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Editors: Aqsa Nadeem and Angela Ogang

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Mason v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration): Further Clarification From the Supreme Court of Canada on Standard of Review

  • January 31, 2024
  • Mina Karabit

In September 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada took the opportunity to further clarify the standard of review following the seminal case: Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov. As discussed below, the Court made it clear that reasonableness is the default standard, and correctness will only arise in limited situations.

Administrative Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Canada's Tech Talent Strategy Enhancing the Start-up Visa Program

  • September 14, 2023
  • Zeynab Ziaie Moayyed

Building upon the success of Canada's Global Skills Strategy, Canada's groundbreaking Tech Talent Strategy (TTS) is strategically geared towards nurturing and bolstering Canada's thriving tech ecosystem. However, the TTS has also cast a spotlight on one of Canada's most innovative visa programs that is now grappling with growing pains—the Start-up Visa.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Thriving in Immigration Law: Insights from Max Chaudhary

  • June 13, 2023
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

I recently attended a physical meeting of the Central Region Immigration Appeal Division Consultative Committee, where I had the opportunity to connect with Max Chaudhary, a highly regarded immigration lawyer with 28 years of experience. In this interview, Max graciously shares his personal influences, career journey, keys to success, and valuable tips for aspiring lawyers. Read on to gain insights into the intricate world of immigration law and learn from the wisdom of a seasoned practitioner.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Executive Profile: Introducing Rafeena Rashid

  • March 07, 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. Rafeena Rashid currently holds the position of Secretary on the executive. As an immigrant herself, whose immediate family immigrated to Canada in stages, she is acutely aware that the decision to move to a new country is not a decision made lightly.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Executive Profile: Introducing Carrie Wright

  • March 07, 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. Our Chair Carrie Wright started off as the Newsletter Editor, then she became the Secretary and worked her way up to chairing. Carrie's focus has been ensuring that our voices are represented at the national level and developing the interconnectedness between our section and our colleagues in other areas.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Executive Profile: Introducing Nandi Deterville

  • February 24, 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. Member-at-Large Nandi Deterville was born and raised in the sunny Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. She was called to the Bars of England & Wales and Saint Lucia in 2008 and practiced in a small general practice firm before immigrating to Canada. Read on to find out what motivated her to join the OBA and our Section Executive.

Women Lawyers Forum, Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Executive Profile: Introducing Daud Ali

  • February 24, 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. Daud Ali has been on the Executive for the past six years and currently serves as one of the CPD Liaisons. Daud enjoys the challenge of helping corporate clients find global mobility solutions to their business needs in spite of the delays that clients are experiencing with the processing of files.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Executive Profile: Introducing Clinton Green

  • February 24, 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. Our CPD Liaison Clinton Green grew up in Jamaica and is a strong believer in lifelong learning, collaboration, and the need to increase representation of Black lawyers both in the membership and the Executive. Read on to find out why all these things are important to him and what he enjoys most about practicing immigration law.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Executive Profile: Introducing Les Morley

  • February 09, 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 how Les Morley went from helping those among the prison population in Kingston who had admissibility hearings, refugee claims and deportation appeals, to handling a broad range of unusual cases and developing strategies for people in complicated situations.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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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.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum