December 1, 2014

Gordon Maynard speaks to the Senate Committee on Bill C-43

On November 20, Gordon Maynard of the Vancouver Immigration Law firm Maynard Kischer Stojicevic shared his insights into Division 24 of Bill C-43 with the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Division 24 of Bill C-43 makes amendments to the the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, including authorizing the publishing of names of employers who have been found guilty of certain offences against the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
August 18, 2014

International Student Program changes get students working

In June, Canada’s International Student Program introduced new rules to protect the program from fraud or misuse. MKS’s own paralegal, Sara Adel, informs readers about the changes on page 12 of the latest BC Paralegal Association (BCPA) newsletter.
August 5, 2014

MKS supports community rugby club

Maynard Kischer Stojicevic is proud to support the rugby program of the Vancouver Rowing Club. The Rowing Club’s rugby division has a long history, having been founded in 1908, and calls Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park home.
July 31, 2014

O & S Contracting under fire for foreign workers

Once again, the issue of temporary foreign workers in B.C. has captured the attention of the media, this time with a focus on American workers. The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s most widely read news sources, recently reported on a case involving a British Columbia trade union that claims the work permits of eight Americans working on a cogeneration plant near Mackenzie aren’t legally valid.
July 25, 2014

Feds denied stay in expat voting case

When Alberta and Ontario held their byelections this past June, some 1.4 million Canadians were almost denied the right to cast their ballots. These Canadians have been living abroad, and thanks to an amendment made to the Canada Elections Act in 1993, they are barred from voting in Canadian elections if they’ve been out of the country for five years or more. But, just days before the elections took place, […]
June 23, 2014

David L Thomas Law Corporation joins MKS Immigration Law

We are happy to announce that the David L Thomas Law Corporation is joining our law firm effective immediately. David L. Thomas has acted for a variety of individuals and companies, both in Canada and abroad.  He is mostly known for his expertise in the area of Business Immigration, where he combines his experience in business law and immigration practice.  David L.  Thomas has lectured in this field to the […]
May 28, 2014

Gordon Maynard tells CBC foreign worker policy is “not good math”

A Vancouver Thai restaurant is feeling the negative effects of the ban on temporary foreign workers in the Canadian food service industry, CBC news reports.
May 12, 2014

Immigration application process to be more job-focused in 2015

The immigration application process will soon be more focused on matching immigrants with gainful employment, as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) prepares to roll out its new processing system. Sara Adel, paralegal at Maynard Kischer Stojicevic Immigration Law, writes about this development on page 15 of the latest BC Paralegal Association (BCPA) newsletter, Paralegal Press.