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One of Canada's most respected Canadian immigration law firms, Campbell Cohen consistently provides real-time legal perspective on current news and legislation.


Attorney David Cohen can provide insightful commentary on the issues that matter to your audience.

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Hugo O'Doherty
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Campbell Cohen Law Firm
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  • Campbell Cohen Press Releases

    Expansion of Ontario PNP is great news for Canadian immigration applicants
    [Feb-25-2009]
    As one of the most popular immigration provinces, it's about time that Ontario spruce up its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), says Attorney David Cohen of the Campbell Cohen Canadian Immigration Law Firm. The Ontario Government has recently upgraded its Pilot PNP to the full-fledged Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program, giving it greater versatility as well as the ability to welcome more immigrants to Ontario.

    Emerging Social Networking Site Facilitates Canadian Immigration and Settlement
    [Jan-13-2009]
    Although LoonLounge is only now being officially launched, the Canadian immigration online community has already made an impact. Nearly 15,000 members from 191 countries have registered, indicative of a social movement over the net.

    Changes to Canada Immigration Rules Announced
    [Nov-28-2008]
    On November 29th, 2008, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada (CIMC) Minister Jason Kenney announced changes to the way Federal Skilled Worker applications will be processed.

    Canadian Experience Class now open for Canadian immigration applicants
    [Sep-20-2008]
    As of September 17, 2008, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is accepting applications for the newest category of Canadian immigration, the Canadian Experience Class.  This fast-track option for temporary foreign workers and international graduates is a good news story in the Canadian immigration arena, says Canadian immigration lawyer David Cohen.  These temporary residents can now more easily transition to Permanent Residents and, eventually Canadian citizens.

    New immigration category for temporary residents currently working in Canada
    [Aug-15-2008]
    They have Canadian work experience, they’ve settled into Canadian society, they are contributing to our economy;  international graduates and temporary foreign workers are ideal candidates for immigration to Canada, says Canadian immigration Attorney David Cohen.  Now, with their own category of immigration (the Canadian Experience Class) their Canadian education and/or work experience will give them an edge in their bid to become Permanent Residents and Canadian citizens.

    Three year Canada work permits now available to international students
    [Apr-23-2008]
    Making it easier for international students in Canada to obtain work permits upon graduation is a welcomed development, says Canadian immigration attorney David Cohen. Not only will it help Canada’s international student retention rate and ease current skills shortages, but it will also create a pool of qualified Canadian Permanent Residency applicants – applicants with Canadian education and work experience who have already integrated into Canadian society.

    American Refugee Policies Violate Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement - Comment by Canadian Immigration Attorney
    [Dec-18-2007]
    A Canadian Federal Court judge has ruled that Canada must reassess its reciprocal refugee-protection agreement with the United States, stating that the US is not in compliance with international refugee conventions. Attorney David Cohen comments on the implications for Canada immigration.

    Ontario's Pilot Provincial Nominee Program to Strengthen the Economy through Immigration
    [May-24-2007]
    Ontario has now joined every other provincial government in offering a provincial immigration program, designed to fast-track the issuance of Canadian Permanent Resident Visas for foreign workers with skills in demand.

    Alberta Nominating Semi-Skilled Workers for Canadian Immigration
    [May-22-2007]
    Under the expanded Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the province will now be making Canadian Permanent Residency nominations for individuals in manufacturing, transportation, food and beverage, and hospitality occupations. Alberta employers have been suffering from chronic labour shortages in these industries; the new PNP is designed to alleviate them.

    New Immigration Agreement Between Canada and Alberta
    [May-14-2007]
    The Agreement for Canada-Alberta Cooperation on Immigration provides Alberta with greater control over immigration to the province, facilitating the selection and retention of newcomers to fill gaps in the labour market.

    Canada Immigration Key to Sustaining the Canadian Population
    [Mar-15-2007]
    With a dwindling national birthrate and baby boomers nearing the end of their lifespans towards 2030, Canada will soon be completely dependent on immigration to maintain population and economic growth. According to a Statistics Canada national census, immigration is currently responsible for two thirds of Canada's 5.4% growth.

    Leading Canada Immigration Law Firm Announces Revamp of Canadavisa.com
    [Feb-14-2007]
    New Canadavisa.com caters to speeding up the Canadian immigration application process.

    Federal Government Reorganization from a Canadian Immigration Standpoint
    [Jan-08-2007]

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent cabinet shuffle seeks to encourage the interaction between immigration and human resources.


    Immigration Minister Announces Tripling of the Number of Parents and Grandparents Immigrating to Canada every year

    The measures to speed up the processing of sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents coming to Canada as family class applicants include tripling the number of parents and grandparents who can immigrate to Canada from 6,000 to 18,000 a year in 2005 and in 2006. Also, the issuance of multiple-entry visitor visas will be facilitated so that parents and grandparents can visit their families in Canada while their applications are in process. The Government of Canada will invest $36 million a year for two years to cover the costs of processing and integrating parents and grandparents.

    For more related information, read our Family Sponsorship section.

    More Reasons for International Students to Choose Canada
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada is expanding two pilot initiatives for international students to enhance the competitiveness of Canada's education industry. The first will allow international students across Canada to work off-campus while completing their studies and the second will allow them to work for a second year after graduation. This second initiative will apply outside of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to help spread the benefits of immigration to more regions in Canada. The Government of Canada is investing $10 million a year for five years to support this strategy.

    For more related information, read our Study Permit section.

    New Measures to Improve Citizenship Application Process
    Measures include an investment of $69 million over two years to restore, by 2007-2008, processing times to an average of 12 months for a grant of citizenship and four months for a proof of citizenship. Citizenship and Immigration Canada is also exempting citizenship applicants from undergoing language ability and knowledge-of-Canada tests at 55 rather than 60 years of age, while in no way reducing the rigorous security screening requirements that all applicants for Canadian citizenship must go through before becoming citizens of Canada.

  • David Cohen in the News

Do Gay Couples Give Up Their U.S. Citizenship?
New York Times - April 27, 2009

Wading into the talent pool
The Globe and Mail - January 26, 2009

New website like Facebook for prospective immigrants

The Toronto Star - January 17, 2009

Fewer visas for our seniors- another likely casualty of economy
The South Asian Focus - December 10, 2008

 

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