Submissions and Resolutions


Federal Court of Canada Prothonotaries

  • February 18, 2015

The CBA articulates support for the retention of prothonotaries as important decision-makers in the Federal Court.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 5 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law

Express Entry Ministerial Instructions - Section 5(1)(b)

  • December 18, 2014

As a follow up to its letter on Express Entry, the CBA provides five fact patterns and its understanding of how each would be dealt with under the Express Entry Ministerial Instruction, and asks government to confirm or correct its understanding.

Immigration Law, Labour & Employment

Express Entry

  • December 10, 2014

The CBA supports the goal of the Express Entry application system to make the permanent residency process faster and more responsive to the needs of the Canadian labour market. However, it has concerns about components of the process.

Immigration Law, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management

Proposed Amendments to the Live-in Caregiver Program

  • November 27, 2014

The CBA supports reforms to the caregiver program, but has concerns about using Ministerial Instructions to this end. It is also concerned that the transition to the new "Caregiver Program" might cause hardship for those under the existing program.

Immigration Law, Labour & Employment