Immigration Law

The cross-border mobility of professionals, consultants, and workers generally, as well as personal immigration issues and refugee status jurisprudence

Express Entry Explained: A Step-by-Step Guide to Canadian Immigration

By Harinder Singh | January 26, 2024 Express Entry is the system by which the Canadian Government invites candidates who have shown interest in immigrating to Canada to apply for permanent residency. The federal system primarily engages three economic programs: All Express Entry candidates must meet the eligibility criteria and have the minimum number of […]

Recommended Reading: Timely Law Firm Bulletins

By Julius Melnitzer | July 19, 2021 CHARITIES & NON-PROFIT Miller Thomson: Why it matters that the Supreme Court decision reinforced the existence of hidden contracts in charity/nonprofit governance COMPETITION McMillan: Emerging Competition & Data Privacy Issues for Real Estate Organizations DATA PRIVACY Gowlings: New Standard Contractual Clauses for International Transfers Under The GDPR McCarthy […]

Systemic issues, not hesitancy, disengage disenfranchised from vaccines

By Julius Melnitzer | May 26, 2021 In early May, a study from Toronto’s ICES research facility concluded that COVID-19 vaccination rates are lower among Ontario’s immigrants, refugees, and newcomers to the provincial health system: at the time, only 22 percent of refugees and 12 percent of newcomers had received at least at least one […]

U.S. changes policy on intracompany employee transfers

Canadians seeking extensions may experience lengthy delay The preferential status accorded Canadians in the renewal of “Blanket L” work permits in the United States appears to have ended abruptly. U.S. Blanket L petitions allow large multinationals to obtain blanket approval for temporary intracompany cross-border transfers for their employees. “For over 20 years, Canadians seeking Blanket […]

Federal Court reins in Immigration and Refugee Board

The Federal Court has limited the power of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) chairperson to issue jurisprudential guides (JGs) on issues of fact, where the JGs create an “expectation” that board members were bound to follow the directives. Although Chief Justice Paul Crampton’s decision in Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers v. Canada (Minster […]

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