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Marisa Feil
McGill & University of Montreal educated Marisa Feil holds both a Bachelor & Master’s of Law. Marisa is the principal and founder of FWCanada, a Canadian law firm specializing in travel waivers for individuals with previous convictions and has become a respected authority on matters of Canadian immigration. Besides being frequently contacted to offer her expertise in lectures, conferences, and webinars, she has also been asked to be a contributor in various publications, including her own book “Inadmissible to Canada” available on Amazon.

Firm: FWCanada Inc

Areas of Practice: Canadian Immigration

Address: 4030 St. Ambroise #250 Montreal, Quebec CANADA H4C2C7

Phone: 1-855-316-3555

Fax: 514-316-3556

Undergraduate: McGill University

Law School: University of Montreal

Professional Affiliations: Barreau du Quebec Canadian Bar Association Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association (AQAADI)

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If you would like to contact the author, please visit: http://www.duicanadaentry.com


Part II: Is your Client Inadmissible to Canada? A 6-step checklist

The best way to determine whether an individual is criminally inadmissible to Canada under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is by breaking down the statute that establishes inadmissibility into six steps. As we have seen in Part I, it is important to establish whether or not the individual is a Canadian citizen, whether the conviction is relevant to Canadian immigration authorities, and whether the offence equates to Canadian federal law. There are also three further considerations that will ... Read More »

Part I: Is your Client Inadmissible to Canada? A 6-step checklist

Criminal Inadmissibility                  The best way to determine whether an individual is criminally inadmissible to Canada under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is by breaking down the statute that establishes inadmissibility into six steps. For your reference, here is the text of S. 36 of IRPA: 36 (1) A permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for (a)having been convicted in Canada of an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term ... Read More »

Introduction to Post-Conviction Travel to Canada

Every year, millions of travellers enter Canada to visit relatives, check out the sights, and engage in international business. No matter your reason for visiting, every traveller must be processed by immigration authorities upon arrival. Border Services Officers are responsible for conducting examinations and deciding on admissibility into the country. Examinations can be as simple asking a couple of questions or as rigorous as an in-depth investigation. There are many reasons why a person may be inadmissible to Canada. Canadian ... Read More »