Royal Assent for Bill C-6 (an act amending the Citizenship Act)!

Yesterday Bill C-6 (an act amending the Citizenship Act) received Royal Assent. Some of key changes include: * reducing the physically present in Canada requirement from four out of six years, to three out of five years; * removing the requirement that applicants must demonstrate that they intend to continue to live in Canada once [...]

Day of the Endangered Lawyer marked on January 24, 2017

Marked on January 24th, the annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer is a time to reflect on the plight of lawyers around the world who risk harassment, persecution, injury and death as they work to protect the rights of those who need it most. For 2017, the Law Society would like to acknowledge the untiring efforts and [...]

End of leniency period for Electronic Travel Authorization ends next week

Travellers to Canada take note: November 3, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is reminding travellers to get the appropriate travel documents before booking a flight to Canada. Starting November 10, 2016, visa-exempt travellers (except United States [U.S.] citizens) will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board their flight to Canada. Canadian citizens, including [...]