The Federal Government Is Ready to Use “Aggressive Measures” to Close the Immigration Backlog

Original from Omair Quadri , “Ottawa is ready to use “aggressive measures” to close the immigration backlog, policy memo reveals” The Globe and Mail, published January 17, 2023.  Edited by Natalie Zhang, student at law at RBHF Professional Corporation.    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has accumulated huge immigration backlog during the pandemic. For those who are waiting or will wait in the line in the Canadian immigration system, here is some good news from the federal government. “The federal government is considering extraordinary measures to reduce its backlog of immigration applications, including waiving eligibility requirements for nearly half a [...]

The Federal Government Is Ready to Use “Aggressive Measures” to Close the Immigration Backlog2023-07-19T11:28:49-04:00

The Difference Between Foreclosure and Power of Sale in Ontario

Owning a home is a dream for many, but unfortunate circumstances can sometimes lead to financial difficulties. When homeowners are unable to meet their mortgage obligations, they may face the possibility of foreclosure or power of sale.  While these terms are often used interchangeably, they have distinct differences in the context of Ontario's real estate laws. To understand the options available to you, you must first understand the difference between foreclosure and power of sale. Here’s what you need to know:  What Is a Foreclosure? Foreclosure is a legal process initiated by a mortgage lender when a homeowner defaults on their [...]

The Difference Between Foreclosure and Power of Sale in Ontario2023-07-05T15:48:52-04:00

Letter Of Intent: What You Need to Know

If you're a business owner or an investor in Canada, you may have encountered the term "Letter of Intent" or "LOI" in your transactions. Whether you're considering buying or selling a business, acquiring assets, or entering into a partnership, understanding what a Letter of Intent is and when it's applicable is crucial.  Below, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide to Letters of Intent, explaining their purpose, legal implications, and how they can benefit you. What Is a Letter of Intent? A Letter of Intent (LOI) is a document that outlines the preliminary terms and conditions agreed upon by parties [...]

Letter Of Intent: What You Need to Know2023-06-26T12:28:36-04:00

The Land Transfer Act in Ontario Explained

If you are looking to buy a property in Ontario, it is crucial to understand the Land Transfer Act and how it impacts you as a buyer. Ontario's Land Transfer Tax (LTT) is a significant financial consideration for anyone purchasing a property in the province. The tax is imposed on the land transfer from one owner to another based on the property's purchase price. For many homebuyers, the LTT can represent a substantial expense, and it's important to understand how the tax is calculated and how it might impact your budget when buying a home in Ontario. In this article, we'll [...]

The Land Transfer Act in Ontario Explained2023-06-15T11:24:54-04:00

How to Invoke Power of Attorney in Ontario

As human beings, we make choices and decisions every single day of our lives. Some of these decisions are minor, like what to have for dinner, while others are far more significant, like where and how you spend your money. But what happens if you are suddenly unable to make decisions for yourself? What if you were in an accident or became ill and lost the ability many take for granted? Many people, whether through a catastrophic accident, illness, or mental decline with aging, will face impairments that impact their decision-making ability and will need to rely on others to make [...]

How to Invoke Power of Attorney in Ontario2023-04-13T15:51:16-04:00

Can Family Court Decisions Be Appealed in Ontario?

If you have received an unsatisfactory family court decision in Ontario, you may wonder if there is an appeals process you can follow. In most cases, a person is entitled to appeal, but that does not guarantee that the decision will be reversed. To be granted, an appeal requires that the original decision was made by error. It is important to remember that when a higher court looks at the same evidence provided in lower courts, they will usually agree with the lower court, and the decision will be upheld. This means that the appeals court will not overturn the decision [...]

Can Family Court Decisions Be Appealed in Ontario?2023-04-04T19:52:43-04:00

Do I Need a Lawyer to Incorporate in Ontario?

Small business owners often wonder, "Do I need a lawyer to incorporate in Ontario?" As a business owner, getting incorporation documents and filing for your business online might seem like a way to save money and avoid being taxed, but there are better ways. Many websites might complete half of your process, and when you need to file taxes, it ends up being more difficult. As a company, you don't need to retain lawyers, but it is generally a good idea. If anything was to happen and you needed legal advice, your company must have the proper paperwork filed with the [...]

Do I Need a Lawyer to Incorporate in Ontario?2023-03-27T10:29:16-04:00

When Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in Ontario

Unfortunately, not all landlord and tenant relationships are clean and simple. Sometimes, the tenant is troublesome; sometimes, it’s the landlord. There are several instances when a landlord can evict a tenant in Ontario and there are prescribed steps the landlord must take to ensure that the eviction is legal. If you want to know not only when a landlord can evict a tenant in Ontario but how the eviction process works, we have the answers. Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in the Winter in Ontario? Yes, a landlord can legally evict a tenant in the winter in Ontario. However, due [...]

When Can a Landlord Evict a Tenant in Ontario2023-10-10T09:12:32-04:00

Do First Time Home Buyers Pay Land Tax in Ontario?

Buying your first home is a truly exciting time, but it can also be a financially stressful time. Every dollar counts and suddenly, there are new taxes and financial obligations in place that you didn’t have before. When buying a home, the land transfer tax can make up a significant percentage of your final closing costs. But what exactly is this tax, how much is it, and do first time home buyers pay land transfer tax in Ontario? To help you make sense of the situation and potentially save some money, we’ve put together this handy resource. What Is Land Transfer [...]

Do First Time Home Buyers Pay Land Tax in Ontario?2023-02-18T12:38:46-05:00

How Family Mediation Works in Ontario (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Family mediation is a common legal alternative that many people choose when going through divorce or separation. But what is it exactly, and how does mediation work in Ontario? Family mediation in Ontario allows both spouses to sit down, systematically work through their differences, establish terms and conditions, and produce an agreeable solution using an objective third party. Here is a step-by-step guide to family mediation, how it works in Ontario, and some details that can help you decide if it is the right path for you.  What is Mediation in Family Law?  Mediation is the process of using a neutral [...]

How Family Mediation Works in Ontario (A Step-by-Step Guide)2022-11-11T11:18:41-05:00
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