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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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Angela Princewill lifts the legal burden from her family law, immigration clients

Nigerian-born lawyer Angela Princewill was called to the Ontario bar just hours before giving birth to twins, she tells AdvocateDaily.com . “It was the only jackpot ... Read more

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Positivity tops fear when training associates

Law can be a stressful occupation, but autonomy, trust and positive feedback tend to be better learning tools for associates and staff than fear and micromanagement, ... Read more

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Liberal immigration plan positive, but reduces Economic Class

The Liberal government’s recent announcement that it will admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016 is generally positive but shrinking Economic ... Read more

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Liberals seek to repeal Tory changes on gaining, losing citizenship

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are getting started on repealing some of the previous government's sweeping — and controversial — changes to how people get or lose ... Read more

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Children of Canadian ISIS brides entitled to citizenship

The so-called "caliphate cubs" — children of Canadian women who have given birth to children of ISIS fighters — are entitled to Canadian citizenship and the women ... Read more

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Dowry dispute shows importance of articulating culture in family law

A case involving a dowry dispute after a divorce serves as a lesson to the legal community to document the intent of premarital loans and gifts in writing, says Pickering family ... Read more

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IRCC email guidelines are a good first step

New email guidelines for immigration officials are a positive step, but must be backed up in practice to stamp out communication issues with applicants, says Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Parent sponsorship program ‘unfair': Princewill

A federal immigration program meant to bring parents and grandparents of newcomers to Canada is slow and “unfair,” Pickering family and immigration lawyer Angela ... Read more

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Report highlights shortcomings of Labour Market Impact Assessments

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is right to highlight the shortcomings of privileging the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) as part of the Express Entry system, says Toronto ... Read more

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Job candidate accepted then rejected has meritorious HRTO case

An engineering graduate who was accepted and then rejected for a job with Imperial Oil because he wasn’t a permanent resident of Canada has a meritorious case at the Human ... Read more

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