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Bench Press 38-1: Test for Refugees

Rachidi Ezokola worked for eight years for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, four of them as a UN diplomat.  He moved to Montreal in 2008 with his wife and eight children and asked for refugee status, claiming that he had received death threats from Congolese intelligence agents. His application was denied by […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

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.
 

Immigrate or Emigrate: A Life-Long Journey

I migrated. That is, I moved from point A to point B and “never the twain shall meet”—Rudyard Kipling from The Ballad of East and West. Did I emigrate or did I immigrate? Did I move away or did I reach my destination? The topic of immigration is full of paradoxes that take a lifetime […]

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Filip de Sagher
Filip de Sagher
Filip de Sagher and his wife Hilde Deprez have their Notary office, Deprez & Associates, in Point Grey.
 


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