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Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

So, you want to move to Canada | Kyle Abrey

Moving to Canada can be an intimidating prospect if you are a foreign qualified lawyer. It turns out that “doctors driving taxis in Canada” has become such a cliché that the government even commissioned a report on the issue. The hurdles to requalification are very real and it’s important to enter the process with your eyes open to the challenges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

New immigration options flowing from CPTPP immigration_approved_sm

On Dec. 30, 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force, opening new avenues for immigration for citizens of member countries. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 3:23 PM

How McCallum might help get Meng back to China | Sam Goldstein

Editor's note: This article was written two days before John McCallum was removed from his post of Ambassador to China. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

The remote workforce: Tax perks, pitfalls and prevention remote_employee2_sm

According to the most recent Statistics Canada report on the subject (2010), more than 1.7 million Canadians worked from home in 2008 at least once a week, an increase of almost 23 per cent from 1.4 million in 2000. Certainly, this number has continued to grow and many of those Canadians working from home offices are working for American companies. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

How B.C. aims to protect temporary foreign workers | Colin Singer

British Columbia has recently announced plans to boost protection of its nearly 50,000 temporary foreign workers in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 8:35 AM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Grounds for inadmissibility - Security

Application by Soe for judicial review of a decision by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness refusing Soe's application for Ministerial relief under the former s. 34(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

REFUGEE PROTECTION - Persecution - Religion

Application by Gill for judicial review of a rejected reconsideration request in response to a refusal of an application for permanent residence under the Convention refugee abroad class. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Legal Aid Ontario emphasizes leveraging technology in new five-year strategic plan David Field sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has released a five-year strategic plan that highlights collaboration with social service organizations as well as increased use of technology as central parts of its effort in assisting low-income Ontarians with their legal needs. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Rahaf Mohammed: Tweet, protect, repeat woman_refugee_sm

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offers a shocking statistic about the state of the world: “1 in every 110 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee.” Although Canada’s refugee assistance only reaches a drop in that bucket, it matters. And it mattered last week when Rahaf Mohammed was found to be a refugee by the UNHCR and upon their request, Canada resettled her. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

Legal aid paralegals not qualified to handle risky refugee cases: lawyer Alastair_Clarke_sm

Manitoba’s legal aid office should increase what it pays immigration lawyers rather than have staff paralegals act for refugee claimants in potential “life or death cases,” says a lawyer opposed to the planned pilot project. ... [read more]