Individuals and Families

We represent individuals and families in all types of immigration matters, from study permits for students who wish to attend a Canadian university, to work permits for established professionals who wish to work in Canada.  We also coordinate permanent residence applications for people with family sponsorships, skilled and semi-skilled workers, entrepreneurs and investors.  Our lawyers are also experienced in all areas of immigration-related litgation and enforcement, including appeals for refused family class sponsorship applications, removal order appeals, and applications for judicial review in the Federal Court.  We frequently assist clients in the following matters:

Temporary Status

  • Work permits supported by LMIAs, as well as all LMIA-exempt categories
  • Study permits
  • Visitor visas for tourists, business visitors and parents
  • Visa-exempt entry to Canada under all categories

Permanent Residence & Citizenship

  • Provincial nominee programs (PNP) in all provinces
  • Skilled and semi-skilled worker programs
  • Spouse/common-law partner sponsorships, and other Family Class applications
  • Entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals
  • Applications on humanitarian and compassionate grounds
  • Permanent resident card applications and renewals
  • Citizenship applications

Litigation Services and Enforcement Issues

  • Judicial review applications in the Federal Court
  • Stays of removal orders
  • Appeals of loss of permanent resident status – residency obligation
  • Appeals of removal orders – criminal inadmissibility
  • Appeals Family Class sponsorship refusal
  • Admissibility hearings
  • Detention review hearings
  • Temporary resident permits to overcome criminal or other impediment to entry to Canada
  • Pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) applications
  • Citizenship appeals