Articles 2020


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.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

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.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

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.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
Saba Ahmad

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.

Administrative Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law and 1 more..., Student Forum

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.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

Electronic Transformation

  • November 24, 2020
  • Hart Kaminker, principal at Kaminker & Associates

An overview of the electronic transformation of areas of immigration practice since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially at the Immigration Tribunals and the Federal Court where electronic communication was almost non-existent and where these changes will continue past the end of the pandemic

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Federal Court Considers OIC

  • November 24, 2020
  • Hart Kaminker, principal of Kaminker & Associates

In Monsanto v. Minister of Health and MPSEP the Federal Court considered the quarantine OIC. The Court's decision provides a glimpse into how the Court will assess OICs and weighing the public interest against individual interests

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

Executive Profile Series - Valerie Kleinman

  • May 15, 2020

Read a brief profile of Valerie Kleinman, Member-at-Large of the OBA Citizenship and Immigration Law Section Executive.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum