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Editor:  Hart Kaminker

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I am Canadian: By Birth or By Choice

I am Canadian: By Birth or By Choice

  • November 02, 2018
  • Kelly Goldthorpe, associate lawyer, Green and Spiegel, LLP

A timely review of the law regarding citizenship by birth and by naturalization in Canada.

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Get to Know your Executive – Sarah Fagan, Chair

Get to Know your Executive – Sarah Fagan, Chair

  • November 02, 2018

Learn more about Sarah’s practice, her experiences, and her motivations for serving on the OBA Citizenship and Immigration Section Executive.

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The Temporary Foreign Worker Program: "a Last Resort"?

  • October 31, 2018
  • Wennie Lee, principal lawyer, and, Mohammad Khan, articling student, Lee & Company Barristers and Solicitors,

An overview of the disconnect between the regulations governing the issuance of work permits based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment and the policies of Employment and Social Development Canada in administering the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and its impact on Canadian business.

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USMCA: A Lost Opportunity for Canada

  • October 31, 2018
  • Andres Pelenur, founding partner, Borders Law Firm

A review of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the pending free trade agreement to replace NAFTA, from an immigration perspective.

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Ukraine at the Crossroads

Ukraine at the Crossroads

  • February 19, 2014
  • Inna Kogan

Toronto immigration lawyer Inna Kogan lived and worked for more than five years in the capital of Ukraine and went back to the country very recently. She shares her personal insight into the situation, which may be somewhat different from what you expect after watching the news. Her perspective is that of an immigration lawyer anticipating claims by Ukrainians to come to Canada as “protected persons”.

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Communicating with Immigration Officials

Communicating with Immigration Officials

  • January 08, 2014
  • Teresa Wasilewski

Teresa Wasilewski gets answer from Immigration Program Manager Catherine Bailey at the Canadian Embassy in Manila, Philippines about preferred methods of communication, difficulties with counsel, time frames for processing and what lawyers can do to facilitate processing.

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Same Sex Sponsorship - Theory and Reality

Same Sex Sponsorship - Theory and Reality

  • December 09, 2013
  • Janice Warren

The author explains how gay and lesbian couples can prove they are genuinely spouses for immigration purposes, without acquiescing to paradigms for heterosexual relationships. The article makes reference to all three categories of same-sex spouses: married, common-law and conjugal.

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Say Good-Bye to Post-Grad LMOs

Say Good-Bye to Post-Grad LMOs

  • October 16, 2013
  • Barbara Jo (BJ) Caruso

The fall-out of changes to work permits for post graduate students, made in August, 2013 is immense. The author describes the history of the Relaxed LMO, why she thinks its elimination was procedurally unfair and ways that employers and lawyers can effectively protest.

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