Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law Practice, 2013 Edition + E-Book + Supplement
New Era for Immigration & Refugee Law Practice
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Hardcover Book + e-Book,
There is no question that Immigration Law changes were in the spotlight of Canada’s Parliament in 2012 and will continue to be so in 2013.
With the coming into force in December, 2012, of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act from: the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (Bill C-11), the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act (Bill C-31) and the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 (Bill C-45), immigration and refugee law practitioners and consultants must be aware of the changes and their implications in order to keep their practice in good standing.
Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law Practice, 2013 Edition provides you with an overview of the new legislative framework of Canadian immigration and refugee law along with guiding principles for the exercise of discretion by the Immigration and Refugee Board. The book captures the latest legislative update and case law, with extensive commentary on the implications of both the recent and pending changes.
This invaluable reference for immigration law practitioners and consultants also provides thematically organized case digests from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Citizenship Act, and key sections of the regulations, rules, and related legislation. Plus, the book also includes an unannotated version of the Act in double-column English and French, making it easy to locate a section of legislation when representing a case.
Highlights of the New Edition
- An overview of the legislative framework and general guiding principles of administrative law in the practice of immigration and refugee law
- In-depth analysis of each Division and Part of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Thematically organized case summaries
- Full text of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Citizenship Act, regulations and rules, related legislation and international trade agreements
- Unannotated English-French version of the Act
- Explanation of the new refugee determination system as introduced by Bill C-31
- Update on recently issued Ministerial Instructions pertaining to applications by Federal Skilled Workers, Entrepreneurs and Investors, and sponsorship applications for Parents and Grandparents
- Outline of the extensive changes to s. 25 H&C applications and grounds of inadmissibility under the IRPA
- Discussion of a new ground of loss of status introduced by Bill C-31
- Discussion of newly introduced special provisions for designated foreign nationals
- New digests of cases of note, including cases on:
- B010 v. Canada (M.C.I.),  F.C.J. No. 594 about people smuggling
- Harkat (Re),  F.C.J. No. 492 regarding the constitutionality of the new security certificate procedure that includes special advocates
The 2013 e-book format is also included with your print purchase. Access the information you need, whenever and wherever you need it, on your computer or mobile device. The e-book format is easy to navigate, provides off-line access, search functionality, interactive functions and a customizable display.Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law Practice, 2013 Edition Supplement
The 2013 Edition Supplement contains commentary about recent amendments since passage of SOR/2012-225 (in effect October 19, 2012) and the full text of the amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Law Protection Act and the Rules and Regulations under the Act.
The list of amendments includes:
Table of Contents
Table of Contents of the 2013 Edition
- Bill C-11, Balanced Refugee Reform Act (S.C. 2010, c. 8) amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, in force as of December 15, 2012;
- Bill C-31, Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act (S.C. 2012, c. 17) amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the majority of which is in force as of December 15, 2012;
- Bill C-45, Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 (S.C. 2012, c. 31) amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, in force as of December 14, 2012;
- Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations by:
- SOR/2012-225, in effect as of October 18, 2012;
- SOR/2012-227, in effect as of October 25, 2012;
- SOR/2012-244, in effect as of November 23, 2012;
- SOR/2012-252, in effect as of December 15, 2012;
- SOR/2012-272, in effect as of December 15, 2012;
- SOR/2012-274, partially in effect as of January 2, 2013, the balance in effect as of May 4, 2013;
- Refugee Protection Division Rules, SOR/2012, in force as of December 15, 2012; and which repeal and replace the Refugee Protection Division Rules SOR/2002-228;
- Refugee Appeal Division Rules, SOR/2012-257, in force as of December 15, 2012.
Pending Legislative Change
Table of Cases
Detailed Table of Contents to Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Annotated)
Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Annotated)
Federal Courts Immigration and Refugee Protection Rules (With Case Digests)
Refugee Protection Division Rules (With Case Digests)
Immigration Appeal Division Rules (With Case Digests)
Immigration Division Rules (With Case Digests)
Citizenship Act (With Case Digests)
Citizenship Regulations (With Case Digests)
Federal Courts Act (Excerpts With Case Digests)
Federal Courts Rules (Excerpts with case digests)
Canada Evidence Act (Excerpts)
UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Articles 1E and 1F
North American Free Trade Agreement – Chapter 16
Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement – Chapter K
An Act Respecting Immigration to Québec
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Excerpts With Case Digests)
Full text of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in English and French (Unannotated)
Appendix A: Proposed Refugee Appeal Division Rules
Appendix B: Proposed Refugee Protection Division Rules
Lorne Waldman, LL.B., LL.M.
Lorne Waldman, LL.B., LL.M., of Waldman & Associates, has practised immigration and refugee law exclusively since 1979. Mr. Waldman has also appeared before the Senate and the House of Commons as a witness on immigration issues and is a frequent speaker at C.B.A. and L.S.U.C. seminars. He is the Author of Immigration Law & Practice, 2nd Edition, which has been cited by both the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, The Definition of Convention Refugee, and Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada – Immigration and Citizenship, all published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.
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