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Spousal Sponsorship

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has instructed immigration officials to launch a one-year pilot program that will allow inland spousal sponsorship applicants to receive a work permit more quickly. The federal government will start issuing open work permits to help the spouses of Canadians already living in the country but waiting for permanent residency, under a […]

Last Will and Testament Concept

How often have you asked yourself, “Do I really need a will?” To answer that question, you need to ask yourself one more question: “Do I care about what happens to my estate after I die?” If you don’t, then you don’t need a will because if you die without a will, the law will […]

Divorce lawyer in Toronto

 Here are seven essential things you need to know before you file for divorce: 1.  Marriage Certificate:  You will need a copy of your marriage certificate when you file for divorce.  If you don’t have one, you can order a replacement (if you were married in Ontario).  If you were married outside of Canada, you must use your […]

Intellectual property diagram

When you hear the word “trademark” you probably think of McDonald’s golden arches or Nike’s swoosh! Logos, however, are just one example of trademarks. You can trademark words, symbols or combinations of the two that make your company’s wares and/or services distinctive. Indeed, you can also trademark a particular way in which you package your […]

Family Problems - homeless

The breakdown of any relationship can be very distressing. This is particularly so in the breakdown of a marriage.  You are caught up in many emotions and yet need to focus on the practical realities of the situation at hand. Family law can be complicated and a blog entry simply cannot answer all your questions […]