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To keep oneself up to date with the current happenings in the legal system is a daunting task. Phoenix Legal, Barristers & Solicitors provides you the necessary information and keeps you updated with all the happenings in the legal system. Our blogs will provide new information about the legal system in Calgary and across Canada. Make sure you often visit the page for updates. You can call us to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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    16/04/2023 0 Comments
    Are You in Canada and Facing Removal? What Can You Do About It?

    Canada is known for its open and welcoming attitude toward immigrants. However, there are times when an individual may face removal or deportation. This can be a very stressful and emotional experience for anyone, especially if they have built a life in Canada. In this blog, we will discuss why people face deportation or removal from Canada, what options are available to prevent it, and how Phoenix Legal can help with this challenge.


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    08/02/2023 0 Comments
    5 Tips for Choosing the Best Immigration Lawyer in Calgary

    Are you looking for an immigration lawyer to help with your visa or citizenship application in Calgary? The process can be complicated, but with the right lawyer by your side, you can increase your chances of success. Here are 5 tips for choosing the best immigration lawyer in Calgary.


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    What Should I Do If My Canadian Citizenship Application is Refused?

    You've applied for Canadian citizenship but have recently received a letter stating your application was refused. Don't worry; you are not alone. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) receives thousands of these applications every year, and some percentage of these end up being refused for one reason or another. 


    Being denied Canadian citizenship can be a frustrating experience. The good news is that you can appeal a refusal. There are also ways you can increase your chances of success the next time around. 


    Here's why your Canadian Citizenship application might have been refused and what you can do next. Keep on reading to learn more.

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    22/06/2022 0 Comments
    Immigration Lawyer Calgary: What You Need to Know About Inland vs Outland Spousal Application

    You may have permanent residency in Canada, but who wants to live the dream alone?

    Canada is one of the best places for immigrants to live. However, it can be tough to feel at home without your spouse by your side.

    Are you an immigrant or a Canadian citizen with a foreign spouse? If so, you don't need to worry about being in a long-distance relationship forever. An immigration lawyer in Calgary can help you reunite with your partner.


    To sponsor your spouse to come to Canada, you will need to understand the two application categories for those who wish to immigrate through the family sponsorship program: inland spousal sponsorship and outland spousal sponsorship.

    Keep reading to learn all about these two options and how to apply.


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    19/01/2022 0 Comments
    The Difference Between Canadian Citizenship vs Permanent Residence

    Are you interested in immigrating to Canada and wonder how the immigration process works?


    Canada has a unique immigration system with a variety of options for foreign nationals. It is also one of the most sought-after countries for immigration. In addition to that, Canada is one of the most economically developed countries in the world and is known for its multiculturalism.

    Many individuals aspire to move to Canada sometime in their lives. There are two pathways to live in Canada permanently: Citizenship and Permanent Residence (PR).


    Keep in mind that Immigration to Canada can be a complex process. That is why it is important to understand the difference between Canadian Citizenship and Permanent Residency. Here's what you need to know.


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    12/10/2021 0 Comments
    Family Sponsorship in Canada: What You Need to Know Before You Apply

    Did you know that Canada welcomed 350,000 immigrants in 2020?


    Are you considering bringing a family member to Canada? To do that, one thing you need to consider is family sponsorship, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know what the procedure is all about.


    Keep on reading this comprehensive guide to learn about the family sponsorship process in Canada.


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  • Canadian flag in the shape of Canadian map
    20/09/2021 0 Comments
    How Permanent Residence in Canada Works

    Becoming a permanent resident in Canada is one of the biggest milestones you can achieve. Not only does it mean you’ve made it to one of the nicest countries in the world, but you’re also now free to travel and work anywhere in the European Union. The good news is that permanent residence can be achieved through a number of different means — no matter where you are in the world.


    The process of achieving permanent residence in Canada doesn't have to be stressful. While it is complex, working with the right professionals makes it manageable.


    In this article, we discuss the various aspects of Canada's immigration policy.  Please continue reading to find out how to start the process.


