The Jews of Hungary

The Jews of Hungary

9th Aug 2011 Comments Off on The Jews of Hungary

I spent 6 months of law school studying in Budapest, Hungary. While I was there I lived on the border of what use to be old Jewish ghetto during World War II. I became fascinated with the history of the Jewish people in Budapest, and you can view some of my flickr photos of different Jewish related sites in Budapest…

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The Canadian Embassy in Nairobi

9th Mar 2011 Comments Off on The Canadian Embassy in Nairobi

countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mauritius, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Eritrea, Madagascar, the Congo, Reunion, the Seychelles, and Tanzania. Personnel There are currently 12 Canadian officers at the Nairobi embassy, including two Canada Border Services Agency officers, and one medical officer. There are three locally engaged officers with decision-making authority, and…

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Understanding the Citizenship Revocation Process [Updated Post C-24]

Understanding the Citizenship Revocation Process [Updated Post C-24]

11th Sep 2012 Comments Off on Understanding the Citizenship Revocation Process [Updated Post C-24]

…said was at the time true, one of the consequences of Bill C-24, the Strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act, is that there are no longer the same procedural safeguards for those who face citizenship revocation proceedings for misrepresentation. Section 10 of the Citizenship Act – Then and Now The authority of the Government of Canada to strip people of their…

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Section 97 Refugees

23rd Feb 2011 Comments Off on Section 97 Refugees

…a danger, believed on substantial grounds to exist, of torture within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention Against Torture; or (b) to a risk to their life or to a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment if (i) the person is unable or, because of that risk, unwilling to avail themself of the protection of that…

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Espionage and Immigrating to Canada

29th Jul 2010 Comments Off on Espionage and Immigrating to Canada

…evidence of hostile intent against the persons who are being observed? Mr. Peer was a member of Pakistan’s Corps of Military Intelligence and its Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate. They would monitor individuals, including those from democratic countries, when they were in Pakistan. Mr. Peer argued that his gathering of intelligence on the activities of foreign nationals was simply intelligence gathering and…

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Religious Workers and Work Permits

3rd Jul 2013 Comments Off on Religious Workers and Work Permits

…can be useful to show the genuineness of the job offer, including a certificate of incorporation, proof of registration as a charity under the Income Tax Act, copies of the Constitution, financial statements, and proof of ordination. I always recommend that people at least provide a letter from the Canadian religious organization. Statements from the religious organization should mention the…

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Implied Status – What It is, and What Changed Recently

7th Mar 2014 Comments Off on Implied Status – What It is, and What Changed Recently

…from implied status until a decision is made on their application by operation of law. It should be noted that if the applicant applies for a different kind of permit (i.e., changing the conditions of their stay), they can no longer conduct any of the activities authorized by the original permit once it expires. Additionally, if the application is refused,…

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C-20 Work Permits

1st Apr 2021 Comments Off on C-20 Work Permits

…the labour market. In assessing reciprocity, officers can consider not only the number of individuals working in Canada and abroad, but also employment duration and job level. If evidence of reciprocity is not presented to the satisfaction of the officer, the work permit may be refused, or the applicant may be notified that an LMO must be obtained for further…

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Responsibility for Missed E-mail Communication

5th Feb 2011 Comments Off on Responsibility for Missed E-mail Communication

…instance, there are several email addresses for a number of different divisions of the same company, possibly in different countries, were dispatched to a particular email address is not effective service. [Emphasis added] The protocol of the respondent for communicating with applicants does not contain any requirement to include an acknowledgement of receipt of emails, although a simple and quick…

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Plea Bargaining and Canadian Immigration

6th Sep 2011 Comments Off on Plea Bargaining and Canadian Immigration

…convicted of their serious original charge are more than willing to avoid the risk of being convicted by pleading guilty to a lighter offense in exchange for little to no sentence. Unfortunately, this leads to the trend of there being a lot more people with criminal records out there then there otherwise would be if people did not succumb to…

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