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Two Immigration Questions to Ask About Independent Contractors

by R. Reis Pagtakhan

When your business hires an independent contractor that employs temporary foreign workers, is your business liable for any immigration consequences should something go wrong with the employment of the foreign nationals?

Given the hefty consequences of breaking immigration law, it is important to know the risks and responsibilities for your business.
 

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Language Requirement Hazy for Work Permit Applications

by R. Reis Pagtakhan

When a foreign national applies for a work permit to work temporarily in Canada, he or she must provide information to prove that he or she meets the job requirements for the position. If the work permit depends on an employer’s positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO), the LMO will list out the job requirements. A work permit can be refused if the foreign national cannot prove that he or she meets the job requirements listed in the LMO.
 

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You Can’t Always Make Them Do It, But You Can Make Them Wish They Had!

by Robert L. Tyler, Sarah L. Crabbe

Do you have a by-law for unsightly properties? What steps are you taking to enforce it to clean-up unsightly properties in your community?

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Failure to Disclose Available Ground Condition Reports – A Costly Error

by Daryl A. Chicoine

Unforeseen soil and ground conditions are a common source of dispute between contractors, owners and the engineers retained by owners to prepare tender documents.  A recent decision out of Saskatchewan reiterates the importance of full disclosure of available soil condition data to contractor bidders.

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Part 4: Employers, Prepare for Immigration Canada’s Expanded Investigative Powers

by R. Reis Pagtakhan

Learn about the scenarios where you can be investigated by Immigration Canada or searched without a warrant.  If investigated, you will be required to cooperate with government officers from helping with photocopies to answering questions. Employers found to be non-compliant will be denied work permits for two years and added to the immigration blacklist.

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