The Upcoming Litigation Over Immigration, the TFWP, and Privacy

7th Jul 2014 Comments Off on The Upcoming Litigation Over Immigration, the TFWP, and Privacy

…with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada that it was an unreasonable breach of privacy for CIC to request the tax information of potential employers of Live-in Caregivers: Three individuals who wished to employ live-in caregivers from the Philippines complained to this Office that the Canadian Embassy in Manila was asking them to provide sensitive income tax information…

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Restructuring the North American Processing Network

Restructuring the North American Processing Network

29th May 2012 Comments Off on Restructuring the North American Processing Network

Restructuring of North American Processing Network On May 29, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) restructured its North American Processing Network. The restructuring included the closure of immigration section of the Canadian consualte in Buffalo, as well as the realigninment of the immigration functions of the Canadian consulates in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Seattle (the “US…

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Why the CBSA Enforces What it Does

18th Jul 2013 Comments Off on Why the CBSA Enforces What it Does

…is an offer of permanent employment from a Canadian employer, which can facilitate the approval of a federal skilled worker application. With the introduction of a cap on the number of Federal Skilled Worker applications, a valid AEO is sometimes seen as a way to circumvent the cap. As a result, the AEO process is becoming more common and it…

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The Super Visa

1st Dec 2011 Comments Off on The Super Visa

…eligibility criteria, and is not otherwise inadmissible to Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will normally issue the visa. Proof of Income of Host Hosts must provide details of the number of persons in the host’s household and proof of income at a level meeting or exceeding the Low-income Cut-off for the total number of persons, including the visiting parent(s) or…

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Comparing Immigrant Assimilation in Canada and the United States

Comparing Immigrant Assimilation in Canada and the United States

14th Nov 2011 Comments Off on Comparing Immigrant Assimilation in Canada and the United States

…highest amongst Western democracies in terms of assimilation. The study cited the following possible reasons for why Canada might rank ahead of the United States in this regard: Two facets of Canadian immigration policy may help explain the rapid integration of foreigners into Canadian society. First, the path to citizenship in Canada is short and easily traveled. Foreigners face a…

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Desertions and Refugee Status

11th Nov 2011 Comments Off on Desertions and Refugee Status

…light of these developments, it would be open to Contracting States, to grant refugee status to persons who object to performing military service for genuine reasons of conscience.   174. The genuineness of a person’s political, religious or moral convictions, or of his reasons of conscience for objecting to performing military service, will of course need to be established by…

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Environmental Overview – Lagos

8th Aug 2013 Comments Off on Environmental Overview – Lagos

…for several years with little success apparently. Several countries (UK and USA) have refused to accept any more of these students due to the potential of inadmissibility due to the background of the applicants as former militants. These cases will be very problematic due to the potential inadmissibility (declared or not) of the applicants as former militants. Applicants are being…

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Annemarie Desloges, Thank you for serving our country, Rest in Peace

23rd Sep 2013 Comments Off on Annemarie Desloges, Thank you for serving our country, Rest in Peace

…a liaison officer for the Canada Border Services Agency. The 1,350 members of our Association offer our deepest sympathies to her husband Robert Munk, her parents Michel and Madeleine, her sister Julie and brother-in-law Laurent, and her extended family and friends at this terrible time. Our thoughts are also with the families of the dozens of other victims of this…

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World Citizenship by Descent

11th Jun 2014 Comments Off on World Citizenship by Descent

The authors of Free People Search have posted the following graphic on their website which provides a useful overview of numerous countries’ “citizenship by descent” law. A previous post of mine which discusses the limitations on citizenship by descent in Canada can be found here….

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Government of Canada To Terminate Federal Investor Queue

11th Feb 2014 Comments Off on Government of Canada To Terminate Federal Investor Queue

…that: A recent survey concluded that immigrant investors have the lowest official language ability of any immigrant category, including refugees. Official language ability is a key factor in the successful integration of immigrants. Data also indicate that immigrant investors are less likely than other immigrants to stay in Canada over the medium to long term. The existing IIP is of

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