April 9, 2014

CBC asks Alex Stojicevic for his take on Foreign Worker Program abuses

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been in the media spotlight repeatedly over the past year, with the HD Mining story and, now, the McDonald’s scandal both making headlines on CBC news.
April 9, 2014

McDonald’s grilled over temporary foreign workers

A B.C. McDonald’s restaurant franchisee is under investigation after complaints about his foreign worker hiring policy, CBC news reports. According to CBC, concerns from employees like team leader Kalen Christ, during the news agency’s Go Public inquiries, led to the initial investigation and subsequent blacklisting of franchisee Glen Bishop from the temporary foreign workers program.
March 28, 2014

Federal Government to introduce fines for employers abusing foreign-worker program

The federal government is set to introduce steep new fines for employers caught abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker program – the latest crackdown on a program critics have warned can undercut wages or cost Canadians their jobs. The authority to fine employers is expected to be included in a budget implementation act set to be tabled in Ottawa Friday, according to a source familiar with the change. The act is […]
March 27, 2014

Gordon Maynard talks boutique law with National Magazine

Recently, Canadian Bar Association National Magazine highlighted the growing Canadian trend of boutique law services, in an article titled Boutique Law Firms: the call to go small. Though boutique firms are nothing new, National remarks that recent economic downturns, globalization, and quickly-advancing technology have combined to give smaller firms an advantage amid a world of large-scale law offices. Low overhead, expertise and the ability to adapt are just a few of […]
October 10, 2013

Continuing education on the temporary foreign workers program

This past September Alex Stojicevic and Gordon Maynard, of MKS Immigration Law, joined their fellow Canadian immigration lawyers and experts in the field as presenters at the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia’s conference Working Your Way into Canada.
September 21, 2013

Vancouver votes Alex Stojicevic as one of top three immigration lawyers

Alex Stojicevic recently received what some may consider to be Vancouver’s highest honour: a feature in the Georgia Straight’s annual Best of Vancouver survey. The September 19 issue of the popular weekly newspaper showcased the 18th annual Best of Vancouver results, with Alex Stojicevic winning third in the best Vancouver immigration lawyer category.
August 22, 2013

American Senator to denounce Canadian citizenship

Canadian immigration lawyers Maynard Kischer Stojicevic have a long history helping their clients navigate through all sorts of immigration law. But it is not often that the Canadian immigration law firm hears of a case where, instead of applying for citizenship to a country, a person wants to denounce their citizenship.
August 22, 2013

Paralegal Sara Adel explains the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Sara Adel, paralegal with the Canadian immigration law firm Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, has recently become a featured columnist in the BC Paralegal Association newsletter. With over two years experience in both American and Canadian immigration law and as an active membership in the BCPA, Sara is the perfect candidate to write the Immigration Law column featured in the organization’s seasonal newsletter.