Are Foreign Workers Entitled to Employment Insurance Benefits in Canada?

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on life as we know it in Canada and around the world.  Our social life, families, businesses, and ability to travel have been severely impacted. However, few things can compare to the uncertainty and stress COVID-19 has caused to temporary foreign workers in Canada and anyone desiring to access Canadian immigration programs and services.

In the wake of social distancing measures thousands are being laid off and for many people there is little hope in finding a sustainable source of income in the near future. For temporary foreign workers, these problems are exacerbated.  Not only are financial problems a reality, but this crisis has caused considerable uncertainty for foreign workers regarding their current immigration status, prospective immigration applications, and ability to access the same social and economic benefits being made available to help Canadians and permanent residents during the pandemic.

While many temporary...

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Be prepared for the Canadian Health System

An essential primer for prospective immigrants and temporary residents with Jason Cummings.

People preparing to immigrate to Canada often have one or more of the following misconceptions about the Canadian healthcare system: “Medicare works the same across the country,” or  “Coverage is immediate upon arrival,” or “Emergency medical care is covered even if I have a waiting period”. In this episode, Jason Cummings joins me to debunk these common misconceptions and set the record straight for all newcomers to Canada.

These misconceptions can be costly to a newcomer.  For instance, each year tens of thousands of new residents of Canada settle in a Province or Territory that has a waiting period for public health coverage (Medicare).  During a Medicare waiting period, “un-insured residents” are responsible to pay for hospital and medical services, even in an emergency, and costs can be very high, even...

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Refugee Law - Essential insight from a refugee lawyer!

Learning what the practice of refugee law is really like with Hart Kamiker.

With the increasing numbers of refugee claimants crossing into Canada via the US border, the topic of refugees has become extremely polarizing in our country. As we approach another election year, political divisiveness and rhetoric from all parties will continue to dominate the media. What we are left with is a lot of misinformation being spread that only exacerbates the confusion the average Canadian has regarding the refugee issue.

In this episode, Canadian immigration lawyer Hart Kaminker joined me to help shed some light on this topic and provide some great insight from a refugee lawyer perspective. Tune in to this episode and get rid of your pre-conceived ideas about refugees once and for all.

Hart Kaminker has extensive experience in all facets of Immigration and Citizenship law with focused knowledge in litigation, the processing of permanent and temporary applications, and reviewing decisions of...

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What's new with Quebec Immigration

An update on the major changes to Quebec Immigration with Immigration Lawyer Genna Evelyn

Quebec has gone through some fairly significant changes to its immigration programs. If you want to know how these changes may impact on Quebec based work permits and immigration, you've come to the right place. Canadian Immigration Lawyer Genna Evelyn joined me to share some insight on some of the significant changes that have been launched and some fantastic employment opportunities that exist for foreign nationals destined for Quebec.

 

Ms. Evelyn has a Bachelor’s of Law from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Law from Université Laval with a research focus on immigration law. She offers services in both her English and French and is a member of both the Barreau du Québec and the Law Society of Ontario.

In addition to practicing immigration law privately, Ms. Evelyn also runs an Immigration Legal Clinic in Saint-Georges which provides free...

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Pot Legalization and Cross Border Travel

What you must know about the legalization of Pot in Canada and Cross border Travel with Immigration Lawyer Henry Chang

With the legalization of marijuana in Canada on October 17, 2018, there continues to exist tremendous confusion on how this will impact Canadian marijuana users traveling to the US and American's coming to Canada for a little "marijuana tourism". The issue is complex for individuals but downright maddening for multinational companies sending employees back and forth across the Canada/US border on a daily basis.

In this episode, I was joined by Canadian and US Immigration Attorney Henry Chang who shared some great advice on the real dangers that exist for users of marijuana seeking to travel cross border between Canada and the US and some great tips for employees of Canadian marijuana companies traveling to the US.

Henry Chang, a partner with the law firm of Blaney McMurtry in Toronto, Ontario, has always been a great resource for anything related to cross...

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