The Immigration Refugee Protection Act includes, but is not limited to, the following key objectives:
- To reunite families (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, s. 3(1)(d));
- To “facilitate the entry” into Canada of visitors, students, and temporary workers (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, s. 3(1)(g)); and,
- “to permit Canada to pursue the maximum social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration” (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, s. 3(1)(a)).
The Canadian immigration Act also includes positive objectives towards refugee claimants, including but not limited to, “recognizing that the refugee program is in the first instance about saving lives and offering protection to the displaced and persecuted” (Immigration and Protection Act, s. 3(2)(a)).
We understand that immigration into Canada and integration into Canadian society and workplace is difficult in and of its own. Our aim is to help alleviate some of the stress associated with this process, working towards obtaining your immigration status in the most efficient way possible while still providing you with top legal services.
Advocating For Your Rights In Immigration Tribunals And The Federal Court
(1) Rejections and review of decisions at:
- Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) Hearings and Applications
- Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) Hearings and Applications
- Detention Review Hearings
- Advocating before Tribunals and the Court
(2) Obtaining Reasons, decisions, recordings and examinations of evidence and Immigration Officers
Aiding In The Refugee Process
- Refugee claim within Canada
- Group of five Sponsorships
- Bringing the claim before Refugee Protection Division
- Appealing a negative decision to the Refugee Appeal Division
- Seeking Judicial Review of a negative decision before the Federal Court of Canada
Obtaining Permanent Or Temporary Status
Our firm works directly with Visa Time Immigration, an office dealing solely on your temporary and permanent status applications to make this process more affordable and accessible to you. Please click here to access Visa Time Immigration and start your immigration process!
How it works
Negotiations outside of Court is highly recommended when possible. Typically, this is through collaborative family law settings, wherein a four-way meeting takes place between the parties with their representatives. Typically negotiations outside of Court lead to domestic contracts. Ways to allow an easier and more structured method of approaching negotiations can be through mediation. Mediation Agreements can be binding as well. Alternatively, there is also the option of arbitration, which is similar to a formal trial in court and where the end result is a binding and enforceable decision by a impartial third-party.
Child support calculations are determined by the Child Support Guidelines which take into consideration income and parenting arrangements. The Guidelines list child support Table amounts. But child support factors also consider the age and dependent/independence of the child. Further, on top of the Table amount, there is also a payment referred to as section 7 or Special and Extraordinary payments, that have to do with other expenses of the child, including extra curricular, medical (including dental), and child care costs, among others. Section 7 expenses are also found in the Child Support Guidelines.
Spousal support is dependent on a variety of factors and is not an automatic right and is not restricted solely to married couples. It may be based on the need of one party for financial support due to the relationship breakdown; compensation; or, as per a written agreement (or domestic contract) between the parties.
Family Law does not provide monetary compensation for violence, abuse or psychological circumstances that derived out of the relationship. Compensation for personal injury or psychological harm may need to be sought in an alternative proceeding, such as in Civil Court.
Common law division of property differs from a married couple’s situation as it is not legislated. The factors that are considered are dependent on the specific relationship. However, such things as the length of the relationship, the co-mingling of assets, or if one party has gained a benefit to the detriment of the other party, among other things, are considered.