Category: Guides For Businesses

Navigating The Path South: Options For Canadians To Migrate To The United States

For Canadians eyeing the opportunity to work, invest, or open a business south of their border, the U.S. offers several pathways tailored to accommodate professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate transferees. From the professional freedoms facilitated by the TN visa to the substantial investment opportunities opened by the E2 visa, the U.S. immigration system is structured to […]

International Mobility Program and LMIA-Exempt Pathways

In comparison to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the International Mobility Program is comprised of pathways in which the presence of foreign nationals will enhance Canada’s broad economic interests, rather than fill specific labour shortages. The International Mobility Program is administered directly by IRCC which means that the prospective worker will be applying directly for […]

All About Intra-Company Transfers

The intra-company transfer category (“ICT”) allows international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada, to improve the effectiveness of management, broaden Canadian interests, and improve the foreign company’s competitiveness in Canada. ICT work permits are LMIA exempt. The entry of intra-company transferees is governed by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and if applicable, […]

Temporary Foreign Worker Program and The Global Talent Stream

The two main programs available to employers who are looking to hire international talent are the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Global Talent Stream. These two programs require a Labour Market Impact Assessment to be completed before hiring an employee for the role required. What Is The Temporary Foreign Worker Program? The Temporary Foreign […]

Understanding the Labour Market Impact Assessment Process

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process is employer-driven which means that this application is submitted by the prospective employer, and it is quite technical and somewhat divorced from business reality. Unless an LMIA requirement exemption applies, domestic recruitment is key to the LMIA process as employers must show that they have conducted recruitment efforts […]

All About Canadian Express Entry Programs

In the IRCC’s words, Express Entry’s purpose is to “choose skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy”. Currently, there are 3 main programs offered by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Express Entry program. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades program (FST), and the […]

Canadian Business Immigration FAQs

How Much Do I Need To Invest To Immigrate As A Business To Canada The amount of investment required is dependent on the program you choose to proceed with. Provincial nominee routes have strict minimum requirements for investment and net-worth. The Express Entry route described above does not have minimum requirements with respect to investment […]

Start-Up Visa Programs In Canada

The Start-Up Visa business immigration stream is a relatively new but very successful business immigration program targeting entrepreneurs who want to come to Canada and start their own business. Designed to attract dynamic entrepreneurs around the world who will build competitive businesses that create jobs for Canadians, the program fast-tracks qualified applicants. The goal is […]