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David Cohen’s Blog: New Beginnings

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt As the curtain comes down on another calendar year it’s a time to reflect and look ahead. Thinking back on this past year, there are many things I’m thankful for. In particular… Read Full Blog on…


David Cohen’s Blog: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Hassan Samimifar is bitter, and it is hard to blame him for feeling that way. Mr. Samimifar, an Iranian national, arrived in Canada 21 years ago and immediately applied for refugee status. Until 2003 he was waiting for an answer. When his file was finally addressed, his application was refused. After an immigration hearing scheduled […]


Finding a Job in Canada

The time it takes to complete the processing of a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the Skilled Worker / Professional category can be lengthy.  A Canadian job offer can help speed it up.  Read Full Article on…


Canadian Immigration Target Hits 25-Year High

In October, the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration raised this year’s target for permanent residents. As Canadian birth rates decline and the economy grows, this upward trend has reached levels not seen in decades. Canada increased its target for 2007—defined in ranges rather than set figures—to between 240 000 and 265 000, […]


Citizenship and Immigration Canada Moves to Ease Temporary Worker Permits

As businesses in Western Canada continue to experience shortages of labour, the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced changes to make it easier for companies to hire foreign workers. The main change announced to the federal program for temporary foreign workers is to create regional lists of occupations in high demand—for example […]


Ontario Looks to Ease Entry for Foreign-Trained Individuals

A bill working its way through the Ontario legislature targets professional occupations in an aim to help professionals who immigrate to fully integrate into the economy. After passing its second reading in the parliament of Ontario, Bill 124 – titled the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act – will now be discussed in committees before […]


The Open Work Permit Advantage

Spouses and common-law partners of temporary foreign workers and foreign students, who themselves want to work in Canada, will need an Open Work Permit. Read Full Article on…


David Cohen’s Blog: Tossing Tea into Lake Ontario

Next week Ontario will go to the polls to vote in municipal elections. Toronto incumbent Mayor David Miller has argued in the recent campaign that permanent residents living in his city should have the same right to vote in this election as Canadian citizens. Read Full Blog on…


David Cohen’s Blog: Is It Time For An Amnesty?

There are more than 200,000 undocumented individuals, more commonly known as illegal immigrants, currently residing in Canada. Most have integrated in Canadian society and contribute to our economy by working at jobs that would otherwise go unfilled. The problem is that they did not play by the rules in getting to Canada or if they […]