Summary Section Content 1With a mix of local savvy and global reach, the Business Immigration Group of BLG supports our clients in projects on an international scale – without compromising the human factor. Acting as your trusted and well-connected advisor, BLG is committed to your success. Whether you are looking to increase expertise through the hiring of foreign talent or through the relocation of personnel abroad, we provide around-the-clock access to a spectrum of business immigration services. We assist clients at each and every step of the process – from case analysis and determination of eligibility to comprehensive immigration and visa services. We act as a single, unified team with front-line readiness and innovative response. Team members also work closely with other areas of expertise that often go hand-in-hand with immigration, such as corporate and commercial law, commercial litigation, dispute resolution, financial services, intellectual property, labour and employment and mergers and acquisitions, providing immigration advice and services within the context of your overall business needs. Regardless of the issue or the destination, BLG’s Business Immigration Group works with you, as part of your team, to attain your goals. Publications Section Content 2 "Canada’s Expanded Biometrics Program to Take Effect on July 31, 2018," June 2018."Labour & Employment Law in Canada," September 2017."New Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Now in Effect," September 2017."Immigration Update: Launch of the Global Skills Strategy, More Changes to the Express Entry System and Changes Ahead for the Age of a Dependent Child," June 2017."Immigration Update: Changes to the Express Entry System and Electronic Travel Authorization Reminder," February 2017."Immigration Update — New Labour Market Impact Assessment Exemption," March 2016."The New Employer Portal for LMIA-Exempt Work Permit Applications," November 2015."New Electronic Travel Authorization Required for Visa-Exempt Individuals Entering Canada," October 2015. Representative Work Section Content 3Acted as Canadian immigration advisor for large financial institutions seeking to employ highly-specialized workers from around the world. Advised multinational consumer goods clients on immigration strategies to assist with employee transfers and secondments from other regions of the world. Advised large entertainment companies on immigration implications of Canadian productions and assisted in obtaining necessary work permits. Assisted international oil and gas companies to develop immigration policies and processes for management of cross-border recruitment of employees. Assisted major multinational corporations in establishing Canadian operations and advised on strategies to transfer experienced employees from other locations of the corporations to the new North American operations. Supported mining clients in meeting demands caused by shortages of skilled workers (mining engineers, geologists). Facilitated international transfers for manufacturing clients, such as working with technician dispatch to solve machinery issues on international work sites. Rankings & Recognitions Section Content 4The Business Immigration Group or its members are recognized in:The 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Canada. The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.The 2015 edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.The 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal – The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.The 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.