Vancouver Island Receives Foreign Trade Zone Designation

Posted by on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Buying & Selling a Business, Immigration

This week federal Minister for Innovation, Science, and Economic Development announced Vancouver Island is designated a Foreign Trade Zone (“FTZ”) in partnership with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (see news story here). The only other designated FTZ in B.C. is the Port of Prince George. The designation is significant in terms of economic trade and […]

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Cannabis and Travel to the United States

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2018 in Immigration, Privacy Law, Uncategorized

SEE UPDATE BELOW On October 17, 2018 Bill C-45 comes into effect under the Cannabis Act; the distribution and consumption of cannabis products will be legalized, regulated, and controlled. For Canadians who have a business interest in a cannabis-related company this may prove problematic for future travel to the United States. A senior official with […]

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Express Entry Suggestions

Posted by on Monday, September 24th, 2018 in Immigration, Unique Matters

Navigating Express Entry – How to Be a Successful Applicant Every year 300,000 applicants are successful in immigrating to Canada as permanent residents. For skilled workers, the majority of applicants enter through the Express Entry system through the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class, or Provincial Nominee streams. Proposed candidates build an […]

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Parent and Grandparent Visa

Posted by on Friday, September 21st, 2018 in Immigration, Unique Matters

CHANGES TO SPONSORSHIP OF PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS Starting in January 2019 Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada is making significant changes to help achieve family reunification for sponsoring parents and grandparents to become permanent residents. The Government of Canada will replace the old lottery system with a new first come first served system. In 2019, the […]

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