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Change without Notice: Ministerial Instructions used to Bypass Public Debate?

At the end of December, Citizenship and Immigration Canada issued a number of “Ministerial Instructions” that changed employer compliance rules for companies that employ temporary foreign workers.  Ministerial Instructions have the force of law and regulate Canada’s immigration system.  The big question is whether Ministerial Instructions should be used by the government to change immigration … Continue reading

Will a Change in Fees get Business Visitors More for their Money?

On Tuesday, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced 2 new changes to temporary resident visa processing that will affect business visitors and temporary foreign workers coming to Canada.  The changes include automatically considering any visitor to Canada for a multiple-entry visa and also increasing the fees for work permits, visitor extensions and study permits. These changes … Continue reading