Join Deanna Okun-Nachoff and Steve Meurrens as they sit down with Marina Sedai to discuss various myths about Canadian immigration law including:

  • Refugees get more financial help than pensioners.

  • Foreign nationals immigrate and then bring their whole extended family over.

  • If including your spouse or common-law partner on your permanent resident application is inconvenient or unhelpful to your immigration process then you can exclude them and later sponsor them.

  • Volunteering isn't work.

  • If my kid is born in Canada then my H&C application is guaranteed to succeed.

Marina Sedai is an immigration lawyer and the past National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section, a role that she served in from 2018 – 2019, and is also a past provincial char of the CBABC Immigration Law Section.

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Borderlines is a podcast for the discussion of immigration law and policy. Each episode features 2-3 lawyers, academics, politicians and stakeholders discussing current migration issues.