Immigration

Government overhauls foreign caregiver programs

By Andrew Carvajal On June 18, 2019, the Canadian government introduced major reforms to immigration programs designed to bring foreign caregivers to Canada and allow them to transition to permanent residence. While the changes are generally positive and welcomed by most stakeholders, they encompass significant reforms that impact foreign caregivers and their employers. Read more

U.S. denies banning student visa for Nigerians

By Angela Princewill The United States Mission in Nigeria on Monday, June 17, 2019, issued a statement denying placing a ban on the issuing of student visas to Nigerians. Read more

Program opens door for undocumented GTA construction workers

Everyone wins under a new program designed to regularize undocumented construction workers in Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Immigration policy needs fix to allow more foreign workers

Canada needs to revamp its immigration policy to provide much-needed labour for our workforce, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Changes to OINP promising but still room for improvement

Changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will boost the province’s competitiveness, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

New CPD company covers variety of immigration topics

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal wants his recently launched continuing professional development (CPD) company to become the go-to provider for all legal professionals, regardless of their experience. Read more

New measures help most vulnerable immigrants

Three new measures recently announced by the federal government will help vulnerable newcomers establish themselves in Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . Read more

Family member immigration amnesty ‘rights a wrong:’ Jeffery

A two-year pilot project that will allow for the sponsorship of previously undeclared family members is a welcome development, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery . Read more

Permanent Global Talent Stream cements Canadian tech sector advantage

Making the Global Talent Stream permanent establishes Canada’s advantage over the U.S. when it comes to attracting in-demand tech-sector workers, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

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 Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

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 immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

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 AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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

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 — a move lawyers with the organization call a "horrific'' decimation. Read more

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, Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer Jia Junaid tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more