Immigration

Citizenship Act amendments positive, but should have gone further

Although he welcomes recent amendments to the Citizenship Act that revoke the “draconian security provisions” formerly in place, the changes should have also taken a recent Federal Court decision into account, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Rejected applicants get second shot at permanent residence

Rejected immigrants who won a second shot at permanent residence in court should not be pestered over their use of ghost consultants, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Bill kills two-tier citizenship

The passage of Bill C-6 marks the end of two-tier Canadian citizenship, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Immigration lawyers, clients welcome Bill C-6

The immigration bar and their clients are united in their excitement over the passage of Bill C-6, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells The Lawyers Daily . Read more

Foreign talent welcome under Canada's Global Skills Strategy

The federal government’s new Global Skills Strategy shows Canada is open for business, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Immigration lawyers excited by Global Skills Strategy

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal says the federal government’s new Global Skills Strategy has energized the industry. Read more

Bring back entrepreneur and investor immigration programs: Jeffery

The federal government should resurrect the entrepreneur and investor programs scrapped under the leadership of former prime minister Stephen Harper, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Newcomers with siblings get express entry points boost

Prospective immigrants with siblings in Canada deserve extra Express Entry points, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells the Lawyers Daily . Read more

Provincial nominee changes a win for Ontario businesses

Changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program are good news for the province’s businesses, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Unfair citizenship revocation process struck down

Canadians should not be stripped of citizenship without the chance to properly defend themselves, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells the Toronto Star after his client's status was restored when the Federal Court struck down parts of the Citizenship Act . Read more

Carvajal welcomes the end of conditional permanent residence

The end of the conditional permanent residence provision is good news for immigrants in abusive relationships with their spousal sponsors, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Spousal sponsorship conditions removed

By Angela Princewill . As of April 28, 2017, the condition that forced couples to live together for two years to maintain their permanent residency was removed. Read more

New immigration lottery process causes problems, confusion

A new lottery process that allows individuals to apply to win a spot to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada is “fraught with problems," including some confusion over who is eligible to sponsor whom, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells CBC News. Read more

Lottery system for parent, grandparent reunification 'unfair'

The federal government's new lottery for parent and grandparent sponsorship has made a bad situation worse, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Extra points for Francophones after Express Entry changes

A fresh round of Express Entry changes could help push borderline candidates over the top in their quest for Canadian permanent residence, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more