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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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Self-Help, Do it yourself Immigration kits. A Blessing or Curse?

In the legal service industry, there is a clear trend these days of people attempting to bypass the “middle man” or purchase self-help “kits” at book stores or online that promise, quick and easy results for your all your legal needs. These How-To kits are relatively inexpensive and claim to provide step-by-step guidance from start to finish. […]

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How to be a Top Performer at whatever you do

In my experience I have observed that top performers, regardless of the industry, share the following in common:   1. Hyper focus on their craft   2. Long hours, think about their goals and ways to improve way beyond the 9 to 5. Just no way around this.   3. Demand the best of themselves   4. Constantly tweak their skills […]

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Immigration Legal Fees? We have your money. Now get lost

Wow. That is a sentiment I have heard from time to time from people seeking immigration help.  A common complaint that I have heard over the years goes like this: “I hired an immigration lawyer. He impressed me. I paid him his fee and now I can’t reach him and have no idea what is […]

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Exotic Dancers and Sex Workers need not apply: No more Canadian work visas

As reported by CBC Immigration Minister Jason Kenny and Human Resources Minister Diane Finley have teamed up against foreign strippers and sex workers, making it policy to deny them postive Labor Market Opinions and Work Permits.   This means exotic dancers need not apply if they are foreigners. And for those already in Canada on work visas, your time […]

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We Won Again! 2012 Top Choice Award for Top Immigration Law Firm in Toronto

We are humbled and honoured to have been notified that we won the 2012 Top Choice Award for Top Immigration Law Firm in Toronto for the third year in a row!       A big thank you to our clients, friends and colleagues who voted for us. We are really grateful for all your support and encouragement. Our mission has […]

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Comic-Con 2012: Remember Superman was an Immigrant

For all you comic book, movie and action figure fans, no better place to hang than Comic-Con  The convention this year is huge and allows us “grown ups” to be no so, well, grown up. I like super heroes, especially because many of them happen to be outcasts, minorities and misunderstood. Superman after all is an “immigrant” […]

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