The Ins and Outs of Implied Status in Canada

Monday July 18th, 2016

I am often approached by people who wish to extend their stay in Canada as visitors, workers or students and have questions about their immigration...

Leveling the Playing Field: The Elimination of Discretion in the Immigration Process

Tuesday April 16th, 2013

Discretion has always played a significant part in Canada’s immigration system. Historically immigration officers have been able to use their discretion to assess people’s skills,...

Citizenship Applicants Face Harsh Reality With Need To Prove Language Proficiency

Monday April 8th, 2013

The media was abuzz last week with several examples of people who had their citizenship applications rejected for failing to provide adequate proof of english...

Working Illegally in Canada: Who’s to Blame – Employers or Employees?

Monday March 25th, 2013

The topic of illegal workers has been featured prominently in the news recently with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Vancouver conducting raids on several...

Why Honesty Really Matters in the Immigration Process

Monday March 11th, 2013

People often ask me what the most serious immigration infraction is. They expect that I will say something like, “working illegally, living underground without status,...

Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience class changes effective January 2, 2013

Friday January 4th, 2013

Minister Kenney delivered a one – two punch on December 10 and 11 by opening up the federal skilled trades stream for permanent residence and...