Anyone who travels frequently understands the benefits of NEXUS membership.  I have been a member since August 2012 and it is only a slight exaggeration to say that I remember a life before NEXUS. At airports, NEXUS members avoid long line-ups and save time using automated self-serve kiosks at eight designated Canadian international airports.  The wait-times are much less than they are for non-NEXUS passengers.  As well, NEXUS members are expedited through Canadian Air Transport Security Authority airport security screening lanes.  This is the case even on domestic flights. Those crossing the US-Canada […]

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When You Don’t Understand the Reasons In the Rejection Letter

Have you submitted an immigration application, gotten a negative response, and cannot figure out why?

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Many individuals think that either a visa officer, a Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officer or an Immigration and Refugee Board member is biased against them. This is not an argument to make lightly. The Supreme Court of Canada has held that in order for an individual to demonstrate that a government decision maker is biased, then: the apprehension of bias must be a reasonable one, held by reasonable and right minded persons, applying themselves to the question and obtaining thereon the required information. [T]hat test is “what would an informed person, viewing […]

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