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

CBSA's immigration detention reform welcomed

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) must follow through on a promise to change its immigration detention policies, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Express Entry penalizes potential immigrants in their 30s

The federal government’s immigration points system undervalues candidates in their 30s, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Pilot program aims to keep immigrants in the Maritimes

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a great opportunity for both employers and prospective immigrants to Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

More power to U.S. border guards in Canada concerns Seligman

A bill that would boost the powers of U.S. border officers stationed in this country should worry Canadian travellers, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

French-speaking skilled workers get an Express Entry boost in Ontario

Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream represents an excellent opportunity for bilingual immigrants to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. 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

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

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

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

Proposed act to bring oversight, accountability to CBSA

Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman says she supports independent oversight of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and wonders if a new private member’s bill will go far enough to bring transparency and accountability to the agency. Read more

Liberal immigration plan positive, but reduces Economic Class

The Liberal government’s recent announcement that it will admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016 is generally positive but shrinking Economic Class numbers are problematic, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com . 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

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