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Wednesday, September 13th – Impact of Escalating Refugee Influx to Canada’s Refugee System Complex, Multi-Faceted and Potential Source of Conflict

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Huge Influxes of Refugees to Canada is Not New but the Numbers May Be!

Monday, August 28, 2017 – Online Matching Services: Not Just for Dating Anymore

  • “Program Requirements for High-Wage Positions.” Canada.ca, Government of Canada , 14 Aug. 2017
  • “Program Requirements for Low-Wage Positions.” Canada.ca, Government of Canada , 14 Aug. 2017.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream: Issuance of Notifications of Interest by Targeted Occupations

  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates.” Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Program Updates. Ontario Canada, 28 June 2017. Web. 18 July 2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 –  Citizenship Bill C-6 Received Royal Assent

  • “Citizenship Bill Receives Royal Assent.” Canada.ca. Government of Canada, 19 June 2017. Web. 21 June 2017.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen Visits Middle East to Promote Immigration Interests

  • Anderssen, Erin, and Michelle Zilio. “Ahmed Hussen: How He Rose to Become Canada’s Man on The border.” The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail, 10 Mar. 2017. Web. 07 June 2017.

Monday, April; 24, 2017 – If Visiting Canada to Attend Business Meetings, Can You Be a Business Visitor?

  • [1] Section 187(1) and (3) of Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Small Towns Target Immigrants

  • [1] “Population Growth: Migratory Increase Overtakes Natural Increase.” Government of Canada, Statistics Canada. Government of Canada, 03 Mar. 2017. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.
  • [2] BayToday Staff. “Seventy, First Generation Immigrant-owned Businesses in North Bay.”BayToday.ca. BayToday.ca, 05 Apr. 2017. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.

Monday, April 10, 2017 – Just in Time for National Siblings Day: Extra Canadian Immigration Points for Brothers & Sisters! Are There Other Immigration Options for Siblings?

  • [1] Immigration Regulations, 1978 [Repealed]. Marrocco, Frank N. & Henry M. Goslett. Carswell: The 2003 Immigration Act of Canada, p. 1078 [R4(1)-(4)][2] Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, s.117(1)[3] Thompson, Allan. “Family might be reunited on compassionate grounds.” The Toronto Star, October 13, 2007.[4] Ontario Council of Agencies Supporting Immigrants: “Submission to Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration”, April 14, 2005.

Monday, April 3, 2017 – Upcoming Express Entry improvements

  • “Express Entry Improvements: Spring 2017.” Canada.ca. Government of Canada, 31 Mar. 2017. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – What is Implied Status?

  • “Temporary Resident : Implied Status (extending a Stay).” Government of Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Communications Branch, 13 June 2016. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.

Monday, March 13, 2017 –  “Global Talent” Pilot Stream

  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. “Ministers Bains and Hajdu Announce Canada’s Global Skills Strategy.” Canada.ca. Government of Canada, 13 Mar. 2017. Web. 13 Mar. 2017.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Program Updates.” Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Ontario Canada, 23 Jan. 2017. Web. 15 Feb. 2017.

Wednesday, February 8 – Common Visa Officer Errors in Work Permit Refusals

  • [1] Li v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2008 FC 1284, pars. 17, 35-36, Li v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2012 FC 484, par. 32[2] Russom v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2012 FC 1311, par. 20, Huang v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2014 FC 1064, par. 6[3] Randhawa v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2006 FC 1294, par. 17, Grusas v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2012 FC 733, pars. 23-24, 26

Monday, January 39, 2017 – Three New Reasons to Consider Atlantic Immigration

  • “BACKGROUNDER: ATLANTIC IMMIGRATION PILOT – PROGRAMS AND EMPLOYER DESIGNATION.” Government of Canada. Government of Canada, 27 Jan. 2017. Web. 30 Jan. 2017.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen

  • “The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen MP.” Government of Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada, 10 Jan. 2017. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Canada Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Canadian citizenship

  • Kilkenny, Carmel. “70 Years of Canadian Citizenship.” Radio Canada International. Radio Canada International 2013, 05 Jan. 2017. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.
  • Murphy, Pat. “Canadian Citizenship Is Only 70 Years Old.” Troy Media. Troy Media Digital Solutions, 11 Jan. 2017. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.
  • “Recognizing 70 Years of Canadian Citizenship.” Government of Canada,Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Government of Canada, 03 Jan. 2017. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 – New Financial Threshold for Medical Inadmissibility Announced

[1] Hilewitz v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2005 SCC 57, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 706.

[2] “…When an applicant submits a plan for managing the condition, the medical officer must consider and advise the immigration officer about things such as the feasibility and availability of the plan.”

Wednesday, November 9, 2016- Canada’s Fall 2016 Economic Statement May Lead to Faster Work Permits

  • Mineault, Nancy. “2016 A Plan for Middle Class Progress.” (n.d.): n. pag. Government of Canada. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2016. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – Updated National Occupational Classification 2016

  • “National Occupational Classification, 2016.” Government of Canada, Statistics Canada. Government of Canada, 25 Oct. 2016. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Corporate Immigration Compliance – Regulatory changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

[1] http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/employer_compliance.shtml

[2] Documents which may be requested to demonstrate compliance include: business license or permit, recruitment information, training policies and materials, payroll records, time sheets, pension and benefits enrollment documents, job descriptions, copies of work permits, documentation relating to job creation, job retention, training or transfer of skills and knowledge, etc.

[3] Sections 200, 203, 209.2, 209.3, 209.96(2) of the Regulations

[4] Section 203(1)(e)(i) of the Regulations

[5] http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-01-01/html/sor-dors245-eng.php

[6] Labour Market Impact Assessment Application (High-wage and Low-wage Position) Form (2015-11-005) note on Question 7 states: “Employers should be aware that with recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, the look back period has changed from 2 to 6 years. However, this change is not retroactive and, therefore will not be fully implemented until January 2020.”

[7] The limited justifications are a change in federal or provincial law, a change to the provisions of a collective agreement, the implementation of measure by the employer in response to a dramatic change in economic conditions that directly affected the business of the employer, an error in interpretation in good faith by the employer, an unintentional accounting or administrative error made by employer if employer subsequently provided compensation or made sufficient efforts to do so, or force majeure.

[8] http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/employer_compliance.shtml

[9] Work permits pursuant to international agreements, Canadian interests, applicants in Canada who are under Live-in Caregiver class, spouse or common law partner class, protected person, exempted by Minister on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, or family member of one of the above applicants in Canada.

[10] LMO/LMIA based work permits.

[11] http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2015/2015-07-01/html/sor-dors144-eng.php

[12] Section 200(3)(h) of the Regulations, replaced by section 200(3)(h)(i) of the Regulations by effect of SOR/2015-144

[13] Sections 209.91(3) of the Regulations, repealed as of 1 December 2015 by effect of SOR/2015-144

[14] Section 203(5) of the Regulations, repealed as of 1 December 2015 by effect of SOR/2015-144

[15] http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/employer_compliance.shtml

[16] Sections 209.992(1), 209.996(5)of the Regulations

[17] Section 209.96 of the Regulations

[18] As defined in section 209.93 of the Regulations, a “small business” means any business, including its affiliates, that has fewer than 100 employees or less than $5 million in annual gross revenues at the time a request for an assessment under subsection 203(2) is received, or if no such request is made, at the time a copy of an offer of employment for a work permit application is provided to the Minister under paragraph 209.11(1)(d). A “large business” means any business that is not a small business.

[19] Section 209.98 of the Regulations

[20] SOR/2015-144, s. 7

[21] These websites are unknown at this time.

[22] Employers who have made an offer of employment pursuant to international agreements, Canadian interests, to applicants in Canada who are under Live-in Caregiver class, spouse or common law partner class, protected person, exempted by Minister on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, or family member of one of the above applicants in Canada

[23] LMO/LMIA based work permits.

[24] Section 209.992 of the Regulations

[25] Sections 203(1.1), 209.2(3), 209.2(4), 209.3(3), 209.3(4), 209.4(2) of the Regulations

[26] Section 209.994 of the Regulations

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Canada to Lift Visa Requirements for Romanian and Bulgarian Citizens Effective December 1, 2017

  • “Canada Announces Its Intention to Allow All Romanians and Bulgarians to Travel to Canada Visa-free on December 1, 2017.” Government of Canada,Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Government of Canada, 31 Oct. 2016. Web. 01 Nov. 2016.

Monday, October 31, 2016 – Negative Messaging About Immigration Representatives Must Change

  • [1]Al-Shikarchy v. Canada 2007 CanLII 67499

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – Canada’s New Entry Requirements

  • “Travel Documents for Dual Canadian Citizens Flying to Canada.”Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada, 03 Oct. 2016. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.

