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Lottery system for visa program a positive step: Princewill

OTTAWA — Coveted spots for the parent and grandparent visa program will be awarded by lottery in 2017 after the federal Liberals have scrapped the old first-come, ... Read more

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Cutting wait times for sponsored spouses a positive step: Seligman

OTTAWA — The length of time it takes to process spousal sponsorship applications for immigrants is dropping to months from years under a multimillion-dollar revamp of a ... Read more

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Not as easy to flee to Canada as Americans may think: Princewill

Panicked Americans looking to bail after Tuesday's presidential election results may not find it easy to emigrate to   Canada, says Pickering immigration and family lawyer ... Read more

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Will disheartened Americans head north following U.S. election?

Americans considering making Canada their new home in the wake of the U.S. election should get proper legal advice before heading north, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin ... Read more

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Feds failing foreign students, says Jeffery

The federal government must act on its promise to fix the Express Entry system for international students seeking permanent residence, according to Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Options available to some Americans seeking to move to Canada

For those Americans who may be considering a move north if Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidency, there are a few ways that you may be able to make that ... Read more

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Ruling will prove key for citizenship-by-fraud cases

The previous government's changes to the  Citizenship Act  in 2014 were intended to make the citizenship revocation process far easier — but instead, they have ... Read more

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Immigration hike spawns opportunity for business

A recent Conference Board of Canada report that calls for a 30 per cent increase in   immigration over the next decade presents both opportunities and challenges ... Read more

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Peace still common goal following historic vote in Colombia

Although voters in Colombia narrowly rejected the ratification of a historic peace treaty in a recent plebiscite, all parties seem to agree on the fact that they do not ... Read more

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Carvajal to chair expert panel discussing Colombia's historic vote

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal  will chair a panel discussion on Oct. 6 to discuss the future of Colombia following the outcome of the recent plebiscite, at ... Read more

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Matthew Jeffery's practice covers full range of immigration matters

Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery knew from his second year at law school that he wanted to help people with citizenship and refugee matters. “I was ... Read more

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Building a network should be fun, not time-consuming chore

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal says networking should be viewed as building mutually beneficial relationships with others to increase exposure to information ... Read more

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Carvajal to share insights at Colombian immigration expo

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal  will participate in an upcoming expo in Colombia, aimed at providing information about opportunities to study, work or ... Read more

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Andrew Carvajal recognized for work as Colombian professional

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal is recognized for his work as a Colombian professional in the July 2016 edition of Latinos magazine. Honouring the ... Read more

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Difficult to prove 'undue hardship' when denying services

For those delivering services to the public in Ontario, it is very difficult to justify picking and choosing clients unless you can prove undue hardship under the ... Read more

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Express Entry positive for some applicants, penalizes others

While recent changes to the intake system for federal applications from professionals wishing to immigrate as permanent residents has benefited applicants in a ... Read more

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Proposed act to bring oversight, accountability to CBSA

Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman says she supports independent oversight of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and wonders if a new private member’s bill will ... Read more

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Citizenships being granted without all checks being carried out: auditor

OTTAWA — People with serious criminal records and others using potentially phoney addresses are among those who managed to secure Canadian citizenship, thanks to a system ... Read more

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Federal government delivers on its immigration promises

The new federal government has steered immigration law in a different direction during its first six months in charge, writes Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal in the ... Read more

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Carvajal to discuss immigration program updates

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal will share his thoughts on recent updates to several immigration programs at an upcoming session hosted by the Dixie Bloor ... Read more

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