Robin Seligman

Robin Seligman
FIRM:
Robin L. Seligman Professional Corporation
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Immigration
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Robin L Seligman, principal of the Toronto firm, Seligman Professional Corporation, is one of the few lawyers in Ontario to be certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

Since obtaining her law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, and being called to the Bar in Ontario in 1985, she has chaired, lectured and spoken extensively for various organizations on the topic of Canadian immigration law, including the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, LSO, Insight, The Canadian Institute and Seneca College.

Ms. Seligman is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association national section for citizenship and immigration as well as past chair of the Ontario Bar Association, citizenship and immigration section.

She has appeared on television and in front of the Senate and Parliamentary committees on the topic of Canadian immigration law, and has chaired a coalition of organizations for the purpose of lobbying the federal government for changes to immigration policy.

Ms. Seligman has been asked to consult with numerous ministers of citizenship and immigration and the Departments of Citizenship and Immigration, Canadian Border Service Agency and Service Canada.

Robin Seligman Posts

Changes to OINP promising but still room for improvement

Changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will boost the province’s competitiveness, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

New measures help most vulnerable immigrants

Three new measures recently announced by the federal government will help vulnerable newcomers establish themselves in Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . Read more

Permanent Global Talent Stream great news for Canadian businesses

The federal government’s announcement that it will make the Global Talent Stream (GTS) a permanent feature of Canada’s immigration system is welcome news, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Ontario slashes legal aid by 30%, eliminates refugee law funding

TORONTO — The Progressive Conservative government is slashing the budget of Legal Aid Ontario, including eliminating funding for refugee and immigration law services — a move lawyers with the organization call a "horrific'' decimation. Read more

Seligman welcomes interim pathway to PR for caregivers

Foreign caregivers should be encouraged by a new interim pathway to permanent residence, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

CBSA getting aggressive with deportations: Seligman

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) appears to have hardened its approach to deportations, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Immigration plan needs higher economic allocation

The federal government missed a chance to meet the nation’s demand for workers when it unveiled its updated plan for immigration levels, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

New impaired offences, sentences could see permanent residents deported

New marijuana-related criminal offences now in force unfairly target newcomers to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

USMCA a missed opportunity to modernize immigration provisions

Canada, the United States and Mexico missed a chance to revamp the list of professions covered in their new free trade agreement, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Canada should keep birthright citizenship: Seligman

Ending birth tourism should not be a priority for the Canadian government, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Mine fines show importance of LMIA compliance

A record penalty for a Nova Scotia mine owner shows the importance of strict compliance with Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Immigration detention audit highlights need for reform

The federal government must act on recommendations to reform Canada’s long-term detention review process, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Bill C-46 distorts ‘serious criminality’ provisions for immigrants

A new law that increases the maximum penalty for impaired driving will have a “disproportionate” impact on immigrant offenders, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells the Toronto Star . Read more

DUI changes unfairly target immigrants

A proposal to increase the maximum penalty for impaired driving could make permanent residents inadmissible to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Global Skills Strategy helps Canada recruit tech workers fleeing U.S.

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) has put the country in a position to profit from the mass flight of technology sector workers from the United States, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more