How A Refugee Can Bring His Or Her Spouse To Canada

October 3, 2008 by  
Category: Refugees, Sponsors

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If someone has convention refugee status and they have a spouse overseas, they need to indicate on their application that they have a spouse overseas that they want included in their application. The spouse can be added to the application of the convention refugee for permanent residence provided that the spouse shows up within 6 […]

Refugees in Sudan beyond reach

June 6, 2005 by  
Category: Refugees

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Are the refugees who are landed each year in Canada the ones who are the most deserving of our protection? This week, I revisited this question when I met with emergency room physician Dr. Norman Epstein. He suffers from a common Canadian affliction: the selfless desire to offer humanitarian assistance to people in need. Although […]

Flawed plan to seek skilled workers

May 2, 2005 by  
Category: Refugees, Skilled Worker

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Why should our skilled worker selection system be based on speculation? When we pick “skilled workers” to Canada we use criteria such as age, education, language skills, work experience, and presence of relatives in Canada etc. to determine whether or not the intending immigrant and his dependants are likely to become successfully established in this […]

Read fine print to avoid deportation

April 17, 2005 by  
Category: Immigration Law, Refugees, Residency

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The failure to read the fine print in their own applications for permanent residence is preventing many permanent residents and naturalized Canadian citizens from sponsoring their foreign-born spouses and children. Immigrants to Canada are required to list accurately and completely all information about themselves, including their marital status and the number of children they have, […]

Federal judge slams refugee board’s actions

April 13, 2005 by  
Category: Refugees

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Canada’s Refugee Board is using questionable tactics to prematurely dispose of many refugee claims. When confronted with the slightest procedural misstep by a refugee claimant, the board seizes the opportunity of declaring his/her refugee claim “abandoned,” leading to the claimant’s removal to their country of alleged persecution without conducting a hearing of their refugee claims. […]

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