Our Recent Immigration Success Stories

At Bellissimo Immigration Law Group PC, 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 that 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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28 Nov 2023

Spousal Sponsorship Success!

Our office was retained to assist with filing an Application for Permanent Residence supported by an Application to Sponsor Under the In Canada Spouse or Common-Law Partner Class (or “Spousal Sponsorship Application”). The couple was concerned as the Applicant had been residing in Canada for many years without valid status.

After diligently preparing the application package, the application was approved, and our client was finally able to confirm their status as a permanent resident of Canada. We are very pleased with the timely approval and wish our clients all the best as they continue to build their life in Canada!

24 Nov 2023

Work Permit and Restoration of Status Granted After Prior Refusal

We were approached by a client after their work permit and restoration application under a previous public policy for post-graduate work permit (PGWP) holders had been refused. Thankfully, a new public policy for PGWP-holders had been released, under which we determined that our client was eligible. We assisted in diligently preparing our client’s application, including ensuring all mandatory documents were provided, forms were filled out accurately and taking care to ensure their immigration history was fully disclosed, in addition to conducting legal research and preparing legal submissions to accompany the application. After a few months, we were delighted to share the news with our client that their application had been approved – their status had been restored and they were granted authorization to work in Canada once again. We are very pleased with the result considering the effort and hard work both our client and our office put into the application, and wish our client all the best!

17 Nov 2023

A Positive LMIA Decision in Record Time

Our firm successfully obtained a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for our client who urgently required a housekeeper for her elderly parents’ residence. Our experienced business immigration lawyer conducted an initial assessment with the employer and identified the challenges that our client, the employer, faced in maintaining the cleanliness of the household. We advised and assisted the employer throughout the complex LMIA process, including the required recruitment efforts and preparing a comprehensive application package.

We filed the LMIA application with Service Canada in September 2023. However, due to technical glitches on the LMIA portal, they were unable to verify the payment of the processing fees and erroneously cancelled the application. Our legal team swiftly contacted Service Canada and clarified the situation. Despite this setback, the application was reopened into processing. Our client received a favourable LMIA decision without an interview in October 2023, within two weeks of the application being reopened. We are delighted with the expedited outcome and are pleased to have helped our client achieve her objective in a timely manner.

10 Nov 2023

Successful Permanent Residence Application for Out-of-Status Applicant on H&C factors

Our client came to us looking to regularize their status in Canada, having spent in Canada a number of years without status. During their time in Canada, they fell in love and married a Canadian citizen, and therefore, we initially suggested that they apply for permanent residence under the In-Canada spousal sponsorship program. However, upon further investigations into the family history, it came to light that the Canadian spouse was not eligible to be a sponsor given the outstanding child support payments for their child from a previous relationship, although the individual was making regular payments to clear the debt. In the meantime, the out-of-status spouse came to the attention of CBSA which put our client at risk of being removed from Canada.

As the spousal sponsorship was no longer an option, we recommended our client apply for permanent residence under Humanitarian and Compassionate factors, given their establishment and family in Canada, and the hardship they would experience if returned to their country of citizenship, having not resided there for many years. With copious supporting evidence and our detailed legal written submissions, our arguments were accepted by IRCC, and our client’s application for permanent residence was approved.

We are extremely happy for our client and that we were able to assist the family to remain united in Canada. We wish our client and their family all the best.