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Proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak

On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation (the “Proclamation”) suspending entry into the U.S. of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Proclamation went into effect at...

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COVID-19 Canadian travel and immigration update (April 22, 2020)

Mandatory Quarantine for ALL Travellers Entering Canada Effective April 15, 2020 at 12:01 EDT, all travellers arriving in Canada—whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic— are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, with the exception of essential workers as defined by...

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Temporary foreign workers and COVID-19

With the global spread of COVID-19, governments all over the world have been implementing extraordinary measures in an effort to contain the virus and its effects on the population. As part of these measures, the Government of Canada announced air...

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COVID-19: Immigration update as of March 25, 2020

For entry into Canada Mandatory quarantines for International Travellers Effective March 25, 2020 at 12:01 EDT, all travellers returning to Canada, with the exception of essential workers, are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine pursuant to the Quarantine Act. Canada...

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COVID-19: US and Canada travel and immigration update (March 20, 2020)

Travel to Canada Only essential travel permitted into Canada On March 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT, there will be a temporary restriction on all non-essential travel at the Canada-US border. “Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered tourism or...

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Immigration Option for Entrepreneurs: Federal Start-up Visa Program

FCBB (Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses) blog

Co-authored with Eliane Leal da Silva, Miller Thomson Business Advisor Canada has a lively startup ecosystem that has achieved worldwide recognition. Home-based successes are now stimulating a forthcoming generation of entrepreneurs, and the Canadian Government offers a variety of programs to...

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Ontario changes immigration laws to tackle truck driver shortage

The Lawyer's Daily

Earlier this year, the Ontario government introduced changes to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 that included a new immigration stream for transport truck drivers. Under this new stream, individuals intending to live in Ontario and work as transport truck drivers may now qualify...

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Combatting Truck Driver Shortages: Recent Changes to Ontario’s Immigration Legislation

The Ontario government has introduced changes to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 to include a new immigration stream for transport truck drivers, in which individuals intending to work in this occupation and live in Ontario may now qualify to apply...

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Travel and Admissibility to the United States after the Enactment of Canada’s new Cannabis Legislation

Non-Americans who are “inadmissible” are not permitted by law to enter or remain in the United States—whether it be as visitors, students or workers. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth “General Classes of Aliens Ineligible to Receive Visas...

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Facilitating Labour Mobility for Foreign Talent in IT and Tech in Canada

Miller Thomson Immigration seminar

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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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