Canadian immigration services

Our Canadian immigration team supports employers seeking to recruit or retain international talent while helping to ensure compliance with Canada’s immigration laws. Whether you are applying for your first work permit, developing an immigration policy or planning a workforce strategy for your entire organization or for a major project, our team can provide strategic and practical support to meet your immigration needs.

As a national practice with locations in six of Canada’s major centres, we deliver locally while connecting with EY resources across the country to help provide high-quality, client-focused service. We deliver our services using consistent processes to provide you with predictability in our approach to Canadian immigration matters, from eligibility assessment through to process overview, the collection of documents, and the preparation of application and submission of applications to government authorities.

Because we focus exclusively on business immigration, we can take the needed actions to stay current with the latest Canadian immigration trends, policies and leading practices through regular submissions to Canadian immigration authorities, active involvement with professional associations such as the Canadian Bar Association, National Citizenship and Immigration Section and government liaison activity. We also offer thought leadership through electronic alerts, journal publications and as regular speakers at foreign worker conferences.

Understanding the nature of our clients’ business and industry practices is important to us. Whether you operate in the area of natural resource extraction, financial services, communications, transportation, information technology, manufacturing or any other sector, we can assist in demystifying Canadian immigration requirements. We work with a cross-section of industries and can offer advisory services that are specific to your business needs, including policy development, due diligence for corporate transactions, internal compliance audits and process improvement. Focus areas include temporary resident visas, work permits, labor market confirmations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters.