Category Archives: IMMIGRATION TIDBITS from Lawyer Michael Niren

Why Immigration is a Right: the case for Open Immigration

“Immigration” properly defined is the movement of individuals from their homeland to a new country for the purpose of permanent settlement. The phenomenon of immigration has existed from the beginning of human travel. People have been “on the go” for centuries. From the time we learned to walk, the movement of people has always been […]

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Niren and Associates Wins Top Choice Immigration Law Firm 2012

We are excited to announce that for the third year in a row, our immigration law firm has won the Top Choice Award for the top immigration law firm in Toronto! Top Choice Awards Immigration Law Firm 2012 What makes the Top Choice Awards so special is that they use a very thorough research process […]

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Warning: Immigration Consultants who charge to review your immigration documents

I have noticed a disturbing trend in the immigration industry where immigration consultants offer  people “file review services” at low costs presumably to entice people to hire them for the “full” application later on. I have no objections to this approach as a means of  getting more business. But…. Review my immigration documents please   there is […]

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Eid Mubarak to all of our Muslim Clients and Friends!

The Niren and Associates team would like to wish a very happy Eid to our Muslim friends and clients in Canada, the United States and around the world! Eid is the celebration of the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. “Mubarak” means “blessed”. We have been serving the Muslim community in Toronto and in […]

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Canadian government is speaking the wrong Language when it comes to Immigration

As recently reported in Globe and Mail, it has become evident that Canadians have not confined themselves to speaking just its two official languages, English and French. Rather Canada is like the Tower of Babble speaking in over  200 other languages.  But this is obvious and has been the case for years. Despite that Canada is supposed to speak in the tongues of […]

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Tales from a ‘Reluctant” Immigration Lawyer

Don’t get me wrong. I like what I do. Helping individuals, families and companies with their cross border needs is very rewarding and challenging. And I am proud of our track record and hope to continue doing what I do best for the forseeable future.  But the truth is that I wish it all weren’t necessary. Imagine […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Second-Generation Immigrants to Canada Earn More Than Canadians

A new study conducted by researches at several prominent Canadian universities (including the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of Western Ontario), second-generation immigrants in developed countries like Canada, the United States and Australia tend to be more successful with respect to wage earning than the “mainstream” population. According to the report, “In […]

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Happy Columbus Day To Our Immigration Clients And Friends!

Columbus day is typically held on the second Monday in October, and it honours Christopher Columbus’s first trip to the Americas back in 1492. As of 1971, Columbus Day has been celebrated as a legal federal holiday and is often marked by parades. Some people view Columbus as a conquerer, choosing instead to celebrate Indigenous […]

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Happy 2012 Thanksgiving to our Immigration Clients and Friends!

Thanksgiving is upon us once again, and as per usual we have a lot to be thankful for.  In Canada, thanksgiving is traditionally associated with celebrating a bountiful harvest. While aboriginal groups in Canada were celebrating this way for a long time before European settlers showed up, the first Canadian Thanksgiving is said to have […]

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Do it yourself immigration? Why use a lawyer?

I have re-posted this information below from our FAQ section of our site. I am seeing a concerning trend in the immigration industry of consultants trying to make a quick buck by offering “immigration kits” or do-it-yourself guides that can be downloaded online. Immigration kits are what I consider the half way mark between doing […]

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