Immigration

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

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 quota should be dropped as well. Read more

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 lawyer Jia Junaid . Read more

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. Read more

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 candidates able to work in the country, but do not have Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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

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 Seligman tells the Toronto Star . Read more

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 immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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 would-be immigrants from coming to Canada. Read more

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 AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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