Our services include full consultation, general strategy, preparatory support, file work, submission and expert legal guidance and client care across a broad range of Canadian immigration categories. Whether you are a foreign company looking to establish and expand your business in Canada; a Canadian company looking to hire a foreign national; or an individual or family seeking to visit, work and/or study in Canada, our innovative and modern client systems coupled with our expert legal solutions and high-level client services will ensure that, big or small, simple or complex, your business, family or individual requirements will be met in a timely, simple, effective and efficient manner.
We provide strategic advice to multi-national employers on a full range of Canadian business immigration matters. Our advice is tailored to your company’s needs so that we can ensure that your employees and their families are working in Canada in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Whether you require foreign talent for a short-term project, or you wish to bring on permanent employees, an immigration lawyer will provide advice in all areas of Canadian immigration to assist you with each and every process. Our business immigration advice ranges from bringing employees to Canada as business visitors; as temporary foreign workers, on work permits; and/or transitioning them into permanent residents and Citizens in order to retain their talent on an indeterminate basis.
We can also assist your company to ensure that you have comprehensive corporate immigration and global mobility policies in place – from the recruitment phase, through the hiring process and beyond, so that you can ensure that you remain compliant with Canadian legislation once your foreign workers are here. Since changes are often implemented to tighten up the temporary foreign worker program, it is crucial that employers are prepared in case they are called upon for an audit or a compliance review.
We can also assist your company to ensure that you have comprehensive corporate immigration and global mobility policies in place – from the recruitment phase, through the hiring process and beyond, so that you can ensure that you remain compliant with Canadian legislation once your foreign workers are here. Since changes are often implemented to the temporary foreign worker program without notice, it is crucial that employers are prepared in case they are called upon for an audit or a compliance review.
Do you and your family need advice on how to move to Canada? We specialize in temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship, and can help you with all of your Canadian immigration needs.
Want to discuss your particular situation with an immigration expert? You can request a consultation by completing the form below in the “Let’s Connect” section.
We offer comprehensive services for temporary immigration matters including advice and counsel for:
- Work Permits – Work Permits allow a foreign national to enter the Canadian labour market. Work Permits are often employer specific and based on job offers, but some individuals are entitled to open work permits, which allow them to work for any employer for the duration of the permit.
- Temporary Resident Visas – A temporary resident visa (TRV) is an official counterfoil document issued by a visa office that is placed in a person’s passport to show that they have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.
- Study Permits – Study Permits allow foreign nationals to study in Canada. To be eligible, the foreign national must provide proof of acceptance into an approved institution and evidence of the required funds, amongst other documentation. Some students will be eligible for open work permits upon completion of their studies.
- Business Visitors – A Business Visitor may be able to enter Canada for business purposes, provided they will not enter the Canadian labour market and will not conduct any work or work-related activities.
- Visitor Visas – A Visitor Visa allows a foreign national to visit Canada as a tourist. Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Canada should apply for this document prior to entering Canada. Visitors from countries which are visa exempt may not need to apply for a visitor visa.
- Super Visas for Parents and Grandparents – The Super Visa is an extended Visitor Visa which is available to parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. It permits them to visit family in Canada for up to two (2) years without having to renew their status.
- CUSMA / USMCA / T-MEC professionals – In Canada, CUSMA facilitates temporary entry for business persons who are citizens of the U.S. or Mexico and who are involved in the trade of goods or services, or in investment activities. For all business persons covered by the Agreement, there is no need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
- Labour Market Impacts Assessments – The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is an application by an employer to Service Canada to assess whether or not there is a labour market shortage in the occupation in which they wish to hire a foreign national.
- Global Talent Stream – The Global Talent Stream allows certain skilled workers to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment and/or a work permit within two (2) weeks of applying. It is one of the pillars of Canada’s Global Skills Strategy, which aims to help innovative companies grow by ensuring they can access the highly skilled talent they need quickly.
Permanent Residence is extended to individuals interested in immigrating to Canada in a variety of different ways. There are immigration opportunities available both at the federal level as well as provincial level and an Applicant’s options will vary depending on their unique qualifications and situations. These programs are constantly being updated for newcomers and it is always recommended that you consult with an immigration lawyer to see what options are available to best suit your goals and needs.
Here are some of the immigration options available to applications:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Family Class Sponsorship
- Investors and Entrepreneurs
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Express Entry
It is important to note that there are many different programs available for applicants interested in immigrating to Canada and as a result, the legal requirements and application processes will vary according to the program which best suits an Applicant’s needs. If you have certain expected timelines for immigrating to Canada based on your family, personal or business situation, an immigration lawyer may recommend a specific type of immigration program based on your personal goals. For this reason, we recommend you contact our offices for an initial consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.
A Citizen of Canada has a number of privileges that a permanent resident does not have. For example, a Citizen will be entitled to a Canadian passport, will be able to run for political office and will be able to vote in elections. In order to obtain Citizenship, an Applicant must spend a minimum amount of time being physically present in Canada and must also meet minimum language requirements and pass a knowledge test.
We’re dedicated to bringing client-oriented legal services to everyone we work with. If you have any questions about real estate in Ontario or moving to Canada from abroad, we can help.
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