The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply disrupted all forms of human mobility and international migration. With dramatically reduced cross-border movements, the pandemic has decimated tourism, labour migration, family reunification and halted visa processing…Continue Reading
Informational Equity: Despite Attempting To Prevent Fraud Here Is Why IRCC’s And CBSA’s Portrayal Of Counsel Is Undermining The Integrity Of Canada’s Immigration System
Public statements made about authorized representatives on websites for Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) focus their communication on unlawful and/or unscrupulous practitioners. Although the aim…Continue Reading
On 28 November 2021, the Ontario government confirmed that the first two cases of the new Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of the coronavirus were detected in the federal capital, Ottawa. This new strain…Continue Reading
Air and Land Crossings within 72 hours Effective 30 November 2021, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents or individuals registered under the Indian Act will be exempt from presenting a pre-entry COVID-19…Continue Reading
Temporary Residents and Immigrants Over-Represented in the Essential Workforce – Practical Solutions?
In a study conducted by the Conference Board of Canada, it was found that immigrants, who make up 23.8% of the overall workforce, are over-represented in key essential industries including food manufacturing…Continue Reading
In a discussion with The Toronto Star about the implementation of AI in Canadian immigration, specifically Chinook, Mario Bellissimo notes that, “the use of templated responses from the notes generator makes the…Continue Reading
On 5 November 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that they would be accepting online applications to request proof of citizenship and search of citizenship records. Through the secure portal,…Continue Reading
On 8 November 2021, the United States opened their land crossings and ferry terminals to Canadian travelers for the first time following over a nineteen-month shutdown to non-essential travel. The eased restrictions…Continue Reading
Artificial Intelligence at AQAADI’s Thirtieth Anniversary Conference – Will Techno Solutionism & Cyber Libertarianism Dominate Canada’s Immigration Processing?
I am excited to present at the Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration’s (AQAADI), thirtieth anniversary conference next week on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on IRCC’s discretionary…Continue Reading
On 26 October 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed his new cabinet following Canada’s most recent federal election last month. Honourable Sean Fraser will replace Honourable Marco Mendocino as the country’s new…Continue Reading