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Executive Profile: Introducing Zaynah Marani

  • January 03, 2023
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Here at the OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section, we are proud of our volunteers and we are constantly looking for ways to highlight their work and achievements. Read on to find out what inspired Zaynah Marani to join the Section Executive as a Member-at-Large and what she enjoys most about practicing immigration law.

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Executive Profiles: Introducing Sajjad Malik

  • December 06, 2022
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Here at the OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section, we are proud of our volunteers and we are constantly looking for ways to highlight their work and achievements. Read on to find out how our section's Vice-Chair, Sajjad Malik, managed to leverage his past experiences as a corporate affairs professional, civil servant, tax professional, business consultant and international lawyer in the Canadian immigration space.

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Executive Profiles: Introducing Robin Seligman

  • November 23, 2022
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Here at the OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section, we are proud of our volunteers and we are constantly looking for ways to highlight their work and achievements. Read on to find out more about Robin Seligman, who served as Chair of the Section from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2021 to 2022!

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A Refugee Story Takes Centre Stage at TIFF: An Overview of The Swimmers from an Immigration Lawyer

  • October 27, 2022
  • Carrie Wright, partner at BARTLAW LLP Canadian Immigration

The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival opened with the world premiere of The Swimmers, a film based on the true story of two sisters who escaped from Syria after the start of the war in an effort to make it to Germany. As an immigration lawyer, it was a worthwhile reminder of the realities that are faced by many refugee claimants not just on their physical journey, but also once they have reached their destination.

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Top Ten Current Considerations Related to COVID-19 for International Travellers Entering Canada

  • May 24, 2021
  • Carrie Wright

It has been approximately one year since Canada first instituted travel restrictions that prevented the entry of many international travellers to Canada. Prior to that time, many immigration lawyers never had much need for Orders-in-Council or gave much thought to the possible impact of the Quarantine Act. But since that time, we have been bombarded at least monthly with orders and policy changes that directly impact our practices.

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Immigration to Canada Falls by Half

  • May 23, 2021
  • Sajjad Malik, barrister and solicitor at SAM Law

Immigration into Canada fell by almost half, hitting its lowest level in more than two decades as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted travel across borders. Canada’s borders are still closed for non-essential travel.

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Starting My Journey in the Midst of a Pandemic

  • February 24, 2021
  • Masha Brar, barrister and solicitor

The journey of a newly licensed lawyer beginning her own practice in the midst of a pandemic.

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Interview with Vavilov lawyer, Hadayt Nazami

  • February 18, 2021
  • Saba Ahmad

One year ago, lawyer Hadayt Nazami won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court in Vavilov v. Canada. In a candid interview, Nazami provides insights about the years-long saga behind his victory, securing his client's right to Canadian citizenship.

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Highlights from the Citizenship and Immigration Law Section's Recent Program on Technology, Cyber Security Issues, Paperless Offices and Online Marketing

  • December 16, 2020
  • Maryana Viguiliouk, barrister and solicitor, Viguiliouk Law

A concise and helpful summary of the OBA’s Citizenship and Immigration Law Section program held on November 19, 2020 focusing on critical cyber security issues, ins and outs of going paperless, online marketing and how to select the best software for your practice in order to increase efficiency. The program panelists shared valuable practice management advice and helpful best practices for ensuring your immigration practice not only survives, but flourishes, in this new world.

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