Are you planning to immigrate to Canada?

Get professional legal advice on gaining a temporary visa, permanent residence, refugee status, or Canadian citizenship.

About Ronalee Carey Law

We’re a small team of immigration lawyers in Ottawa, Ontario, but we serve clients across the country and all over the world. We can help you immigrate to all of Canada’s major cities, including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Montréal. We take pride in our commitment to the highest standards of integrity and honesty. We’ll never make false assurances or promises – your trust is far too important to us.

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Why hire an immigration lawyer?

Canada’s immigration system is complex. Even a minor oversight could put you or your family’s future in Canada at stake.

Canada accepts hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year, but many more apply. Consulting an immigration lawyer could be the difference between a successful application and an application plagued by lengthy delays, resulting in refusal or even forced removal from Canada.

When you work with us, you’ll avoid the most common pitfalls. We know how to maximize your chances of success. We regularly attend government-run workshops and legal conferences to stay on top of the latest developments in immigration law.

By consulting the lawyers at Ronalee Carey Law, you’ll benefit from years of legal expertise. As a fully licensed Canadian legal practice, we’re bound by law to protect your privacy and act according to the utmost standard of competence, professionalism, and ethics.

Legal services 

As immigration, refugee, and citizenship lawyers, we can help you navigate Canada’s complex legal system for matters including . . .

  • Visitor, study, and work permits (even if your application was previously refused)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP) through the Express Entry system, and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications
  • Family sponsorship applications (for spouses, dependent children, parents, and grandparents)
  • Criminal inadmissibility
  • Humanitarian and compassionate applications, and claims for refugee protection/asylum
  • Appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division and Federal Court
  • Detention review hearings
  • Permanent residence (PR) card applications & renewals
  • Citizenship applications

Whether you’ve come to Canada to visit, study, work, or settle for good, Ronalee Carey Law can help.

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Ronalee Carey is the lawyer you wish to have on your side when applying for permanent residence. She is absolutely knowledgeable and up-to-date with all legal changes, all these computer systems and the way officers might look at your file. She will help you to prepare a strong and consistent file. She is very thorough in checking all your entries and helping you throughout the process. She knows answers to all these tiny, often painful and picky details, the technicalities and the way these computer platforms seem (not) to work. We are very grateful for Ronalee’s continuous support and advice, her swift email replies to questions, her availability to meet and discuss, and her overall support. We think she is the best lawyer in town for immigration matters.
- Martin & Family
I made the right choice by having you for my lawyer! Thank you so much for all the help to get me the permanent residence. Now I can persue my dream with my heart's content. You are amazing at your job. I wish the best to you and your clients. Keep being awesome!
- Reina
I had a consultation with Ronalee for my PR process. She was very helpful and knows how to treat her clients professionally. First, She carefully noted down all the points that I told her. She advised about the best possible steps, that can be done for my situation. I was amazed by her promptness. She took quick measures to improve my situation for PR process. I highly recommend her, if someone has doubts about immigrating to Canada.
- Selva
We could not have asked for a better lawyer.
- Kina and LV
My family is vary thankful to you for your concern.
- Dhaval
I would like to thank you in terms of your method of billing. That is really nice of you to split the billing into more than one time; in this way I felt less pressure monetarily.
- Neda
I am glad that I am saved with all your great efforts, creative thinking, quick responding, accurate planning and hard paper work. I will be having a very good future in Canada and it is my home country now. Thank you Miss Ronalee very very much. That must be one of the difficult time of my life that you helped me through. I will never ever forget that. You can not imagine how much tension and stress I have released.
- Syed
I thank you infinitely for your sustained efforts in order to help me. I received the letter... I appreciated the way your wrote it. It was eloquent and very convincing.
- Ismael
We met with Ronalee about our immigration application needs after feeling very overwhelmed about taking on the process on our own. Ronalee was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable about the various aspects of the application and answered all our questions and concerns. She took the time to get to know us and made us feel like we would not be alone throughout the application process. We left feeling like we had found a lawyer who truly cared about us and who genuinely wanted to see us succeed. The follow-up to our initial consultation has been extremely thorough and we are confident that, with Ronalee’s support and guidance, we will reach a positive outcome. We highly recommend Ronalee for any of your immigration needs.
- Sarah
I was referred to Ronalee Carey Law by a friend as I needed to submit applications for Work Permit, Temporary Residency and Permanent Residency. The applications were very complex, and I am glad I entrusted the task to this law firm. Ms Fanni Csaba was instrumental in preparing all the paperwork for each of the very detailed applications. Her experience and knowledge was self-evident. The tasks at least from my perspective were made a lot simpler! I recommend anyone with Immigration needs to use Ronalee Carey Law.
- Colin Barnett
After an initial refusal due to our own lack of understanding and ignorance of the complicated immigration process we retained the services of Ronalee Carey to assist us with a Spousal Sponsorship application. She was with us throughout the entire process and saw it through to a successful conclusion. We were completely satisfied with her service, dedication and her understanding of our particular circumstances. We found her to be a lawyer who really cares about her clients and would strongly recommend Ronalee to anyone going through the immigration process.
Jim and family
Reliable, resourceful and results-driven -- describes our experience in a nutshell of having worked with Ronalee. Ronalee has been an extremely reliable and easy-to-interact with lawyer from the get-go. Her cut-to-the-chase approach helps provide concise information which is an enabler for planning and execution of targets throughout the process. Her team and her are easily-reachable and their prompt responses are commendable. We would recommend Ronalee Carey and her firm without any hesitation!!
- SP
I had a consultation with Fanni. She was very professional and attentive to the details. She answered all my questions, and gave me suggestions. We highly recommend Ronalee Carey Law for Canada Immigration Services.
- Eliza & Family

Your bright future in Canada starts here.

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Do I really need an immigration lawyer?

Hiring an immigration lawyer is the surest way to avoid application delays or refusals. The following videos produced by the Canadian Bar Association demonstrate how immigration lawyers can remove roadblocks and reconnect you with your loved ones abroad.

Visit our resources page for more answers to common Canadian immigration questions.

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Please note:

Ronalee Carey Law only provides legal advice on immigration and refugee law. If you need a lawyer for another type of law, contact us and we will provide you with a referral.

We do not help find people jobs in Canada.

We receive many requests for assistance in applying for refugee status from individuals who are not currently located in Canada. Unfortunately, we are only able to offer this service to individuals who are already in Canada. Please visit the government’s resettlement website for more information about applying for refugee status with the Canadian government.

We do not provide free legal advice. But in limited cases, we will offer pro bono legal services to people in vulnerable circumstances. Please refer to our fees page for more information.