Permanent Residence Applications

Family Class (Including Sponsorship Appeals)

There is nothing in our lives more important than family.  We have deep personal knowledge of the emotional and financial difficulty associated with living in a country distant from your loved ones.  That is why we take particular care and pride in reuniting families.  Whether it is a spouse, parent, grandparent, child or other relative, we identify what information is vital for a successful application and can help prepare personalized statements to make sure your story has impact. 

Economic Class

As immigrants, our parents taught us that Canada was a land of opportunity where hard work would never go unrewarded.  They were right.  And the same is true for you.  You may have studied hard in your homeland to achieve a higher education and skilled employment.  You may have an entrepreneurial spirit and a mind for business.  Whatever your story, we are here to help you transition your accomplishments as smoothly as possible to a Canadian landscape.  We have experience with all Federal and Provincial programs and will make sure to find the best fit for you.

We can provide you with guidance tailored to your particular circumstances with Federal and Provincial immigration programs including:

  • Federal:
    • Express Entry
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial:
    • Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)
    • Skilled Immigration Program
    • Entrepreneur Program

Humanitarian & Compassionate Applications (H & C)

Exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach.  We understand that all immigration cases do not fit into neat little categories.  When you are not eligible for permanent residency under the usual grounds, we get to work to assess whether your case has the special qualities required for a Humanitarian & Compassionate application.  Successful applications require intensive research and preparation as well as compelling arguments to convince the Minister that denying landing would result in unusual, undeserved and disproportionate hardship.  Whether you are living inside or outside of Canada, our experience lets us give voice to your exceptional story.

Humanitarian and Compassionate applications can be raised in many situations including:

  • Individuals who are facing a removal order;
  • Individuals residing in Canada for significant periods of time without any immigration status;
  • Individuals who have been denied their refugee claim;
  • Denial of sponsorship due to criminal history;
  • As well as many others.

Permanent Resident Appeals (IAD)

Gaining permanent residency to a stable, prosperous and beautiful country like Canada is like winning the lottery.  Which is why losing permanent resident status can be equally devastating.  Families can be torn apart.  Careful financial arrangements upended.  Plans for a peaceful and hopeful future cast into doubt.  Permanent resident status can be jeopardized in a variety of ways and time is of the essence if you have been notified that you have not met your residency obligations.  We understand the need to immediately gather as much information as possible about your circumstances, the circumstances of your family, the reasons for breach of your obligations, your connections to Canada and more.  This information is the foundation for the arguments we advance before the Immigration Appeal Division and Federal Court in order to preserve your status and your future.

International Adoptions

The decision to adopt a child and the ensuing adoption process is thrilling and nerve wracking all at the same time.  We take great joy in joining you through the twists and turns of this incredible journey.  We will make sure you understand and don’t run afoul of applicable local laws in the form of the B.C. Adoption Act as well as international law by way of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption to which Canada is a signatory.  Our passion for immigration law is rooted in the joy we take in bringing families together.  For us, there is no greater sense of satisfaction than actually helping you start a new family through adoption.

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