The Immigration Appeals Division (IAD): What You Need to Know

The Immigration Appeals Division (IAD) is a division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The IAD’s function is to review (and in some cases, reverse) deportations or decisions to revoke permanent residency.  It also hears appeals from refused applications to sponsor family members. At Elgin Cannon & Associates, we represent clients before the IAD in a few different…

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Spousal Sponsorship

The Top 4 Mistakes People Make on Spousal Sponsorship Applications

Spousal sponsorship applications can be complicated. There are many application forms, accompanying documents, and administrative requirements to keep track of. Small mistakes with your application can have big consequences. In many cases, those mistakes can result in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) returning your application instead of processing it.  Here are a few of the most common mistakes we…

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A Warm Welcome to Trudy Smith, Elgin Cannon’s New Articled Student

We are excited to formally announce that we have welcomed Trudy Taylor Smith into the Elgin Cannon office as an articled student. Trudy has been working with us since October 2021.  Trudy completed her Juris Doctor at the University of British Columbia in 2021, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Prior…

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