Canada

Located in the Northern part of North America, Canada sits directly on top of the United States. In addition to sharing borders, the United States and Canada are among the largest countries in the world, Canada being the second-largest country by area. And, the land border which is shared with the US, makes it the world’s longest bi-national land border.

Canada was established in 1535 by France and was originally known as the colony of Canada. Today Canada is governed by a Federal-parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth as the head of state. At the federal level, it is a bilingual nation, speaking English and French; Canada is one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations in the world, which is primarily the result of large-scale immigration.

Canada has an advanced economy, making it the tenth-largest in the world, based on GDP (in the Human Development Index). It is abundant in natural resources, and relies heavily on a well-developed international trade market. Canada also ranks highly in international measurements for categories including: government transparency, economic freedom, civil liberties, quality of life, education, and healthcare. Canada is a member of the United Nations, G20, G7, NAFTA, Group of Ten, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

Canada is governed by the Constitution of Canada, making it the supreme law of the country. Written text and unwritten conventions govern the Constitution. The Constitution Act of 1982 ended all legislative ties with the UK, while adding an amending formula for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court, and the Judiciary plays an integral role in interpreting powers; the Judiciary also has the power to strike down Acts of Parliament if they violate the Constitution. Common law prevails in all provinces except Quebec, which is regulated by the civil law system.

Canada is a powerful country in terms of its economy, with a GDP of $1.52 trillion US (2016). It is rated as one of the top ten trading nations in the world. The country ranks above the US and many western European countries in the Heritage Foundation Index, and the country experiences extremely low levels of income disparity. The economy is also heavily driven by stock exchange, as the Toronto Stock Exchange is the seventh largest market in the world.

Canada’s economy is highly driven by import and export, and trade with countries including the US, China, and the European Union. Since the 20th century, the country has also experienced growth in mining, manufacturing, and the services sector. The service industry drives the Canadian economy, employing about ¾ of the country’s workforce. Petroleum and forestry are two of the country’s most prominent areas of expertise, driving a great deal of income in these sectors.

The National Law Review covers the latest news, stories, and information regarding Canada, and its provinces. Litigation, employment law changes in the country, new legislation, immigration law, patent application stories, and Canada’s bioeconomy, are among the different stories covered on the National Law Review. Visitors will find up to date stories, news, and cases from Canada regularly on the site.

