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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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7 Mar 2018

Families Granted Refuge in Canada

Over the last few weeks, three more families were granted refuge in Canada after their claims for protection were allowed. All three claims were based on religious persecution suffered in the claimants’ countries of origin. In advance of the hearings, we helped these claimants prepare for oral testimony and ensured that they had sufficient documentation to substantiate their religious affiliations. As sectarian violence continues to escalate across much of the Middle East, these families are very grateful to be able to remain safely in Canada.

28 Feb 2018

Large Company Successfully Granted LMIA’s

A large company approached us for assistance transferring short-term specialized trade workers into Canada.  Using Employment Service Development Canada (“ESDC”) exemptions to advertising for specialized workers as well as their 10 day service processing for high-demand skilled trades, we were able to obtain Labour Market Impact Assessments for these workers in less than one week.

We are now preparing the work permits for these workers and expect the same positive result.

21 Feb 2018

Medically Inadmissible Granted Work Permits

We were successful in advocating for our clients and securing work permits, following an initial medical inadmissibility finding for a medical condition of HIV. Based on this the family was determined to require medical treatment and access to social services that was expected to result in an excessive demand.  We challenged the resources relied on by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and after exhaustive independent research were able to accurately determine what medical care would actually be required and where it was available in their intended province, all of which would not cause any excessive demand. The research was presented together with a comprehensive mitigation Plan, and our specialized legal submissions. As a result, the medical admissibility finding was overcome and the family was able to pursue their intended employment in Canada.

14 Feb 2018

Successful Permanent Resident Application

A common-law couple contacted our office after having CBSA pay them a visit at their old address. After obtaining a copy of the immigration file, we learned that a poisonous pen letter was sent to immigration. The person concerned had no status in Canada at that point. We applied for permanent residence under the spousal category. During the processing of the application, the applicant was stopped by police, which prompted an interview at one of the CIC local offices. The officer was satisfied as to the genuineness of the union, despite a significant age gap and culture difference.  DNA testing was also required. Further complications arose, the dependent’s child got married and was charged with a criminal offence.  Despite many issues, the applicant successfully obtained a status of a permanent resident.