Monday, October 17, 2016 – Canadian Immigration: Lead or Supporting Role in Canada’s Future Economic Plan?

  • Keung, Nicholas. “Increased Immigration Urged to Support Economic Growth amid Aging Population | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd, 06 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
  • Kirby, Jason. “Canada’s Demographic Gap Can’t Be Filled with Immigrants – Macleans.ca.” Macleansca. Rogers Media, 30 Sept. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
  • Vaughan, Andrew. “Immigration Critical to Canada’s Future Prosperity: Editorial | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd, 11 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.

Monday, October 03, 2016 – Study Finds Canada Now More in Favour of Assimilation Than United States

  • Montgomery, Marc. “Canada- Multiculturalism Policy Losing Ground?”RCI English. Radio Canada International, 03 Oct. 2016. Web. 03 Oct. 2016.
  • Proctor, Jason. “CBC-Angus Reid Poll: Canadians Want Minorities to Do More to ‘fit In’ – British Columbia – CBC News.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 03 Oct. 2016. Web. 03 Oct. 2016.

Monday, September 26, 2016 – Changes to Owners/Operators LMIA Applications

  • “Variations to Minimum Advertising Requirements.” Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada. Government of Canada, 25 Aug. 2016. Web. 26 Sept. 2016.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Canadian Immigration Further Extends Leniency Period for eTA Enforcement

  • “Leniency Period for Canada’s New Electronic Travel Authorization Extended until November 9.” Government of Canada,Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Government of Canada, 20 Sept. 2016. Web. 21 Sept. 2016.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – The Beautiful Season of Fall is Around the Corner!

  • Flack, Derek. “5 Small Towns near Toronto to Visit This Fall.” BlogTO RSS. Creative Commons Attribution, 18 Sept. 2016. Web. 20 Sept. 2016.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Required Starting 30 September 2016

  • “Newsletter.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada, 31 Aug. 2016. Web. 14 Sept. 2016.

Friday, September 9, 2016 – Procedural Fairness: One Letter is not Always Enough

  • 2016 FC 913

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – Enjoy the 41st Annual Toronto International Film Festival!

  • Grief, Amy. “8 Ways to Enjoy TIFF for Free.” BlogTO RSS. N.p., 08 Sept. 2016. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 -Express Entry – Why People Should Not be Surprised

[1] Bellissimo, Mario. “Canada’s New Economic Immigration System: Express Entry Whose Interest Are Being Expressed?” https://www.bellissimolawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/Express-Entry-Cues-and-Clues.pdf

[1]http://aaisa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/EOI-BRIEF-DRAFT.pdf, page 3

[1]New Zealand. “Overview of the Skilled Migrant Category.” 22 July 2011. Available: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/skilledmigrant/overview/; Supra note 35;

[1]Australia Government, Department of Immigration and Border Protection. “2013-14 Migratin Programme Report.” 30 June 2014. Available: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/pdf/report-migration-programme-2013-14.pdf

[1]CIC. “Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-2015”. 6 March 2014. Available:  www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/rpp/2014-2015

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 – All Good Things Come To An End: Athletes Return Home After Big Rio Wins!

  • News, CBC. “‘Canada Has Your Back’: Penny Oleksiak Leads Athletes Home after 22-medal Games.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 23 Aug. 2016. Web. 23 Aug. 2016.

Monday, August 22, 2016 – Minister Seeks to Increase Immigration to Canada

  • Mas, Susana. “Canada Seeks to Double Visa Offices in China to Attract More High-Skilled Workers.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 10 Aug. 2016. Web. 22 Aug. 2016.
  • Mas, Susana. “John McCallum Wants to ‘Substantially Increase’ Immigration to Fill Canada’s Labour Needs.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 13 Aug. 2016. Web. 22 Aug. 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016 – Linking Paper Applications to Online MyCIC Accounts

  • “Check Your Application Status.” Government of Canada. Government of Canada Communications Department, 26 July 2016. Web. 15 Aug. 2016.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016-  Families Caught in the Waiting Game: Minister McCallum Calls Current Wait Times “unacceptable”

  • Khalil, Nouman. “Major Changes to Canada’s Immigration System Expected in Fall, Says Minister John Mccallum.” Major Changes to Canada’s Immigration System Expected in Fall, Says Minister John McCallum. 2016 Metroland Media Group LTD, 17 July 2016. Web. 10 Aug. 2016.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016- Should We Send Immigration Officers Back to School?

[1] “College of Immigration” Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Australian Government, May 13, 2008

[2] Ibid.

[3] “Palmer Report-two years of progress-College of Immigration,” Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australian Government, May 13, 2008

[4] College of Immigration

[5] Palmer Report

[6] John McMillan, “Management of a Frail Aged Visitor to Australia,” Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, April 2006, Australian Government, May 13, 2008

[7] Palmer Report

[8] Ibid.

[9] Ibid.

[10] McMillan

[11] “Graduate Development Programme” Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Australian Government, May 13, 2008

Thursday, July 28, 2016- The Royal William and Kate Set to Visit Canada This Fall!

  • CTV Staff. “Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Will Visit Canada in Fall 2016.”CTVNews. BellMedia, 27 July 2016. Web. 28 July 2016.

Monday, July 25, 2016 – Update to the study permit instruction

  • “Program Delivery Update – July 13, 2016.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada, Marketing Department, 13 July 2016. Web. 25 July 2016.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Top 5 Mistakes on Medical Inadmissibility Immigration Cases

  • Bellissimo, Mario. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility. Criminal Law Edition ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2014. Print. Chapter 11.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 – CIC Advises Clients About Potential Canada Post Disruption

  • “Apply for a New Temporary Resident Visa from within Canada.”Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada, Marketing Department, 30 June 2016. Web. 06 July 2016.
  • “Government of Canada Navigation Bar.” Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Government of Canada, Marketing Department, 30 June 2016. Web. 06 July 2016.

Monday, July 04, 2016 – Criminal Charges and the Immigration Consequences for Permanent Residents

  • “Permanent Residents and Criminal Inadmissibility.” Justice for Crimes Against Humanity (n.d.): n. pag. Canadian Council for Refugees. Canadian Council for Refugees, Sept. 2016. Web. 04 July 2016.
  • Poulton, Ron. “It’s All in the Sentence: Border Crossing.” Canadian Lawyer. Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd., 20 June 2016. Web. 04 July 2016.
  • R. v. Pham, 2013 SCC 15, [2013] 1 S.C.R. 739

Monday, June 20, 2016 – Should I Apply for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)?

  • Farhat v. Canada (M.C.I.), 2006 FC 1275, par. 2, Immigration Manual IP-1, section 2
  • Immigration Manual IP-1, section 12.1

Monday, June 13, 2016 – Post- U.S. election immigration: Empty promises

  • Cain, Patrick. “Would a Romney Win Drive Americans to Canada? (Bush’s 2004 Victory Did).” Global News Would a Romney Win Drive Americans to Canada Bushs 2004 Victory Did. Global News, 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 13 June 2016.
  • “Facts and Figures 2014 – Immigration Overview: Permanent Residents.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Government of Canada Communications Department, 01 Aug. 2015. Web. 13 June 2016.
  • Harper, Tim. “More Americans Heading North | Toronto Star.”Thestar.com. The Toronto Star, 06 Aug. 2007. Web. 13 June 2016.
  • Kobayashi, Audrey, and Brian Ray. “Placing American Emigration to Canada in Context.” Migrationpolicy.org. Migration Policy Institute, 01 Jan. 2005. Web. 13 June 2016.
  • Sandhu, Rajdeep. “A Trump Presidency Has Americans Looking North.”BBC News. BBC, 17 May 2016. Web. 13 June 2016.
  • Sundstrom, Lauren. “28% of Americans Say They’ll Move to Canada If Trump Becomes President.” Vancity Buzz. Vancity Buzz, 17 Mar. 2016. Web. 13 June 2016.

Monday, May 30, 2016 – International Mobility Program (IMP) Mobilité Francophone

  • “Attracting Newcomers to Canada’s Francophone Communities outside Quebec.” Government of Canada,Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 17 Mar. 2016. Web. 30 May 2016.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Rising Temperatures in Toronto Calls Patio Season to Commence!

  • News, CBC. “Toronto Summer Forecast Calls for Warmer-than-normal Temperatures – CBC Toronto | Programs.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 25 May 2016. Web. 26 May 2016.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Best Interests of the (Unborn) Child

  • Kanthasamy v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), [2015] 3 SCR 909, 2015 SCC 61 (CanLII),  retrieved on 2016-05-256.
  • Li v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2016 FC 451 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/gpnlm>, retrieved on 2016-05-25

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program – 2016 Caps Met for Select, High-Volume Streams

  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates.” Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Program Updates. QUEEN’S PRINTER FOR ONTARIO, 9 May 2016. Web. 12 May 2016.

