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Increase in Processing Fees for Certain Economic Classes

Below is the Gazette link as well as a summary of which applications get affected: NOTE: This is a two-step plan and the second set of increase begin in 2 years which affects almost all remaining applications. Fees for principal applicants of the Economic non-business class will go from $550 to $825 (an increase […]

Immigration in the Age of COVID-19

Author/ Joel Sandaluk For the past several weeks, the COVID-19 global pandemic has left the world reeling. Ordinarily reliable government institutions and agencies have had a very difficult time adjusting to the disruption caused by the pandemic. For many individuals and businesses, this disruption has been disastrous. Global travel has been limited, productivity has been […]

The true costs of hiring top tech talent from abroad

Author/ ​​Daniel Mandelbaum Before an employer contracts with a foreign national for remote work, good business planning involves considering the future costs a worker may have on your business. Some employers (wrongly) believe that the biggest challenge with bringing a skilled foreign worker to Canada is obtaining a work visa for the foreign worker. However, […]

When do you lose your temporary resident status?

Author/ Adam Hummel The recent Federal Court decision of Shekhtman v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration addresses the issue of how much time one has to apply to restore their immigration status in Canada once it is lost. The decision on this case provides some guidance more generally as well about when one can be […]

International Experience Canada (IEC) is closing on October 1, 2018

If you are a young person (18-35 years old) from a select group of countries, you may be eligible to work in Canada for 6 to 24 months. If you are not a citizen of one of the participating countries, we may be able to match you with an organization that may be eligible to […]

Improvements to Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program

On August 20, 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it would increase the 2018 cap for parents and grandparents from 5,000 to 17,000 applications for the 2018 calendar year. A second round of invitations was sent out on July 31, 2018 to give effect to this increase. Those who have received an […]

More invitations going out this week for parents/grandparents sponsorships

​July 30, 2018 On Monday July 30, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on their website that they will be sending out a second round of invitations this week to more potential sponsors for parent/grandparent sponsorship. To be a potential sponsor, you must have already submitted an Interest to Sponsor form in January 2018, […]

Tips on getting letters of support for your immigration application

Author/ Joseph GrantonJuly 30, 2018 One of the most common problems that clients have with Humanitarian and Compassionate, Temporary Resident Permit, or Criminal Rehabilitation applications is obtaining letters of support for their application. In these types of immigration applications, we need to convince the immigration officer that you deserve a particular type of status. In […]

Human Rights Tribunal Prohibits Ontario Employers from Requesting Immigration Status of Job Applicants

Author/ Guidy MamannJuly 26, 2018 In a landmark decision issued on July 20, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that an employer may not require a job applicant to disclose that she or he is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada as that constitutes prohibited conduct that directly violates section 5 (1) of […]

Want Your Startup to Succeed? Move to Toronto

Author/ ​​Felix SalmonPublication/ Forget New York City and San Francisco. The next great startup hub is in Canada. For a childless 20-something male programmer, fueled by caffeine and ambition and seeking millions in VC funding, the San Francisco Bay Area is North America’s startup hot spot. But if you’re looking for the most plausible […]

Immigration taking their time? Consider an application for mandamus

Author/ Adam Hummel Every now and then, knowing a little Latin will get you a long way.  When it comes to immigration matters, it is not unheard of for the Canadian immigration regime and its agencies, such as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) to take their time in processing your application. Certain applications just […]

Deadline to submit your complete application for sponsoring a parent or grandparent

Deadline to submit  parental sponsorship application As May is approaching so is the deadline to submit your complete application for sponsoring a parent or grandparent. Candidates who are invited to apply have 60 days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application along with all the supporting documents, pay your application fees online […]

Refused at the (OINP) Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program?

Author/ Adam Hummel Consider the following scenario: You are a foreign national in Canada, here on a work permit. Through your employer, you get a valid job offer, and decide to make an application at the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (“OINP”) through the Job Offer Stream. Done right, this application will get your on your […]

Are you eligible for a Humanitarian & Compassionate application?

Are you eligible for a Humanitarian & Compassionate application?

Author/ Roxana Parsa Have you been living and working in Canada for a while without valid immigration status, and would like to apply for your Permanent Residence status? You may be eligible to apply with a Humanitarian & Compassionate (H&C) application. Under Section 25 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Minister may look […]

(IRCC) began sending out invitations this week to potential sponsors through its Parents and Grandparents Program

Human Capital Stream, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario’s Express Entry Program – French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Federal Skilled Worker requirements to apply under Express Entry Program. Learn More

Thinking of Entering Canada with a Criminal Conviction or Outstanding Charges?

New Invitations issued to Express Entry candidates under Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream (OINP)

Are you allowed to enter Canada if you have committed or been convicted of a youth offense outside of Canada?

British Columbia PNP Update – Skills Immigration (SI) & Express Entry BC (EBCC) – Invitations Issued

What’s behind the massive increase in positive decisions for Roma refugee claimants?

Important information about Medical Inadmissibility – Parents and Grandparents

Undoing the damage done by an incompetent immigration consultant or lawyer

Were you divorced outside Canada and applying to sponsor your second spouse?

Parent/Grandparent Sponsorships Deadline Fast Approaching

The Federal Court brings some much needed sanity to misrepresentation appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division

2018 parent/grandparent sponsorship application process has re-opened.

Did you think that having a child would prove your marriage was genuine? Think again.

An idea whose time has come – reconsidering medical inadmissibility

Applying for Canadian Citizenship

Proud to be a Canadian immigration lawyer

Appeals to the Refugee Appeal Division

Do you know someone who has been arrested and is being detained by immigration authorities in Canada?

Appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division

The Supreme Court’s decision, new hope to permanent residents

Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act go into Effect October 11, 2017

Application refused? Consider a request for reconsideration

Substituting Principal Applicants in Parental Sponsorships is Possible!

How to prepare a witness to testify in legal proceedings

Admissibility Hearings before the Immigration Division of the IRB

What to expect in your appeal to Federal Court.

ADR Conferences at the Immigration Appeal Division

Criminal Rehabilitation Applications: Will Canada accept another country’s pardon?

Why I practice immigration and refugee law.

Dealing with Delays at the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program Office

Manitoba successful in settling new immigrants in rural communities

Shaping the future of Canada’s immigration system

Saving Globalization: Canada’s McCallum Sees Competitive Edge in Immigration