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 been held in Newfoundland to celebrate safe passage home.

It’s not coincidence that the same safe passage meaning is relevant to many newcomers in Canada. Thanksgiving has a huge meaning to many new Canadians and recent immigrants to Canada, many of whom have home countries that do not have anywhere near the same freedoms and opportunities that Canada offers. Many are truly thankful just to have the opportunity to be here, and many begin celebrating Thanksgiving along with other aspects of Canadian culture.

Happy Thanksgiving from Niren and Associates!

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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