Non-Citizens in Canada: Status and Rights
This timely immigration law guidebook addresses an important legal topic - the legal status of non-citizens in Canada. For years, Canada has been a preferred destination for many - whether they may be visitors, asylum seekers or permanent residents. Yet there is no one source that provides definitive information regarding all these groups. For the first time, an entire text has been devoted to this increasingly significant area within immigration law and policy. The book looks at various categories of non-citizens - from permanent residents to temporary foreign workers - and explains their respective rights and legal status.
- A "must-have" for immigration lawyers, paralegals and immigration consultants, this book succinctly answers questions such as:
- What rights a non-citizen may have;
- How those rights may be obtained;
- Who has the right to enter or remain in the country;
- When a non-citizen may lose the right to remain in the country.
- The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and its accompanying regulations can be confusing for anyone trying to understand the rights and status of non-citizens. By discussing each group of non-citizens separately, this book makes it easier to figure out exactly which rules and regulations pertain to a particular group.
- This book gives the reader a "big picture" perspective of the rights and legal status of non-citizens in Canada.
What's Unique About This Book
- As a result of Canada's obligations under international law, specifically in regards to international human rights treaties, the book argues that non-citizens' rights can be better protected than they currently are.
- It helps the busy practitioner understand the context in which immigration law operates.
- It provides options for non-citizens wishing to remain in Canada - and ways in which they can protect their fundamental rights.
Who Should Read This Book
- Immigration lawyers - It helps practitioners advise their non-citizen clients on their immigration legal status, and the options they can choose from, depending on their situation.
- Immigration consultants and paralegals - Written in plain language that non-lawyers can understand, this book helps immigration consultants and paralegals advise non-citizens on their legal rights in Canada.
- Academics and law libraries - A valuable resource for anyone doing research on the immigration status of non-citizens in Canada.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Citizenship Status, Non-Citizenship Status and Human Rights
Chapter 2: Permanent Residents
Chapter 3: Temporary Foreign Workers
Chapter 4: Students and Visitors
Chapter 5: Refugees and Other Protected Persons
Chapter 6: Non-Status Residents