CBSA’s Reality TV Show Puts Potential Refugee Claimants at Risk

On Wednesday, CBSA officers raided a construction site in Vancouver and arrested several men suspected of working illegally. The raid has garnered plenty of attention because a reality TV crew filming scenes for Border Security accompanied CBSA officers on their raid. Douglas Cannon, one of the founding partners of Elgin, Cannon & Associates, was interviewed by CBC news about the raid. According to Douglas,…

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The Benefits of Using a Lawyer for your Citizenship Application

It is getting harder to become a Canadian citizen. Besides the new requirement of demonstrating language proficiency in either English or French (preventing many permanent residents from even attempting to obtain citizenship), it is taking a lot longer to actually obtain citizenship. The government has recently focused its resources on conducting fraud investigations to identify individuals who obtained, or are trying to obtain, citizenship without having resided in Canada for three out of…

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Attention Construction Workers: Canada Wants You

On December 10, 2012, the Federal Government announced a new Federal Skilled Trades Program. This program is designed specifically to address the acute labour shortages that Canada is facing for qualified tradespeople. According to the Canadian construction industry, Canada will need approximately 320,000 new tradespeople by 2020 and BC will need approximately 61,500 of those workers. There are currently not enough Canadians available to fill all…

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