Medical Exam Requirements to Visit Canada Change

2nd Sep 2010 Comments Off on Medical Exam Requirements to Visit Canada Change

…Immigration Canada removed 45 countries from the designated country or territory list, and added four. The countries removed include Iran, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. The following countries/territories have been removed from the designated country/territory list: Ascencion Austral Islands Azores Bahamas Balearic Islands Bora Bora Bulgaria Canary Islands Chagos Archipelago Christmas Island Croatia Easter Island Estonia French Guiana Gambier Islands…

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C-31 Regulation Released Regarding Timelines

4th Aug 2012 Comments Off on C-31 Regulation Released Regarding Timelines

…claimants, not later than 45 days after the claim is referred for Port of Entry Designated Country of Origin claimants, and not later than 60 days after the claim is referred for non-Designated Country of Origin claimants. In the case of all claims entitled to an appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division, appeals shall be filed and perfected not later…

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Borderlines Podcast #42 – Section 15 of the Charter and Canadian Immigration, with Aidan Campbell

3rd Nov 2020 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast #42 – Section 15 of the Charter and Canadian Immigration, with Aidan Campbell

…it provides a lesser level of health insurance coverage to refugee claimants from DCO countries in comparison to that provided to refugee claimants from non-DCO countries. This distinction is based upon the national origin of the refugee claimants and does not form part of an ameliorative program. It is, moreover, based upon stereotyping, and serves to perpetuate the disadvantage suffered…

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Applying for a Study Permit

29th Nov 2018 Comments Off on Applying for a Study Permit

…the prohibition against arbitrariness is one of the principles of fundamental justice which is at the heart of section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In setting aside the decision of a visa officer to refuse a study permit application, Justice Roy wrote: In the case at bar, it remains unclear why the visa officer concluded that…

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Reporting Requirements for Designated Foreign Nationals

5th Aug 2012 Comments Off on Reporting Requirements for Designated Foreign Nationals

The Government of Canada has announced regulatory changes regarding reporting requirements for designated foreign nationals. According to the Regulations, designated foreign nationals must report: in person, not more than 30 days after refugee protection is conferred on the designated foreign national; once a year in each year after the day on which the foreign national first reports to an officer…

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Joseph v. Canada and the Difficulty of H&C Assessments

12th Aug 2015 Comments Off on Joseph v. Canada and the Difficulty of H&C Assessments

…country of origin. Rather, the frame of analysis for H&C consideration has to be that of the individual him or herself, which involves consideration of whether the hardship of leaving Canada and returning to the country of origin would be undue, undeserved or disproportionate. … While claims for humanitarian and compassionate relief under section 25 must be supported by evidence,…

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Restrictions on H&C

25th Nov 2020 Comments Off on Restrictions on H&C

…claim for refugee protection. Exception to paragraph (1.2)(c) (1.21) Paragraph (1.2)(c) does not apply in respect of a foreign national (a) who, in the case of removal, would be subjected to a risk to their life, caused by the inability of each of their countries of nationality or, if they do not have a country of nationality, their country of

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Top Source Countries for A44 Reports at YVR

2nd Feb 2013 Comments Off on Top Source Countries for A44 Reports at YVR

In 2011, 1,108 people were declared inadmissible to Canada when they arrived at the Vancouver International Airport. The following chart obtained through an Access to Information and Privacy Act request shows these individuals’ source countries. http://www.stevenmeurrens.com/wp-content/uploads/STATS-of44reports-written.pdf The top 10 countries were: Citizenship 2011 United States 247 South Korea 137 Hungary 83 China 72 Taiwan 49 British 40 Australia 35 Iran…

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Information Sharing Between Canadian Immigration Authorities and Other Countries

11th Jun 2017 Comments Off on Information Sharing Between Canadian Immigration Authorities and Other Countries

…the United Kingdom. Perhaps the most immediate consequence of the new information sharing agreements will be the automatic sharing of information regarding inland asylum claimants, overseas refugee resettlement applicants, and on visa applications for individuals from certain countries that the government has deemed high risk (including Colombia, Iran, and several other Middle Eastern countries that Canada collects biometrics from).  …

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The Constitutionality of the PRRA Bar

6th Jul 2015 Comments Off on The Constitutionality of the PRRA Bar

…from designated countries of origin. In Peter v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2014 FC 1073, Justice Annis certified the following two questions: Does the prohibition contained in section 112(2)(b.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act against bringing a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment application until 12 months have passed since the claim for refugee protection was last rejected infringe…

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