Temporary Foreign Workers do not Deflate Average Wages (Updated)

20th Apr 2011 Comments Off on Temporary Foreign Workers do not Deflate Average Wages (Updated)

…included the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Japan. These top source countries accounted for almost 75% of all temporary foreign workers. Do we really think that individuals from these countries would come to Canada on a temporary basis to earn less than Canadians? The truth is that most employers of temporary foreign workers are required to…

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Anatomy of a Misleading Press Release

4th Mar 2012 Comments Off on Anatomy of a Misleading Press Release

…guard against the use of false identities.   However, here is what the Globe editorial, which is titled Due Process as important as efficiency in refugee reform (the editorial’s headline is of course omitted from the press release), actually says: http://www.smeurrens.com/wp-content/uploads/Editorials-The-Globe-and-Mail.pdf The press release quotes the Toronto Star as saying: Kenney’s latest reform plan would reduce the current backlog of

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Abolish PR Cards and Implement a Residency Obligation Amnesty

1st Feb 2016 Comments Off on Abolish PR Cards and Implement a Residency Obligation Amnesty

…for a sick relative, that they were a minor accompanying their parents outside Canada and had no meaningful say in whether they remained outside of Canada, or that they were attending post-secondary education outside of Canada. PR Cards The PR Card is the physical proof that someone is a permanent resident of Canada. It is a wallet-sized card that must…

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Five Reasons IRCC Rejects Express Entry Applications

22nd Apr 2016 Comments Off on Five Reasons IRCC Rejects Express Entry Applications

of writing the Federal Court of Canada has not yet issued a reported decision regarding the procedural fairness of IRCC’s rigidness in how it processes Express Entry applications. However, in the Family Class context, the Federal Court in Balasundaram v. Canada has offered some hope. There, Justice Annis held that “obvious slips and omissions” cannot automatically be fatal to immigration…

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The Conservative Case for Confidence in Canada’s Immigration System

28th Nov 2018 Comments Off on The Conservative Case for Confidence in Canada’s Immigration System

…sanctions for criminal conduct than it does citizens. An immigrant will face deportation if they are convicted of a federal offence punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years, of any federal offence for which they receive a term of imprisonment of more than six months. It does not matter what the actual sentence is, but…

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Canada and Birthright Citizenship

3rd Sep 2010 Comments Off on Canada and Birthright Citizenship

…A resident of the island of Ireland without any time limit; A legal resident of the island of Ireland for three out of the 4 years preceding the child’s birth – time spent as a student or an asylum seeker does not count. France, meanwhile, awards citizenship on the basis of double jus soli. An individual born in France is…

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Ministerial Relief Exemption Requests

1st Apr 2017 Comments Off on Ministerial Relief Exemption Requests

…lost in court. The Ministerial Relief application must include: (a) their place of birth, gender and marital status and the names of any former spouses or common-law partners; (b) their telephone number and email address, if any; (c) their former countries of citizenship or former countries of nationality; (d) their education, including the name and address of all elementary and…

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From Working Holiday Program to Permanent Residence

10th Sep 2010 Comments Off on From Working Holiday Program to Permanent Residence

…length of their contract of employment. Young Professionals – This program is for applicants to gain work experience in Canada under a pre-arranged contract of employment in support of their career development. Participants in this category may receive an employer-specific work permit with a suggested validity period that reflects the length of their contract of employment. The work permits may…

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Inadequacy of State Protection

15th Jan 2011 Comments Off on Inadequacy of State Protection

Many refugee claimants are not based on situations where the state is the agent of persecution. Rather, the source of risk is a quasi-governmental authority or private actors. In such cases, the issue turns to one of the adequacy of state protection. Ward v. Canada The leading decision on the issue of state protection in the context of refugee and…

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US War Deserters – Immigrating to Canada

12th Jul 2010 Comments Off on US War Deserters – Immigrating to Canada

…imprisonment, if the person committed the offence on active service or under orders for active service. Consequently, persons who have deserted the military in their country of origin may be inadmissible to Canada under section 36(1)(b) or 36(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The current inventory of military deserter cases is comprised primarily of members of the United…

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