The Benefits of Using a Lawyer for your Citizenship Application

It is getting harder to become a Canadian citizen. Besides the new requirement of demonstrating language proficiency in either English or French (preventing many permanent residents from even attempting to obtain citizenship), it is taking a lot longer to actually obtain citizenship. The government has recently focused its resources on conducting fraud investigations to identify individuals who obtained, or are trying to obtain, citizenship without having resided in Canada for three out of…

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Attention Construction Workers: Canada Wants You

On December 10, 2012, the Federal Government announced a new Federal Skilled Trades Program. This program is designed specifically to address the acute labour shortages that Canada is facing for qualified tradespeople. According to the Canadian construction industry, Canada will need approximately 320,000 new tradespeople by 2020 and BC will need approximately 61,500 of those workers. There are currently not enough Canadians available to fill all…

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The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Controversy Caused by Chinese Miners

Over the past few weeks, a lot of questions have been asked about how a mining company operating in British Columbia was able to obtain over 200 work permits for temporary foreign workers from China. It has been reported that approximately 17 miners from China have already arrived and another 60 are expected to arrive in December. The mine, located…

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