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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23 Nov 2022

Codified Law Changes Aid in Application Approval despite Medical Inadmissibility

We recently worked on a medical inadmissibility matter for a client who had a pre-existing health condition that was identified will cause an excessive demand in Canada, particularly the province of Manitoba. The condition in this case was Ulcerative Colitis, which was determined to be excessive because of the cost of treatment with Janus kinase inhibitors, which would normally be over the yearly threshold of $24,057. In relying on the codified law changes implemented in March 2022, we submitted an individualized assessment, considering all the client’s factors, identifying what is required to be assessed is how that service was be delivered and paid for in Canada, also examining how the treatment was funded in the province. The plan was built on these factors and based on these arguments, it was determined that a certain level of demand is acceptable and will not always be an impediment to the admissibility of an applicant. In this case, the client’s application was approved!

21 Nov 2022

Challenging an “Application to Cease Refugee Protection”

When our clients first contacted our office, we knew it was going to be a challenging case. Our clients had received an Application to Cease Refugee Protection due to re-availment (i.e. returning to their country of persecution) and needed assistance for their hearing before the Refugee Protection Division. The clients had been in Canada for a number of years and had established themselves. Through extensive case law research and preparation, we developed our legal arguments and strategy.

We are thankful that the Member agreed with our position and dismissed the Application, which allowed our clients to retain their status as Permanent Residents in Canada. We are thrilled with the result and wish them all the best as they continue to build their future in Canada.

15 Nov 2022

Fighting a Removal Order at the Immigration Appeal Division

A client approached us to assist with his removal order appeal after a finding of misrepresentation on his permanent residence application. As a part of preparation in anticipation of the hearing we prepared comprehensive documentary disclosure in support of his case and conducted extensive client interviews. After many hearing preparation sessions, we were satisfied our client was prepared and ready for his hearing.

On the date of the hearing, and after a lengthy and emotional testimony from our client, the Minister agreed to a joint recommendation to allow the appeal on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Despite the seriousness of the misrepresentation, the Member considered the proposal and agreed rendering a decision on the spot to allow the appeal. We are very pleased that we were able to assist our client in retaining his permanent resident status in Canada!


9 Nov 2022

CEO Approved under Intra-Company Category to Set Up His Company in Canada

We were retained by a company based in the UAE to assist with the transfer of its CEO to Canada. Upon defining a proper business structure, they registered an affiliate of the UAE company in Toronto. The Canadian affiliate was still at the start-up stage, and did not have any employees. The CEO wanted to come to Canada to set up the new company as soon as possible to expand their market reach in Ontario. After getting to know more about the business need and timelines of the expansion to the Canadian market, we suggested to proceed with an Intra-Company Transferee work permit application for the main applicant, an open work permit for his spouse and study permits for the children.

A well-crafted business plan was provided upon our review, with emphasis on the benefits the Canadian economy would have by launching the business as planned. It showed that the company would be able to create jobs for Canadians and/or permanent residents, which is significant for the economy. We requested expedited processing of the application, and are very happy that the applications for the whole family were approved within a month! The foreign worker is already in Canada, working towards launching the operation of the Canadian business.