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Dec 4, 2019

Cell Phone Searches at the Border: What you need to know

Aris Daghighian

Increasingly, our office is encountering cases in which travelers or immigration applicants at the border have their cell phone, laptop, iPad or ot...

Oct 16, 2019

Border and Consular Updates for U.S. Fiscal Year 2019

Tim Golden

It has been a year full of changes for U.S. immigration, and at the conclusion of the U.S. Fiscal Year 2019, we have decided to focus on the curren...

Sep 25, 2019

Everything you Need to Know About NEXUS

Joshua Green

Trusted traveller programs have grown exponentially over the past decade. The most common of these programs is NEXUS, which provides cardholders wi...

Sep 18, 2019

Top Ten Express Entry Questions

Hilete Stein and Ghazi Jarrar

Express Entry is becoming more popular by the day. Just this year, IRCC invited 63,400 candidates to apply for permanent residence through the syst...

Sep 6, 2019

A breakdown of the major Canadian political parties position on immigration

Ghazi Jarrar

The writ has not been dropped yet, but Canada’s political parties are already in campaign mode. Perhaps more so than usual, immigration is fe...

Jul 30, 2019

Half-Year in Review: Top Canadian Immigration Updates

Peter Salerno

Rising Express Entry Scores Candidates waiting in the Express Entry system to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence could ha...

Jul 16, 2019

Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Immigration Detainees have the Right to Habeas Corpus

Introduction: As a result of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision released on May 10th, 2019—Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Prepa...

Jun 18, 2019

IRCC Announces New Programs for Caregivers

On June 15, 2019, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced two new pilot programs for caregivers: the Home Child Care Provide...

May 29, 2019

Travelling for the Holidays? Don’t Forget to Declare Your Goods!

An overview of the reporting obligations for Canadian Residents As the summer season is right around the corner, many Canadian residents will be re...

Apr 25, 2019

Impact of the 2019 Ontario Budget on Immigration

Valerie Kleinman

Although immigration is technically under federal jurisdiction, the Province of Ontario plays an active role in contributing to the selection of im...

Apr 1, 2019

Bienvenue au Canada: Immigration Options for French-Speaking Applicants

Valerie Kleinman

Bienvenue au Canada: Immigration Options for French-Speaking Applicants Canada has two official languages, English and French, and significant effo...

Mar 25, 2019

Important Changes to the Post Graduate Work Permit Program

More and more international students are choosing to study in Canada. The latest data from the Canadian Bureau for International Education demonstr...

Jan 30, 2019

Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship Program - What Happened?

The much anticipated parent and grandparent sponsorship program opened yesterday, January 28, 2019, at 12:00pm. Shortly thereafter, around 12:08pm,...

Jan 14, 2019


The Government of Canada has officially updated program delivery instructions for business visitors and investors holding Vietnamese passports, giv...

Jan 9, 2019

Canadian Immigration Law 2018 – A Year in Review

Peter Salerno

Express Entry Over the past year, candidates in the Express Entry pool hoping to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Reside...

Dec 4, 2018


Valerie Kleinman

BACKGROUND Considerable time and effort have been spent to have a foreign national join your team in Canada. What happens after they arrive? Employ...

Nov 13, 2018

In-depth Analysis of the 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s recently released 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration asserts: “Imm...

Sep 27, 2018

Cannabis, Canada, and New Dilemmas Presented for U.S. Entry

Tim Golden and Kelly Goldthorpe

“You’re not getting into the United States today...” “I can ban you for life, if I want to…” “I don&rsqu...

Sep 17, 2018

Detailed Analysis of Express Entry - What Are My Chances?

Kelly Goldthorpe

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system which came into effect in January 2015. Express Entry manages the Canadia...

Aug 31, 2018

Top 5 Canadian Immigration Updates So Far This Year

Peter Salerno

1. Biometrics requirements Giving up your fingerprints and a photograph before entering Canada has become the new norm for most foreign nation...