Canada’s Immigration System Could Do Better

An international report released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) declared Canada as a world leader in regards to immigration matters such as the selection of immigrants…

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One-per-cent immigration target too small to bridge jobs gap

Canada’s plan to bring in a million immigrants over the next three years is not ambitious enough to meet the country’s need for workers, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells…

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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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