A Call for Compassion and Clarity for COPRs- IITM Immigration

With vaccine development and distribution ramping up in much of the world – including Canada – there are glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel that has been the coronavirus pandemic. And a long tunnel it has been, upending life as we…

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Canadian Experience: The Gift that Keeps on Giving- IITM Immigration

You might think of immigration as a one-off, if, dramatic process, in which an individual leaves his or her country of origin and in a span of several hours, lands, as a permanent resident, in a different one. In this…

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Family, Facts, and Finally, Flexibility- IITM Immigration

Kitti Toris is a young woman who turned 18 a few days ago. Born in Hungary, she came to Canada in 2016 to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Viktoria and Laszlo Radi.   Kitti is estranged from her mother, and…

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2020: The Year That Was, Perspectives and Prospects- IITM Immigration

The end of 2020 quickly approaches. This year has been unlike any other. The coronavirus has upended the best-laid plans and brought with it unexpected and unprecedented challenge, upheaval, and suffering to Canadians and those wishing to become them. But…

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The Canadian Family is Expanding, Mixed-Orientation Unions Deserve a Seat at the Table- IITM Immigration

New Canadians immigrate to Canada through a variety of immigration pathways. One of the most popular is conjugal sponsorship. Historically, sexual intimacy has been a key consideration in determining whether a couple is really a couple. But that framework appears…

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Granting permanent residence to “guardian angel” asylum seekers is the least we can do- IITM Immigration

Marcelin François, an asylum seeker who worked part-time as a nurse’s aide, died of coronavirus in the loving arms of his wife this past April. François was one of an estimated 1,000 asylum seekers working in Quebec’s health sector, fighting…

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Canadian kindness during coronavirus pandemic- IITM Immigration

It is easy to get jaded by all the negativity the coronavirus pandemic has caused in our everyday lives, as a result, we forget how in times of crisis there presents an opportunity for human kindness to reveal itself. Canadians…

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On the new immigration programs for essential workers and graduates- IITM Immigration

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of essential workers, yet before the launch of the new pathways, there were limited options for workers in many of these occupations to become permanent residents. The new programs open the doors to essential…

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