Immigration

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

Black market money 'the norm' for Venezuelan students abroad

After conversions from Venezuela’s Bolívar fuerte into other currencies through the state-run currency exchange commission were severely restricted a year ago, most Venezuelan students abroad are now "paying out of pocket" for black market dollars, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells Rabble.ca. Read more

Course explores ethical issues facing immigration practitioners

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal recently wrapped up another successful session as an instructor in the Immigration Consultant program at Herzing College, where he shared his expertise on ethics within the profession. Read more

TFWP and IMP changes raise the risks to employers

New rules for the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP) raise both the complexity and the spectre of massive fines for non-compliance, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . Read more