Steve Carey

Permanent immigration to get easier for French and English speakers, those with Canadian siblings

In an effort to attract more skilled foreign talent, Canada is making it easier for applicants with siblings in Canada and those who are bilingual in French and English to immigrate permanently. As of June 6, 2017, qualifying applicants will

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Business travel to the USA after President Trump’s Executive Order: How Canadians and PRs are affected

Canadian citizens and permanent residents (PRs) may be denied entry into the United States due to President Trump’s recent Executive Order, despite assurances suggesting otherwise from the Canadian and U.S. governments. Personal and business travellers should consider planning their trips …

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Electronic Travel Authorizations required for travel by air to Canada as of September 29, 2016

Visa-exempt business travellers, workers, students, and tourists from countries other than the United States will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly or transit through Canada by air as of September 29, 2016. The leniency period which allows travel …

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Court declines to intervene on director’s suspension by board when in society’s best interests

The BC Supreme Court has clarified when a suspension of a society’s director is not a removal, and provided an example of when director discipline may occur without the court’s intervention under the provisions of the Society Act, R.S.B.C …

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Non-status Indians and Métis now federal persons: Duty to consult and accommodate may arise on rights assertion

Métis and non-status Indians are now under federal jurisdiction and may assert Aboriginal rights. This was confirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12, released April 14, …

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