Friday, May 6, 2016 – Lack of Immigration Status and In Canada Spousal Sponsorship Applications

  • “Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class.” IP 8 (n.d.): n. pag. Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 15 May 2015. Web. 06 May 2016.

Monday, May 2, 2016 – Can Divorce or Separation Affect Your Permanent Residence Status?

  • Keung, Nicholas. “Activists Hail Proposed Changes to Spousal Sponsorship Rules.” Thestar. Toronto Star Newspapers, 1 Mar. 2016. Web. 2 May 2016.
  • “Operational Bulletin 480 (Modified) – November 16, 2015.”Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 16 Nov. 2015. Web. 02 May 2016.
  • “Report on Plans and Priorities 2016–2017.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 26 Apr. 2016. Web. 02 May 2016.
  • “Victim Services Directory.” Government of Canada, Department of Justice, Electronic Communications. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 30 Mar. 2015. Web. 02 May 2016.

Monday, April 18, 2016 –  Express Entry at a Glance: Year-End Report

  • “Express Entry Year-End Report 2015.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 31 Mar. 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Bridging Open Work Permits and Express Entry

  • “International Mobility Program: Provincial Nominees and Permanent Residence Applications – Bridging Open Work Permits for Certain Federal Economic Class Applicants.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada,. Communications Branch, Government of Canada, 12 Feb. 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2016.

Monday, April 04, 2016 –  Tightening the Safety Net on Refugee Claim Appeals

  • Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Huruglica, 2016 FCA 93 (CanLII). Web. 2016-04-04
  • Huruglica v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2014 FC 799 (CanLII). Web. 2016-04-04

Thursday, March 31, 2016 – The Celebration of April Fool’s Day!

  • Al-Khatib, Talal. “Where Does April Fools’ Day Originate? : DNews.” DNews. DiscoveryNewsletter, 01 Apr. 2015. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – Permanent Residence Options for International Students

  • “Determine Your Eligibility – Canadian Experience Class.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Canada Communications Branch, 15 Dec. 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.
  • Ministry Of Citizenship, Immigration And International Trade. Application Guide for Nominees: International Students – Masters Graduates(n.d.): n. pag. Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Ontario Canada. Web.
  • Ministry Of Citizenship, Immigration And International Trade. Application Guide for Nominees: International Students – PhD Graduates(n.d.): n. pag. Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. Web.
  • Ministry Of Citizenship, Immigration And International Trade. Application Guide for Nominees: International Students with a Job Offer (n.d.): n. pag. Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Ontario Canada. Web.
  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Human Capital.” Category. Ontario Canada, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – Nova Scotia Wants More Immigrants

  • Donovan, Moira. “John McCallum Pledges to Make Immigration Easier for International Students – Nova Scotia.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 16 Mar. 2016. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
  • Lau, Rebecca. “Ottawa Increases Nova Scotia’s Immigration Nominee Cap by 300.” Global News Ottawa Increases Nova Scotias Immigration Nominee Cap by 300. Global News, 15 Mar. 2016. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
  • Ritchie, Sarah. “Federal Immigration Minister Looking to Retain Newcomers in Halifax.” CTV News Atlantic. CTV News, 15 Mar. 2016. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
  • Zilio, Michelle, and Simona Chiose. “Ottawa Looks to Ease International Students’ Path to Permanent Residency.” The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail, 14 Mar. 2016. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

Monday, March 21, 2016 – A Dash of Common Sense for Government Communication Policy: Lim v. Canada 2016 FC 217

  • Lim v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2016 FC 217 (CanLII), retrieved on 2016-03-21

Thursday, March 17, 2016 – Prince Harry Will Host 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto!

  • Mangione, Kendra. “Prince Harry to Host Games for Wounded Soldiers in Toronto.” CTVNews. CTVNews, 16 Mar. 2016. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016  – 25,000 Syrian Refugees Have Arrived in Canada. What’s Next?

  • “#WelcomeRefugees: How It Will Work.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Communications Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 29 Feb. 2016. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.
  • “Canada Welcomes 25,000 Syrian Refugees.” Government of Canada. Communications Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 29 Feb. 2016. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.
  • Zimonjic, Peter. “25,000 Syrian Refugees Have Landed, Now for Phase 2, Says John McCallum.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 29 Feb. 2016. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 – One Year of Express Entry Draws – The Numbers

  • “Previous Express Entry Ministerial Instructions.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 27 Jan. 2016. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/mi/ita.asp>.
  • “Express Entry Mid-Year Report.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 31 July 2015. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/reports/ee-midyear-2015.asp>.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – Record Suspensions for Criminal Convictions in Canada – Changes May be on the Way

  • Crawford, Alison. “Public Safety Minister Vows to Overhaul ‘punitive’ Criminal Pardons System.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 20 Jan. 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Monday, January 25, 2016 – OINP: Open for Business

  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Corporate Stream.” Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Corporate Stream. Ontario Immigration, n.d. Web.
  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Entrepreneur.” Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Entrepreneur. Ontario Immigration, n.d. Web.
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Corporate Stream Guide (2016): n. pag. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Corporate Stream Guide. Ministry Of Citizenship, Immigration And International Trade. Web.
  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream Guide.” Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream Guide (2016): n. pag. Ontario Immigration. Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Web.

Monday, January 18, 2016 – How Permanent Is Permanent Residence Status?

  • “Renouncing Permanent Residence.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Citizenship Immigration Canada, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.
  • “Understand Permanent Resident Status.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. Citizenship Immigration Canada, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016- Supreme Court Strengthens “Best Interests of a Child” Analysis in H&C Applications

  • Kanthasamy v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2015 SCC 61 (CanLII).” CanLII. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016. <https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2015/2015scc61/2015scc61.html?autocompleteStr=Kanthasamy+&autocompletePos=5>.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 – Open Work Permit Pilot Program for Inland Sponsorships Extended

  • “Notice – Update on Work Permits for Spouses and Common-law Partners Applying for Permanent Residence from within Canada.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 11 Dec. 2015. Web. 23 Dec. 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2015-12-11.asp?utm_source=twitter-citcanada&utm_medium=owly-eng&utm_campaign=generic>.

Monday, December 14, 2015 – Picking Your Christmas Tree!

  • “The Environmental Choice – Real Christmas Trees.” Identifying Ontario’s Christmas Trees. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 – Resettlement for Syrian Refugees Underway, but not without Challenges

  • CBC News. “Immigration Minister Says Canada Bringing in at Least 35,000 Syrian Refugees.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 05 Dec. 2015. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
  • Mas, Susana. “Syrian Refugees Booked on 1st Flights to Canada Total 305.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 02 Dec. 2015. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
  • Murphy, Jessica. “Canada Will Take Extra Time Bringing in Syrian Refugees in Order to ‘do It Right'” The Guardian. N.p., 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015.
  • Stoffel, Derek. “Syrian Refugee Process in Turkey ‘a Little Bit Behind,’ Canadian Ambassador Says.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 07 Dec. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Temporary Pause on OINP “Base” Stream Applications

  • “Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates.” Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Program Updates. Ontario Immigration, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Monday, November 16, 2015- In-Canada Spousal Sponsorships: Pilot Project for Open work permits due to expire 22 December 2015

[1]”Processing Times: Family Sponsorship.” Government of Canada, 05 Nov. 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.

  • “Program Delivery Update – December 22, 2014.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 24 July 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.
  • “Notice – Work Permits for Spouses and Common-law Partners Living in Canada.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 20 Dec. 2014. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.

Monday, November 09, 2015- Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Establishes Committee to Aid Syrian Refugee Crisis

  • “Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Announces Action on Syrian Refugee Crisis.” Government of Canada. Office of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, 09 Nov. 2015. Web. 09 Nov. 2015. <http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1019909>

Monday, November 09, 2015- International Experience Class (IEC) – What you need to know for the 2016 Season

  • “How to Apply – International Experience Canada.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
  • “International Experience Canada – Travel and Work in Canada.”Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
  • “International Mobility Program: Canadian Interests – Reciprocal Employment – International Experience Canada – Bilateral Agreements.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015- Liberal Cabinet Announced: John McCallum is Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister!

  • “John McCallum” John McCallum Liberal Candidate in Markham-Thornhill. Liberal Party of Canada, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2015. <https://johnmccallum.liberal.ca/>.
  • “Ralph Goodale.” Ralph Goodale Biography. Liberal Party of Canada, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2015. <http://ralphgoodale.ca/biography/>
  • “MaryAnn Mihychuk.” MaryAnn Mihychuk, Liberal Candidate in Kildonan-St. Paul. Liberal Party of Canada, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2015. <https://maryannmihychuk.liberal.ca/>.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 – CIC Introduces the Employer Portal

  • “Employer Portal.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2015.
  • “Hire Foreign Workers.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2015.
  • “International Mobility Program: Employer-specific Work Permits with Labour Market Impact Assessment Exemptions.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2015.

