38-1: Laws for Your New Land Archives - LawNow Magazine

Tax Issues for New Canadians

While there are many attractions to Canada, I cannot recall anyone attracted by a desire to experience our income tax system! Like most developed tax systems, ours can be extremely complex, and can impose results perceived as neither just nor equitable. Many tax issues are unique to new Canadians, while others are more likely to […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Permanent Residents and Residency Obligation

People from all over the world make applications to come to the promised land of Canada. They may come via many categories of immigration, including Family Class, Skilled Worker Class, Entrepreneur Class, Investor Class, Self-Employed Class, Canadian Experience Class, or Refugee Class. Once they arrive in Canada for landing as a Permanent Resident, Section 28 […]

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Alex Ning
Alex Ning
Alex Ning, C Med, RI, RCIC, is a BC Notary in his 29th year of practice. Past Vice Chair of the Discipline Council of the former regulator CSIC, he specializes in hearings and appeals.
 

Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Program

Navigating the complex web of immigration laws in Canada can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned legal counsel. Now imagine trying to steer through these complex processes alone, after arriving in a foreign country with little money and limited English skills. With cuts to Legal Aid, drastic legislative reforms and very few […]

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Kari Schroeder
Kari Schroeder is an experienced lawyer in Calgary in all areas of immigration and refugee law.
 

Categories for Immigration to Canada

Since 1978, Canada has allowed Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their relatives to immigrate to Canada.  Family reunification was an important objective of the former Immigration Act and remains so . . .  Of the over 2 million permanent residents admitted to this country between 1997 and 2007, 615,000 (or 27%) are members […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Karen Lynn Perry
Kerry Lynn Perry is a Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Who is Family? A Look at Canadian and U.S. Immigration Law on the Definition of Qualifying Relatives

In 1979, the American disco group, Sister Sledge, sang, “We Are Family. I got all my sisters with me.” By contrast, under both Canadian and U.S. immigration law, determining who is a family member that can achieve an immigration status based upon a family relationship can prove challenging. The immigration law in both countries has […]

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Douglas Halpert
Douglas Halpert is an immigration lawyer with Hammond Law Group LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio firm that exclusively practices immigration law. He can be reached at www.hammondlawgroup.com.
 

Andrea Baldwin
Andrea Baldwin is a business immigration lawyer with Stewart McKelvey. She is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and represents clients across Canada. She can be reached here.
 


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