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Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

A hard look at Canada’s own child refugee problem child_refugees_sm

In recent months, hearts have been breaking across Canada hearing the reports of young migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border. Personally, it has incited feelings of both sadness and repulsion — I can’t imagine what it must feel like for parents to be separated from their children as a result of inhumane immigration rules when these parents were seeking only safety and stability for their families in the first place. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

CETA’s one-year immigration mobility report card performance_report_sm

It has been just over a year since the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force between Canada and the European Union (EU), greatly increasing mobility between Canadian and EU business enterprises. After its first year of use, now is the perfect time for a performance evaluation of CETA’s mobility provisions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

Selection rules for Quebec business immigrants | Colin Singer

Since the coming into effect of the Cullen Couture Agreement in 1978, the Quebec government has extensive powers in immigration, to administer the admission of foreign nationals to its province. On April 6, 2016, Quebec government tabled new legislation: Quebec Immigration Act. On July 18, 2018, it tabled new regulations: Quebec Immigration Regulation, providing for a significant overhaul of its immigration programs, which are both now in force. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Prisoners without Canadian citizenship due human rights protections: Federal Court of Appeal Jennifer Metcalfe, Prisoners’ Legal Services

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a 2006 decision and ruled prisoners who are not citizens are still covered by federal human rights legislation, after a man in a British Columbia prison was denied access to prison chaplaincy services due to the fact he was not considered legally present in Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Risks of moving or residing outside U.S. with a green card dissolving_greencard_sm

With Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status (or green card status) in the U.S. comes the privilege of residing in the U.S. What may be less obvious is the responsibility to live in the U.S. that also accompanies it. When one leaves, there is a process to undertake to abandon status, or maintain it. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

Judgment Day: The rise of AI in immigration robot_business_sm

Fans of The Terminator series understand “Judgment Day” as the day that the artificial intelligence Skynet becomes self-aware and starts a nuclear strike, killing three billion people in its wake. While this is the material of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automated decision making is a part of our reality and already deployed in myriad ways whether we know it or like it. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Family sponsorship income requirement does not violate Charter: Federal Court of Appeal Avvy Go, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against a woman who claimed the federal minimum income requirements for sponsoring family members to come to Canada were a violation of her rights under the Charter, saying she was unable to prove the provisions had an adverse impact on her. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program increases net worth, investment requirements immigrant_investors_sm

On July 18, 2018, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) announced new regulations respecting the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Among the changes announced were significant changes to the program’s net worth and investment requirements, both of which have increased significantly. The MIDI indicates that this change is intended to improve the retention of immigrant investors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Top judge suggests Ottawa should publicly explain when it rejects courts’ reasonable budget requests TLD Exclusive

Federal Court Chief Justice Paul Crampton says the federal government should be obliged to account to the public why it turns down budgetary requests from Canada’s four national courts that are deemed reasonable by an independent advisory body. Since budget freezes nearly shuttered some of his courtrooms last year, the Federal Court’s leader has been striving to come up with a way to boost the operational funding of the itinerant national trial court that has seen successive governments turn down budget requests from the Courts Administration Service (CAS) — the registry for the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Tax Court and Court Martial Appeal Court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

IMMIGRANTS - Sponsorship applications - Dependent children

Application for judicial review of the refusal of an application for permanent residence. ... [read more]