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

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

Seligman: disabled inadmissibility changes 'significant'

"This is significant," Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com . "It is a very fair move that benefits people who have not always been treated as well as they could be in the immigration process." Read more

Changes needed to boost skilled trades immigration

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) should consider regular special Express Entry draws to boost the number of skilled tradespeople invited to apply for permanent residence, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Lawyers may greatly assist foreign students navigate visa process

Hiring legal counsel may improve the chances of success for applicants seeking a permit to study in Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily. com. Read more

Independent watchdog a must for CBSA accountability

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) needs a truly independent watchdog to ensure transparency and accountability, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Million-immigrant plan great for Canada

Canada’s plan to admit one million immigrants over the next three years strikes the right balance, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

IRCC hikes maximum age of dependants to 22

Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com that immigrant families will benefit from an expanded definition of dependants. Read more

IRCC loosens citizenship requirements

Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com she welcomes long-awaited changes to the Citizenship Act. Read more

Canada-EU free trade brings immigration opportunities

Canada’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) is good news for newcomers to the country, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

LMIA recruitment rules toughened up

Employers seeking temporary foreign workers have new hoops to jump through after the federal government beefed up the requirements for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Trump's travel ban could boost refugee claims in Canada

Canada could see a spike in refugee claims at the border after U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban took effect, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells the CBC. 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

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

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