What Is an Educational Credential Assessment Report and …

June 18th, 2019

An Educational Credential Assessment, or an ECA report, is required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assess one’s international academic credentials obtained from outside of Canada. The main purpose of an ECA report is to verify how much a foreign educational credential is worth by Canadian education standards. ECA reports are only valid […]


I’ve been accepted to a Canadian university and have …

May 22nd, 2019

Foreign nationals need authorization from the Canadian government to work. For international students, work experience can help a great deal in being exposed to the Canadian job market, earning extra income and providing the advantage of being able to adapt to workplace language and culture. Generally, foreign nationals with a study permit (i.e. international students) […]


I have Relocated to Canada – Can My Parents and Grand …

November 10th, 2018

Emigrating to another country can sometimes be a very lengthy and daunting process. Often families are forced to temporarily leave their loved ones behind and set up home in a new environment with hopes to reunite with their family in the near future. Consequently, family reunification is perceived to be a benefit to Canada and […]


Update: “Taking the High Road” – Crossing the Can …

October 23rd, 2018

In our previous blog post, we discussed the serious implications of cannabis affiliation at the U.S. Border. With the very recent legalization of cannabis, this topic has also made headlines. Many Canadians are concerned that they will be banned for life from the U.S. if they admit to smoking cannabis, presently, or in years past. […]


CBSA Watchdog with No Teeth?

March 20th, 2018

A report commissioned by Public Safety Canada came to light earlier this year, urging the government to put in place an independent body to review complaints against and make recommendations to the Canada Border Services Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The new “Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission” would have the ability to initiate […]


Canada Not Ready for New Wave of Asylum Seekers

September 20th, 2017

Canada is not ready to handle a second wave of asylum seekers who may be fleeing the United States, especially when the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is going to expire between January and March 2018. In August alone, 5,712 refugee claimants arrived in Canada, which calculates to an 82 per cent jump from July. Quebec […]


End to DACA in Sight?

September 14th, 2017

Trump has recently announced that the controversial DACA program is coming to an end. He has turned the decision over to Congress to determine the proper legislative response to ensure that the future of undocumented persons is constitutional. The program has been suspended for 6 months; those already registered can continue to have their permits […]


Gender Neutral Passports will be Available for Canadian …

August 25th, 2017

Gender neutral passports will soon be making their way into the hands of Canadians. Canadians who do not identify as male of female will soon be able to mark an “X” on their passports instead of “M” or “F”. Allowing this change addresses the current state of society and the changes in gender identity and […]


Highly-skilled foreign workers and tech industry look t …

August 25th, 2017

There has been an on-going debate as to whether expedited visa programs for highly-skilled foreign trained workers are salutary from a domestic labour point of view. One perspective decries them as facilitating domestic job theft, while an alternative perspective recognizes that such visas are necessary to fill glaring gaps in the domestic labour pool. The […]

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