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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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26 Oct 2022

Permanent Residence Granted Despite Inadmissibility

Our office was approached by a couple to assist with filing an Application for Permanent Residence supported by an Application to Sponsor Under the In Canada Spouse or Common-Law Partner Class (or “Spousal Sponsorship Application”). The couple were concerned as the Applicant did not have valid status in Canada and had been here for many years without valid status, making it difficult to collect the required evidence. Despite these challenges, the couple worked very hard to provide as much evidence as possible in support of their application.  

Thanks to the public policy in place pertaining to spousal sponsorship applications, our client was found eligible as a member of the spouse/common-law partner in Canada class despite lacking valid status. Not long after, and much to our joy, the application was approved, and our client was finally able to confirm their status as a permanent residence of Canada online! We are very happy we were able to assist in achieving this wonderful result, and wish our clients all the best. 

19 Oct 2022

Successful Temporary Resident Permit application after DUI convictions

We have recently been successful in a number of applications for Temporary Resident Permit(s), after our clients were convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in their home countries. While neither of the applicants were yet eligible to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation, we recommended and assisted with the preparation of applications for Temporary Resident Permit(s), to temporarily overcome our clients’ criminal inadmissibility to facilitate their entry to Canada. In one case, the Applicant yearned to attend an important family function, and in the other for employment purposes. Our team was successful in carefully gathering evidence and presenting written arguments that our clients’ circumstances and need to enter Canada were sufficiently compelling to temporarily overcome their criminal inadmissibility. We were very pleased that with our assistance, our clients were able to visit Canada to attend one of the most significant family functions and to continue with their dream employment.

19 Oct 2022

Successful Residency Obligation Appeal with zero days of physical presence in Canada

Our firm has recently been successful in a residency obligation appeal, where the appellant had zero days of physical presence in Canada within the relevant period under consideration. When the client approached our office to appeal the negative residency obligation determination, we knew that it would be one of the most difficult cases we have argued, given the most serious breach of the residency obligation. However, out team carefully explored and assessed the appellant’s circumstances, provided extensive evidence and vigorously argued before the Immigration Appeal Division that the appeal should be allowed based on humanitarian and compassionate consideration present in this case. We were successful in showing that the Appellant has encountered circumstances beyond his control which prevented him from returning to Canada in a timely manner to meet his residency obligation, although this has always been his intention, and that he has done everything in his power to return to Canada at the earliest opportunity, among other considerations.  Despite the most significant breach of the residency obligation, the panel granted the relief on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, which resulted in positive result for our client. We are very pleased that we were able to assist our client in retaining his permanent resident status in Canada.

12 Oct 2022

This Week’s Success Story: Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident!

Our office was retained to assist a client with their application for permanent residence under the Temporary Public Policy: Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway for French-speaking recent international graduates from a Canadian institution – a limited-time pathway to permanent residence for qualifying temporary residents and their families.

After diligently preparing the application, our client’s application for permanent residence was approved. We are thrilled to have been able to achieve this result for our client and are very pleased with the timely approval.