Monday, October 26th, 2015- What does Canada’s New Liberal Government Mean for Immigration?

  • A New Plan for Canadian Immigration and Economic Opportunity (n.d.): n. pag. Real Change. Liberal Party. Web.

Friday, October 16th, 2015- Counting Our Own Ballots: 2015 Federal Election & Immigration Survey Results!

  • Charts generated according to survey results by Survey Monkey (www.surveymonkey.com)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015- Thankful for Thanksgiving: Why It’s a Reason to Celebrate!

  • “Thanksgiving Day in Canada.” Time and Date. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2015. <http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/thanksgiving-day>.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015- Employer Non-Compliance: A Costly Affair

  • “Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.” Canada Gazette. Government of Canada, 12 June 2015. Web.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015- Federal Court of Appeal Agrees that Niqab Ban in Citizenship Ceremonies is Unlawful

  • Gollom, Mark. “Niqab Controversy: Judge Struck down Ban without Referring to Charter.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 16 Mar. 2015. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.
  • Mas, Susana. “Niqab Ruling to Be Appealed to Supreme Court, Tories Say.”CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 17 Sept. 2015. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.
  • The Canadian Press. “Federal Government to Request Stay of Niqab Ban Decision until Appeal Is Heard.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 18 Sept. 2015. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.

Monday, September 21, 2015- Can I Return to Canada if Previously Removed?

  • “ENF 10 Removals.” (n.d.): n. pag. Citizenship and Immigration, 31 May 2010. Web. 21 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/enf/enf10-eng.pdf>.
  • “OP 1 Procedures.” p 1-69. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 21 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/op/op01-eng.pdf>.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – Century-Old Discoveries

  • Lauren Pelley. “North Toronto Railway Station Celebrates 100 Years with Time Capsule Opening | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. Toronto Star, 09 Sept. 2015. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – An Image Speaks a Thousand Words – The Tragedy of Young Alan Kurdi and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

  • CBC News. “Refugees Face Roadblocks to Get to Canada.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 04 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Sept. 2015.
  • Gollom, Mark. “Canada’s Refugee Policy Questioned after Syrian Boy’s Drowning.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 04 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Sept. 2015.
  • Mas, Susana. “Canada to Resettle 10,000 More Syrian Refugees over 3 Years.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 07 Jan. 2015. Web. 10 Sept. 2015.
  • The Canadian Press. “Refugee Crisis: Canada Must Do More, Harper’s Policies Have Failed, Rivals Say.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 03 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Sept. 2015.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015- Learning About Labour Day: What Does it Mean?

  • Dawson, Joanna. “The First Labour Day.” Canada’s History. Canada’s History Magazine, n.d. Web. 02 Sept. 2015. <http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Extension/Articles/The-First-Labour-Day>.

Monday, August 31, 2015 – Who Bears the Risk For Lost or Failed E-mails From CIC?

  • [1] Kaur v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration ), 2009 FC 935 at para 12
  • [2] Asoyan v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2015 FC 206
  • [3] Ghaloghlyan v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2011 FC 1252 at para 10.
  • [4] Grenville v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1 December 2014), Ottawa IMM-1642-14(FC).

Thursday, August 20, 2015 –Top of the Class: Counting Canada’s Best Universities

  • “Academic Ranking of World Universities – 2015 | World University Ranking – 2015 | Top 500 Universities | Shanghai Ranking – 2015.”Academic Ranking of World Universities – 2015 | World University Ranking – 2015 | Top 500 Universities | Shanghai Ranking – 2015. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, n.d. Web. 20 Aug. 2015. <http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2015.html>.

Tuesday, August 18 2015 – Let’s Go to The Ex!

  • Photo Source: “Home.” Home. Canadian National Exhibition, n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2015. <http://theex.com/>.
  • Canadian National Exhibition, n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2015. <http://theex.com/>.

Monday, August 17 2015 – Criticism Continues for Canada’s Immigration Detention System

  • “Human Rights Bodies.” Treaty Bodies Download. United Nations Human Rights, n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.
  • Keung, Nicholas. “Canada’s Immigration Detention System Breaches Human Rights, U of T Study Says | Toronto Star.” Toronto Star. Toronto Star, 18 June 2015. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.
  • Keung, Nicholas. “Secrecy Surrounds Death of Troubled Man in Immigration Detention | Toronto Star.” Toronto Star. Toronto Star, 18 June 2015. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.
  • Keung, Nicholas. “UN Alarmed by Canada’s Immigration Detention | Toronto Star.” Toronto Star. Toronto Star, 23 July 2015. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.
  • “Somali Immigrant Dies after Three Years in CBSA Custody.” CTVNews. CTV News, 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.
  • “”We Have No Rights”: Arbitrary Imprisonment and Cruel Treatment of Migrants with Mental Health Issues in Canada.” “We Have No Rights”: Arbitrary Imprisonment and Cruel Treatment of Migrants with Mental Health Issues in Canada. University of Toronto Faculty of Law, n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – The Midway Mark: Express Entry Statistics Revealed

  • “Express Entry Mid-Year Report.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 31 July 2015. Web. 05 Aug. 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/reports/ee-midyear-2015.asp>.

Friday, July 31st, 2015- CIC’s New eTA Takes Flight

  • “Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).” Electronic Travel Authorization. Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 26 May 2015. Web. 31 July 2015.
  • “Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): What You Need to Know.” Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 26 May 2015. Web. 31 July 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/visitcanada/visitcanada.asp#transcript
  • “Visiting.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch, 11 May 2015. Web. 31 July 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/results-by-topic.asp?t=16>.

Monday, July 27, 2015 – Mario D. Bellissimo – One of Toronto’s Most Frequently Recommended Leading Practitioners for Immigration Law

  • Photo Source: “Lexpert® Directory – Who’s Who in Canadian Law Firms.” Lexpert® Directory – Who’s Who in Canadian Law Firms. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 July 2015.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Brings Excitement to the City!

  • Berot, Anthony. Junior Carnival Parade 2015. Digital image. Scotiabank Caribbean Festival. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 July 2015. <http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com/images.html>.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015- The True North Strong and Most Admired!

  • Elliott, Josh. “Canada Ranked as ‘most Admired’ Country in the World: Report.” CTVNews. Bell Media, 15 July 2015. Web. 15 July 2015. <http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-ranked-as-most-admired-country-in-the-world-report-1.2470040>.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015- High Refusal Rates for LMIA Applications

  • “Restricting Access.” Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 July 2015.
  • Research, Analysis and Design Unit, Program Integrity Division, Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Employment and Social Development Canada. N.p.: Government of Canada, n.d. Approval and refusal rates for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by province/territory from January 1, 2015 to June 1, 2015.

Monday, July 13, 2015- Another Reason to Celebrate: CIC Brings in Birthday Rules!

  • “Express Entry – Assessing an E-application on A11.2.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 July 2015.
  • “Public Policy to Exempt Applicants for Permanent Residence from Certain Age-based Requirements between Invitation to Apply and Application.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 July 2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015- Overcoming Criminal Inadmissibility: The ABC’s of TRP’s

  • “Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, C 27.” CanLII –. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 July 2015.
  • “Language Test Results.” Criminal Rehabilitation Canada. Foreign Worker Canada, n.d. Web. 07 July 2015.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015- Longer-Than-Average Wait times for Study Permits

  • Zabjek, Alexandra. “Long Wait times for International Student Permits Leave Some ‘stranded’ in Canada.” http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Long+wait+times+international+student+permits+leave+some+stranded+Canada/11192943/story.html. Edmonton Journal, 06 July 2015. Web. 07 July 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Are Almost Here!

  • Photo Source: “Get Your Tickets Now!” Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 July 2015.

Monday, July 6, 2015 – Saskatchewan: Adding Express Entry Candidates to its Imports

  • “International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category.” Government of Saskatchewan. Government of Saskatchewan, n.d. Web.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – Changes to Work Permit Policies Affect Some Ontario Provincial Nominees

  • “International Mobility Program: Provincial Nominees or Permanent Residence Applications – Bridging Open Work Permits for Certain Federal Economic Class Applicants.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2015.
  • “Opportunities Ontario: Nominees – What’s next.” Opportunities Ontario: Nominees. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2015.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – Commencement of Ramadan!

  • Gani, Aisha. “Ramadan: A Guide to the Islamic Holy Month.” The Guardian. N.p., 17 June 2015. Web.
  • “Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Ramadan.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 June 2015.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – Express Entry – High Five

  • “Ministerial Instructions for the Express Entry Application Management System.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2015.
  • “Notice – Express Entry Questions and Answers.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2015.
  • “Previous Express Entry Ministerial Instructions.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2015.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – Canada’s Immigration Policies Named as Reason for Potential Rise to Power!

