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Canada’s Immigration Policy

Original Air Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Many are calling for immigration reform saying that Canada is letting in too many immigrants while others say that it’s a part of our country’s diversity. Immigration lawyer Raj Sharma debates Martin Collacott of the Fraser Institute and the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform.

Changes to temporary foreign worker

CBC Eyeopener Original Air Date: December 31, 2013

Immigration lawyer Raj Sharma talks about the newest changes to Canada’s temporary foreign workers program.

Calgary Immigration Lawyer, Raj Sharma discusses his Personal Story

Increasing Skilled Immigrants

Original Air Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has set immigration targets for 2013. Canada will increase the number of skilled foreign workers and international students eligible to become Canadian citizens. But critics are concerned this will decrease the number of immigrants in other categories like family members and those allowed into the country on compassionate grounds. Is this really the best thing for Alberta?

Immigration Marriage Fraud

Original Air Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Critics say a plan to force sponsored spouses to live together for two years could be a dangerous government crack down – so how to tackle the troublemakers?

Honour Killings

Original Air Date: Thursday, January 05, 2012

Depending on definition, no fewer than 12 honour-based homicides have been recorded in Canada over the last decade. The most recent case before the courts, involves two Ontario parents and their son being accused of killing three teenage sisters, and the father’s first wife.

Language Proficiency and Citizenship

Original Air Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011

More than 18,000 immigrants in Alberta became Canadian citizens last year by writing and passing the citizenship test. Almost 3,000 failed. Now, Ottawa is proposing changes to the application process by pre-screening for fluency in English or French.

Immigration Marriage Fraud in Alberta

Original Air Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How prevalent is immigration marriage fraud in Alberta, and is the government offering enough protection?

Is Immigration Canada Rewarding Ineligible Immigrants?

Original Air Date: Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Canada will start handing out cash to failed immigrants as motivation to try again on home turf. Are we cleaning up our illegal immigrant problem or providing a free pass for foreigners to make some quick cash?

Immigration Fraud in Alberta?

Original Air Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has unveiled stiffer penalties for scam artists who pose as immigration consultants and a new regulatory board for legitimate professionals. We’ll find out how common immigration fraud is in Alberta.

Couple battles for child’s’ health coverage

CTV News-Oct 12, 2012

“According to the law the child is eligible to receive coverage under the Alberta Health Act,” said Immigration Lawyer, Raj Sharma. “So what the…

Exile is no solution to gang warfare – Calgary Herald

By Raj Sharma, Calgary Herald August 24, 2012 …

These deportation policies contributed to the size and influence of the gang both in the U.S. and in Central …

Tran’s lawyer is smiling | Columnists | Opinion | Calgary Sun

3 Sep 2009

It isn’t pretty seeing Jackie Tran’s hotshot immigration lawyer Raj Sharma skilfully navigate the maze of a system inhaling its own fumes without …

In defence of Jackie Tran

8 Jul 2009

Raj Sharma is representing Jackie Tran before the Federal Court of Canada. Sharma is a former immigration hearings officer and is currently …

Immigration suspects fraud in marriage of 60-year-old Alberta man …

20 Aug 2012

Raj Sharma, a Calgary immigration lawyer who represents Miltimore, said a few high profile cases featured in the media in recent years have …

Calgary lawyers help Punjabi community understand legal system …

29 Sep 2011

Legalese in a language Calgary’s burgeoning Punjabi community can understand. Calgary immigration lawyer Raj Sharma (pictured) and …

Platt: Expect more honour killings | Columnists | Opinion | Calgary Sun

29 Jan 2012

Prominent immigration lawyer Raj Sharma lost his uncle to an AK-47 after a furious brother chased his sister to Calgary, killing her, her …

Baggage check: keep the hate out

10 May 2007

Canadian immigration policy has to recognize that new immigrants often carry with them … Raj Sharma practises immigration law in Calgary.

Controversial speaker to visit Calgary | Calgary | News | Calgary Sun

9 Jun 2012

Calgary immigration lawyer Raj Sharma will speak about multiculturalism at the conference. He signed up unaware Philips was also on the list.

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