CILA welcomes English and French guest articles from Canadian immigration lawyers and students. Please note CILA reserves the right to decide whether to post your article and we will contact you if your article is accepted.
Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting your article:
- CILA’s mandate is to represent the voice of the immigration bar and our clients to support a stronger Canadian immigration system. You are welcome to write on any topic that falls within our mandate. Your article can relate to immigration law, policies, and operational issues. Visit our News page for ideas on what we post.
- All articles should be original and if you have written on the topic before, you will need to re-purpose it so it is original for CILA. If you choose to re-post an article, please do not re-post it until at least 48 hours after CILA has published it. If re-posting, please also use this disclaimer and link to the CILA homepage: “This article was originally published by the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association (www.cila.co).”
- Suggested article length is 800 words or less. Ensure your article has been proofed and is free from spelling and grammatical errors.
- Use plain and simple language. Refrain from using adverbs and adjectives. Spell out an acronym the first time you introduce it.
- Be diplomatic in your writing tone. When being critical, balance out your discussion with nuance to make it as objective as possible.
- When you make critical remarks, share your recommendations on how the challenges you outline can be addressed.
- Provide evidence as much as possible. Embed references as hyperlinks within your articles. Do not use footnotes.
- If you are making an argument, ensure it is clear within the first two paragraphs of the article.
- Include your name, title, and organization in the article. This information will be included in the byline of the article.
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