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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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Time to withdraw from Safe Third Country Agreement: Jeffery

Since the United States can no longer be considered a “safe third country” for refugee claimants, Canada should withdraw from the agreement that prevents individuals ... Read more

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IRCC loosens citizenship requirements

Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman tells  AdvocateDaily.com she welcomes long-awaited changes to the Citizenship Act. Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed ... Read more

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New rules for citizenship come into effect next week

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Changes to the rules about becoming a Canadian citizen come into effect next week. As of Oct. 11, only those people between the ages of 18 to 54 ... Read more

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Canada-EU free trade brings immigration opportunities

Canada’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) is good news for newcomers to the country, says Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman . The Canada-EU ... Read more

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LMIA recruitment rules toughened up

Employers seeking temporary foreign workers have new hoops to jump through after the federal government beefed up the requirements for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment ... Read more

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Program to bring gay Chechens to Canada humanitarian effort

Although it isn't clear whether a Canadian program that secretly brought a number of gay Chechens to Canada is considered a refugee effort by definition, if the goal of ... Read more

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Atlas Law Group sets sights on global practice

Toronto real estate and immigration lawyer Jia Junaid is an ambitious “girl boss” who is part of a new generation of women bringing a fresh entrepreneurial approach ... Read more

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