Our Recent Immigration Success Stories

At BLG we are privileged to work on behalf of many wonderful people, companies and associations. We represent immigration applicants from far outside Canada from the time they step foot into the country’s airport waiting rooms all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Our immigration clients often tell us after their case is concluded it would have helped to know of similar stories that are real and not just what you hear on the street. So every month we post a few stories to celebrate our immigration success stories and offer some comfort to those who will soon embark on a similar journey…

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16 Mar 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From Seeking Refuge to PR Approval!

A couple had three beautiful children. The husband came from a traditional family, one whose customs required his daughters to be mutilated in a dangerous and painful coming-of-age ceremony. He broke from tradition for his daughter’s sake, but his superstitious family believed that the gods would punish their family with death if the husband did not give up his daughters. They threatened to hurt the couple and their children if they did not comply.

The family of five fled to Canada and filed refugee claims. In the meantime, they were model community members – excelling in school, working hard, and volunteering with the underprivileged. But after years of legal battles, their claims and appeals were denied.

That is when they came to us. With our help, the family was able to prepare and submit a quality humanitarian and compassionate application based on their establishment in Canada, their impending hardship back home, and the best interests of the innocent children. Thanks to our efforts (as well as their own!) all five of them just received their initial approval for permanent resident status in Canada!

27 Feb 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From Medical Inadmissibility to Permanent Residency

We were recently successful in assisting a new economic immigrant who came to Canada to upgrade her education and gain work experience, leading to her application for permanent residence. Unfortunately, she suffered from a medical condition that was considered to cause a demand for Canada’s social services and resources. Following first an examination of her personalized circumstances, we were able to develop a viable and well supported Mitigation Plan to overcome the excessive demand identified by IRCC, and submissions in support of that plan. Following receipt and review by IRCC, we are pleased to report that she has recently been invited to finalize her application for permanent residence.

20 Feb 2020

This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit Success for Francophone

We were recently retained by a client who qualified for immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) class. We prepared his Express Entry profile and, because his CRS score was high, he received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) immediately, on the next draw from the pool of applicants.  While we were preparing his eAPR/ full application to submit, our client received a job offer from a company in Ontario. Our client was from a French-speaking country, having also a high level of English knowledge (speaking and writing). He passed both the test for French (TEF) and the test for English (IELTS), scoring very high on both tests. As the Ontario company was looking for an individual with his set of skills and knowledge of French, they decided to extend a job offer to the applicant. Being a francophone working in Ontario (outside Quebec), the process of obtaining the work permit for the foreign worker exempts the company from obtaining a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), prior to submitting the work permit application.

The foreign worker hired us to prepare this application for his work permit (WP). As he was travelling, we advised him that he had two options – to apply for the work permit online or at the port of entry (POE) when he comes to Canada. The second option was feasible for him as he came from a visa-exempt country. He chose the second option.  We received a call from the happy client, as he was approved at the POE and his work permit was issued for a period of two years!  We shared in his happiness, as it is very rewarding to see your work bear fruits!

20 Jan 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From LMIA Work Permit Refusal to Success!

We have been retained by an agricultural research corporation that tried a few times to obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), but they encountered difficulties at various stages of the process. Though Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) with its arm Service Canada list on their website the steps of the process, it is not easy for busy companies to follow through the whole process. We have had similar cases in the past. For various reasons, the applications were refused – for lack of not enough media advertising, not long enough advertising and not at the national level, missing important skills required for the position, lacking proof of enough efforts to hire a Canadian or Canadian permanent resident, etc.

After months of trying, this company came to us. We started the process from scratch, noticed all the mistake made in the past and started a new advertising campaign. We guided the company step by step on how to go forward, check every little detail. We had even a preparation for the interview discussion with most likely questions to be asked by the Service Canada representative. Finally, after a few months, the result was positive. We got a great thank you note from the employer, having been relieved by the outcome and the fact that they could hire now the person who most likely fits the job description and is a foreign worker. We wish them good luck!