  • Smith, Noah. “Canada, Tomorrow’s Superpower.” BloombergView. Bloomberg L.P., 12 June 2015. Web. 16 June 2015. <http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-12/canada-might-have-the-goods-to-become-a-superpower>.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015- The Birth of Ontario PNP Express Entry Streams

  •  “About Ontario Express Entry.” Opportunities Ontario: Ontario Express Entry. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2015. <http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/pnp/OI_PNP_EE.html>.
  • Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program. “Application Guide for Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream.” (n.d.): n. pag. Ontario Immigration. Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Web. 10 June 2015. <http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/prodconsum/groups/csc/@oipp/documents/document/oi_en_hcps.pdf>.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015- Citizenship Revocation Provisions Now in Force!

  • “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: Revocation Provisions Now in Force.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Government of Canada, n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015- Fun in The Distillery District!

  • “Our Story.” The Distillery District. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 June 2015.
  • Photo Source: The Distillery District. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 June 2015.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015- Changes to the Bridging Open Work Permit Category

  • “International Mobility Program: Provincial Nominees or Permanent Residence Applications – Bridging Open Work Permits for Certain Federal Economic Class Applicants.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2015.

Thursday, May 14, 2015- LMIA Exempt work permits: No longer a free ride for Employers

  • “International Mobility Program: Employer-specific Work Permits with Labour Market Impact Assessment Exemptions.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/temp/work/admissibility/specific.asp>.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015- Mario D. Bellissimo Featured in The Lawyers Weekly Article

  • Schmitz, Cristin. “Bar Groups Fear Prothonotaries to Be Phased out Soon by Ottawa”. The Lawyers Weekly, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015. <http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/2346>.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015- 2015 CBA NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CONFERENCE – A MUST ATTEND!

  • “2015 National Immigration Law Conference.” The Canadian Bar Association :. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
  • Photo Source: “CBA.org – The Canadian Bar Association.” CBA.org – The Canadian Bar Association. CBA, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

Monday, April 27, 2015- Life after an ITA

  • “Applications Received on or after January 1, 2015, for Permanent Residence Programs Subject to Express Entry: Completeness Check.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015- Sudbury Takes Top Spot as Happiest City in Canada!

  • Lu, Chaohui, Grant Schellenberg, Feng Hou, and John F. Helliwell. “How’s Life in the City? Life Satisfaction Across Census Metropolitan Areas and Economic Regions in Canada.” Economic Insights 11-626-X.46 (2015): 1-11.Statistics Canada. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=11-626-x&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=0>.

Monday, April 20, 2015 – Earth Day 2015!

  • “#EarthDay2015 | What’s Happening for Earth Day 2015? | Earth Day 2015.”Earth Day 2015. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – #MADEINCANADA

  • “Fashion Art Toronto.” Fashion Art Toronto Atom. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2015.
  • Photo Source: Fashion Art Toronto. N.d. TorontoFashion Art Toronto. Web

Thursday, April 2, 2015 –Mario D. Bellissimo to Present at the Canadian Corporate Immigration Conference

  • Photo Source: 2015 Canadian Corporate Immigration Conference Poster. Digital image.Canadian Corporate Immigration- Insight Information. Insight Information, n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2015. <http://www.insightinfo.com/canadian-corporate-immigration/>

Thursday, April 2, 2015- Welcoming New Canadian Citizens!

  • “New Citizens Welcomed as Canada Counts down to TORONTO 2015.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., 1 Apr. 2015. Web. 02 Apr. 2015.

Monday, March 23, 2015- The Impact of Immigration on the Labour Market for Vulnerable Canadians

  •  James Dwyer, “Illegal Immigrants, Health Care, and Social Responsibility”, The Hastings Center Report 34(1), pp 34-41.

Friday, March 20, 2015- Mario D. Bellissimo Featured in Special Edition Issue of Diversity Magazine!

  • Akinyemi, Linda. “An Attorney & A Gentleman: Finding Creative Solutions That Shape the Law.” Diversity Magazine Mar. 2015: 16. Print.

Thursday, March 19, 2015- Be a Part of Canadian History!

  • Photo source: My Canada, My Inspiration. N.d. Royal Canadian Mint, Canada.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – Celebrating St.Patrick’s Day from Coast to Coast

  • “Home – Toronto St Patricks Day Parade.” Home – Toronto St Patricks Day Parade. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
  • “Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade: What You Need to Know.”CBC News. CBC/Radio Canada, 16 Mar. 2015. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
  • “Run for Your Weight in Beer: St. Patrick’s Day Race, Calgary – Triathlon Magazine Canada.” Triathlon Magazine Canada. N.p., 11 Mar. 2015. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
  • “St. Patrick’s Day in Canada.” St. Patrick’s Day in Canada. Time and Date, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
  • “St. Patrick’s Day Parade Turns Vancouver Streets Green – British Columbia – CBC News.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 16 Mar. 2015. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Appreciating Independent Films!

  • “Canadian Film Fest.” Canadian Film Fest. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
  • “The Royal.” The Royal. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – NOC NOC

  • “Common Menu Bar Links.” Introduction to Edition 2001 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  • “Common Menu Bar Links.” Unit Group – 6552 Other Customer and Information Services Representatives. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  • “Common Menu Bar Links.” Unit Group – 2282 User Support Technicians. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Monday, March 09, 2015 – Citizenship Changes: In Force or Yet to Come?

  • “House Government Bill – Bill C-24 – Royal Assent (41-2).” House Government Bill – Bill C-24 – Royal Assent (41-2). Parliament of Canada, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.
  • “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Government of Canada, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.

Monday, March 09, 2015 – Welcoming Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visas for Canadian Travellers to China

  • “Canada Welcomes Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visas for Canadian Travellers to China.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Government of Canada, 8 Mar. 2015. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 Ready for the Games: 2015 Pan Am Medals Revealed

  • Photo Source:
    “Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Medals Unveiled.” Official Canadian Olympic Team Website Team Canada 2014 Winter Olympics. Canadian Olympic Committee, 02 Mar. 2015. Web. 05 Mar. 2015. <http://olympic.ca/2015/03/02/toronto-2015-pan-am-games-medals-unveiled/>.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Roll Out the Red Carpet: Canadian Screen Awards set to Take the Stage

  • “Gemini Awards.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.
  • “Canadian Screen Awards.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.
  • “Home – Academy.” Home – Academy. The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2015. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.
  • 19-2. 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Television Nominations (n.d.): n. pag. Academy.ca. Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 13 Jan. 2015. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.
  • Photograph, 65th anniversary: “Canadian Screen Awards – Academy.” Canadian Screen Awards – Academy. Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2015. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 – Collateral Consequences and Bill C-24

  • “House Government Bill – Bill C-24 – Royal Assent (41-2).” House Government Bill – Bill C-24 – Royal Assent (41-2). N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 – Voluntary Return Program for Failed Refugee Claimants a Costly and “Questionable” Endeavour

  • “Evaluation of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Pilot Program – Final Report.” Government of Canada, Canada Border Services Agency. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. <http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/agency-agence/reports-rapports/ae-ve/2014/avrrpp-pparvr-eng.html>.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – Canadian Government Pledges to Resettle 10, 000 Additional Refugees Over Next 36 Months

  • Chase, Steven. “Canada Vows to Accept 13,000 More Refugees from Syria and Iraq.” The Globe and Mail. N.p., 07 Jan. 2015. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canada-to-accept-13000-more-refugees-from-syria-and-iraq/article22332408/>.
  • “FORCED MIGRATION POLICY BRIEFING 10 Protection in Europe for Refugees from Syria.” Protection in Europe for Refugees from Syria (n.d.): n. pag. Refugees Studies Centre. Sept. 2014. Web. <http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/files/publications/policy-briefing-series/pb10-protection-europe-refugees-syria-2014.pdf>.
  • Mas, Susana. “Canada to Resettle 10,000 More Syrian Refugees over 3 Years.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 07 Jan. 2015. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/canada-to-resettle-10-000-more-syrian-refugees-over-3-years-1.2892652>.
  • Nichols, Michelle. “Syrians Set to Replace Afghans as Largest Refugee Population: U.N.” Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 25 Feb. 2014. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBREA1O1MA20140225>.

Monday, January 12, 2015 – 2015 Immigration Plan

  • “Reuniting More Families.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. <http://news.gc.ca/web/article en.do?nid=898769&_ga=1.194424936.43702263.1410797856>.
  • “Ensuring Long-Term Prosperity and Economic Growth.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. <http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=898829&_ga=1.194892776.43702263.1410797856>.

