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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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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

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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Government should axe quota on parent sponsorships: Jeffery

Ottawa's plan to raise the cap on parent sponsorships and end the controversial lottery system is welcome news, but Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery says the ... Read more

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P.E.I. scraps business immigration program criticized for oversight problems

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is scrapping a controversial business immigration program, which prompted federal investigations alleging hundreds of applicants ... Read more

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Non-legal jobs boost law students' people skills

Law firms often underrate the role of tough, non-legal jobs in developing the soft skills critical to the successful practice of law, says Mississauga real estate and immigration ... Read more

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Canada should keep birthright citizenship: Seligman

Ending birth tourism should not be a priority for the Canadian government, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . At ... Read more

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Human rights decision leaves LMIA screening in limbo

Employers seeking Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) could fall afoul of human rights legislation after a tribunal ruled businesses cannot discriminate against job ... Read more

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Mine fines show importance of LMIA compliance

A record penalty for a Nova Scotia mine owner shows the importance of strict compliance with Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin ... Read more

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Immigration detention audit highlights need for reform

The federal government must act on recommendations to reform Canada’s long-term detention review process, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells ... Read more

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Canada’s secret shame of imprisoned immigrant children

Canadians may be surprised to learn that their own government detains and imprisons immigrant children, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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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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