Substantive Educational Development
For UCICA Members
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Based on the situation, there are many areas in Canadian Immigration law which are directly influenced by Canadian and applicant’s source country laws. But when a temporary visa or an immigration application is processed/examined for inadmissibility or to test evidence in terms of established relationship, Canadian and international family laws and cultural values play a huge role.
For example a relationship may have a legal/cultural value in certain jurisdictions under the Family Act, including in Canada, but for the purpose of Canadian Immigration, the statute related to a specific act or regulation will be applied to establish admissibility under the Immigration act. For example, in some cultures a person may have more than one legal spouse or common law partners or be in relationship with more than one individual at the same time, but under the Canadian Immigration act and regulations this may not be considered a legal relationship for the purpose of sponsorship.
For child sponsorship or adoption matters, a court order or agreement between parties for custody or to own the child may not have any legal value for the purpose of sponsorship if the source country does not have legislation allowing the parties to form such association. Canadian adoption and family laws must be satisfied in any given situation for a fair decision.
For applicants and legal professionals it is important to understand the basics of all laws involved in such situations. This course class may assist attendees to learn in detail for better case assessment.
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