May 11, 2016

American Celebrities look to the North as Trump gains traction

Actress Lena Dunham has now joined the throngs of American residents threatening to move to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, Global News BC recently reported. Dunham, known for her HBO series Girls, is just the latest celebrity to suggest that the election of Trump will force a move North, with Global showing other examples such as Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Stewart. […]
March 15, 2016
Americans wanting to move to Canada

Trump causes rise in Americans wanting to move to Canada

As Donald Trump continues to gain traction in his bid to be U.S. republican party leader in the upcoming election, Americans are taking to social media to declare that they will move to Canada if Trump is elected president.  Recently, after Trump won the delegates of seven states, giving him a lead over his opponents, some Americans began looking at the option of moving to Canada in earnest. Rudolf Kischer, […]
March 3, 2016
Anti-marriage fraud policy - Feds to cut

Feds to cut anti-marriage fraud policy

Overseas spouses sponsored by their Canadian partners for permanent residency will soon see the two-year probation period eliminated, according to federal Immigration Minister John McCallum.  McCallum has announced he will fulfill an election promise to do away with the two-year wait in the coming months, the Vancouver Sun reports. The two-year probation period was brought in by the former government in 2012 to curb what was seen as a growing […]
February 9, 2016
Express Entry - Immigrating to Canada

Gordon and Alex talk Express Entry on The Law Show

One year after the introduction of the Express Entry program, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Gordon Maynard and Alex Stojicevic, talk to Zack Spencer on CISL 650’s The Law Show  about how the system works, its challenges and its flaws. The federal government launched the Express Entry program, a new process for economic immigrant applications, in January 2015. While the system seemed like it would be an improvement at first, it […]
January 24, 2016
Family Class - Canadian Immigration

Family class immigration and its alternatives on The Law Show

In their first return to CISL 650’s The Law Show  in 2016, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Gordon Maynard and Alex Stojicevic talked to host Zack Spencer about the challenges around family class immigration and some alternatives to that system. The family reunification immigration policies have changed over the years, making it harder for some people to bring their relatives to Canada. Despite the difficulties, many people still apply. “We’re not in […]
December 18, 2015

Wrapping up 2015 on the Law Show with Alex and Rudi

For their final 2015 appearance on CISL 650’sThe Law Show Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Alex Stojicevic and Rudolf Kischer reviewed some of the big legal stories of 2015, talked about changes coming in 2016, and gave listeners an overview of what their law firm deals with on a daily basis. “We have individual work that we do for individual clients as our personal services element of the practice,” says Alex. “We also […]
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 […]