By Will Tao Five Immigration Tips for Coming Out of the Pandemic (Part 1) As the first wave of COVID-19 comes to an end in Canada, and immigration processes start resuming, albeit at a slower pace, we should be prepared for a new normal. I want to point out at the outset that it is [...]
Taino v Canada: Has the Federal Court just endorsed the indefinite detention of noncitizens in Canada?
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
By Erin C. Roth As everyone is well-aware, COVID-19 has brought many legal processes to a near stand still. The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), is no different. Registry offices are closed to the public, most of the staff are not coming into the office, and Board Members are working from home. However, not all [...]