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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 4:14 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada to invite agriculture, agri-food workers to apply for permanent residence Marc Miller

Canada is set to invite agriculture and agri-food workers to apply for permanent residence as part of an effort to address labour shortages in the sector, according to a release by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 3:10 PM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) – Grounds for inadmissibility – Security

Appeals by foreign nationals from judgments of the Federal Court of Appeal that set aside decisions allowing applications for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled in separate administrative decisions that two foreign nationals could be found inadmissible under s. 34(1)(e) if their alleged violent conduct were established. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 12:32 PM

Mediation in human rights cases: Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

Human rights cases are on the rise. There are several contributing factors for this, including the increase in immigration and diverse hires within companies and organizations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 10:24 AM

Avoiding H-1B status: Some workable options Hand holding a U.S. Visa stamp

The H-1B temporary non-immigrant visa has been a significant part of U.S. immigration strategies for many decades. This visa status is for foreign nationals who possess a university degree or the equivalent and are coming to work in the U.S. in a position that minimally requires that degree or the equivalent. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 6:08 AM

EXCLUSION (Inadmissible persons) - Non-compliance with immigration statute - Inadmissibility findings

Application by Li for judicial review of an Exclusion Order issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration’s delegate (Minister’s Delegate). The applicant was a citizen of China who entered Canada on a student visa. His student visa expired, but he remained in Canada continuously since then without status. He married a Canadian permanent resident, and they had two Canadian children. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 12:52 PM

Ottawa appoints judge to Federal Court

On Sept. 26, the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Phuong T.V. Ngo, partner at Gowling WLG in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 8:56 AM

Business email compromise, money laundering email

In today’s hyperconnected world, businesses face a multitude of cyberthreats that can have far-reaching consequences. Two particularly concerning threats are business email compromise (BEC) and money laundering. While they may seem unrelated at first, they are often intertwined, with BEC serving as a gateway for money laundering activities. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:16 AM

REFUGEE PROTECTION - Persecution - Membership in a particular social group - Credible basis for claim

Application by applicant, Levan Bekauri, for judicial review of Refugee Protection Division (RPD) denying his refugee claim. The applicant entered Canada and submitted a claim for refugee protection asserting that he was at risk in Georgia because of his membership in the United National Movement (UNM). He claimed that he was threatened and kidnapped when he refused to provide false testimony against a man who recruited martial arts athletes to form plainclothes punishment squads to assault opposition members. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Canada signs Ukraine free-trade deal, sanctions illegal transfer of Ukrainian kids to Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) during the Ukrainian president’s visit to Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]