December 7, 2015

MKS partner works pro-bono to help refugees

Canada’s federal government has announced it will accept 25,000 government-assisted refugees to aid those fleeing the crisis in Syria. Along with those receiving government support, about 10,000 refugees are being privately sponsored by community groups such as churches and mosques. Private groups must commit to providing sponsored refugees with everything government funding would provide, including allowances for clothing, furniture, housing, food and other necessities. The process for privately sponsoring refugees […]
December 2, 2015

Refugees and other challenges for new feds: Gordon and Rudi on The Law Show

After just under a month in office, the new federal government is facing the challenge of living up to election promises and facing new issues when it comes to immigration.  Gordon Maynard and Rudolf Kischer  joined host Stirling Faux on CISL 650’s The Law Show to discuss the latest Canadian immigration news, including refugees and temporary workers. With the feds promising to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees, concerns are being raised […]
November 12, 2015

UBC Alumni get expert advice on crossing the border

Pursuing employment in the United States can be a daunting and intimidating task, especially for a new or soon-to-be new Canadian graduate. Recently, Alex Stojicevic, of Maynard Kischer Stojicevic Immigration and Citizenship Law, joined a panel of experts to help answer questions about this process as part of Alumni UBC’s Your Next Step series. Your Next Step helps students and alumni explore career opportunities with podcasts, panel discussions and other […]
October 28, 2015

New government, new immigration laws?

With the federal election complete and new immigration policies potentially on the horizon, Vancouver immigration lawyers Alex Stojicevic and Rudolf Kischer joined Stirling Faux on CISL 650’s The Law Show on October 25 to talk about the latest in Canadian immigration news. During the campaign period, the Syrian refugee crisis had party leaders making promises about improved processes for accepting refugees. Now, only time will tell what incoming Prime Minister […]
September 28, 2015

Gordon and Rudi talk refugee crisis on The Law Show

As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to dominate headlines, Canada’s refugee policies have been put under the microscope. Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Gordon Maynard and Rudolf Kischer joined  Stirling Faux on CISL 650’s The Law Show  to discuss some of the details of Canada’s stance on refugees. First, the definition of refugee needs to be made clear. Some people may think a refugee is anyone fleeing their country for any […]
August 27, 2015

Alex and Rudi talk political policy on The Law Show

During their August appearance on CISL 650’s The Law Show, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Alex Stojicevic and Rudolf Kischer spoke to host Stirling Faux about the current government’s progress on citizenship and immigration issues, as well as the platforms of opposing parties in the upcoming federal election. The conservative government’s recent changes to Canada’s immigration policies have seen success in some areas, but failures in others, Alex explains. While changes […]
August 10, 2015

Alex speaks to the The Tyee on BC’s provincial nominee program

British Columbia’s provincial nominee program (PNP) aims to help immigrant entrepreneurs find business opportunities in the province, along with helping to create and maintain jobs for Canadians. But, earlier this year, the provincial government put the program on hold so that improvements could be made to the increasingly in-demand service. B.C.’s independent online newspaper, The Tyee, spoke with MKS Law’s Aleksander Stojicevic to get his perspective on why the program […]
July 20, 2015

Revocation, birth right and more with Gordon and Rudi on The Law Show

Stirling Faux once again welcomed Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Gordon Maynard and Rudolf Kischer to CISL 650’s The Law Show on July 5. This time, the topics of focus included changes to the revocation process, the intent-to-stay requirement and birth rights to Canadian citizenship. Among the many requirements for those applying for Canadian citizenship is the intent-to-stay requirement. “Applicants for a grant of citizenship, in addition to showing that they’ve […]