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Lottery system for parent, grandparent reunification 'unfair'

The federal government's new lottery for parent and grandparent sponsorship has made a bad situation worse, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery . Immigration ... Read more

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Extra points for Francophones after Express Entry changes

A fresh round of Express Entry changes could help push borderline candidates over the top in their quest for Canadian permanent residence, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew ... Read more

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CBSA's immigration detention reform welcomed

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) must follow through on a promise to change its immigration detention policies, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . As ... Read more

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Global Talent Stream equals fast track work permit application

By Angela Princewill The processing time of many Canadian work permits is set to be dramatically cut by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with the ... Read more

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Express Entry penalizes potential immigrants in their 30s

The federal government’s immigration points system undervalues candidates in their 30s, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . On June 6, Immigration Refugees ... Read more

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Pilot program aims to keep immigrants in the Maritimes

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a great opportunity for both employers and prospective immigrants to Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . The three-year ... Read more

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Carvajal to present at immigration expo in Mexico

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal  will participate in an upcoming expo in Mexico, aimed at providing information about opportunities to study, work or ... Read more

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Border electronic device search a possibility for all travellers

Anyone could be subject to a search of their mobile device at the border — and while it is best to answer agents’ questions truthfully in these situations, travellers ... Read more

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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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Childrens’ March Break travel to Canada

By Angela Princewill With the March school holidays only five weeks away, parents are starting to turn their minds to travel plans that fill this week for many children. ... 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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