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Judicial Review of decision to hire Chinese Workers set to begin this week

A federal court this week will hear a challenge of the decision of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (“HRSDC”) to allow 201 Chinese workers into Canada. The case involves HD Mining, a Vancouver-based mining company, which came under intense public scrutiny for its hiring of hundreds of Chinese nationals to work at its Murray…

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Federal Government tightening rules surrounding hiring of Temporary Foreign Workers: A quiet revolution of Canada’s immigration program comes into the national spotlight

Canada has taken in increasingly higher numbers of temporary foreign workers.  The growth has been so significant in recent years that the annual intake of temporary foreign workers in Canada now consistently surpasses the number of permanent resident arrivals. There are widely differing opinions as to whether this is a positive, negative or neutral development.   Setting…

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Transferring workers to Canada? Know the terms to which you will be bound

As international trade continues to grow, so does the number of people crossing borders.  And I am not referring to tourists.  Instead, I am talking about the increasing number of workers relocating between an organization’s various global offices. This is happening because, as companies expand to new markets or have their production needs satisfied across…

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