Effective October 14, 2010, a new Application for Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada [IMM 5257] form and related forms will be made available to all clients. This new form will be accessed electronically and applicants will be able to save their partially completed form. Once completed, the final form will contain bar codes that will facitate data entry into Citizenship and Immigration Canada's new Global Case Management System.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the 2010 National Construction Labour Relations Alliance Labour Relations Conference. I participated in a panel that provided an update on drug and alcohol policies.
Much has been written about our aging workforce and the implication for employers of the coming tide of retirements. The premiers and Prime Minister recently met to attempt to deal with those workers who do not have company pension plans by enhancing the benefits available under the Canada Pension plan, unfortunately without success. Clearly, retirement planning and the funding for that retirement are hot issues.
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