Current processing times of grant of citizenship and proof of citizenship applications in Canada
Grant of Canadian citizenship Obtaining Canadian citizenship requires you to complete several steps and it is not a quick process. A foreign national must first become a permanent resident of Canada and meet eligibility requirements before applying for Canadian citizenship. People over the a…View the post titled Current processing times of grant of citizenship and proof of citizenship applications in Canada
Consequences of medical record snooping
“Snooping” is when someone accesses personal health information without the proper authorisation. Snooping is included in the offences set out in the Personal Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”). Snooping continues to be a live issue in the field of digital health. In light of this,…View the post titled Consequences of medical record snooping
Earning cap raised for ODSP recipients, but rates remain unchanged
The Ontario Government is increasing the amount of money Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients can earn, without any reduction of their ODSP payment. This will impact the ultimate take-home amount for those approximately 25,000 ODSP recipients in the workforce. For context, as…View the post titled Earning cap raised for ODSP recipients, but rates remain unchanged
Recent National Occupation Classification changes and the impact on the Express Entry eligibility
On November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) converted to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Although several weeks have passed since the NOC changes came into force, we keep receiving inquiries from temporary residents of Canada…View the post titled Recent National Occupation Classification changes and the impact on the Express Entry eligibility
Should I sue in Simplified Procedure and when do I need to decide?
When you start a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, you must consider whether you want to proceed in one of three ways: There are pros and cons for each forum depending on the type of case you have. One of which is the presence of juries. There is no jury for a Small Claim Court...View the post titled Should I sue in Simplified Procedure and when do I need to decide?
Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program
The COVID-19 pandemic separated many Canadian Citizens and Canadian permanent residents from their loved ones who reside outside of Canada. Most of them have been looking forward to getting an opportunity to sponsor their parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada. The …View the post titled Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program
When a fatal car crash occurs, what kind of support is available?
To the spouse and dependents of a person killed in a car crash, the loss of their loved one is an overwhelming hardship — one that can hardly be imagined unless you’ve lived through it. While money is not a balm for emotional pain or grief, it does help to know what kind of financial...View the post titled When a fatal car crash occurs, what kind of support is available?
When should I sue in Small Claims Court?
What is Small Claims Court? Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It was designed to provide an efficient and cost-effective forum for Plaintiffs to bring or defend claims that are worth $35,000 or less. When suing in Small Claims Court, you can sue for mon…View the post titled When should I sue in Small Claims Court?
New transparency requirement for Ontario corporations
Effective January 1, 2023, Ontario corporations governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) will be required to maintain a register of individuals with significant control. This change arises from Bill 43, which was passed by the Ontario government in 2021. Those familiar with federa…View the post titled New transparency requirement for Ontario corporations
Labour law 101: Collective bargaining*
What is collective bargaining? Continuing with our labour law series, in this week’s blog post we will discuss collective bargaining, the process by which a union and an employer negotiate the terms and conditions of employment for employees for whom the union holds bargaining rights. What i…View the post titled Labour law 101: Collective bargaining*
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