Business Expertise Consultants and Fettering Discretion

7th Jul 2015 Comments Off on Business Expertise Consultants and Fettering Discretion

…a Team Leader and a Business Expertise Consultant, what would be the consequences? If program officers are administrative tribunals who are purportedly experts in the administration of their home statute, then why do they need to defer to Business Expertise Consultants and Team Leaders? How often do program officers ignore the recommendations of Team Leaders and Business Expertise Consultants? What…

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LMO Q&A: How does the Genuineness Assessment Work (OPS/BE-002)

LMO Q&A: How does the Genuineness Assessment Work (OPS/BE-002)

12th Oct 2013 Comments Off on LMO Q&A: How does the Genuineness Assessment Work (OPS/BE-002)

…side of the business does not exist to date and that active engagement in “construction” has not been demonstrated. However, to further assess if ███████ is operating a multi-faceted business under that legal entity, the Officer may request a detailed business structure that outlines the company’s business activities. The determination that is being made here is the type of business….

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LMO Q&A: Employer Doesn’t Have Business License OPS/BE-004

12th Dec 2013 Comments Off on LMO Q&A: Employer Doesn’t Have Business License OPS/BE-004

…an attestation by a lawyer, notary public or chartered accountant.n The alternative documents may be requested when a business lisence is not required by the municipality. In the scenario described, the municipality clearly requires a business license for this type of business to operate. Specifically, the City of Regina will not provide the employer a business lisence because of the…

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The Start-Up Business Class

19th May 2018 Comments Off on The Start-Up Business Class

…foster innovation, attract investment and support economic growth. It is part of a shift toward lower-volume programs aimed at attracting innovative business people. In brief, the Start-Up Business Class leverages partnerships with venture capital funds, business incubators and angel investor groups to identify promising entrepreneurs. Program Requirements A foreign national will be eligible to apply to the Start-Up Business Class…

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LMO Q&A: Who Can Be the Employer Contact? (OPS/BE-001)

8th Oct 2013 Comments Off on LMO Q&A: Who Can Be the Employer Contact? (OPS/BE-001)

My decision to publish e-mail exchanges between immigration representatives and Citizenship and Immigration Canada which I received through Access to Information Act requests has been met very favourably by blog readers. I am now expanding this to internal correspondence between Temporary Foreign Worker Program officers at Service Canada and Business Expertise Consultants. The following is an exchange between a Service…

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The BC PNP Has Re-Opened with all New Programs

3rd Jul 2015 Comments Off on The BC PNP Has Re-Opened with all New Programs

…demonstrate that their proposed business meets several requirements, including: that the business be an eligible business established either through starting a new business, purchasing an existing business, partnering with an existing business, or partnering with a local or foreign entrepreneur to establish a new business; that the individual make an eligible personal investment of at least $200,000 in the proposed…

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Assessing the Genuineness of a Work Permit Offer of Employment

27th Mar 2018 Comments Off on Assessing the Genuineness of a Work Permit Offer of Employment

…service; and have a physical work location in Canada where the temporary worker will work. The following are some red flags that can trigger an in-depth assessment of whether a company is actively engaged in the business. the business information in the offer of employment raises concerns with respect to the organization’s active engagement in a business (such as being…

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Business Visitor or Work Permit Required?

7th Oct 2011 Comments Off on Business Visitor or Work Permit Required?

Last updated on March 30th, 2021 The Business Visitor category facilitates the entry of a broad range of individuals who intend to enter Canada to engage in business or trade activities without entering the Canadian labour market. Business Visitors do not need work permits, pursuant to section 186(a) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (“IRPR“), which states that: No…

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Procedural Fairness Owed by Provincial Nomination Programs to “Fraudulent” Consultants

17th Jul 2013 Comments Off on Procedural Fairness Owed by Provincial Nomination Programs to “Fraudulent” Consultants

…Immigration Services (the “Ministry“) suspended an immigration consultant’s (the “Consultant“) right to submit applications to the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (“SINP“) for a period of two years. SINP officials accused the Consultant of fabricating job offers for employers who informed SINP that they never saw or signed the job offers that the Consultant submitted to SINP without their knowledge. The…

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Work Permits Under The North American Free Trade Agreement

19th May 2019 Comments Off on Work Permits Under The North American Free Trade Agreement

…permanent admission, does not apply to permanent residents of the United States and Mexico and does not remove the need for Americans and Mexicans to undergo security screening before entering Canada. The categories are: Business Visitors; After – Sales Services; Investors; Intra-Corporate Transferees; and Professionals. Business Visitors To qualify as a business visitor, an American or Mexican citizen must be…

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