Exceptions, Resumptions and Some Restrictions: Canada-US Border Update

With proclamations and Orders-in-Council slowing down to a trickle, we can now take stock and note some trends in the new era of immigration law. While the Canada -US border will remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, Canada continues to accept most Temporary Foreign Workers and has implemented some expedited processing for the […] Read More

Top 10 Immigration Questions Answered

In the current state of the world where travel is essentially non-existent, employers who rely on any foreign workers are lost in a sea of unanswered questions.  Field Law’s Immigration lawyers have many of the same queries and in an effort to help their own understanding and that of their clients, have gone right to […] Read More

This Just Tweeted… US Immigration Updates based on COVID-19

Whether you saw it as a tweet or during a press conference over the weekend, President Trump announced that all social distancing must continue for Americans for at least another month, if not longer. While this isn’t the first or last update on COVID-19 precautions from the President, there has been plenty of mixed messaging […] Read More
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Immigration and Travel Ban

Less than a month ago, we wrote about business travellers who had their phones arbitrarily searched at the border. Two weeks ago, we wrote about travel insurance for those looking to travel for business or even (gasp) pleasure. Now, travellers themselves (never mind their phones) could be detained at the port of entry, fined, and […] Read More
March 24, 2020

Travelling soon? Here’s your Coronavirus Round-Up

Your much awaited vacation to Asia or Europe is fast-approaching and suddenly you’ve started to take notice of the non-stop coronavirus coverage. Should you cancel? What are your options? Does your insurance cover you? Field Law’s Immigration Team has gathered some of the top issues to consider before setting off. Waiving Travel Change Fees There […] Read More

Can Border Officers Search Your Phone?

A few months ago, and despite widespread criticism, the Canadian government passed legislation allowing US border officers to conduct warrant-less searches on Canadian soil. The Pre-Clearance Act implemented a bilateral treaty between Canada and the US, which outlines the circumstances in which either party can examine, inspect and search travelers outside of their jurisdiction (the 2015 Agreement […] Read More