Designated Countries of Origin

24th Oct 2014 Comments Off on Designated Countries of Origin

Designated Countries of Origin. Mexico Israel (which excludes Gaza and the West Bank) Japan Norway Iceland New Zealand Australia Switzerland [UPDATE – May 31, 2013] On May 31, 2013, the following countries were added to the list of Designated Countries of Origin. Chile South Korea [UPDATE – October 24, 2014] The following countries were just added to the list of

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Refugee Acceptance Rates and Designated Countries of Origin

30th Sep 2010 Comments Off on Refugee Acceptance Rates and Designated Countries of Origin

…is interesting both for personal interest, but also for trying to ascertain which countries will likely be designated as safe countries under the Bill C-11 refugee reforms. As previously discussed in this blog, Bill C-11 will introduce the concept of designated safe countries of origin into Canada’s refugee system. If a refugee claimant is from a designated country, then their…

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Bill C-49 – An Act to Prevent Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System

21st Oct 2010 Comments Off on Bill C-49 – An Act to Prevent Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System

…applications for permanent residence on humanitarian & compassionate grounds during the five same years (and then an extra year). Restricting the Ability of Designated Foreign Nationals to Travel Under the Amendments, a new section 31.1 of IRPA will provide: 31.1 For the purposes of Article 28 of the Refugee Convention, a designated foreign national whose claim for refugee protection or…

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First Designation of Irregular Arrivals

5th Dec 2012 Comments Off on First Designation of Irregular Arrivals

…warrant a Designated Foreign National who, after his/her entry into Canada, becomes a Designated Foreign National as a result of the designation, and who was 16 years or older as of the date of the irregular arrival. Officers do not have discretion on the matter. Detention is automatic. The Government of Canada will continue to detain a Designated Foreign National…

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The Bill C-11 Regulations

25th Mar 2011 Comments Off on The Bill C-11 Regulations

…and immigration lawyers have been patiently waiting for the Bill C-11 Regulations (the “Regulations”) to be released. On March 19, 2011, the waiting ended. There are no real surprises. Clarifying the Designated Country of Origin Process The creation of designated countries of origin (“DCO”) has created much controversy because of the reduced time that refugee claimants from such countries would…

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DCO Refugee Claimants and Access to the RAD [Updated – January 5, 2016]

23rd Jul 2015 Comments Off on DCO Refugee Claimants and Access to the RAD [Updated – January 5, 2016]

…110(2)(d.1) of the IRPA a reasonable limit on Charter rights that is prescribed by law and can be demonstrably justified under section 1 of the Charter? The Court also announced that effective immediately refugee claimants from designated countries of origin can access the Refugee Appeal Division (the “RAD“). https://meurrensonimmigration.com/wp-content/uploads/IMM-3700-13-AND-IMM-5940-14.pdf Paragraph 110(2)(d.1) of the IRPA was one of the pillars of

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Was Bill C-37 Worth the Political Cost?

17th Feb 2012 Comments Off on Was Bill C-37 Worth the Political Cost?

…how the Federal Court deals with the onslaught of stay of removal motions.) Refugee claimants from DCO countries will also be prohibited from getting Work Permits during the processing of their refugee claim. Essentially, most of Bill C-31 is geared towards decreasing the estimated total processing times of refugee claims (I am excluding from this the inclusion of all of

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Study Permit Regulations to be Overhauled June 1, 2014

21st Feb 2014 Comments Off on Study Permit Regulations to be Overhauled June 1, 2014

…a Cost / Benefits analysis of its new regulations, the Government of Canada wrote that one of the costs of its changes will be a loss of $357.3 million over 10 years in tuition in the non-designated educational sector. Interestingly, the Government of Canada anticipates that this will be offset by increased tuition revenue at designated post-secondary institutions of around…

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Overview of PRRA Changes

18th Dec 2012 Comments Off on Overview of PRRA Changes

…abandoned or withdrawn) was rendered between August 15, 2011 and August 14, 2012. There are no exemptions to the 12-month bar for cases decided by the IRB or CIC from August 15, 2012, onward. Designated Countries Of Origin Rejected refugee claimants from a Designated Country of Origin are not eligible to apply for PRRA for 36 months after the date…

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Canada to End Source-Country Class for Refugees

23rd Mar 2011 Comments Off on Canada to End Source-Country Class for Refugees

…located outside their country of origin. This is by far the most significant re-settlement class. The Country of Asylum Class is for individuals who are in refugee type situations (i.e., they have fled persecution and are outside their country of origin) but who do not qualify as 1951 Convention Refugees. The Source Country Class allows residents of designated countries to…

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