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KLA reforça área de Direito Público e Administrativo com nova Sócia

Marianne Albers passa a integrar o escritório para reforçar a área de Direito Público e Administrativo. Com mais de 15 anos de experiência na área de Direito Administrativo (contencioso judicial e administrativo), Direito do Consumidor (consultivo e contencioso judicial e administrativo) e Direito Ambiental (contencioso judicial), a nova sócia já conduziu inúmeras ações civis públicas, ações de improbidade administrativa e mandados de segurança individuais e coletivos.

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Trust is the New Advertising Disruptor

Developing — and keeping — trust has never been more important for advertisers. With consumers being bombarded by a dizzying variety of messages and choices, trustworthiness has emerged as an important differentiator between brands.

In other words, as Richard Eyre, CBE, chairman of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK) would put it, trust is now a key disruptor for advertising. At the 2014 IAB Engage conference, Eyre told advertisers that trust is their most important tool for relating to customers. The main job for today’s brands and agencies, he said, is to secure trust — and hold onto it.

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Brits abroad! Will planning for Brits with foreign assets

With the summer holiday season upon us, it’s time to dust down those dreams of owning a bolthole in your favourite part of the world, where summer means summer and the sky is always blue.  It’s not uncommon for Brits to own assets outside the UK these days and not just the infamous holiday home in the sun.  In acquiring assets abroad, though, the last thing usually considered is what happens to those assets on death and is an English Will any use in getting them sorted out?

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Canadian Employee Relocation Council calls for Sweeping Changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Background: The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) has written to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human resources, Skills and Social Development with recommendations for improving the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

CERC cites the results of a survey indicating that 77% of employer respondents said they had experienced inconsistencies in decisions made by officials managing the TFWP. (https://www.cerc.ca/news/292380/CERC-Calls-for-sweeping-overhaul-of-TFW-Program.htm)

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Lengthy Delays for Permanent Residence Card Renewals

Background: Anecdotal evidence (http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/permanent-residence-card-delays-leave-thousands-without-id) suggest that potentially thousands of Permanent Residents are experiencing significant delays of between 3 months to 2 years in the processing of applications to renew their Permanent Residents (PR) cards.

Impact: Permanent Residents of Canada are required to have a valid PR card to enter Canada via a commercial carrier (airline, bus, train). If a Permanent Resident does not have a valid card he/she must apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) at a visa office when they are outside Canada.

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BCPNP Issues Entrepreneur Nominations

Background: The BCPNP Entrepreneur Program issued 16 nominations for Permanent Residence on 31 May 2016.

Impact: This latest round of nominations demonstrates the continued commitment of the BCPNP program to process Entrepreneur applications. The program has stringent eligibility criteria that must be met and is relevant to serious applicants that are able and willing to set up a new business or take over an existing one and to create jobs for Canadians and strengthen the community, reginal and provincial economies.

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Federal Start –Up Visa Continues to Grow

Background: Launched in 2013 as a replacement for the much maligned Federal Investor Program, the Start-up visa aims to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada.

Impact: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) itself recognizes that the program has been slow to make an impact. Currently 26 start-ups have been launched and 51 PR visa’s issued since the inception of the program in 2013. IRCC says there is a further 50 applications still in progress have been issued

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Changes to Citizenship Act Waiting to be Passed into Law

Background: The Liberal Government announced in its election manifesto its intention to reverse the changes made to the Citizenship Act by the Conservative Government in 2015.

On June 17, 2016, Bill C-6, was passed in the House of Commons following its third reading and on the same day, a first reading took place in the Senate. The government had hoped to have the new legislation passed into law for Canada Day, July 1 but it is now more likely this will take place when the Senate re-assembles  after the summer recess.

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Mobilite Francophone is Launched

Background: On June 1st 2016 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched a Federal initiative to encourage skilled francophone workers to come to Canada to work and ultimately settle in communities outside of the province of Quebec.

Impact: Employers will be exempted from the need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before a francophone foreign worker can be hired. Eligibility criteria include:

  • living and working in a Francophone minority community outside Quebec
  •  Using French on a daily basis
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International Mobility Program Employer Audits/Inspections

Background: The International Mobility Program (IMP) encompasses amongst other things the Intra-company Transferee (ICT) and NAFTA immigration streams. Audits and inspections are conducted on a random selection basis to ensure compliance with the regulations and policies of the respective streams

Impact: Employers that are found to be “non-compliant” can face significant penalties including:

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