Corporate Immigration Law Firm

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Corporate Immigration Law Firm is engaged exclusively in the practice of Canadian, U.S. and foreign immigration and consular matters. Our firm facilitates the transfer of individuals between foreign countries and Canada whether to immigrate, to work on temporary assignments, to study, or to visit.

We are experienced, well regarded and reliable. We provide extraordinary service to clients. Our clients are some of the most recognized corporate names in the world. We represent local and multinational businesses, associations, not-for-profit organizations, professional firms and individuals.

Contentious Issues. Unexpected Roadblocks. Troubleshooting in urgent and complex circumstances. We are uniquely qualified to manage time sensitive, contentious and unusual immigration issues and recognize the importance of swift resolution for the individuals involved.

Our view is that retaining a law firm to secure a visa, work permit, study permit, permanent resident status, or citizenship or deal with inadmissibility should not be like purchasing a commodity. We provide professional legal services, which to us means we are here to serve you, your family, or your employee, as the case may be, with regard to the very important experience of legally migrating to another country.

Our goal is to maintain and expand our excellent reputation with our clients, the legal community and with government, and to continue to provide personalized services that enhance our clients’ experience in the complex and often intimidating immigration environment.

well-equipped to handle all immigration matters. Our clients include:

  • International mining companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Software developers
  • Chemical companies
  • Food manufacturers and distributors
  • National retail firms
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Construction and demolition companies
  • Automotive and automotive parts manufacturing
  • Power generation firms
  • Restaurant chains
  • Entertainers, models and agencies
  • High-Tech manufacturers
  • Industrial manufacturing and technology companies
  • Industrial service companies
  • Management consulting firms
  • Sporting associations and athletes
  • Accounting firms
  • Start-ups
  • Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs



Key Contacts

Barbara Jo Caruso
[email protected]
+1 416 368 6222

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2023 Off to a Crazy Start – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

As the first month of 2023 comes to a close, we at Corporate Immigration Law Firm (CILF) are shaking our heads. Some of the recent announcements are so surprising and shocking that we are left with few answers for our clients and certainly few ideas of what will come next. On the other hand, we […]

Family of Foreign Workers Allowed to Work – But What About the Spouses of Canadian Citizens of Permanent Residents of Canada??

It’s been nearly a decade since Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) ran a pilot program that allowed the dependent children of high-wage foreign workers in certain provinces to work while in Canada.  Last Friday, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced a three staged plan to allow family members of numerous foreign workers to […]

New Occupations Eligible for Express Entry and Some Occupations Now Ineligible

On Wednesday November 16th, 2022, the Honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced the implementation of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 for immigration programs managed under the Express Entry system. The NOC system is used by IRCC to evaluate the occupational eligibility of applicants, breaking down the level of […]

International Students Encouraged to Solve Canada’s Growing Labour Shortage

On Tuesday, October 7, 2022, the Honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week cap on the number of hours that eligible post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus, while school is in session. Beginning November 15, 2022, at 12:00am ET until December 31, 2023, […]

It’s Official! Canadian COVID-19 Border and Travel Regulations Ended, Effective October 1

Today, the federal government announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, including testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022. The removal of COVID-19-related border regulations means that all travelers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination when entering Canada, nor wear masks on planes and trains. […]

Employers Take Note – New Rules for Foreign Workers

Amendments to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to strengthen protections for temporary foreign workers during their period of employment in Canada are scheduled to come into force on September 26, 2022. Specifically, these amendments apply to those employers seeking employer specific work permits for foreign nationals via the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”), which relates to LMIA-based work […]

Open Work Permits for Certain Current and Former Post Graduate Work Permit Holders

On August 2, 2022, IRCC announced it would be expanding work permit opportunities for certain former or current post graduate work permit holders, as well as Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident (“TR to PR”) Pathway applicants. Beginning on August 8, 2022, individuals whose post graduate work permit expired on or after September 20, 2021, or […]

United States Ending Covid-19 Testing Requirements For International Travelers

On Friday June 10th, an official at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they would be lifting the Covid-19 related requirements that are currently in place on international travelers coming into the U.S. The order was initiated on January 26, 2021, and requires international travelers to test negative on a Covid-19 […]

Passport Renewal Relief: In Time For The First Long Weekend Of The Summer

In the two months from March 1 to April 30, 2021, Service Canada says it issued 363,000 passports. One year later, as COVID travel measures started to subside, in the same time period, the number of issued passports spiked to 1,273,000. This would certainly explain the extremely long waiting times experienced by applicants. Recently, Service […]

Reopening Canada: Great Overall, But Leaving Low Hanging Fruit Behind

An important announcement was made today by the Honourable Sean Fraser, Canada’s Immigration Minister, which brings badly needed encouraging news for people who have been stuck in various stages of the immigration process during COVID delays. In addition to trying to shake loose the large backlog, these changes are also intended to pave a better […]

What is Happening with Express Entry?

It has now been over 4 months since IRCC issued invitations to apply in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and over one year since invitations were issued to candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). This has left us wondering when invitations will start up again, how many invitations will be coming in 2022, […]

Border Restrictions – A Step in the Right Direction

As part of a phased easing of border restrictions, the Government of Canada on February 15, 2022, announced a number of adjustments to existing border restrictions. These measures will come into effect, February 28, 2022. These include: What will change:   Scrapping the mandatory PCR testing for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada. Travellers will now have the option of […]

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