Will Tao appeared in an article by the Canadian Bar Association about the pandemic's long-term effects on immigration.
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 [...]
We are proud to announce that the contributions of two of the firm's lawyers are being recognized with awards from the Canadian Bar Association. Congratulations to Erin Roth for receiving the Volunteer Recognition Award, and to Will Tao for receiving the Founders' Award!
Will Tao recently joined Canadian Immigration Lawyer, Mark Holthe on his podcast, Canadian Immigration Podcast, to discuss some of the challenges international students experience when studying in Canada and some essential tips to avoiding the most common pitfalls.
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 [...]
MOSAIC is offering online English Conversation Circles for Refugee Claimants. Classes are Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm from April 29 to June 3, 2020, and these online sessions will be hosted on Zoom (available on phone or computer). Clients can register and get the link to join the Zoom sessions by emailing Parisa at [...]
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 [...]
At Edelmann & Company, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for all members of Canadian society, but that refugee claimants, permanent residents, and other noncitizens may face particular challenges as a result of the pandemic and the resulting shutdown, including social isolation policies. In particular, the closure of many international borders, [...]
Erica Olmstead and Molly Joeck are the newest members of the Canadian Council for Refugees, Legal Affairs and Advisory Litigation Committees: https://ccrweb.ca/en/legal-affairs-committee