Entries by Elizabeth Wozniak

, ,

Come to Canada and bring Hawaii please

The night of the US election, before the results were fully in, I tweeted this: Dear US friends: if this is actually happening, please come to Canada. And bring Hawaii. #Vote2016 #USElection2016 I was kidding of course. (Well actually, not the part about Hawaii. Canada has always needed a tropical province where we can drink […]

,

Immigration Whiskey Tango Foxtrots Part 2: The [not so] wonderful wizards of IRCC

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has an uncanny way of implementing systems meant to simplify things – that end up obscuring the process and driving applicants bananas. It’s so irksome (or IRCC-some? HA!) Crummy puns aside, this system and process can be incredibly stressful. People’s lives and futures depend on the information IRCC has […]

NS: a little less conversation, a little more immigration

Nova Scotia tends to punch above its weight when it comes to national news stories, and the topic of immigration is no exception. #cbiftrumpwins took the Internet by storm earlier this year and is going to be a running joke for a while, if not a real solution if he seriously actually wins. And this […]

Film, fisheries & Francophones: easing access to Canada

For the past 2 months, I have been on a bit of a blog hiatus – busy with things like getting the Halifax Refugee SSP up and running and a little vacation to Guadeloupe. The nice thing is, there’s lots to write about, and it’s mostly positive. In 2016, the feds have made some major changes […]

Introducing North Star Immigration Law Inc.

We have been known as Elizabeth Wozniak Inc., Canadian Immigration Lawyers, since I incorporated in 2010. That name was never meant to be permanent and really, it always made me uncomfortable because the practice isn’t all about me: Lori Hill and I have been working together since 2007. Cam MacLean was with us as a […]

,

#refugeecrisis : Group of 5 is back!

Information on sponsoring Syrian refugees  Two significant things have happened recently to resurrect the G5 option: CIC removed the requirement to have a proof of UN refugee status document for Syrians who are outside Syria. This makes the process considerably more streamlined because refugees no longer need to wait years for a UN interview. Of course, all screening […]