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Immigration, Citizenship & Refugee Law

Former Immigration Lawyer now Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship

In the recent cabinet shuffle, an exciting announcement was made regarding The Honourable Ahmed Hussen. On January 10, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau selected Minister Hussen as the 20th Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for the Government of …

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Overhaul

After months of pressure on the government regarding abuses in the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, Minister Kenney and Minister Alexander announced a number of major changes.

Here is a brief summary of the changes made:

  • Labour Market Opponions (LMO) will

Cap Increase of 20,000 Federal Skilled Workers Announced

On May 1, 2014, the Government of Canada put in place changes to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST). These changes were announced on April 23 and come into effect …

New Rules Coming for International Students

Canada is a popular destination for international students with 265,468 foreign students in Canada in 2012. New changes to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will come into effect that will substantially change the situation for future students …