Félicitations à / Congratulations to Justin E. Kingston

Félicitations à Justin E. Kingston qui a été élu président de l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA) le 1 juin 2018. / Congratulations to Justin E. Kingston who was elected president of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta on June 1st, 2018.

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Counting the Days – Requirements for a Permanent Resident to Spend Time in Canada

If you have permanent resident status in Canada and are leaving Canada, whether it is for a vacation, to visit family, for work, or for any other reason, it is important for you to consider whether that time spent outside the country could affect your permanent resident status, or whether it could delay a future application for Canadian citizenship. Permanent residence and citizenship applications each have different requirements under which a person must spend a certain amount of time living

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New Articling Student: Allison Purdon

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Allison Purdon as an articling student. Throughout her articling year, Allison will gain experience in a variety of areas of law. Allison joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an articling student in 2018, after completing a clerkship with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, both with Distinction, from the University of Alberta. Between these degrees, Allison worked for several Edmonton nonprofit organizations. During law school, Allison volunteered with

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Article: Immigration Programs for Caregivers in Flux

A couple weekends ago when the Department of Immigration quietly added two short sentences to its website, it’s unlikely that they realized the uproar that they were about to create.  Those two short sentences stated that the Immigration Department would stop accepting permanent residence applications for the Caring for Children and Caring for High-Medical Needs programs on November 29, 2019 and that if foreign caregivers did not have two years of full-time work experience as a caregiver by then they

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Holiday Office Closure

Please note that our offices will be closed as of 4:30 pm on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 for the winter holiday, and will reopen 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.  

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Article: Reuniting Families: The Parent-Grandparent Super Visa

There is no doubt that Canada is home to many individuals and families who have been separated from their parents and other family members for a long time and who long to see them again, and show them what their lives here are like. They may have come here for employment opportunities, or maybe they were sponsored to come here by their Canadian spouse, or maybe they came a refugee either recently or a long time ago. Now, they hope

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Nathan Po selected to Best Lawyers in Canada

Congratulations to Nathan Po for being recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers™ has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-reviewed evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most

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Wills Week

Mike Simons will once again be speaking about estate planning at the Edmonton Community Foundation Wills Week on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at the Terwillegar Rec Centre at 6:30 p.m.  For more information visit here.  

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