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The United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is an international treaty that defines who a refugee is and what rights that refugee may have in Canada.  If Canada has found you to be a refugee, Canadian law only guarantees you temporary protection for as long as it is needed. Until you have become a Canadian citizen, your status in Canada…

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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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Pathways to Permanent Residency

There has probably never been a better time to be a foreign worker in Canada seeking Permanent Residency. Several new pathways to permanent residency have been launched for temporary workers and international graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions who have the skills and experience that will benefit Canada in our post-pandemic recovery and will accelerate our economy. Canada needs a growing…

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