One of the ways that an immigrant to Canada may become a Canadian permanent resident is to apply
McCuaig Desrochers LLP would like to congratulate our colleagues Terry McEvoy and Shirley Gee of the firm McEvoy Gee on their retirement. We are honoured that Terry and Shirley have placed their trust in us, by referring their clients to McCuaig Desrochers LLP. We look forward to working with their clients on both the challenges and opportunities ahead.
McCuaig Desrochers LLP would like to take a moment to thank our very own Frank Friesacher for his services acting as President for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch for the 2018/2019 year. We appreciate your time and dedication to representing the Alberta Branch of the CBA throughout our province and nationally, as well as your commitment to advocating for the legal profession and access to justice for all Albertans. https://www.cba-alberta.org/Who-We-Are/Governance/President-Executive
McCuaig Desrochers LLP wants to alert you to upcoming amendments to the Matrimonial Property Act. These Amendments substantially change the property rights of people living in Alberta that are Married or in Common Law Couples. As of January 1, 2020, the Family Property Act will be in force in Alberta. How do these changes affect division of property at the end of a relationship? The most notable change is that Common Law Couples will be entitled to the same property
On June 18, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched two new five-year pilot programs for eligible caregivers. The new programs are intended to make it easier for caregivers to change employers, bring their immediate families to Canada, and apply for permanent residence after obtaining two years of qualifying work experience in Canada. The previous programs, Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs, ended on June 18, 2019. If you have already applied under one
On October 17, 2018, recreational use of cannabis (marijuana) became legal in Canada. The Cannabis Act came into force then, and now governs usage, cultivation, possession and trafficking in cannabis. It is very important to understand that only cannabis purchased or cultivated legally per the rules and restrictions found in the Act is considered legal. Any cannabis purchased outside of a properly regulated store (or online store), or grown at home without following the proper restrictions, is still considered “illicit”