Warning: Agents in India

The Government of Canada has published a warning against using agents and immigration consultants in India. This information campaign is based on rampant fraud, fake documents and abuse by agents in India. As noted by esteemed and veteran reporter Nicholas Keung of the Toronto Star, the information campaign in India is designed to “educate applicants […]

Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba Presentation

It was my pleasure to present to the Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba (NPIM) group. This is a group of ~600 Nigerians in the province who support each other and share ideas. I will say that the group was extremely engaged and attentive. Thank you so much for the invitation and I hope to see everyone […]

CBA Immigration Conference

For the hundreds of CBA immigration lawyers, welcome to Winnipeg! This year, we are hosting the national CBA conference from 30 MAY 2019 to 1 JUNE 2019. I have received many emails and messages from lawyers across Canada who have arrived early to explore Winnipeg. Enjoy! Winnipeg boasts many amazing culinary spots in some very […]

Bill C-97 – Changes to IRPA

CONCERNS REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES IN BILL C-97 Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of residents and organizations in Manitoba who deal directly with immigrants and refugees, we have serious concerns regarding the amendments proposed in Bill C-97. The focus of the comments below relate to the changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (hereinafter […]

Enhanced Travel Document

The Manitoba government continues to provide “enhanced” documents that serve as alternatives to a Canadian Passport for crossing the border into the United States by land and/or water. In certain circumstances, this enhanced travel document makes it easy to travel between Canada and the USA. The enhanced features allow the individual to cross the border […]