How To Prepare A Business Trip To Canada

June 24th 2021 – Business visitors are usually able to stay in Canada for up to 6 months, but the border services officer may sometimes allow a stay exceeding 6 months by issuing a document named a “visitor record” extending…

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What do Business Travelers need to enter Canada ?

Most foreign travelers (from jurisdictions as diverse as the United Kingdom, the SAR of Hong Kong, Japan or Vietnam) either need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to travel to Canada. Some business travelers may only need a…

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Business Immigration in Canada: A General Overview

In Canada, immigration is governed by a large range of laws and regulations at the federal and provincial levels. The boundaries of immigration law in Canada are determined by Section 95 of the Constitution Act, 1867 which gives the power…

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Canada: Online Permanent Residency Application

On March 31st 2021 – Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada launched an online permanent residence application portal allowing some economic applicants to submit their immigration demand online. The digitalization of the immigration process was accelerated because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Applicants submitting a…

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EB5 Charter Schools: 10 Years of Success

May 25th 2021 – Back in May 2011, we proudly introduced in Cooper City, Florida, the first phase of what would become one of the most successful EB-5 projects: the EB-5 Charter School Projects. Since then, hundreds of EB-5 applicants…

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Start-up Visa Business Idea: Five Aspects to Consider

May 6th, 2021 – The Canadian Start-up Visa Program was created to grant permanent residency to innovative foreign entrepreneurs and their qualified family members. The purpose of the program is to attract individuals with skills and the capacity to start…

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Québec Value Test: new arrivals get a perfect score

April 19th 2021 – Since January 1st 2020, every applicant for a Quebec permanent selection must successfully complete an online test attesting their knowledge of democratic values and the Québec values expressed by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms[1]. A…

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The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program suspension is extended

March 31st 2021 – The Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, Madam Nadine Girault, announced that the suspension of Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (“QIIP”) will be extended for a period that could end on April 1st 2023.  QIIP was first…

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Canada Startup Visa – Latest Court Decision

March 8th 2021 – The Canadian federal court dismissed another judicial review application by a start-up visa entrepreneur in Nguyen v. Canada (IMM-4836-19).  This is the second judicial review in this case.  Ms. Nguyen, a Vietnamese citizen, obtained a commitment…

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Canada, a destination of choice for foreign students

March 4th 2021 – Canada had the 7th highest percentage of international students enrolled in post-secondary education in 2017 in comparison to other OECD countries. Year after years, the number of foreign students are rising in Canada.  In 2019, the…

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