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Canada should welcome skilled 'Dreamers'

Canada should invite those facing deportation from the United States following the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to immigrate here, ... Read more

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Seligman: disabled inadmissibility changes 'significant'

OTTAWA — The federal government is eliminating a long-standing rule that turned away would-be immigrants with intellectual or physical disabilities. On Monday, ... Read more

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Inherent unfairness in study permit process: Jeffery

There is a duty of fairness in administrative law to allow an applicant to respond to credibility concerns, but in the study permit process no such opportunity exists, says ... Read more

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Changes needed to boost skilled trades immigration

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) should consider regular special Express Entry draws to boost the number of skilled tradespeople invited to apply for permanent ... Read more

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Immigration program for migrant caregivers under review

The planned suspension of a pilot program that gives migrant caregivers a chance at permanent residence status in Canada came as a shock to the community, says Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Lawyers may greatly assist foreign students navigate visa process

Hiring legal counsel may improve the chances of success for applicants seeking a permit to study in Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  ... Read more

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Spousal sponsorship process now moving faster: immigration minister

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad. Hussen says ... Read more

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Liberals relaunch immigration lottery despite problems last year

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal is hopeful that the relaunch of a problematic lottery system to reunite immigrant families will be more beneficial to his ... Read more

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Parent sponsorship program 'boils down to luck': Jeffery

While the federal government's new online form for its parent sponsorship program is a “definite improvement," Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells the ... Read more

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Independent watchdog a must for CBSA accountability

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) needs a truly independent watchdog to ensure transparency and accountability, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman ... Read more

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Workplace wellness an issue for firms of all sizes

Small firms can take the lead on workplace wellness, Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer  Jia Junaid  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Junaid, principal ... Read more

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DACA termination an opportunity for Canadian immigration

Canada could benefit from the potential end of a U.S. program protecting individuals who immigrated illegally as children, Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery ... Read more

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Government urged to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) should consider sworn affidavits in lieu of original documents from war-torn countries in order to get experienced drivers working ... Read more

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Halifax businessman pleads guilty to bilking Filipino workers

HALIFAX — A Halifax businessman accused of not paying Filipino temporary workers their required wages has pleaded guilty to a charge of misrepresentation involving 26 ... Read more

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Immigration numbers ‘not radically different’ under new plan

Canada’s new immigration plan might add clarity, but it doesn't substantially increase the number of immigrants, Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal tells ... Read more

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One-per-cent immigration target too small to bridge jobs gap

Canada’s plan to bring in a million immigrants over the next three years is not ambitious enough to meet the country’s need for workers, Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Million-immigrant plan great for Canada

Canada’s plan to admit one million immigrants over the next three years strikes the right balance, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  ... Read more

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Citizenship Act changes welcome news for permanent residents

Recent changes to the Citizenship Act  that make it easier for permanent residents to become citizens strike a good balance between the need to modernize ... Read more

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IRCC hikes maximum age of dependants to 22

Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com  that immigrant families will benefit from an expanded definition of dependants. On ... Read more

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Complex agreement offers new options for EU business visitors

A new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union offers a new range of possibilities for EU business visitors entering Canada, but employers should be aware of the ... Read more

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