For employers

We help businesses grow through international recruitment of highly-skilled professionals and executives and build robust compliance strategies.

The Good

“The Good” is the work we do to help our clients navigate the immigration landscape without having auditors and border officers shouting at them through megaphones. Employers come to us at the outset to help them figure out work permits and permanent residence applications for their employees, bring in business visitors, and devise strategies for tackling the Labour Market Impact Assessment process. The LMIA can be complex and unforgiving. But we know the law around this better than most, and can help you understand your options - like identifying exemptions for intra-company transfers, NAFTA professionals, or a host of other categories.

The Bad

If you employ foreign workers, believe us when we say you really need a compliance and risk management strategy. We can do this for you, and in doing so won’t just help you enhance your company’s profitability. We will help keep you solvent and out of the doghouse. The government is diligent in holding employers to the commitments they make when bringing in foreign workers. Government-initiated employer compliance audits can be random but they are not infrequent, and the consequences for failing an audit can be serious. To avoid this, we’ll educate your HR team about your company’s obligations and design systems to help you monitor and ensure compliance, including conducting proactive audits. After all, it’s always better to find slip-ups yourself; we can then help you fix them or engage government officials directly with our plan to skate you back onside.

The Ugly

We know we’re mixing Eastwood and Tarantino metaphors here, but we can’t resist. If you get in trouble, we’re like the Wolf. No matter how deep you’re in it, you call us and we’ll come help you clean it up. Trouble can take many forms in immigration law. Broadly you could encounter problems with admissibility or enforcement. Admissibility issues can arise when, for example, a worker is discovered to have a criminal record, a medical issue, or suspected ties to organized crime or terrorist groups. These immigration deal-breakers can crop up at any point in a worker’s employment, from the border to long after they’ve arrived and begun work. We can help you vet potential applicants before they’re even hired, so there are no surprises. If your worker is refused entry or threatened with removal from Canada, we can represent you with immigration officials. We also handle judicial reviews and appeals, but won’t recommend either where there is a viable alternative fix.