Legal Services

Our immigration law services are comprehensive. Whether you’re a trained professional, a student, a visitor, a family member of a current resident/citizen, or a refugee, we have the expertise that you need.

Visitor Visas, Work Permits, and Study Permits

We can help you come to Canada as a visitor, temporary worker, or student. If you want to invite someone to visit you in Canada, we can help you with your invitation letter.

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. We’ll help you understand your eligibility and can tell you what to expect in terms of application wait times. And if your previous application was refused, we can also help you appeal the decision in front of the Immigration Appeal Division.

Permanent Residence – Express Entry and Provincial Nomination Programs

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 set up your Express Entry profile and apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). We can also help you explore the various Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs), and assist you with your application to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The new Express Entry program is highly competitive; we’ll ensure you’re maximizing your eligible points.

Citizenship

Canada’s Citizenship Act has undergone many changes in the last few years. We’ll show you how to take full advantage of the new streamlined application process.

Inadmissibility Issues

Canada has ‘admissibility’ criteria that designates who is allowed to come to Canada. You may be denied entry to the country if you are deemed a security risk, have committed a human rights violation, have a criminal record, or if you have serious financial or health problems. However, if you have been deemed inadmissible, you still have options.

Ask us how we can help.

Detention Review Hearings

If you or a loved one are currently being detained by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), we can help you through the detention review process.

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

If you do not meet the requirements for any of Canada’s immigration programs, we can help you ask the government to stay in Canada based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Refugee claims from within Canada

We help clients who have come to Canada make refugee claims. We’ve helped refugees from all over the world, including Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Many of our clients are women who have suffered terrible indignities including rape and female genital mutilation. We’ll handle your case with the utmost compassion and use our extensive community connections to put you in touch with community services, help you deal with trauma, and ultimately settle comfortably in Canada.

Please note: we can only help individuals who have already relocated to Canada. If you are living abroad and need help, please click here to learn about Canada’s Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program.

Private Sponsorship of Refugees

Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program was created to let Canadian residents sponsor refugees. We provide pro bono legal assistance to sponsoring groups through the uOttawa Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.

Appeals and Reviews

If your request for residency was previously denied, we can help you review or appeal the decision. We can help you with denials based on misrepresentation, criminal or medical inadmissibility, failure to meet the residency requirements for permanent residence, or if your family sponsorship application was denied. We represent clients before the Federal Court and the Refugee Appeal Division as part of the defense process.

 

Find out whether you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada. Contact us today to set up a consultation.