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Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

Permanent residents who receive conditional sentences are not inadmissible Immigrants

In Tran v. Canada, the Supreme Court issued a reminder that sentencing judges are required to take collateral immigration consequences into account. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 9:29 AM

New immigration plan insufficient to meet Canada’s needs, experts say Andrew_Carvajal_sm

Experts are saying the federal government’s recent rollout of a “historic” new multi-year immigration plan gives the system clarity but falls short of what the nation really needs in terms of new residents. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

Quebec’s niqab ban risks redefining Canada as we know it | Colin Singer

Bill 62, passed in October, is stirring controversy by restricting face covering, a practice largely followed by Muslim women, many of whom are immigrants. Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees freedom of religion and ensures equality before the law. It also affirms the country's commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of all Canadians. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 5:26 PM

SCC paves way for ‘standby’ pay for federal Crowns Ursula Hendel

The union for 2,600 federal lawyers now awaiting the results of their “binding conciliation” with Treasury Board has had a big boost from the Supreme Court for the union’s ongoing fight against Crowns being required to “stand by” for free to do emergency legal work. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

Ottawa announces its groundbreaking multi-year immigration plan | Colin Singer

Canada plans to welcome 980,000 new immigrants over the next three years under an ambitious three-year immigration plan announced by the federal government on Nov. 1. Annual immigration levels could rise to as high as 360,000 by 2020 under the multi-year plan. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Citizenship Act changes strike a good balance between the old and the new

The federal government has significantly reformed the legislation to make it easier for permanent residents to become citizens, among other changes — undoing some of the tougher rules put in place by the previous Conservative government. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

CETA introduces new possibilities for European citizens to work in Canada Business immigrant

The agreement between Canada and the EU contains provisions governing the ability of Europeans to enter the country to work without a permit, as well as the possibility to obtain work permits that are exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment. Some provisions are similar to those in other free-trade agreements, while others are new. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:52 AM

Study shows refugee children at increased risk of injury, but who is responsible?

Many of these children may not only be subject to injury due to accidents, but they may also have suffered from torture and persecution in their country of origin. Lawyers representing them in personal injury cases must apply the 'thin skull versus crumbling skull' doctrine when demonstrating causality. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Grounds for inadmissibility - Criminality

Appeal by Tran from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal setting aside a decision granting the judicial review of a decision by the Minister to refer a report concerning Tran’s admissibility to the Immigration Division. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:57 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 5:10 PM

SCC says conditional sentences are not terms of ‘imprisonment’ leading to immigration deportation Aris Daghighian

In a judgment welcomed by immigration lawyers, but called “disappointing” on the administrative law front, the Supreme Court has ruled that permanent residents sentenced in Canada to conditional sentences cannot be deported for “serious criminality” under s. 36(1)(a) the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). ... [read more]