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Virtual Conference: ‘Advancing the Interests of the Afar Nation’, 22 January 2022

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Navigating Canada’s Immigration System During COVID-19

Panelist/Presenter at the Conference Board of Canada: Canadian Immigration Summit on 26 May 2021 Published: 26 May 2021 Access the PDF version of this article here. Research has determined that Canada has had challenges growing its GDP through productivity increases.

Letter to UNHCR concerning the current refugee crisis in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia

9 December 2020 Mr. Creates, President and Co-Founder of the Can-Go Afar Foundation, sent a letter to the High Commissioner of the UNHCR expressing a number of concerns regarding the current conflict in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, and in

Building the Bridge over Troubled Waters – Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan in the wake of the United States Presidential Election

Access the PDF version of this article here. Published: 17 November 2020 On 30 October 2020, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan.[1] Every year, the Government of Canada

Canada—a Great Place to Ride out the Storm and Stay Awhile—or Stay for Good!

Access the PDF version of this article here. Date: 11 August 2020 This article is best described as a fact-based white paper, which seeks to be a report or guide to inform readers in a concise manner about a complex

The Dawn of the USMCA Era: Facilitating Trade, Mobility, and Revisiting COVID-19 Temporary Travel Restrictions

Access the PDF version of this article here. Date: 30 June 2020 The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will come into effect on 1 July 2020.  On its face, all its provisions dealing

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Case Commentary: Canada (Citizenship and Immigration and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v. Kljajic, 2020 FC 570

Date of Decision: 30 April 2020                                              Commentary Date: 8 May 2020 Access the PDF version here. Introduction Applicants for status in Canada have an obligation to honestly disclose information required of them. The consequences of failing to do so

Consequences of Blocking Immigration During COVID-19

Access the PDF version of this article here. As of 23 April 2020, immigration to the U.S has been suspended for 60 days in an alleged attempt by President Trump to both protect public health and American jobs. This means

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COVID-19 and Immigration to Canada

Access the PDF of this article here. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive and unprecedented disruption to most business, travel, international study, and migration.  Economists and business leaders, as well as government officials, are all predicting considerable long-term effects.

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Working in Canada: What is Work, and when is a Work Permit needed?

Last updated: 9 April 2020. Access the PDF version of this article here. In the Canadian immigration context, ‘work’ is broadly defined. Even volunteers, those providing services in a private residence, and student interns may require a work permit, and