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How the COVID-19 crisis has impacted immigration in Canada

When the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P. C., M. P., the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship tabled the 2019 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, he had expected that Canada would welcome 341,000 new permanent residents in 2020, 351,000 in...

Diversity, Immigration and New Judicial Appointments in Ontario

“If we are to fully meet the challenges of judging in a diverse society, we must work toward a bench that better mirrors the people it judges.” — The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., former Chief Justice of Canada Every society looks to public institutions...

The COVID-19 pandemic and tenancy issues

Given the alarming speed at which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which the world operates, it is inevitable that it would change the legal system as well. In Chalich v. Alhatam1, Madam Justice Kristjanson for the Divisional Court reminded the parties...

How our organization is helping in the fight against COVID-19

The fast-paced events that have occurred in relation to COVID-19 have taken the entire world by surprise. As many of us have been forced to stay home and either lost jobs or worked remotely, it is important to continue to stay positive, informed and in good health....

Deposit

What Happens to the Deposit Where A Buyer Fails to Complete the Purchase? This blog shouldn’t be construed as legal advice. It is intended to provide general information. Please consult a lawyer if you need legal assistance. Are you buying a new house? Whenever a...

H&C Primer

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications Section 25 of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act allows an immigration officer to receive applications from anyone in Canada, who is otherwise not eligible to apply for permanent residence under any of the...

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