immigration law


  • Stricter laws on impaired driving could impact immigrants, lawyers say

    Stricter laws on impaired driving could impact immigrants, lawyers say

    Jul 2, 2018

    Changes to the federal Criminal Code could affect prospective immigrants who are convicted of impaired driving offences inside or outside Canada, lawyers say.

  • IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    Apr 16, 2018

    The government’s slow pace in filling vacancies on the Immigration and Refugee Board has led it to declare that it will no longer be meeting legislated timelines in the face of a wave of irregular asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border. Immigration lawyers say this is creating greater delays and uncertainty for their clients.

  • Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Mar 12, 2018

    Immigration lawyers are not convinced that the changes made this year to the federal Parents and Grandparents Program have made it any fairer.

  • Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Mar 12, 2018

    The leader of an immigration consultant advocacy group has blasted a Canadian Bar Association proposal to bring his profession entirely under the supervision of lawyers as anti-competitive.

  • Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Mar 12, 2018

    Canada has moved a step closer to limiting its ability to reject immigrants for health reasons after a parliamentary committee recommended the repeal of a controversial section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Immigration lawyers express support for CBSA watchdog

    Immigration lawyers express support for CBSA watchdog

    Mar 12, 2018

    Immigration lawyers are voicing support for an independent federal agency that would review the Canada Border Services Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • System shifts

    Feb 12, 2018

    When the world changes, does the law change with it? This, of course, is a matter of where you are situated.

  • Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

    Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

    Feb 12, 2018

    A legal clinic is challenging the constitutionality of part of the Income Tax Act that bars refugee claimants from receiving Canada child benefits.

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