Legal Services

Our Expertise

We provide comprehensive legal services on a wide range of refugee, immigration and citizenship matters, from applications for temporary or permanent residence, to refugee claims, citizenship applications, and appeals and reviews.

Please note that the information provided on our website is not intended to be legal advice. Many factors unknown to us may affect the applicability of any statement or comment that we make on our website to your particular circumstances.

Please book a consultation if you want legal advice that applies to your situation.

Appeals and Reviews

We can help you review or appeal decisions refusing refugee claims, visitor visas, study permits, permanent residence and citizenship applications.  We represent clients in appeals or applications to the Refugee Appeal Division and the Immigration Appeal Division, to the Federal Court of Canada and the Quebec Superior Court.

Visitor Visas, Work Permits, and Study Permits

We can help you to evaluate whether you are likely to meet the requirements to enter Canada as a visitor, temporary worker, or student. If you are eligible we can also assist with your application.

We also assist businesses in obtaining government authorisation to hire temporary foreign workers (known as Labour Market Impact Assessments, or LMIAs).

Permanent Residence – Skilled Workers

Becoming a permanent resident will allow you to work and live in Canada. You will benefit from all that Canada has to offer, including world-class education for your children and healthcare for your whole family.

We can help you choose the immigration program that works best for you and your family and then help you to submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), or set up your Express Entry profile and apply for the Federal Skilled Worker program (FSW), the Federal Skilled Trades program (FST), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Permanent Residence – Business Immigrants

We can work with you to plan your immigration to Canada in a multi-step process, usually involving investing in a business, obtaining a work permit to manage that business, then applying for permanent residence in Canada. We can review your background and objectives to help you choose the business immigration option that works best for you, your family, your business, and your timelines.

Family Sponsorships

Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada can apply to sponsor their spouses, dependent children, parents/grandparents, and in limited circumstances, other family members.  The application forms have become increasingly complex. We’ll help you understand your eligibility and can tell you what to expect in terms of application wait times.  We can assist you every step of the way though the entire application process, right up until the issuance of your permanent residence visa.  And if your application was refused, we can also help you appeal the decision to the Immigration Appeal Division.

Refugee Claims from within Canada

We have represented thousands of refugee (asylum) claimants from all over the world and have a very high success rate.

We provide you our personal attention, knowledge and experience to ensure that all information provided in your claim is complete, accurate and coherent.  We will ensure that you are well prepared, and will make well informed representations during your hearing before Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

Please note:  we can only help persons who are making refugee claims from within Canada.  If you are living abroad and need help, please click here to learn about Canada’s Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program.

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

If circumstances permit, we can assist you to stay in Canada by applying for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C).  Requests for H&C consideration may be based on on any relevant factors, including:

  • establishment in Canada;
  • ties to Canada;
  • the best interests of any children directly affected by the H&C decision;
  • factors in the country of origin including adverse country conditions;
  • health considerations including inability of a country to provide medical treatment;
  • family violence considerations;
  • consequences of the separation of relatives;
  • inability to leave Canada has led to establishment (in the case of applicants in Canada);
  • ability to establish in Canada for overseas applications;
  • any unique or exceptional circumstances that might merit relief.

We can help you with the preparation of the application forms and written submissions to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Citizenship

Canada’s Citizenship Act has undergone many changes in the last few years.   We can advise you when you are eligible to submit your citizenship application and help you to prepare one, follow up with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, or file a Federal Court appeal.

Removal Orders

We can assist you in preparing an application for a Pre-removal Risk Assessment (PRRA), in submitting a request for a deferral of removal to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), or in applying for a stay of removal to the Federal Court.

We can also appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division removal orders against permanent residents who have not met their residency obligations and other removal orders.

Inadmissibility Issues

You may be denied entry to Canada if it is determined that you misrepresented information in your application or a member of your family is determined not to be a member of the family class. You may also be inadmissible for a wide range of other reasons including serious financial or health problems or having a criminal record. You can count on us to provide you with an honest and rigorous assessment of your chances, to help you submit a humanitarian and compassionate application, show that you will not cause an excessive demand on health and social services or apply for criminal rehabilitation. We will provide strong representation at the Immigration Appeal Division or the Federal Court, if needed.

No Legal Advice

The information provided on our website is not intended to be legal advice. Many factors unknown to us may affect the applicability of any statement or comment that we make on our website to your particular circumstances. Please book a consultation if you want legal advice that applies to your situation.