 21, 2014 <a href="">Legal Update: More Changes to Federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program</a>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On April 29, 2013 the Federal Government announced seven significant changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign

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Changes to Federal Foreign Worker Regulations Effective April 1, 2011: A Serious Issue for Employers
March  6, 2011

In the midst of a sea of change, the Federal Government has enacted Regulatory changes significantly impacting employers who hire foreign workers to come into full effect on April 1, 2011. &nbsp; Recruiting and retaining qualified employees is a perpetual business challenge. In light of significant demographic shifts in the Canadian population, employers now commonly

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