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The Voice of the Canadian Immigration Bar

Join the conversation and contribute to CILA’s influential voice by addressing pertinent issues, sharing viewpoints, offering opinions, and providing legal updates that matter to the public and the immigration bar.

CILA welcomes guest articles in both English and French from its members, publishing them on the CILA “Articles” page, which is followed by journalists, politicians, lawyers, and other interested parties. Each CILA article garners hundreds of readers.

All submitted articles are subject to a review and approval process prior to publication.

If you are not a member and wish to write for CILA, we invite you to become a member today.

Article Submission GUIDELINES

  • CILA’s mandate is to represent the voice of the immigration bar and our clients to advocate for a stronger Canadian immigration system. You are encouraged to write on any topic that falls within our mandate. Your article can relate to immigration law, policies, and operational issues. Visit our “Article” page for ideas on what we post.
  • We recommend a suggested article length of 800 words or less. Ensure your article is thoroughly proofread and free from spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Use straightforward and clear language. Avoid excessive use of adverbs and adjectives. When introducing an acronym, spell it out the first time.
  • Maintain a diplomatic tone in your writing. When expressing criticism, strive for balance and objectivity. If you identify challenges, offer recommendations for addressing them.
  • Support your arguments with evidence whenever possible. Embed references as hyperlinks within your articles. Do not use footnotes.
  • Ensure your main argument is evident within the first two paragraphs of the article.
    Include your name, title, and organization in the article. This information will be featured in the byline.
  • If your article has been repurposed or was originally published elsewhere, kindly indicate this and provide the reference to the initial publication.

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