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Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 1:53 PM

Changes to U.S., Canadian immigration in 2021 flags_canada_u.s._sm

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for employment-based immigration will primarily focus on reversing what President Donald Trump has done since 2017. This includes turning back all of Trump’s executive actions restricting travel, limiting green cards and guest worker programs and attempting to eliminate the DACA program. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 @ 4:53 PM

Ottawa warns against travel before testing requirement comes into force Bill_Blair_sm

The best way air travellers can avoid any potential problems with the demand they first pass a COVID-19 test before returning to Canada is to avoid unnecessary travel altogether, federal ministers said on the eve of the new rule taking hold. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 @ 8:16 AM

Embrace of work-life balance coming to legal profession | Gary Joseph and Tori Joseph

We are bookends in the profession. The older one nearing the expiry of his useful shelf life as a lawyer (Gary, if you can’t tell from the pics) and Tori, the fresh and eager face in the profession. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 05, 2021 @ 3:54 PM

Ottawa looking to ‘rapidly’ close loophole in sickness benefit Justin_Trudeau_sm

Ottawa will be making it so Canadians returning from non-essential travel will be barred from accessing the federal government’s COVID-19 sickness benefit for their mandatory quarantine.     ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 05, 2021 @ 12:46 PM

Université de Montréal to offer graduate diploma for immigration consultants

The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) announced that Université de Montréal has been designated as the sole accredited French language provider of the new graduate diploma program. As previously announced, Queen’s University is the accredited English provider. Since Aug. 1, 2020, the graduate diploma program is the only pathway for individuals who want to become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs). ... [read more]

Monday, January 04, 2021 @ 10:58 AM

Outrageous Canadian immigration predictions for 2021 2021_crystalball_sm

In 2020, we’ve had an unforgettable year in many ways. I now invite you to imagine, from the Canadian immigration perspective, what 2021 could be, taking into account all the lessons we had to learn during the last year. ... [read more]

Monday, December 21, 2020 @ 10:16 AM

What no-deal Brexit could mean for Commonwealth Brexitclock

While Britain ponders a no-deal Brexit, and the implications for trade between the U.K. and other countries, one country potentially stands to benefit more than others: Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 8:55 AM

2020: A difficult year that will help move justice system forward | Charlene Theodore

How do we best describe the events of 2020? Countless news articles have already documented the torment of the pandemic. The pain of racial inequality brought to light once again by the senseless deaths of Black and Indigenous people has made more people keen to leave this past year in the rear view mirror. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 8:44 AM

Immigration lawyers should prepare for busy 2021 GlobewithCanada

As people look forward to 2021 after this unsettling pandemic year, Canadians will notice the extra steps we’re taking as a country to build for the future through immigration. It’s almost unprecedented. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 6:44 AM

REFUGEE PROTECTION - Practice and procedure

Appeal by the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and cross-appeal by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration from a decision granting in part two applications for judicial review challenging the designation of four Jurisprudential Guides by the Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board. ... [read more]