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 […]
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 […]
May 12, 2014

Immigration application process to be more job-focused in 2015

The immigration application process will soon be more focused on matching immigrants with gainful employment, as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) prepares to roll out its new processing system. Sara Adel, paralegal at Maynard Kischer Stojicevic Immigration Law, writes about this development on page 15 of the latest BC Paralegal Association (BCPA) newsletter, Paralegal Press.
May 5, 2014

Advice to HR professionals on temporary foreign workers

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program continues to gain media attention, as the food service industry has now been suspended from using the program. A recent scandal, which arose out of complaints about the hiring practices of a McDonald’s franchisee, led Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney to call for an investigation into the way the Temporary Foreign Worker program is used by industries like food services.
March 7, 2014

International Experience Canada – Visa for Irish Citizens

March 11, 2014 marks the opening of the International Experience Canada (“IEC”) program for Irish citizens. A total of 10,700 visas will be available in 2014. Visas are expected to go fast so be ready to apply the day it opens or contact one of our lawyers to assist you.
August 22, 2013

American Senator to denounce Canadian citizenship

Canadian immigration lawyers Maynard Kischer Stojicevic have a long history helping their clients navigate through all sorts of immigration law. But it is not often that the Canadian immigration law firm hears of a case where, instead of applying for citizenship to a country, a person wants to denounce their citizenship.
July 5, 2013

Canada Introduces New ePassport

In a July 2 News release from the Government of Canada it was announced that Canadians will now be able to travel more safely and securely with the introduction of the ePassport. “The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney.