What is the “Super Visa” for Parents and Grandparents

December 5, 2011 by  
Category: General, Immigration Law, Visa's

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Effective December 1st, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides a special visitor’s visa for parents and grandparents from overseas to stay in Canada with their children and grandchildren for extended period of time – up to two (2) years. On November 4th, 2011, CIC announced a temporary pause on all new sponsorship applications for […]

What It Means to Have A Police Record

December 5, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson, Reeve, explains what it means to have a police record. Every time the police have contact with you they keep their own record of it, and every time the police arrest a person and lay a charge, they keep a national record of it. They […]

Difficulty in Charges Being Dropped in Breach of Trust Cases

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Edward Prutschi, Criminal Lawyer with Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman of Toronto, discusses the difficulty of trying to get a criminal charge dropped if the complainant wants to change his or her decision. Let’s take an example of a company accusing an employee of fraud and breach of trust. If the company is considering laying a […]

Your Rights Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson, Reeve, explains your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was formed as part of our constitutional repatriation in 1982. It is a supreme document in the sense that all authority given to the government must […]

New PhD Eligibility Stream under the Federal Skilled Worker Class

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As of November 5th, 2011, international students pursuing PhD studies at qualified Canadian educational institutions may apply under the Federal Skilled Worker PhD Eligibility Stream. How to be qualified: 1. Your application MUST be received after November 5th, 2011 by the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. 2. You must be either: a. […]

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