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  • Hand holding a Canadian passport
    13/03/2021 0 Comments
    Tips for Applying for Canadian Citizenship


    In 2020, more than 284,000 people immigrated to Canada. People flock to Canada for its vast and beautiful environment, high standard of living, and various job opportunities.


    As a country with high standards, it can be daunting to apply for Canadian citizenship. But, with the right direction and a few tips and tricks, you’re sure to have a seamless Canadian citizenship process. 

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    01/02/2021 0 Comments
    How the COVID-19 Coronavirus Has Affected Canadian Immigration


    Before the pandemic began, Canada was coping with an influx of immigrants. There was a massive political shift in the United States, and as a result, an increasing number of people have been filing for immigration.


    In fact, Canada was increasing its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020. For 2021, their targeted total admission was increased to 350,000. Then, the COVID-19 coronavirus happened.  Here's how the state of Canadian immigration has changed over the past year and what that means for its future. 

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  • Immigration Consultant
    10/12/2020 0 Comments
    Immigration Consultant vs Lawyer: Why It Matters Who You Trust Your Case With

    Canada has an immigration target of bringing one million new permanent residents into the country between 2019 and 2021.


    If you are considering immigrating to Calgary, Alberta, you may be wondering whether you should hire an immigration consultant or attorney.

    The immigration process is lengthy and detailed. Read on to learn how hiring a professional can help you achieve successful immigration to Canada.


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    18/06/2020 0 Comments
    7 Mistakes to Avoid in a Citizenship Application

    Errors in citizenship applications will cost you time and money. Incomplete citizenship applications will be rejected and returned. Program caps may be filled while you try to figure out how to fix mistakes and resubmit your application. A serious mistake may jeopardize your chances of immigration to Canada. It is in your best interest to get it right the first time and avoid errors in your citizenship application.


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    23/12/2019 0 Comments
    How Can a Criminal Defence Lawyer Help Me?

    A criminal charge is a serious matter and the criminal justice system is complex. Calgary criminal defence lawyers at Phoenix Legal represent people dealing with all types of criminal law issues and we can help you deal with matters at any stage, from arrest and bail, to criminal investigations, charges, appeals, and post-trial issues. There are many significant benefits of having a criminal defence lawyer on your side. In this post, our criminal defence lawyer in Calgary will discuss some of the most significant ways a skilled defence lawyer can help you.

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    13/08/2019 0 Comments
    Calgary Immigration Lawyer on Canada’s Increased Immigration Targets

    Did you know that Canada has increased its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020, and that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced that it will extend Canada’s immigration level plans through to 2021. Abdul Souraya of Phoenix Legal, an experienced immigration lawyer in Calgary, has been closely following Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s multi-year plan, which is expected to bring more than one million new permanent residents to Canada between 2019 and 2021. Let’s discuss Canada’s increased immigration targets and how they may benefit you if you apply for permanent residency in Canada.

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    03/05/2019 0 Comments
    Ask a Calgary Immigration Lawyer: Which Family Members Can Immigrate with Me?

    At our firm of lawyers in Calgary, family sponsorship is a frequently discussed subject. Our Calgary immigration lawyers are regularly asked by clients: When I immigrate to Canada, which family members can come with me? The answer depends on a number of factors, including your immigration status and your relationship to the relative or relatives you want to bring with you.


    Keep on reading to learn more.

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    11/03/2019 0 Comments
    Biometrics for Immigration

    For over 20 years already, biometrics have been used to support immigration screening and decision-making in Canada. In 2009, Canada started biometric-based information sharing with each of its Migration Five parties in limited volumes. Since then, new arrangements have been signed and regulations passed to allow for a high volume system to system information exchange.

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    31/12/2018 0 Comments
    New DUI Legislation & Its Impact on Convicted Permanent Residents of Canada

    Along with the major legal changes surrounding permitting cannabis consumption in Canada, the criminal lawyers at Phoenix Legal have uncovered equally important restrictions in this area. On June 21, 2018, Bill C-46 came into force across Canada and becomes effective on December 18, 2018. The bill provides serious consequences for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and/or alcohol and has an even greater impact on non-citizens in Canada.

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