Summary

With 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

Rankings & Recognition

The Business Immigration Group or its members are recognized in:

  • The 2016 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.

Representative Work

  • Acted 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.