Immigration

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 and immigration lawyer Angela Princewill. Read more

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 lawyer Andrew Carvajal . Read more

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 Princewill tells the Toronto Star . Read more

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 immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

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 Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal . Read more

Carvajal new president of Canadian Colombian Professional Association

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal has been named president of the Canadian Colombian Professional Association (CCPA), a not-for-profit group aimed at supporting the integration and development of Hispanic professionals in the Canadian labour market. Read more

LSUC decision shows need for dedicated counsel in refugee claims

A recent decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) disciplinary tribunal recognizes the high stakes of refugee cases and the vulnerability of applicants, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells Law Times. Read more

Supreme Court says refugee claimant deserves second chance

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Tamil teenager who fled the violent aftermath of Sri Lanka's 27-year civil war should have his refugee application reconsidered on humanitarian grounds. Read more

Ontario's new rules helpful for business immigration

Recent changes to Ontario’s business immigration program reduce the threshold international entrepreneurs and businesses have to meet before setting up shop in the province — a positive and encouraging move for all involved, says Pickering immigration lawyer Angela Princewill. Read more

Desloges Law Group announces two new partners

Desloges Law Group is pleased to announce that Andrew Carvajal and Cathryn Sawicki are now partners with the full-service boutique immigration law firm. Read more

PM's mandate letter outlines immigration priorities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent mandate letter to Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum could change the face of immigration law in Canada if followed through, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Don’t delay when sponsoring family into Canada

Applications for sponsoring parents and grandparents into Canada are currently experiencing processing times of eight to 10 years, so it’s important to get your paperwork into the queue at the start of each year, writes Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal in the November 2015 issue of Latinos magazine. Read more

Employers should pay careful attention to new IMP rules

Employers using foreign workers need to be aware of updated instructions to the new rules in Canada’s International Mobility Program, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . Read more

Seligman: OCA decision in Chaudhary ‘very significant’

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent ruling that will allow immigration detainees to apply to the Superior Court of Justice for habeas corpus to challenge their incarceration is “very significant,” Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells Law Times . Read more

Seligman to discuss provincial nominee program at Law Society summit

Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman will share her thoughts on the provincial nominee program at the upcoming 23 rd Annual Immigration Law Summit, hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Read more