Date Title Organization
1
Mar
Canada | Canada Reimposes Visa Requirement for Mexican Nationals Berry Appleman & Leiden
14
Feb
ITC Votes Negative on Tin Mill Imports from Canada, China, Germany, and South Korea ArentFox Schiff LLP
14
Feb
Hiring Across the 49th Parallel: Traps for the Unwary for Cross-Border US-Canada Hires Mintz
14
Feb
Don’t Use Emojis in Contract Negotiations? Canadian Court Rules Contract was Accepted with a 👍 Pierce Atwood LLP
12
Feb
Maximizing the Fee: Royal Bank of Canada Affiliate Pays $30+ Million for Client Abuse Norris McLaughlin P.A.
8
Feb
Canada | Requirements for Digital Nomads Announced Berry Appleman & Leiden
5
Feb
Germany | Resident Permit Requirement Temporarily Waived Berry Appleman & Leiden
31
Jan
Canada Revenue Agency: Remote Workers Payroll Guidance Mintz
31
Jan
French Insider Episode 29: Navigating Global Capital Markets with Erik Sloane of Cboe Global Markets [PODCAST] Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
30
Jan
Turkey | Visa-Free Entry Expanded to Six Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
29
Jan
Canada | Changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program Berry Appleman & Leiden
26
Jan
2024 Update on the Cessation of CDOR and SIBOR Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
23
Jan
Canada | Cap Set for International Student Permit Applications Berry Appleman & Leiden
22
Jan
January 2024 Update: US Department of State Announces Pilot Program for Stateside H-1B Visa Renewals Mintz
17
Jan
FDA Approves Florida Importing Drugs from Canada Greenberg Traurig, LLP
16
Jan
Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
12
Jan
State Department Establishes Parameters for Domestic Visa Processing Pilot Program Barnes & Thornburg LLP
12
Jan
Canada | Temporary Resident Pathway Opens Berry Appleman & Leiden
11
Jan
Canada Opens Consultation on Federal Plastics Registry Keller and Heckman LLP
11
Jan
The BR Privacy & Security Download: January 2024 Blank Rome LLP
11
Jan
Privacy Tip #385 – 23andMe Sends Letter to Data Breach Victims that Suing Over Breach is Futile Robinson & Cole LLP
11
Jan
FDA: Major Policy Shift Authorizes Florida’s Plan to Import Drugs from Canada Foley & Lardner LLP
10
Jan
Beyond the USMCA and the IRA: Speed Bumps, Fast Lanes ArentFox Schiff LLP
10
Jan
USMCA Year Four Into Year Five ArentFox Schiff LLP
9
Jan
Brazil | Visa Requirement Postponed Berry Appleman & Leiden
8
Jan
Visiting Brazil? Visa Requirement for Business or to Work Remotely Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Jan
European Travel Authorization Coming in 2024 Hunton Andrews Kurth
3
Jan
Certain H-1B Employees Can Renew Their Visas Within the United States Under New Pilot Program ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Dec
U.S. Department of State Implements Domestic Visa Renewal Pilot Program Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Dec
Merry and Bright: Health Canada Recalls Artificial Christmas Trees for Potential Burn or Fire Hazard ArentFox Schiff LLP
28
Dec
A Holiday Gift From The State Department: Domestic Visa Revalidation Pilot Program And Visa Interview Waiver Guidance Barnes & Thornburg LLP
22
Dec
State-Side H-1B Visa Renewal to Begin Jan. 29, 2024 Miller Canfield
22
Dec
U.S. Department of State Announces Visa Renewal Pilot Program Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
21
Dec
Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot Program Set to Begin in January 2024 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
20
Dec
Canada | Apostille Process Implementation Update Berry Appleman & Leiden
13
Dec
Canada | Minimum Income Required for International Students Increased Berry Appleman & Leiden
7
Dec
The BR Privacy & Security Download: December 2023 Blank Rome LLP
7
Dec
Five Eyes on Sanction Enforcement: Joint Guidance on Russia Sanctions Evasion From U.S. and Allies Identifies Detailed Expectations for Export Control Diligence in Sensitive Transactions Robinson & Cole LLP
6
Dec
Brazil | eVisa Online Application Platform Launched Berry Appleman & Leiden
30
Nov
USMCA Automotive Rules of Origin: Congress and the White House Looking to Hear from Industry Leaders. Have They Been Effective? Are Producers Complying? What's Been the Impact on the Economy? ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Nov
New Permanent Residency Pathway Launched Berry Appleman & Leiden
29
Nov
Tourism and Business e-Visa Services Restored for Canadian Nationals Berry Appleman & Leiden
28
Nov
Health Canada Steps Up CCCR Labeling Recalls Keller and Heckman LLP
27
Nov
Considering DPF Certification? It May be Worth Considering APEC Certifications, Too Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Nov
Global Regulatory Update for November 2023 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
Nov
Canadian Court Invalidates Plastics ‘Toxic’ Designation Keller and Heckman LLP
22
Nov
FTC Warns Influencers and Trade Associations to Be Much More Specific About Ties Hunton Andrews Kurth
22
Nov
Employee Ownership Trusts Update – The Tax Incentives that Everyone was Hoping For Mintz
21
Nov
Canadian Court Invalidates Plastics ‘Toxic’ Designation Keller and Heckman LLP
21
Nov
Canadian Government Introduces Bill That Would Ban Use of Replacement Workers During Strikes or Lockouts Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
 

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