Monday, January 5, 2015 – Iraqi Refugee Claimants Facing Threats from ISIS and Militias

  • Amnesty International Ltd., and Peter Benenson House. Ethnic Cleansing on a Historic Scale: Islamic State’s Systematic Targeting of Minorities in Northern Iraq (2014): 1+. Amnesty International Ltd. Web.
  • Amnesty International Ltd., and Peter Benenson House.Absolute Impunity: Militia Rule in Iraq (2014): 1+. Amnesty International Ltd. Web

Friday, January 2, 2015 – New Citizenship Processing Fee

  • Levitz, Stephanie. “Why Canadian Citizenship Fees Have Gone Up, Again.”CTVNews. The Canadian Press, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 02 Jan. 2015.
  • Keung, Nicholas. “Ottawa Hiking Citizenship Fees for Second Time in a Year | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. The Canadian Press, 24 Dec. 2014. Web. 2 Jan. 2015.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – New Canadians Welcomed in 2014

  • “Record Number of New Citizens Welcomed in 2014.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Citizenship Immigration Canada, 23 Dec. 2014. Web. 31 Dec. 2014.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 – Canada’s Fun Winter Events

  • “Canada’s 10 Coolest Winter Festivals.” Readers Digest Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014. <http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/canadas-10-coolest-winter-festivals>.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers and More

  • “Proud to Wear a White Poppy on Remembrance Day: Porter | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 – #ThrowbackThursday: The $1,000 Canadian Bank Note

  • “Bank of Canada to Stop Issuing $1000 Note.” Bank of Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.
  • News, CBC. “Bank of Canada Kills $1000 Bill.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 10 Nov. 2000. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.

Friday, October 31, 2014 – Fun Fact Friday Update: The Languages in Canada

  • “CBC News Interactive: Languages in Canada.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.
  • “Facts about Canada’s Ten Provinces and Three Territories.” Facts about Canada’s Ten Provinces and Three Territories. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Ghost Stories from Canada

  • “Be Afraid, Eh: Ghost Stories from across Canada.” Toronto Sun. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Which Canadian University Should You Attend?

  • “University Profiles to Help You Choose.” The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/university-profiles-to-help-you-choose/article21187051/?page=1>.

Friday, October 17, 2014 – Fun Events in Toronto This Weekend, Oct. 17-19

  • “Weekend Events in Toronto: October 17-19, 2014.” BlogTO RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2014.

Friday, October 10, 2014 – Tips for New Immigrant Students in Canada

  • “Immigrant Students in Regina Schools – CBC News – Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 29 Aug. 2014. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – Why Now, More Than Ever, Canada Needs Immigrants

  • Gilmore, Scott. “Why It’s Time for Canada to Grow up – Macleans.ca.”Macleansca. Macleans, 1 Oct. 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2014. <http://www.macleans.ca/uncategorized/why-its-time-for-canada-to-grow-up/>.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Conservative Government Appeals Court Decision on Refugee Health Care

  • “PRESS RELEASE: Conservative Government’s Last Minute Appeal of Federal Court Ruling on Refugee Health Cuts Prolongs Unnecessary Suffering.”Welcome to the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2014.

Monday, September 29, 2014 – Attractive Canadian Cities: Where Do Newcomers Want To Live?

  • “Six Canadian Cities out of 50 Receive Top Marks for Attracting Newcomers.”Six Canadian Cities out of 50 Receive Top Marks for Attracting Newcomers. The Conference Board of Canada, 18 Sept. 2014. Web. 29 Sept. 2014. <http://www.conferenceboard.ca/press/newsrelease/14-09-18/six_canadian_cities_out_of_50_receive_top_marks_for_attracting_newcomers.aspx>.

Friday, September 19, 2014 – Immigration Expected to Boost New Brunswick’s Economy

  • Varma, Manju. “Immigration Is Key to New Brunswick’s Economic Growth – NB Votes 2014.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 18 Sept. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 – Canada Promotes French Immigration

  • “Le Rêve Canadien: French Immigrants Find Canada the Land of Opportunity.” Ottawa Citizen. N.p., 15 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.
  • “Promoting Francophone Immigration to Canada.” Yahoo Finance Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – The Growing Importance of BC’s Rising Minority Workers

  • Keating, Daryl. “British Columbia’s New Frontline: The Rise of Minority Skilled Workers.” British Columbia’s New Frontline: The Rise of Minority Skilled Workers. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2014. <http://www.careersandeducation.ca/careers/british-columbias-new-frontline-the-rise-of-minority-skilled-workers>.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 150 000th New Citizen Welcomed to Canada This Month

  • “Welcoming the 150,000th New Citizen of 2014.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2014. <http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=877369&_ga=1.133341326.1681092737.1401207904>.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver Among the Top 10 Most Livable Cities, says The Economist

  • News, CBC. “Top 10 Most Livable Cities Include Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 19 Aug. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2014. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/top-10-most-livable-cities-include-vancouver-calgary-and-toronto-1.2740493>.

Monday, August 18, 2014 – Stalled US Immigration Reform Means Growing Tech Industry for Canada

  • Burgmann, Tamsyn. CBC News. N.p., 10 Aug. 2014. Web. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/silicon-valley-north-vancouver-tech-surges-as-u-s-immigration-reform-idles-1.2732667>.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – Sooner Rather than Later: Changes to Canadian Citizenship Coming in a Year’s Time

  • Keung, Nicholas. “Residents Urged to Apply for Canadian Citizenship to Avoid Hurdles on Horizon | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. The Toronto Star, n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2014. <http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/08/04/residents_urged_to_apply_for_canadian_citizenship_to_avoid_hurdles_on_horizon.html>.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – Participating in Sports Culture Can Help With Integrating into Canadian Culture

  • “Playing Together: Canada’s First National Study on New Citizens, Sports & Belonging.” MELA Notes No. 35 (1985): 19-20. Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Web. 30 July 2014. <https://www.icc-icc.ca/en/news/docs/2014/Playing%20together%20-%20Launch%20RLS-Final.pdf>.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Canada – New Hub for Indian “Techies”: Amazon, Facebook & Microsoft Taking Advantage

  • Bagchi, Indrani. “Liberal Immigration Norms Make Canada New Destination for Techies – The Economic Times.” The Economic Times. The Times of India, 15 July 2014. Web. 17 July 2014.

Monday, July 7, 2014 – CAN+ Visa Program To Be Launched In India

  • “CAN+ Program to Facilitate Trade and Travel with India.” Government of Canada,Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 July 2014. <http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=865769>.

Friday, July 4, 2014 – Federal Court of Canada Strikes Down Refugee Health-care Cuts

  • “Court Rules against Conservative Government’s Refugee Health Cuts | Toronto Star.” Thestar.com. The Toronto Star, 04 July 2014. Web. 04 July 2014. <http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/07/04/court_rules_against_conservative_governments_refugee_health_cuts.html>.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 – Update: New Amendments Regarding the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

  • “Vol. 148, No. 13 — June 18, 2014.” Government of Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Integrated Services Branch, Canada Gazette. Canadian Gazette, 18 June 2014. Web. 19 June 2014. <http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-06-18/html/sor-dors133-eng.php>.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – International Grads and Nova Scotia: A New Route for Immigration

  • “International Grads Now Have Immigration Route to N.S.” CBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/international-grads-now-have-immigration-route-to-n-s-1.2667279>.

Tuesday June 03, 2014- Changes to International Student Program

  • “Changes to the International Student Program.” . N.p., 22 May 2013. Web. . <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-changes.asp>.

Wednesday March 19, 2014 – Minister Chris Alexander travels to China to promote Canadian immigration

  • “Rich Chinese Angry over Cancelled Canadian Immigrant ProgramAdd to …” The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
  • “Wealthy Mainlanders Threaten to Sue after Canada Scraps Visa Scheme.” South China Morning Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
  • “News Release — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Visits China.” Government Du Canada, Citoyenneté Et Immigration Canada, Communications. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.

Wednesday March 19, 2014 – Judicial Review for Chinese Millionaire Investors!

  • “Canadian Court Victory for Group of Chinese Migration Applicants.” South China Morning Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.

Friday, March 14, 2014 – Ontario proposes a Québec style Provincial Nominee Program

  • “Ontario Seeks Quebec-style Control over Immigration.” Thestar.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.
  • “Immigration-Québec – Home Page.” Immigration-Québec – Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.
  • “Provincial Nominees.” Government Du Canada, Citoyenneté Et Immigration Canada, Communications. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

Friday, March 7, 2014 – Canadian athletes at the Paralympic Games March 7 – 16!

  • “Canada Falls Short of Topping Medal Chart but Cements Spot as Winter PowerhouseAdd to …” The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2014.
  • “Canadian Paralympians Safe in Sochi, Head of Delegation Says.” CTVNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2014.

