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.

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Apr
10
2024
Canada | Update on International Student Permit Cap Berry Appleman & Leiden
Apr
8
2024
Canada | Permanent Residency Application Fee Increases Berry Appleman & Leiden
Apr
8
2024
Minimum Wage Increases and Ontario Employment Shake-up: What Employers Need to Know Mintz
Mar
28
2024
Canada | Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program Announced Berry Appleman & Leiden
Mar
21
2024
Whistleblower Protection Laws Do Not Apply Outside the United States Proskauer Rose LLP
Mar
20
2024
Canada Grants its First Approval for Animal-Free Milk Protein Keller and Heckman LLP
Mar
11
2024
Smooth Sailing: U.S. Department of State Reports Success with H-1B Visa Renewal Program Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Mar
7
2024
Episode 64: An Interview with the Cato Institute’s David Bier [Podcast] Berry Appleman & Leiden
Mar
5
2024
Mexican Citizens Now Need Visas to Visit Canada Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mar
2
2024
Bill to Modernize CEPA Receives Royal Assent Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Mar
2
2024
Global Regulatory Update for March 2024 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Mar
1
2024
Canada | Canada Reimposes Visa Requirement for Mexican Nationals Berry Appleman & Leiden
Feb
14
2024
ITC Votes Negative on Tin Mill Imports from Canada, China, Germany, and South Korea ArentFox Schiff LLP
Feb
14
2024
Hiring Across the 49th Parallel: Traps for the Unwary for Cross-Border US-Canada Hires Mintz
Feb
14
2024
Don’t Use Emojis in Contract Negotiations? Canadian Court Rules Contract was Accepted with a 👍 Pierce Atwood LLP
Feb
12
2024
Maximizing the Fee: Royal Bank of Canada Affiliate Pays $30+ Million for Client Abuse Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Feb
8
2024
Canada | Requirements for Digital Nomads Announced Berry Appleman & Leiden
Feb
5
2024
Germany | Resident Permit Requirement Temporarily Waived Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
31
2024
Canada Revenue Agency: Remote Workers Payroll Guidance Mintz
Jan
31
2024
French Insider Episode 29: Navigating Global Capital Markets with Erik Sloane of Cboe Global Markets [PODCAST] Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jan
30
2024
Turkey | Visa-Free Entry Expanded to Six Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
29
2024
Canada | Changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
26
2024
2024 Update on the Cessation of CDOR and SIBOR Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jan
23
2024
Canada | Cap Set for International Student Permit Applications Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
22
2024
January 2024 Update: US Department of State Announces Pilot Program for Stateside H-1B Visa Renewals Mintz
Jan
17
2024
FDA Approves Florida Importing Drugs from Canada Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jan
16
2024
Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Jan
12
2024
State Department Establishes Parameters for Domestic Visa Processing Pilot Program Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jan
12
2024
Canada | Temporary Resident Pathway Opens Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
11
2024
Canada Opens Consultation on Federal Plastics Registry Keller and Heckman LLP
Jan
11
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: January 2024 Blank Rome LLP
Jan
11
2024
Privacy Tip #385 – 23andMe Sends Letter to Data Breach Victims that Suing Over Breach is Futile Robinson & Cole LLP
Jan
11
2024
FDA: Major Policy Shift Authorizes Florida’s Plan to Import Drugs from Canada Foley & Lardner LLP
Jan
10
2024
Beyond the USMCA and the IRA: Speed Bumps, Fast Lanes ArentFox Schiff LLP
Jan
10
2024
USMCA Year Four Into Year Five ArentFox Schiff LLP
Jan
9
2024
Brazil | Visa Requirement Postponed Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
8
2024
Visiting Brazil? Visa Requirement for Business or to Work Remotely Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jan
3
2024
European Travel Authorization Coming in 2024 Hunton Andrews Kurth
Jan
3
2024
Certain H-1B Employees Can Renew Their Visas Within the United States Under New Pilot Program ArentFox Schiff LLP
Dec
29
2023
U.S. Department of State Implements Domestic Visa Renewal Pilot Program Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Dec
29
2023
Merry and Bright: Health Canada Recalls Artificial Christmas Trees for Potential Burn or Fire Hazard ArentFox Schiff LLP
Dec
28
2023
A Holiday Gift From The State Department: Domestic Visa Revalidation Pilot Program And Visa Interview Waiver Guidance Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Dec
22
2023
State-Side H-1B Visa Renewal to Begin Jan. 29, 2024 Miller Canfield
Dec
22
2023
U.S. Department of State Announces Visa Renewal Pilot Program Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Dec
21
2023
Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot Program Set to Begin in January 2024 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Dec
20
2023
Canada | Apostille Process Implementation Update Berry Appleman & Leiden
Dec
13
2023
Canada | Minimum Income Required for International Students Increased Berry Appleman & Leiden
Dec
7
2023
The BR Privacy & Security Download: December 2023 Blank Rome LLP
Dec
7
2023
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
Dec
6
2023
Brazil | eVisa Online Application Platform Launched Berry Appleman & Leiden
 

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