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New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

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By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

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McDonald's suffers its own Macattack

Fast food giant McDonald’s has been challenged to a High Court battle by a commercial artist who claims that the burger chain’s use of corporate logos is in “flagrant breach of copyright” Allen & Overy (A&O) is acting on behalf of designer and cartoonist Don Evans, whose drawings of Ronald McDonald and the Ham-burglar have […]

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