2015-02-12 | 2015 FC 172 | IMM-5323-13 Barua v Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) Principle Established: A foreign national applying for a work permit with the intention of eventually becoming a permanent resident can be validly excluded from Canada if it seems likely that he will not leave Canada upon the expiration of his work permit.
2015-01-06 | 2015 FC 13 | IMM-3613-13 Ebi v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Principles Established A settlement between an applicant and CIC does not constitute a court ordered settlement under 87.4(2) of the IRPA. An immigration decision made by operation of law cannot be contested on grounds of procedural fairness. Facts Ebi applied for judicial review of
2015-02-18 | 2015 FC 206 | IMM-446-14 Asoyan v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Principle Established Once an applicant indicates that she is having trouble receiving e-mails from CIC, it is CIC’s duty to ensure that the applicant receives all subsequent e-mails. Facts Asoyan applied for judicial review of CIC’s decision to reject her application for permanent residency.
2015-01-16 | 2015 FC 67 | IMM-4516-13 Ijaz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Principle Established In the context of education received in a foreign country, there is ambiguity in the IRP regulations concerning whether educational qualification points should be awarded based on equivalent years of education or equivalent completed degrees. Facts Ijaz applied for judicial review of
The NDP has criticized the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program that will force many people waiting for permanent residency to leave the country, and has called on the Canadian government to grant them an extension of stay. The changes require all temporary foreign workers who have been working in Canada for four
Thousands of petitioners will be protesting on Parliament Hill on March 1, urging the government for an audit of Citizenship and Immigration Canada which has a backlog of about 10,000 spousal immigration applications. Petitioners say the long delays are putting their lives on hold, as they have to wait while being unemployed and with no
More immigrants chose to make Nova Scotia their home last year than at any time in the last 10 years, the provincial government said Monday. According to a statement issues by Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab 2,661 immigrants settled in the province in 2014. Since 2004, when 1,771 immigrants arrived in Nova Scotia, the number
According to several experts, Canada’s new permanent residence application system will discourage top-level professionals and other highly skilled workers from coming to this country unless changes are made soon. The new Express Entry program, which came into effect on January 1, combines together workers wishing to apply for permanent residency in Canada. They submit an
In June last year many changes were made to Canada’s temporary foreign worker (TFW) program in an attempt to address the concern that foreigners were taking away jobs from the Canadian people. As a result of these changes, several foreign workers now face an April 1 deadline to leave Canada, with their employers scrambling to
Less than half of immigrants to Canada this year will be selected through the new Express Entry system introduced by the Conservative government, which promised to match skilled, economic migrants with employers’ needs. Under Express Entry, over 6,850 prospective immigrants have been invited to apply for permanent residency. However, Citizenship and Immigration Canada says a