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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20 Jun 2018

Couple Reunited At Last!

Husband and wife, separated for nearly 5 years while waiting for their spousal sponsorship to reunite them in Canada, find success at the Immigration Appeal Division. The couple, who originally filed their spousal sponsorship application without counsel, were refused with the Visa Officer determining that the marriage was not genuine and that the foreign national was criminally inadmissible to Canada.

Our office worked with the couple extensively to prepare them for giving testimony at their hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board Member provided oral reasons for allowing the appeal, citing the foreign national’s substantial efforts at rehabilitation. The couple are now awaiting final processing at the Visa Office, before being reunited in Canada.

13 Jun 2018

Successful Residency Appeal

A man diagnosed with a terminal illness who did not meet the residency requirement as a permanent resident was recently successful in his residency appeal before the Immigration Appeal Division. We prepared extensive documentary disclosure for this client establishing the humanitarian and compassionate basis for his case. We also worked closely with the client and his family in order to prepare them for the hearing. Thanks to keen preparation and strong supporting evidence, our client’s appeal was allowed and he has been able to remain in Canada as a permanent resident.

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.