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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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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