201607.13
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Express Entry- CEC Applications and Employment Letters

A recent decision of the Federal Court may be of interest to those who may be able to apply for Canadian immigration under the current Express Entry regime, in the Canadian Experience Class, or need letters to support their work experience. For an officer to assess whether one is eligible to apply for permanent residence…

201607.12
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Misrepresentation Leading to 5 Year Ban

MINOR OVERSIGHTS CAN LEAD TO FINDINGS OF MISREPRESENTATION WHICH CAN LEAD TO A FIVE (5) YEAR BAN Immigration authorities has become increasingly aggressive, to the point that they try to make a minor oversight, a reason to find applicants inadmissible for 5 years.  Our office is seeing this happen more often to persons seeking entry…

201601.02
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Major Changes to the Citizenship Act

Beginning January 1st, 2015, the application fee to apply for citizenship will increase to $530 for each adult applicant.  Many other changes beyond application fees are being introduced that will have more significant impact on the nature of Canadian citizenship. In the coming days, we shall post blogs in regard to the major changes that have been made in Canada’s Citizenship law,…

201501.14
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New Canadian Citizenship Act – What’s Your Intent?

As promised, we will discuss in greater detail one of the biggest problems that the section of the new Citizenship Act, which is not yet in force, will present to applicants for Canadian citizenship. The problems are to be found in S. 3 (C) (c.1) of the new Act, which reads: (c) is a permanent resident…

201501.06
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Errors in Immigration Processing

As a firm who handles immigration litigation, one of our long time challenges has been to respond to clients who are told that pursuing litigation of negative decisions by immigration officials is futile. We have always stated that it is not. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) does make mistakes, and the following article by Nicholas…

201412.31
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Long Delay in Citizenship Processing

In a recent article, Metro News http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1249955/new-canadian-questions-reasons-for-long-delay-in-getting-citizenship/, questions the reasons for the long delay in citizenship applications. We know the answer. The answer is found (in large part) in an Operational Bulletin which was released by Citizenship and Immigration in May, 2012. Operational Bulletin 407, directs CIC to send out a second Residency Questionnaires to…

201411.14
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Polygamous and Forced Marriages

We have moved to our new offices at Hullmark Centre,  4773 Yonge Street, Suite 3F, at the south-east corner of Yonge and Sheppard. With priority to a particularly heavy case load for the past month,  and planning and executing our move, we unfortunately could not devote adequate time to some of our other functions. Posting…