Category: Immigration News

What Do the New Changes to the Owner-Operator LMIA mean?

Cancellation of the Owner-Operator LMIA Program as we know it Nearly four months after news first broke that Service Canada and IRCC were considering making substantial changes to the Owner-Operator LMIA program, Service Canada officially announced on February 18, 2021, that they plan to revise the program entirely as of April 1, 2021. Understandably, this […]

Written by on February 19, 2021

Why Canada Needs to (Re-)Start an EB-5 type Immigration Program in 2021

A Business Immigration Lawyer’s Take The US established the EB-5 visa program in 1990 to facilitate increased investment in its economy. The investment under the EB-5 program can lead to a green card for the investor to permanently live and work in the US with their dependent family members. Later, the investor and his/her family […]

Written by on February 9, 2021

An Argument for a New Canadian Investor-Class Immigration Program

As we enter year 2 of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve become painfully aware of the economic impact that 2020 alone has had on Canada which is projected to continue into 2021 as well. With tens of thousands of businesses closing their doors for good and trillions of dollars being poured into economic relief and COVID […]

Written by on February 1, 2021

Canada’s Immigration Minister Insights on COVID-19 and Immigration

Immigration has been one of the significant topics today in Canada’s economic issues as a way to accelerate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the recent interview of the television show, The Agenda, with Canada’s immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, the following immigration issues were discussed. You can find the video of the interview at the […]

Written by on January 31, 2021

Outrageous Canadian immigration predictions for 2021

Sobirovs Law Firm 2021 Immigration Predictions In 2020, we had an unforgettable year in many ways. I now invite you to imagine, from the Canadian immigration perspective, what 2021 could be, taking into account all the lessons we had to learn during the last year. Here are some of my outrageous Canadian immigration predictions that […]

Written by on January 6, 2021

Changes in the Owner/Operator LMIA Program in Canada

As many of you may have already heard, Service Canada and the IRCC are currently in the process of reviewing the policies related to the Owner/Operator LMIA program. We’re sure that this process can be confusing to follow and understand, but we’re here to break it down and highlight the key updates that you need […]

Written by on November 26, 2020

Part 2: Looking beyond COVID-19 and U.S. election: Nearshoring IT talent in Canada

Nearshoring IT Talent in Canada What is Nearshoring? By definition, nearshoring is “a form of offshoring and describes transferring work to another country geographically close to your home country to reduce costs and increase work, travel and communication quality.” (InterVenture Sourcing AG) Thanks to the U.S. immigration restrictions, we could expand the definition and add: […]

Written by on November 19, 2020

Part 1: Beyond COVID-19 and the election: Canadian immigration solutions for U.S.-based IT companies

Regardless of the outcome of this year’s U.S. presidential election, it’s clear that the U.S.-based information technology (IT) companies should look elsewhere to host their foreign talent. This is not only due to the unpredictability of the U.S. immigration policies but also because of what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us: that we can work […]

Written by on November 16, 2020

Coronavirus and Canadian Immigration 2020: What to Expect Next?

It has been a little over a month since the COVID-19 virus started seriously affecting the lives of us here in Canada and the west. We’ve all had to change the way we live, do business, study, and travel, and it doesn’t look like things will return to normal for some time. While Canada and […]

Written by on April 21, 2020

Coronavirus and Immigration to Canada in 2020: Your New Immigration Strategy

Important note: This is a “living” article and will be updated as the new regulations of the Canadian government are introduced to contain Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The opinions expressed in this article are personal observations and analysis of the current situation and should not be accepted as legal advice or as representations by […]

Written by on March 24, 2020