Applying for a Permit When Country Conditions Are Not Good

15th Feb 2021 Comments Off on Applying for a Permit When Country Conditions Are Not Good

…in Canada. It is also of note that the visa was requested for a three year period ending in 2014. The officer made his decision at a time the citizens of Libya were attempting, with the support of the international community, to oust Muammar Gaddafi. The danger of the officer’s speculation as to the country conditions some three years in…

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Borderlines Podcast #44 – An Interview with Chris Alexander, Canada’s Immigration Minister from 2013-2015

13th Dec 2020 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast #44 – An Interview with Chris Alexander, Canada’s Immigration Minister from 2013-2015

…to being an Member of Parliament he ran for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. As Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Mr. Alexander presided over the launch of Express Entry, the termination of the Immigrant Investor Program and the introduction of the Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, which prohibited forced and underaged marriages.   Borderlines · #44 –…

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Administrative Deferrals of Removal

31st May 2019 Comments Off on Administrative Deferrals of Removal

Administrative deferrals of removal (“ADR“) are temporary measures when the Government of Canada determines that immediate action is needed to temporarily defer removals of foreign nationals to countries experiencing humanitarian crisis. Once the situation in a country stabilizes the ADR is lifted and removals resume. Those who are inadmissible to Canada on grounds of criminality, international or human rights violations,…

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Intra-Company Transfers – Specialized Knowledge

10th Jun 2014 Comments Off on Intra-Company Transfers – Specialized Knowledge

…is critical to the business of the Canadian branch and a significant disruption of business would occur without the applicant’s expertise; the applicant’s proprietary knowledge of a particular business process or methods of operation must be unusual, not widespread across the organization, and not likely to be available in the Canadian labour market. Example: Skill in implementing an off-the-shelf product…

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Visiting Professors and Work Permits

20th Apr 2020 Comments Off on Visiting Professors and Work Permits

Regulation 205(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations provides that a work permit may be issued under section 200 to a foreign national who intends to perform work that would create or maintain reciprocal employment of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) state that visiting professors…

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Meaning of Dependent Child

25th Jul 2017 Comments Off on Meaning of Dependent Child

…other than the spouse or common-law partner of the parent, or (ii) is the adopted child of the parent; and (b) is in one of the following situations of dependency, namely, (i) is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or (ii) is 22 years of age or older and has depended substantially…

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…Procedures, 2017 – present Member of the Executive (Past-Chair), Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia (2015 – 2017) Member of the Executive, Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association (2015 – present) Member of the City of Vancouver’s Mayors Taskforce on Immigration (2015 – present) International Associate, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2016 – present) Member of the Executive (Vice-Chair), Immigration…

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Bill S-7 – The Zero Tolerance for barbaric Cultural Practices Act

2nd Jun 2015 Comments Off on Bill S-7 – The Zero Tolerance for barbaric Cultural Practices Act

…committing an offence relating to the marriage of a person against their will or the marriage of a person under the age of 16 years or relating to the removal of a child from Canada with the intention of committing an act that, if it were committed in Canada, would be such an offence.   Speaking before the Standing Committee…

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Intra-Company Transferees and Start-Ups

8th Jan 2016 Comments Off on Intra-Company Transferees and Start-Ups

…full-time position (not accumulated part-time) for at least one year in the three-year period immediately preceding the date of initial application; and be coming to Canada for a temporary period only. Applicants who have not had full-time work experience with the foreign company may still be approved based on an assessment of several factors, including the number of years of

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Borderlines Podcast Episode 2 – Jennifer Bond on Refugee Resettlement and Ensuring that Legislation is Charter Compliant

28th Jul 2016 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast Episode 2 – Jennifer Bond on Refugee Resettlement and Ensuring that Legislation is Charter Compliant

…Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and is founder and current co-director of the University of Ottawa’s Refugee Assistance Project, a multi-year, national initiative aimed at mitigating and researching the access to justice implications of Canada’s new refugee legislation. She is also the Faculty Coordinator of the University of Ottawa’s Refugee Hub, supervisor of the Refugee Law Research Team, and a…

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