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The Parental Sponsorship Program Needs Fixing: Matthew Jeffery

Canada has a first-come, first-served parental sponsorship program. On January 28th, 2019 at 1200HRS EST, the program went live. Within just eleven minutes, the 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's…

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New immigration lottery process causes problems

A new lottery process that allows individuals to apply to win a spot to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada is “fraught with problems," including some confusion over who…

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Better Screening of Foreign Visitors Can Help Reduce Birth Tourism

In 2016, Global News reported that 313 babies were born to non-Canadian mothers.  In 2012, Statistics Canada had reported 699 babies born to non-Canadian mothers. Although there are still very…

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Spousal sponsorship process now moving faster

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad. Hussen says the backlog…

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Immigration policy needs fix to allow more foreign workers

Canada needs to revamp its immigration policy to provide much-needed labour for our workforce, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Jeffery, who operates the immigration-focused Matthew Jeffery Barrister & Solicitor…

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Immigrant Children Should be Protected and Not Be put in Detention

According to Toronto’s immigration lawyer, Matthew Jeffery, the government should stop the shameful act of detaining and imprisoning immigrant children. Even though the number of children detained in Canada has…

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Program aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to Canada needs overhaul

Although he applauds the government’s efforts to continue a project to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells The Lawyer’s Daily that the current program is…

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Government Amends ‘Unfair’ Medical Inadmissibility Policy

The federal government has decided to reverse 40-year medical inadmissibility policies that prevented disabled would-be immigrants from coming to Canada, a move that was praised by Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew…

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Why Canada Should Welcome Skilled Dreamers

Matthew Jeffery, the founder of the Toronto-based Law Office of Matthew Jeffery and a reputable immigration lawyer, recently wrote an article titled “Canada should welcome skilled Dreamers” for the AdvocateDaily.com.…

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Government should axe quota on parent sponsorships

Ottawa's plan to raise the cap on parent sponsorships and end the controversial lottery system is welcome news, but Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery says the quota should be dropped…

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