Immigration

In the News: The Eb-5 Investor Visa

This blog examines EB-5 history, current challenges faced by the EB-5 program, proposed changes to the program and what changes may in be store for 2017.

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President Trump: Update on Key Cross-Border Issues

Spring is upon us, and I thought it would be a good time to briefly check in on the latest updates from the Trump presidency that could potentially affect Canadians planning to move to the US or Americans planning to move to Canada. This blog is the second of a series that will update my cross-border clients on key Trump-related issues most relevant to them. These key issues are: 1) Health Care In an embarrassing setback for President Trump and US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the newly proposed Republican health care bill that they intended as a replacement […]

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President Trump: Key Issues for Canadians Moving to the US

2017 is upon us and so is the new president. Last Friday, Donald Trump was inaugurated into the highest seat of office in the US. Since Trump announced his intention to run for president, there has been much speculation about the efficacy of his proposed policies. Now that he’s inaugurated, Trump’s proposed policies may very well become law. Trump’s policies focus on a wide array of issues; however, there are certain issues that have the potential to significantly affect my Canadian clients, particularly those clients who are in the middle of planning a permanent move to the US. As such, […]

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Clinton vs. Trump: The US Presidential Frontrunners’ Platforms on Immigration, Tax & Health Care and their Potential Impact on Canadians

In February, I discussed the leading presidential candidates’ positions on tax and health care on CJAD 800AM, reviewing the platforms of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Last week, The Atlantic published a US presidential race cheat sheet with a byline stating that November’s presidential race will most likely be run by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, based in part on these candidates’ recent victories in the Northeast primaries. Now that the presidential race’s true frontrunners are more clear, an updated discussion of Clinton and Trump’s platforms is warranted. As such, this blog provides a high-level primer […]

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The Challenges of Localization with Cross Border Employee Relocation

In our globally connected world with the competition for foreign talent becoming ever fiercer, global mobility is on the rise. Recognizing the need to develop global leadership, many companies are sending key employees on international assignments, leading to an increase in expatriate populations all over the world. One of the main challenges for companies with expatriate personnel is what approach to take with compensation. Many compensation-related issues beyond base salary loom across borders, such as retirement benefits, income tax management, health care and housing. If not proactively dealt with upfront, these issues can lead to costly pitfalls for employers and […]

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