Category: Judicial Review & Litigation

Appeals To Divisions of The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and Administrative Tribunals

In addition to judicial reviews we assist with matters before the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) and Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) The IAD hears appeals of negative visa decisions and removal orders in a limited subset of cases such as: In many cases, the […]

IRCC’s Updated Processing Times, And Why the Writ of Mandamus Will Remain An Exceptionally Effective Remedy

Updated Processing Times Reflect Massive IRCC Backlogs On March 31, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) introduced a new “data-based” approach to expected processing times for permanent residence and citizenship applications. In other words, permanent residence and citizenship applicants will finally have access to processing times grounded in IRCC data as opposed to the […]

IRCC Refused My Application for Misrepresentation: What Can I Do Now?

Over the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in misrepresentation-based bars under section 40 (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). This is often based on section 16 (1) of the IRPA (which we’ll come back to). In this post, we’ll summarize misrepresentation, the main issues surrounding it, and our […]

Writ of Mandamus FAQ

Given significant Covid-19 related delays in the processing of visa and permanent residence applications, our Federal Court practice has seen significant mandamus application and we get many questions regarding this judicial remedy and this FAQ is designed to address some of the most common questions we get. In addition to this FAQ, you can learn […]