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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18 Jul 2018

Removal Order Cancelled for Long-Time Permanent Resident

Years ago, our office was retained to assist a Canadian permanent resident who was facing removal from Canada because of having obtained a criminal record. This man had been in Canada since he was a child, and had no family remaining in his country of origin. However, his criminal record was serious and so the government had issued a removal order against him. We appealed the order.

After seven years of having his removal from Canada stayed by the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), we succeeded in having the IAD cancel his removal order allowing him to remain in Canada. At his fourth reconsideration hearing, the IAD agreed that our client had taken positive and proactive steps to comply with Immigration and to not commit any further criminal acts. Our client now need not fear removal, as he can remain in Canada with his family with all the rights of a permanent resident.

18 Jul 2018

Madam Justice Snider sends refugee for redetermination

Last fall a new client asked us to review a decision he had received following his refugee claim. We assessed the decision and advised that the reasons provided by the Board Member appeared inadequate and further advised that the Member had unreasonably determined that our client’s risk was generalised, rather than personal. We applied to have the Federal Court review the Board Member’s decision, filing written argument on this basis.

Our client’s case was heard before the Honourable Madam Justice Snider. Upon hearing oral arguments, the Court agreed that the decision was unreasonable and issued an Order directing the Refugee Protection Division to re-determine his refugee claim.

11 Jul 2018

Successful Refugee Claim!

A woman from North Africa was recently successful in her Convention Refugee claim on the basis of her gender and religion. We prepared an extensive collection of documents for this client, including a great deal of evidence about how women and religious minorities are treated in her country of origin. Thanks to keen preparation and strong supporting evidence, our client is awaiting the arrival of her positive written decision, formally granting her refugee status.

4 Jul 2018

Successful LMO’s

It has been a successful week for the processing team at Bellissimo Law Group!  Following ongoing communication with Service Canada for over one year, we were able to secure a positive Live-In Caregiver Labour Market Opinion (LMO) for a kind lady who was in dire need of a live-in caregiver to care for her two elderly parents.  We are now in the process of preparing the work permit application for the foreign worker wherein we once again anticipate a positive outcome. Together with this good news, we are also celebrating a second positive LMO, and two approved overseas spousal sponsorship applications. Congratulations to both employers, and to the couples who will soon be reuniting in Canada!