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Law and practice on asylum issue 'different story'

Although there are hopes that the Canadian government will consider withdrawing from the Safe Third Country Agreement , until that happens, counsel have to tell asylum-seekers in ... Read more

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Changes to spousal sponsorship – 2017

By Angela Princewill In mid-December, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a suite of changes to its spousal sponsorship application process. This is ... Read more

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More power to U.S. border guards in Canada concerns Seligman

A bill that would boost the powers of U.S. border officers stationed in this country should worry Canadian travellers, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . ... Read more

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French-speaking skilled workers get an Express Entry boost in Ontario

Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream represents an excellent opportunity for bilingual immigrants to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system, ... Read more

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Canadian protesters decry Trump's U.S. travel ban; urge Trudeau action

TORONTO — Hundreds of protesters gathered peacefully outside a shut-down U.S. consulate in Toronto on Monday to denounce an American entry ban on people from seven ... Read more

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Foreign students benefit from Express Entry changes

International students were the big winners thanks to recent changes to the Express Entry program, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal told a gathering of the Ontario ... Read more

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Scrapping four-in-four-out rule welcomed by immigration sector

The federal government’s sudden announcement it  is scrapping the controversial rule that   only allows Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) to stay in Canada for ... Read more

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Lottery system makes sense for parent, grandparent reunification

The federal government's new lottery for parent and grandparent sponsorship is a major improvement on the old system, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . ... Read more

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Tory leadership hopeful Blaney proposes reducing immigration and refugee targets

MONTREAL - Conservative leadership hopeful Steven Blaney is proposing a reduction in the number of immigrants and refugees who come to Canada. He is accusing the Trudeau ... Read more

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Aim higher on spousal sponsorship processing times, lawyer tells feds

Recent cuts to wait times for spousal sponsorship applications should just be the beginning, according to Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery . Immigration, Refugees ... Read more

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Lottery system for visa program a positive step: Princewill

OTTAWA — Coveted spots for the parent and grandparent visa program will be awarded by lottery in 2017 after the federal Liberals have scrapped the old first-come, ... Read more

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Cutting wait times for sponsored spouses a positive step: Seligman

OTTAWA — The length of time it takes to process spousal sponsorship applications for immigrants is dropping to months from years under a multimillion-dollar revamp of a ... Read more

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Not as easy to flee to Canada as Americans may think: Princewill

Panicked Americans looking to bail after Tuesday's presidential election results may not find it easy to emigrate to   Canada, says Pickering immigration and family lawyer ... Read more

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Will disheartened Americans head north following U.S. election?

Americans considering making Canada their new home in the wake of the U.S. election should get proper legal advice before heading north, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin ... Read more

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Feds failing foreign students, says Jeffery

The federal government must act on its promise to fix the Express Entry system for international students seeking permanent residence, according to Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Foreign workers face roadblocks in pursuit of permanent residency

With the Liberal government set to announce new immigration reforms and targets, Calgary immigration and tax lawyer Mandeep S. Mohar says he hopes to see improvements that make ... Read more

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Options available to some Americans seeking to move to Canada

For those Americans who may be considering a move north if Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidency, there are a few ways that you may be able to make that ... Read more

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Ruling will prove key for citizenship-by-fraud cases

The previous government's changes to the  Citizenship Act  in 2014 were intended to make the citizenship revocation process far easier — but instead, they have ... Read more

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Immigration hike spawns opportunity for business

A recent Conference Board of Canada report that calls for a 30 per cent increase in   immigration over the next decade presents both opportunities and challenges ... Read more

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Peace still common goal following historic vote in Colombia

Although voters in Colombia narrowly rejected the ratification of a historic peace treaty in a recent plebiscite, all parties seem to agree on the fact that they do not ... Read more

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