Emergency Benefit Credit Facility for Canadian Businesses during COVID-19

In our previous post titled “Increased Support for business owner operators in wake of COVID-19", we mentioned the Government of Canada is taking drastic action to support entrepreneurs, business owners, and owner operators due to COVID-19 economic slowdowns. Some of these benefits include wage subsidies for business owners, and importantly interest-free or guaranteed credit facilities for eligible businesses. The Government has still not provided fully the [...]

By |2020-04-09T14:44:53-06:00March 31st, 2020|Blog Post, News Releases|0 Comments

Historic News for the Economy of Alberta – Thanks to Alberta’s Brave Premier and Champion, Jason Kenney

Special Bulletin by Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner and Steven Joseph Paolasini, Vice President Canada Immigration and Visa Services CIVS Canoscope March 31, 2020 Jason Kenney, Premier and Champion for Alberta, has today demonstrated leadership in securing Alberta’s future by seizing control of her economic destiny. The bold actions by Alberta’s Commander-in-Chief, Mr. Kenney, comes [...]

By |2020-04-11T16:15:31-06:00March 31st, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Increased support for business owner-operators in Canada in wake of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update pertaining to our business owner operator LMIA clients At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada and the start of several business slowdowns in Canada and Alberta, it became aware that the Government of Canada would be expected to step in to support Canadians and Permanent Residents in these unprecedented circumstances. The [...]

By |2020-03-31T14:07:34-06:00March 31st, 2020|Blog Post, News Releases|1 Comment

Update from Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner – Proof of transactions from Service Canada as of March 31st

        Update from Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner The picture shown above is the proof of transactions from Service Canada that they are working remotely in spite of COVID-19 as of March 30, 2020. The Owner Operator Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) pathway is a great option for foreign nationals who are [...]

By |2020-03-31T10:47:26-06:00March 31st, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Special Bulletin: Building Your Business During COVID-19 – Starting a Business Using Owner Operator LMIA Pathway to Permanent Residence in Canada

Special Bulletin:  Sean G McKinsley (Managing Partner) and Connie Kwok (Hong Kong Asia Pacific Team Lead) update on how clients are building businesses and rebooting the Canadian economy using the Owner Operator LMIA Pathway to Permanent Residence in Canada.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiadhZmDSeo&t=10s   The Owner Operator Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) pathway is a great [...]

By |2020-03-31T10:11:54-06:00March 31st, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19

Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19  Context Further to recent announcements by the Government of Canada to facilitate the entry of foreign workers while taking steps to minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this document outlines the expectations for employers of temporary foreign workers. Like all Canadians, most temporary foreign workers [...]

By |2020-03-30T15:30:02-06:00March 30th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Temporary foreign workers who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada by air

As promised, and indicated in our last post about Temporary Foreign Workers, the Government of Canada announced exemptions to the travel ban for the week beginning March 22. These exemptions were announced March 26th 2020.   Here is an excerpt from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada:  “On March 20, 2020, the Government of Canada provided an update on [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:44:09-06:00March 27th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Take a break for a positive perspective

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and World Health Organization declared pandemic has truly catapulted the world into uncertain times. The rapid spread of this virus and the effects it has had on the economy are unprecedented in our lifetime. The entire shutdown of developed economies, large scale layoffs, and “social distancing” have all become new [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:42:10-06:00March 27th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Temporary Foreign Workers will be exempt from COVID-19 Canada Travel Ban

Though not exempt at this time (Mar 24th 2020), Temporary Foreign Workers will be permitted to travel to Canada, with further details to be announced later this week.  The Government of Canada has just released updates how COVID-19 is affecting Canada. The travel ban, announced on March 16th, 2020, is in effect until June 30th, 2020. It bars all non-essential [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:24:05-06:00March 24th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments