The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program After Alan Kurdi

25th Sep 2015 Comments Off on The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program After Alan Kurdi

…group, or political opinion, are outside their country of origin and are unable, or, by reason of that fear, unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of their country. People eligible for private sponsorship must also not have the prospect of another durable solution within a reasonable period of time to either return to their country of origin, integrate in…

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ETA Regulations Announced

22nd Jun 2014 Comments Off on ETA Regulations Announced

…Canada in order to conduct inspections of the flight operation procedures or cabin safety of a commercial air carrier operating international flights; an accredited represented or advisor to an aviation accident or incident; a citizen of France who is a resident of St. Pierre an Miquelon; visiting forces travelling to Canada to carry out official duties as a member of

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Immigration Related Resolutions at the NDP Convention

12th Apr 2013 Comments Off on Immigration Related Resolutions at the NDP Convention

…healthcare, pharmacare, dental and optical, regardless of citizenship status BE IT RESOLVED that the NDP reject all forms of discrimination on the basis of citizenship, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NDP assist in building a united labour movement, that stands for workers regardless of ethnicity and citizenship status, and therefore to support and encourage the efforts of trade unions…

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2013 – Environmental Overview – Dakar

15th Aug 2013 Comments Off on 2013 – Environmental Overview – Dakar

…our office; however, official statistics reflect an average 7 day processing time because of the delay between electronic file creation by the VAC/QRC and the arrival of the paper file in Dakar. As such, clients outside of Senegal typically have longer processing times as courier between the countries and the VACs generally adds two to three days each way. Once…

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Bill C-6 – How the Liberals are Changing Canadian Citizenship Law

1st Mar 2016 Comments Off on Bill C-6 – How the Liberals are Changing Canadian Citizenship Law

of a “four years out of six” one is not very significant, especially when compared with many other countries. Both parties also agree that there should be a connection between filing tax returns and eligibility for citizenship, and that the majority of citizenship applicants should demonstrate an ability to communicate in one of Canada’s two official languages, as well as…

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COVID-19 Immigration Pathways

19th Apr 2021 Comments Off on COVID-19 Immigration Pathways

…institutions in Quebec; a private or public post-secondary institution in Quebec offering qualifying programs of 900 hours or longer leading to a diploma of vocational studies (DVS) or an attestation of vocational specialization (AVS); or a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees under provincial law but only if the program of study completed was a degree…

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Judicial Review of Refugee Decisions

23rd Jan 2011 Comments Off on Judicial Review of Refugee Decisions

…statements because the circumstances surrounding the taking of those statements is far from ideal and questions about their reliability will often arise. (Wu v. Canada, FC 2010). This is especially the case given that most refugees have lived experienced in their countries of origin which give them good reason to distrust persons in authority. (RKL v. Canada, FCT 2003)  …

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Law Cans Episode 8 – R v. Boutilier (Dangerous Offender Designations) with Eric Purtzki

21st Aug 2018 Comments Off on Law Cans Episode 8 – R v. Boutilier (Dangerous Offender Designations) with Eric Purtzki

…law on the dangerous offender designation.   2:00 – What are the consequences of being designated a Dangerous Offender?   2:30 – What is the purpose of the dangerous offender designation? 9:30 – What are the requirements to be designated a dangerous offender?   13:30 – What are the statistics of release for dangerous offenders, and how does someone get…

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Security Certificates and the Harkat Decision

25th May 2014 Comments Off on Security Certificates and the Harkat Decision

…the security certificate’s reasonableness. Division 9 of IRPA sets out the security certificate regime. For the purpose of this blog post, the relevant sections of IRPA Division 9 are: Division 9 Certificates and Protection of Information Referral of certificate 77. (1) The Minister and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration shall sign a certificate stating that a permanent resident or…

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Studying without a Study Permit

7th Sep 2016 Comments Off on Studying without a Study Permit

…any of its agencies or of any international organization of which Canada is a member; (b) as a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of those armed forces; (c) if the duration of their…

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