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Ontario trying to attract more foreign workers with changes

Proposed changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ( ONIP ) should benefit people wanting to become permanent residents and companies in need of skilled employees, says ... Read more

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Permanent Global Talent Stream great news for Canadian businesses

The federal government’s announcement that it will make the Global Talent Stream (GTS) a permanent feature of Canada’s immigration system is welcome news, says Toronto ... Read more

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Changes to refugee policy unnecessary: Jeffery

The federal government needs to rethink its plan to change the eligibility provisions for refugee claimants, Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery  tells  ... Read more

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Carvajal enjoying satellite office in Colombia

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal says he’s made great progress opening a satellite office in Colombia to serve those interested in emigrating to Canada. ... Read more

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Ontario slashes legal aid by 30%, eliminates refugee law funding

TORONTO — The Progressive Conservative government is slashing the budget of Legal Aid Ontario, including eliminating funding for refugee and immigration law services ... Read more

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Seek advice before 'flagpoling' immigration status: Stairs

Foreign nationals who “flagpole” to validate their status in Canada may be putting themselves at risk due to a pilot project by the Canada Border Services Agency ... Read more

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Practising in association gives lawyers best of both worlds

Lawyers who practise in association with other legal professionals can reap some of the benefits of a larger firm environment while retaining control over their businesses, ... Read more

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Caregivers still vulnerable under new immigration rules, advocates warn

OTTAWA — Migrant workers employed in Canada as caregivers are confused by new changes to immigration programs aimed at them, with many concerned the changes could mean more ... Read more

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The benefits of hiring an immigration lawyer

Using a lawyer instead of an immigration consultant increases the likelihood of success in visa applications, says Pickering family and immigration lawyer Angela Princewill . ... Read more

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Toronto poised to reap rewards of Google's waterfront plans

Torontonians and Canadians have much to gain from Google’s development plans   for the Port Lands section of the city’s waterfront, Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Seligman welcomes interim pathway to PR for caregivers

Foreign caregivers should be encouraged by a new interim pathway to permanent residence, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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CBSA getting aggressive with deportations: Seligman

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) appears to have hardened its approach to deportations, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Program to sponsor parents, grandparents needs fixing: Jeffery

The time has come for the federal government to rethink its approach to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) parental sponsorship program in order to make ... Read more

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Applicants more successful with immigration lawyers: report

Visa applicants who use an immigration lawyer are more successful in their attempt to enter Canada than those who rely on consultants or do the paperwork themselves, says Toronto ... Read more

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First come, first served Jan. 28 for PGP sponsorship applications

For those who have been anxiously hoping to bring a parent or grandparent into the country, now’s the time to apply, says Pickering family and immigration lawyer Angela ... Read more

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Birth tourism easily reduced via regulatory change: Jeffery

Instances of pregnant women coming to Canada solely to give birth and obtain citizenship for their child are rare, but a simple change to the regulations would stymie the ... Read more

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More resources required to ramp up immigration numbers: Stairs

Though the federal government has set the stage to accept 350,000 immigrants in a single year ,  that load might place another strain on the already complicated and ... Read more

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Immigration plan needs higher economic allocation

The federal government missed a chance to meet the nation’s demand for workers when it unveiled its updated plan for immigration levels, Toronto immigration lawyer  ... Read more

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Rejection of Canadian study permits on the rise

International students interested in studying in Canada may want to get legal assistance to ensure their student visa paperwork is completed properly, says Toronto ... Read more

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Carvajal opens satellite office in Colombia

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal  and his firm have opened an office in Colombia to serve clients in Latin America. Carvajal, partner with  Desloges ... Read more

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