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LMIA applications an employer’s responsibility: Stairs

A lawsuit filed by eight Filipino migrant workers against a job recruiter and a farm in Ontario casts light on how easy it is for vulnerable people to be tricked into paying for ... Read more

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Bill C-46 distorts ‘serious criminality’ provisions for immigrants

A new law that increases the maximum penalty for impaired driving will have a “disproportionate” impact on immigrant offenders, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin ... Read more

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IRCC officers need to be mindful of cultural biases

When assessing spousal sponsorship applications, Canadian immigration authorities tend to apply their cultural biases as to what constitutes a genuine relationship, Toronto ... Read more

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Stairs focused on law, helping community

Community has always been important to Windsor corporate and immigration lawyer Laura Stairs . An associate with  Shibley Righton LLP , Stairs   studied global ... Read more

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Government amends 'unfair' medical inadmissibility policy

Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery  says the federal government took a step in the right direction when it decided to drop rules that prevented disabled ... Read more

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DUI changes unfairly target immigrants

A proposal to increase the maximum penalty for impaired driving could make permanent residents inadmissible to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells ... Read more

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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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Global Skills Strategy helps Canada recruit tech workers fleeing U.S.

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy  (GSS) has put the country in a position to profit from the mass flight of technology sector workers from the United States, Toronto ... 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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