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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6 Jun 2018

Federal Skilled Worker Application Returned to Visa Office for Re-Determination

A man who had applied to immigration to Canada as a skilled worker has a second opportunity for his application to be approved after a settlement was reached with the Department of Justice. After this permanent residence application was refused, our office assisted our client in Judicially Reviewing the refusal at the Federal Court. Convincing legal arguments and affidavit evidence convinced the Court to schedule a full hearing on the merits of his application. Further written arguments in support of our client were filed after Leave was granted; then, a day before the hearing was to have proceeded the Department of Justice agreed to settle the matter and have our client’s application sent back to the Visa Office for Re-Determination.

30 May 2018

Successful Refugee Claim!

A man from central Asia was recently successful in his Convention refugee claim on the basis of his imputed political opinion. We prepared an extensive collection of documents for this client, including a great deal of evidence about how human rights defenders are treated in his country of origin. Thanks to keen preparation and strong supporting evidence, our client received an oral decision at the end of his refugee hearing granting his claim.

23 May 2018

Bench Positive for Iraqi Refugee

A woman from Iraq, fleeing gender-based and religious persecution, was accepted as a refugee at the conclusion of her refugee hearing. Our office worked closely with the claimant to gather documentation and prepare her to testify. The Member accepted that the claimant was credible and that state protection would not exist for her in Iraq. The Member also accepted that the claimant’s decision not to claim refugee protection in two countries prior to her arrival in Canada did not undermine her fear of persecution.

She will be applying for permanent residence in 2013, establishing a permanent home for herself in Canada.

16 May 2018

Citizenship Appeal Allowed

Championing the need for procedural fairness, the Honourable Mr. Justice Phelan allowed our client’s appeal of his refused Canadian citizenship application. Working with our client, we established that his complete application for citizenship was likely not put before the Citizenship Judge deciding his application. By use of affidavit evidence, we demonstrated that this evidence was substantial and compelling, and may have led the Citizenship Judge to make a different finding.

His citizenship application has been returned to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for determination by a new Citizenship Judge.