With the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 situation, Kaminker & Associates provides the following information in this time of uncertainty.

What We Know So Far

The Institutions with which we work have taken the following steps to date:

  • As of April 7, 2020 – The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has suspended ALL hearings until further notice. Limited exceptions apply to individuals who are detained.

  • The IRB will provide sufficient notice in advance of a re-scheduled hearing except in limited and exceptional circumstances.

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has cancelled ALL in-person Permanent Resident landing appointments until further notice.

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has cancelled ALL Refugee Claimant appointments until further notice – inland refugee claims may now be initiated through electronic means.

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has cancelled ALL Citizenship Ceremonies and citizenship tests until further notice

Note regarding Travel into Canada

  • Significant restrictions have been made concerning travel into Canada. Please consult the Transport Canada page here for further information.

How is the ongoing processing of your Application for Permanent Residence/Citizenship affected by COVID-19?

For information on how the processing of your specific immigration matter may be affected by COVID-19, Please consult IRCC’s website at the following link:

We encourage our clients to continue to monitor the situation through the following reliable sources of information:

Our Commitment to our Clients

The team at Kaminker & Associates is prepared to do everything we can to continue to deliver legal services with minimal interruption to our clients as possible. We have a continuity of operations strategy in place to enable us to continue to deliver legal services to you during this interim period of uncertainty. If you are a new client looking for legal services, please utilize our “Request a Consultation Form” below and one of our team members will be in contact with you promptly. If you are an existing client, communication by email is encouraged at this time.

Kaminker & Associates is a full-service, boutique immigration law firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Our dedicated team of skilled immigration lawyers gets to know you and works closely with you to get the results you need. You will work with the same lawyer from start to finish and have direct access to them throughout your case.

Whether you’re an individual immigrating to Canada, coming to Canada to work, visit, or study, or a company hiring foreign workers, Kaminker & Associates provides personalized, knowledgeable, creative and trusted legal assistance every step of the way.


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