Immigration

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 barriers to obtaining permanent residency. Read more

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

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 lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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

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

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 the application process less arbitrary , Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

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 Princewill. Read more

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 practice, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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 Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

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. Read more

New impaired offences, sentences could see permanent residents deported

New marijuana-related criminal offences now in force unfairly target newcomers to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Jeffery: Immigration Department's use of AI to make decisions 'unfair'

The federal government’s interest in using artificial intelligence (AI) for automated decision-making involving immigration applications, brings up issues of fairness and unlawful fettering of discretion, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

USMCA a missed opportunity to modernize immigration provisions

Canada, the United States and Mexico missed a chance to revamp the list of professions covered in their new free trade agreement, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more