With the implementation of the new Express Entry (“EE”) System and the Caregiver classes, a few notable changes to the bridging open work permit category have been introduced. To be eligible to…Continue Reading
The decision of Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care v. Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (2014) FC 651 (Canadian Doctors), in which Justice Mactavish found the 2012 changes to…Continue Reading
Beware: Laws on Sharing Citizens & Immigrants’ Personal Information Raises Many Questions That Have Not Been Answered!!
New laws that would enhance information sharing between immigration and border enforcement officials, Employment Canada, Revenue Canada, the RCMP and provinces have finally begun to receive some attention but many critical questions…Continue Reading
The most common question we receive from candidates after we submit their Express Entry (“EE”) profile is what are their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (“ITA”) for permanent residence. The…Continue Reading
Since May 2013, many applicants for permanent residence in Canada have required an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). Applicants are required to use third-party education assessors who evaluate the applicant’s foreign academic credential(s)….Continue Reading
Recently, the United Nations Refugee Agency made an appeal to countries to resettle an additional 100,000 Syrian refugees across the world. Last week, Canada responded. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on 7…Continue Reading