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Inherent unfairness in study permit process

There is a duty of fairness in administrative law to allow an applicant to respond to credibility concerns, but in the study permit process no such opportunity exists, says Toronto…

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Shorter Wait Times For Spousal Sponsorship Applications

Are you hoping to sponsor a loved one to immigrate to Canada? According to the immigration minister Ahmed Hussen, the government has achieved its goal of shortening wait times for spousal…

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Lottery system for parent, grandparent reunification

The federal government's new lottery for parent and grandparent sponsorship has made a bad situation worse, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) unveiled the…

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Parents Sponsorship Program is Still Down to Luck Despite Changes

The Canadian federal government has put in commendable effort towards the improvement of the parent sponsorship program. This program is designed to help those who would wish to bring their…

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Bring back entrepreneur and investor immigration programs

The federal government should resurrect the entrepreneur and investor programs scrapped under the leadership of former prime minister Stephen Harper, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Jeffery, who operates the…

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DACA Terminations and what it Means for Canadian Immigration

The deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA in short, is a program that allows individuals who arrived in the US illegally as children to get work permits when they’re…

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Thousands Of Migrants Seek Asylum In Canada The Past Few Weeks

The federal and provincial governments are under pressure to deal with the thousands of new asylum seekers arriving in Canada in the past weeks. There has been a growing number…

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Citizenship Act Changes Great News for Citizenship Applicants

There have been significant changes to the Citizenship Act that make it easier for permanent residents to qualify for citizenship while at the same time creating regulations that are critical…

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