Monday, February 10, 2014 – New Study:  Visa officers, sponsorship and marriages of convenience

  • “A Rare Look inside the ‘black Box’ of Canada Immigration.” Thestar.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.
  • Satzewich, Vic. “Canadian Visa Officers and the Social Construction of “Real” Spousal Relationships.” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne De Sociologie51.1 (2014): 1-21.

Thursday January 30, 2014 – Expression of Interest – Canada as the Matchmaker

  • “Skilled Immigrants to Be Matched with Vacant Jobs in 2015.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.

Wednesday January 29, 2014 – Canada Proposes New Tourism Fee

  • “Tourists to Pay New Fee under Canada’s Proposed Online Screening PlanAdd to …” The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014.

Monday, January 27, 2014 – Politics of Refugee Health in Canada – Heated words between CIC and Ontario

  • “Chris Alexander Scolds Ontario over Health Care to Refugees.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2014.
  • “It’s Chris Alexander versus Deb Matthews on Ontario’s Refugee Health Care.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
  • “Cutting Health Care for Refugee Claimants Expensive in Long-run, Ont. Health Minister SaysAdd to …” The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
  • “Immigration Minister Tells Ontario: Pay for Refugees’ Health Care Yourself.”Www.ottawacitizen.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 – Ontario Reinstates Health Coverage for Refugees

  • “Ontario Reinstates Basic Health Care for Refugees.” Thestar.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.
  • “Ontario Reinstates Health Care for Refugee Claimants after Federal Cuts | As It Happens with Carol Off and Jeff Douglas | CBC Radio.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.
  • “Federal Cuts to Refugee Health Care Aren’t Legally Valid, Doctors Urge CourtAdd to …”The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.
  • “Health Care – Refugees.” Government Du Canada, Citoyenneté Et Immigration Canada, Communications. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.
  • “PRESS RELEASE: CARL Applauds Ontario Government for Reinstating Access to Health Care for Refugee Claimants.” Welcome to the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 – Overcoming Barriers: Afghan girl with Cerebral Palsy celebrates PR in Canada!

  • “Afghan Girl’s Dream to Stay in Canada Coming True.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2014.
  •  “Meeting with Tahera Hussain Karimi and Her Family – Premier Brad Wall – Government of Saskatchewan.” Meeting with Tahera Hussain Karimi and Her Family – Premier Brad Wall – Government of Saskatchewan. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2014.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 – Remembering Nelson Mandela

  • “Harper, Canadian Delegation En Route to South Africa for Mandela Tributes.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
  • “Nelson Mandela Honoured with National Day of Prayer.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
  • “FaithWorld.” Reuters RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
  • “Nelson Mandela.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Aug. 2013. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.
  • “Nelson Mandela, the Honorary CanadianAdd to …” The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
  • “The Nelson Mandela I Knew: Stephen Lewis.” Thestar.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
  • “Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95.” Nytimes.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 – Malala Yousefzai to become an Honorary Canadian Citizen

  • “Malala Yousafzai to Get Honorary Canadian Citizenship – CBC News – Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
  • “Malala Yousafzai to Become Canada’s Sixth Honorary Citizen, Joining Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.” National Post News Malala Yousafzai to Become Canadas Sixth Honorary Citizen Joining Nelson Mandela and the DalaiLama Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
  • “Canada to Grant Honorary Citizenship to Malala Yousafzai.” Reuters. N.p., n.d. Web.
  • “Malala Yousafzai.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Nov. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013
  • “680News.” 680News Malala Yousafzai to Be Named Honorary Canadian Citizen in Throne Speech Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Canada will admit 17,500 permanent residents through the Live-in Caregiver Program in 2014

Monday, September 30, 2013 – Canada’s Economic Boost

  • Beltrame, Julian. “Canadian economy bounces back in July, puts country back on growth path.” CityNews Canadian economy bounces back in July puts country back on growth path Comments. 30 Sept. 2013. City News. 30 Sept. 2013 <http://www.citynews.ca/2013/09/30/canadian-economy-bounces-back-in-july-puts-country-back-on-growth-path/>.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 – Canada’s Population Estimated to be Over 35 Million

  • “Canadian population surpasses 35 million.” 6 Sept. 2013. CBC News. 26 Sept. 2013 <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadian-population-surpasses-35-million-1.1869011>

Thursday, September 12, 2013 – International Students Facing Deportation Claim Sanctuary in Church

  • Kalbfleisch, Catherine, Vanessa Greco, Peter Mitton, and Josh Bloch. “Nigerian students Victoria Ordu & Ihouma Amadi face deportation to Nigeria | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio.” Nigerian students Victoria Ordu & Ihouma Amadi face deportation to Nigeria. 12 Sept. 2013. CBC/Radio Canada. 12 Sept. 2013 <http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/09/12/nigerian-students-victoria-ordu-ihouma-amadi-face-deportation-to-nigeria/>.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 – New LMO processing fee could hurt small concert venues

  • Donkin, Karissa. “New Fee for Musicians Visiting Canada Could Hurt Small Concert Venues.” Thestar.com. N.p., 29 Aug. 2013. Web. 05 Sept. 2013.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 – Tunisian refugee claimant accused of being a member of the al-Qaeda network will be deported back to his country

  • Bell, Stewart. “Canada Takes Steps to Deport Tunisian Refugee Claimant Accused of Being ‘member of Al-Qaeda network’.” National Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2013.

Monday, July 29, 2013 – Help for Lac-Mégantic Immigrants and Canadian Passport Holders

  • “News Release — Special measures for Canadian citizens and temporary and permanent residents affected by the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 July 2013.

Monday July 8, 2013 – Canadian-born Man Fighting Deportation

  • “Canadian-born man facing deportation; Immigration Canada says he’s not a citizen.”CTVNews. 5 July 2013. CTV News. 08 July 2013 <http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-born-man-facing-deportation-immigration-canada-says-he-s-not-a-citizen-1.1356119>.

Monday June 24, 2013 – World Refugee Numbers at an All-Time High

  • Levitz, Stephanie. “United Nations Reports Highest Level of Refugees since 1994.”CTVNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2013.

Thursday May 30, 2013 – Making Canada’s asylum system faster and fairer: additional Designated Countries of Origin announced

  • “News Release — Making Canada’s Asylum System Faster and Fairer: Additional Designated Countries of Origin Announced.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.

Friday, May 24, 2013 – Government of Canada Announces Three Appointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

  • “News Release — Government of Canada Announces Three Appointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2013.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 – Minister Kenney Promotes Start-Up Visa in Silicon Valley

  • “Kenney visits California on a campaign to lure Silicon Valley tech workers north.”Thestar.com. 17 May 2013. Toronto Star. 23 May 2013 <http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/05/17/canadian_minister_visits_california_on_a_campaign_to_lure_silicon_valley_tech_workers_north.html>.

Monday, May 13, 2013 – Canada’s Tourism Market to Shift Focus from the States

  • “Canada gives up competing for American tourists.” Metro News. 12 May 2013. Metro. 13 May 2013 <http://metronews.ca/news/canada/669299/canada-gives-up-competing-for-american-tourists/>.

Friday, May 10, 2013 – New Parent and Grandparent program re-opens January 2, 2014

  • “News Release — Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification on Track to Cut Backlog in Half.” Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2013.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 – Canada’s Diversity Continues to Grow

  • Campion-Smith, Bruce. “National Household Survey: Immigration dramatically changing makeup of Toronto and Canada.” Thestar.com. 08 May 2013. Toronto Star. 09 May 2013 <http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/05/08/national_household_survey_immigration_dramatically_changing_makeup_of_toronto_and_canada.html>.

Monday, May 6, 2013 – Canadian Immigration Officials Face Criticism Regarding Marriage Fraud

  •  “Marriage Fraud: Canadian Immigration Officials tread thin line” Toronto Star. Keung, Nicholas. Web29 Apr. 2013. 06 Mary 2013. <http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/04/29/marriage_fraud_canadian_immigration_officials_tread_thin_line.html>

Monday, April 29, 2013 – Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program 

  • “Harper Government Announces Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program – Ensuring Canadians Have First Chance at Available Jobs.” Canada News Centre –. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

Monday, April 29, 2013 – Scams in Canada’s Foreign Worker Industry

  • Tomlinson, Kathy. “Insiders say Canada ‘scammed’ by foreign worker industry – British Columbia – CBC News.” CBCnews. 29 Apr. 2013. CBC/Radio Canada. 29 Apr. 2013 <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/04/24/bc-inside-outsourcing.html>.

  Monday, April 29, 2013 – The Honourable Glennys L. McVeigh has been appointed judge of the Federal Court

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – Canada’s Economy Needs Immigrants

  •  Eaton, Margaret. “Employers must take proactive approach to integrating immigrants.”Financial Post. 23 Apr. 2013. National Post. 23 Apr. 2013 <http://business.financialpost.com/2013/04/23/why-canadian-employers-must-integrate-immigrants-into-the-workforce/>.

