Cristina Guida is a senior associate lawyer with Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto.
We discuss authorization to work in Canada without a work permit, including business visitors, students, perfroming artists, maintained status, the global skills strategy and other categories. We also discuss what Canada’s immigration department continues to be “work.”Read more ›
A discussion of the 2021 immigration platforms of the Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, Greens, Bloc Quebecois and the People’s Party of Canada.
Chantal Desloges is the Founder and Senior Partner of Desloges Law Group.
Borderlines · #60 – Where Canada's Political Parties Stand on Immigration in 2021, with Chantal Desloges » Read more about: Borderlines Podcast #60 – Where Canada’s Political Parties Stand on Immigration in 2021, with Chantal Desloges »Read more ›
Marina Sedai is an immigration lawyer and the past National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section, a role that she served in from 2018 – 2019, and is also a past provincial char of the CBABC Immigration Law Section.
We discuss various myths about Canadian immigration law, including:
- Refugees get more financial help than pensioners.
- Foreign nationals immigrate and then bring their whole extended family over.
- If including your spouse or common-law partner on your permanent resident application is inconvenient or unhelpful to your immigration process then you can exclude them and later sponsor them.
- Volunteering isn’t work.
- If my kid is born in Canada then my H&C application is guaranteed to succeed.
We discuss how mandamus applications work. Adrienne Smith is a Partner at Battista Smith Migration Law Group.
2:00 Does filing mandamus applications annoy Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada?
5:30 Has there been a change in the frequency with which mandamus applications are considered?
13:30 During COVID-19 is there a difference in filing a mandamus application between online and paper applications?
18:00 What is a mandamus application?
26:00 What is the legal test for a mandamus application?
49:00 During COVID-19 when a visa office is largely close » Read more about: Borderlines Podcast #57 – Mandamus Applications, with Adrienne Smith »Read more ›
We discuss issues involving the deportation of long term permanent residents for criminality.
Michael Greene, Q.C. is an immigration lawyer in Calgary. He served as the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship & Immigration Section in 2000-2001. He is representing Jaskirat Singh Sidhu in his immigration and deportation matters.
5:45 – What are the grounds for deporting a permanent resident for criminality?
13:00 – How does the appeal process work?
17:00 – What are the factors in deportation.
19:00 – An overview of the history of the law involving the deportation of permanent residents.
26:00 – What is the probability of success for a permanent resident in avoiding deportation once proceedings start?
36:00 – Stays of removal
41:00 – Strategies and tips for responding to procedural fairness letters involving removal.
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Hilary Evans Cameron is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson Law. Prior to become a faculty member, Hilary represented refugee claimants for a decade. She is the author of Refugee Law’s Fact-finding Crisis: Truth, Risk, and the Wrong Mistake. Her paper on risk salience in refugee decisions that we discuss can be found here. She is also the creator of www.meetgary.ca, a website which provides guidance to both decision makers and asylum claimants on the implicit biases and thought processes that can influence decision makers. She provides training to the Immigration and Refugee Board on this topic.
3:00 The two strong pulls in the law of how a decision maker should make a decision in a refugee hearing that impacts risk salience.
7:00 Can a decision maker ever be truly neutral?
11:00 Does the fact that the refugee process starts with a removal order “set things up” for strict scrutiny? Plus how politicians can influence error preference.
18:30 Refugee acceptance rates have increased recently. Is this a result of new decision makers or the same decision makers applying different maxims. Can someone’s risk salience approach change over time?
22:00 The non legal things that can influence decision makers.
26:30 Studies on accuracy in credibility and how risk salience follows.
30:00 Should decision makers make their biases explicit?
36:30 What is the fear that people have of refugee claimants?
43:01 The illusion of transparency. “The idea that truth will shine through.”
44:30 The myth that a memory is like a video recording.
46:00 The myth that a refugee claimant will never take unnecessary risks.Read more ›
The following is a copy of a manual titled Temporary Resident Processing: Temporary Workers CC8000. It consists of both the Instructor’s Guide as well as the Participant’s Guide.Read more ›
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