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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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    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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    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.

    Permanent residence in Canada is granted to citizens of another country who want to reside in Canada permanently. The status comes with great benefits you don't want to miss out on.


    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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    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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    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.

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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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