Friday, April 5, 2013 – Immigration Statistics for 2012

  • “Open Data.” Facts and Figures. 02 Jan. 2013. Government of Canada. 05 Apr. 2013 <http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En>.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – Start-Up Visa Program Now Open!

  • Black, Debra. “Canada’s new visa program to attract entrepreneurs envied in U.S.” Canada’s new visa program to attract entrepreneurs envied in U.S. 31 Mar. 2013. Toronto Star. 03 Apr. 2013 http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2013/03/31/canadas _new_visa_program_to_attract_entrepreneurs_envied_in_us.bb.html

Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Canada’s Top 10 Cities for Immigrants

  • “Best Places for New Immigrants.” MoneySense Best Places for New Immigrants Comments. 20 Mar. 2013. MoneySense. 21 Mar. 2013 <http://www.moneysense.ca/2013/03/20/best-places-for-immigrants/>.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – ‘New Family Law Act Deems Common-Law After Living Together for Two Years’

  • Woo, Andrea. “The Globe and Mail.” The Globe and Mail. 2013. The law has now pronounced you husband and wife. 19 Mar. 2013 <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-law-has-now-pronounced-you-husband-and-wife/article9847452/>

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – ‘Canada Welcomes 257,515 Permanent Residents in 2012!

  • “News Release – Canada Continued to Welcome Highest Sustained Level of Immigration in Canadian History in 2012” Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Web. 27 February 2013. 27 February 2013. Web <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2013/2013-02-27.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email&utm_medium=email-eng&utm_campaign=genericc>

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 – ‘Record Number of Visitor Visas Issued in 2012!

  • “News Release — Canada Issues Record Number of Visitor Visas in 2012” Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Web. 20 February 2013. 20 February 2013. Web <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2013/2013-02-20.asp?utm_source=rss-media&utm_medium=rss-eng&utm_campaign=generic>

Monday February 11, 2013 – New Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court Appointments

  •  “FEDERAL COURT JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED.” Department of Justice Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 – ‘70,000 Jobs Needed in the North by 2020

  • “Canada’s North Will Need Up To 70,000 Workers by 2020 – Conference Board of Canada”  CICS News. Web. 30 January 2013. 30 January 2013. <http://www.cicsnews.com/?p=2971>

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 – ‘New Start-Up Visa Program to be Launched this Year

  • “News Release — Historic New Immigration Program to Attract Job Creators to Canada” Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Web. 24 January 2013. 24 January 2013. Web <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2013/2013-01-24.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email&utm_medium=email-eng&utm_campaign=generic>

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 – ‘CIC Announces New Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • “Canada Announces New FSWP Immigration Laws” International Business Times. Web. 24 January 2013. 24 January 2013. <http://ca.ibtimes.com/articles/426465/20130122/canada-announces-new-fswp-immigration-laws.htm>

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 – ‘Nova Scotia Looking to Attract Immigrants

  • “Nova Scotia Eager for More Immigrants” CBC News. Web. 03 January 2013. 17 January 2013. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/01/03/ns-immigration-numbers.html>

Friday, December 21st, 2012 – ‘New Bridging Work Permit to Help Permanent Resident Applicants

  • “News Release — Cutting Red Tape for Skilled Immigrants” Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 December 2012. 21 December 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-12-20.asp>

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 – ‘West Canada More Prospective for New Immigrants

  • “For new Canadians, West is Best” The Globe and Mail. Grant, Tavia. 18 December 2012. 19 December 2012. Web. <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/for-new-canadians-west-is-best/article6504780/?cmpid=rss1>

Friday, November 16th, 2012 – ‘Federal, Provincial and Territorial Plan for Expression of Interest Model

  • “News Release — Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments Envision Canada’s Future Immigration System”  Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 November 2012. 16 November 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-11-16.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email&utm_medium=email-eng&utm_campaign=generic>

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 – Revamped Point System Coming 2013

  •  “New points system for immigrants coming in 2013” Toronto Sun. Proussalidis, Daniel. 08 November 2012. 14 November 2012. Web. <http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/08/new-points-system-for-immigrants-coming-in-2013>

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 – Wojciech Sniegowski Reappointed as Citizenship Judge

  • “News Release — Minister Kenney announces citizenship judge reappointment” Citzenship and Immigration Canada. Web. 8 November 2012. 08 November 2012. Web <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-11-08.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email&utm_medium=email-eng&utm_campaign=generic>

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – Minister Kenney Addresses International Students

  • Kenney set to fast-track foreign students for immigration” CBC News. Web. 31 October 2012. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/10/31/pol-immigration-levels-2013.html>

Friday October 26, 2012 – New Conditional Measure to deter Marriage Fraud

  • ” News Release — The Government of Canada Announces Support to Project Highlighting Canadian-Italian Contribution to Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-10-25.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email>.

Wednesday October 24th, 2012 – Bilingualism on the Rise

  • “Census 2011: Canadians increasingly bilingual, but French isn’t always the second language” The Toronto Star. Scotfield, Heather. Web. 24 October. 24 October 2012. <http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1276372–census-2011-canadians-increasingly-bilingual-but-french-isn-t-always-the-second-language>

Wednesday October 17th, 2012 –Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney seeks limits on Ministerial Powers

Wednesday October 10th, 2012 – Afghan Settlements Double the Original Estimated Number of Applicants

  • “Number of Afghan Resettled in Canada Double Original Estimate” CTV News. The Canadian Press. 02 October 2012. Web. 10 October 2012. <http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/number-of-afghans-resettled-in-canada-double-original-estimate-1.986690>

Friday September 28th, 2012 – New Language Rules Announced for Citizenship Applications

  • “Minister Kenney announces new language rules for citizenship applicants.” Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-09-28.asp>.

Monday September 24th, 2012 – Introducing the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

  • “Minister Kenney Supports the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act.” Citizenship and Immigration Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-09-24.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email>.

  Friday September 14th, 2012 – Canada Welcomes 20,000 Permanent Residents

  • ‘News Release — Canadian Experience Class: Creating Jobs across Canada’. News Releases; Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Web. 14 September 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-09-14.asp?utm_source=media-centre-email&utm_medium=email-eng&utm_campaign=generic>

Thursday  September 13,2012 – Visitor visas are now required for citizens from St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland

  • “Canada Imposes Visas on St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.”News Release — Canada Imposes Visas on St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, n.d. Web. 13 Sept. 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-09-11.asp>.

  Tuesday September 11,2012 – Canadian citizenship not for sale – Update on residence fraud investigations

  •  “Canadian Citizenship Not for Sale: Minister Kenney Provides Update on Residence Fraud Investigations.” News Release — Canadian Citizenship Not for Sale: Minister Kenney Provides Update on Residence Fraud Investigations. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2012. <http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-09-10.asp>

Friday September 7th, 2012 – Canada Closes Embassy in Iran, Orders Diplomats Out

  • “Canada Closes Embassy in Iran, to Expel Iranian Diplomats” Reuters Canada. Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren. Web. 07 September 2012. 07 September 2012.

Wednesday September 5th, 2012 – How Foreign-born Children Integrate in Canada’s Educational System

  • “Why highly educated immigrant parents choose Canada” The Globe and Mail. Hammer, Kate. 03 September 2012. Web. 05 September 2012.

Thursday August 23rd, 2012 – Canada Receives More than 3,000 Child Refugees a Year

  • “Canada Gets 3,000 Child Refugees a Year” LFPress.org. QMI Agency. Godfrey, Tom. 21 Aug 2012. Web. 23 Aug 2012.

Tuesday August 21st, 2012 – New Immigration System to Award More Points for Language

  • “New immigration system will award more points for language, fewer for work abroad.” Toronto Star. Keung, Nicholas. 21 Aug 2012. Web. 21 August 2012.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 – Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary among the world’s top five most livable cities!

  • “Toronto Ranks as World’s Fourth Most Livable City.” CTV News. N.p., 16 Aug. 2012. Web. 16 Aug. 2012.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012  – Citizenship and Immigration Canada Seeking Settlement Proposals

  • Menon, Nirmala. “Immigrant Underemployment Is Costly for Canada, CIBC Says.”WSJ.com. Wall Street Journal, 13 Aug. 2012. Web. 14 Aug. 2012.
  • “Citizenship and Immigration Canada Issues Call for Proposals for Settlement Projects.”News Release — Citizenship and Immigration Canada Issues Call for Proposals for Settlement Projects. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 01 Aug. 2012. Web. 14 Aug. 2012.

Friday, August 10th, 2012 – 70 Year Old Grandmother Deported to Sri Lanka

  • News, CBC. “Toronto Grandmother, 70, Deported to Sri Lanka.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 09 Aug. 2012. Web. 10 Aug. 2012.

 

 

 

 


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