Immigration

Miller Thomson’s Immigration Group provides advice and assistance to individual and business clients on all forms of temporary entry into, permanent residence and citizenship for Canada and the United States. We assist clients ranging from corporations seeking to do business in international markets or transferring personnel, to individuals seeking to invest in Canada or to reunite with family members.  As members of legal bars in both Canada and the United States, we possess in-depth and comprehensive expertise in nearly every aspect of Canadian and US Immigration law.  In particular, we are able to provide a single immigration law resource for corporate clients who do business in both Canada and the United States.

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Miller Thomson Provides Pro Bono Support to Typhoon Haiyan Victims

VANCOUVER, November 18, 2013 — Miller Thomson LLP will offer pro bono immigration legal services to those who have been significantly affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the Minister of Citizenship and...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada 2013

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Special Report Canada 2013 in six of the publication’s researched practice areas. The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by reviewers are: Construction Scott J....

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in Who’s Who Legal

We are pleased to announce that seven Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013. This annual compendium features the very best legal practitioners in 143 countries...

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The Globe and Mail features an article, “Does temporary foreign workers program create second class of labourers? “

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ALERT: Government Rewards Employer Compliance with a 10 day Turnaround Approval System for LMOs

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Haidah Amirzadeh joins the Saskatoon office as an associate.

Haidah was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 2005.  Her primary area of practice is Immigration law. Haidah represents clients in all categories of immigration including entrepreneur, skilled worker, work permit and study permit.  She has represented clients with their issues...

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Loretta Bouwmeester, Veronica Choy and Mariana Hohman are quoted in the Calgary Herald regarding new foreign worker regulations.

With a looming labour shortage, Alberta will again look to thousands of temporary foreign workers. But this time, companies will need to comply with tighter regulations and stricter enforcement. In the article, “New foreign worker rules change employer responsibilities,” Loretta...

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Phebe Chan is quoted in The Vancouver Sun about a new federal government plan to reduce the number of foreign parents and grandparents allowed into Canada on family reunification visas.

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Veronica Choy is presenting at The Canadian Institute’s 6th Annual Legal and Human Resource Guide to Employing Foreign Workers

Veronica Choy is presenting at The Canadian Institute’s 6th Annual Legal and Human Resource Guide to Employing Foreign Workers. The Canadian Institute’s 6th Annual Legal and Human Resource Guide to Employing Foreign Workers will bring you the latest developments, best...

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Veronica Choy and Loretta Bouwmeester present “HR Considerations for Employers of Foreign Workers” at the HRIA Conference in Calgary

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Veronica Choy speaks on the “Updates on Obtaining Canadian Work Permits and Related Issues” at the Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, March 10, 2011.

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Michael Aasen and Veronica Choy will present a seminar on “Executive Employment Issues” in Calgary on June 14.

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Employing Foreign Workers Seminar

Canadian companies compete for talent on a global basis.  At a recent tech company forum, leaders of four prominent companies identified the recruitment of talent as one of their top priorities and all expressed concern over the challenges of navigating...

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What You Need to Know About Immigrating to Saskatchewan

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Immigration Seminar

Express Entry – The New Reality for Economic Immigration to Canada On January 1, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) launches the much anticipated Express Entry system for certain economic permanent residence application programs. Express Entry is being lauded by...

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Express Entry: The New Reality for Economic Immigration to Canada

On January 1, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) launches the much anticipated Express Entry system for certain economic permanent residence application programs. Express Entry is being lauded by CIC as a way to reduce processing times, and to select...

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Employment Considerations for Employers of Foreign Workers

This seminar is designed for senior corporate executives, business owners, in-house counsel, human resource professionals, and members of your management team who have a role in the hiring and retention of foreign workers. Our Session Focuses On: Immigration changes (specifically...

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Immigration Breakfast Seminar: Hiring Foreign Workers

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Immigration Breakfast Seminar: Hiring Foreign Workers

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Canada Immigration Sends Strong Message to Employers

Miller Thomson’s Calgary Immigration Group hosts a breakfast seminar entitled “Canada Immigration Sends Strong Message to Employers.”

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Now That You Have Your Foreign Workers, How Do You Keep Them Here?

Veronica Choy and Mariana Hohman host an Immigration breakfast seminar, “Now That You Have Your Foreign Workers, How Do You Keep Them Here?” This seminar is of interest to any Canadian business that is looking to hire and/or keep its...

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The New BC Provincial Immigration Programs Act and the Provincial Immigration Programs Regulations

On February 1, 2017, the Provincial Immigration Programs Act and its corresponding Regulations came into effect in British Columbia. The administration of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is now legislated under the Act, whereas previously it was governed...

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News Flash: Express Entry Immigration Bulletin

On November 10, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) announced that it will be implementing changes to the existing point distribution for applications for Permanent Residency status submitted under the Express Entry system. These changes will come into effect...

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Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, all editions 2009-2015.

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Express Entry – The New Reality for Economic Immigration to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is expected to launch a new economic immigration system known as Express Entry (EE) on January 1, 2015.  Billed as a new system of managing applications under the existing economic permanent residency programs (namely Federal...

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Employment And Social Development Announces Moratorium

Employment and Social Development (ESD) Minister, Jason Kenney, announced moratorium on processing of labour market opinions and work permits for food service, retail and other service industries.

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Section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act: Clarification From CIC Regarding Human Resources Personnel

On June 30, 2011, Bill C-35, a proposed amendment to the Immigration Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”) was passed into Canadian law. The amendment addresses who is authorized to assist individuals in the preparation of their immigration applications to Canada.  Now...

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Government Rewards Employer Compliance with a 10 day Turnaround Approval System for LMOs

On April 25th, 2012, Service Canada announced a new Accelerated Labour Market Opinion Initiative (A-LMO), which acknowledges previously successful employers, who have obtained at least one positive Labour Market Opinion in the previous two years and who remain compliant with...

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So Your Company has Decided to Hire Foreign Workers…Now What?

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