Immigration

Foreign students benefit from Express Entry changes

International students were the big winners thanks to recent changes to the Express Entry program, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal told a gathering of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) citizenship and immigration section. Read more

Scrapping four-in-four-out rule welcomed by immigration sector

The federal government’s sudden announcement it is scrapping the controversial rule that only allows Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) to stay in Canada for four years is a welcome change and to be applauded, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Lottery system makes sense for parent, grandparent reunification

The federal government's new lottery for parent and grandparent sponsorship is a major improvement on the old system, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Tory leadership hopeful Blaney proposes reducing immigration and refugee targets

MONTREAL - Conservative leadership hopeful Steven Blaney is proposing a reduction in the number of immigrants and refugees who come to Canada. Read more

Aim higher on spousal sponsorship processing times, lawyer tells feds

Recent cuts to wait times for spousal sponsorship applications should just be the beginning, according to Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Lottery system for visa program a positive step: Princewill

OTTAWA — Coveted spots for the parent and grandparent visa program will be awarded... Read more

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 key, the federal government said Wednesday. Read more

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... Read more

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 Seligman. Read more

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 lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

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 happen, Toronto immigration lawyers Andrew Carvajal and Samuel Plett write in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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 resulted in a number of legal challenges to the new procedures on constitutional grounds, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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 at the local level, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

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 want to return to armed conflict and negotiations need to continue, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal recently told attendees at an expert panel hosted by the Canadian Colombian Professional Association (CCPA). Read more

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 an event hosted by the Canadian Colombian Professional Association (CCPA). Read more