Taino v Canada: Has the Federal Court just endorsed the indefinite detention of noncitizens in Canada?

2020-05-13T08:30:26-08:00May 13th, 2020|Blog|

  Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS / Graham Hughes   By Molly Joeck   While COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, killing hundreds of thousands of people and bringing the world’s economy to a screeching halt, the pandemic has done something refugee lawyers and migrant rights advocates in Canada had thus far failed to [...]

Take Care When Requesting US Police Certificates for Canadian Immigration Applications

2020-05-06T09:50:43-08:00May 4th, 2020|Blog|

By Randall Cohn Getting (and interpreting) US criminal records can be surprisingly difficult If you are a foreign national applying to live, study, or work in Canada, you will likely be asked to provide ‘police certificates’ from countries in which you have lived prior to making your application. These records help the authorities to [...]

The E-race-d Migrant Workers of COVID-19: Why Canada’s Colourblind Approach to COVID and Immigration Needs a Major re-think

2020-05-08T16:19:19-08:00April 17th, 2020|Blog|

By Will Tao  COVID and Migrant Workers as a Starting Point While we rush to seal our loosely-defined borders and legal exceptions, let us not lose sight of the reality of who it is ‘doing the work‘ as low-paid essential service workers in Canada – temporary foreign workers (TFWs). Accordingly to a Government of Canada [...]