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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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1 Nov 2017

PR Granted Following Initial Medical Inadmissibility!

We were recently successful in assisting our client in receiving permanent residence for their entire family, following an initial medical inadmissibility finding for an autistic child whose education would have resulted in an excessive demand finding for the entire family.  We provided advice and assisted in sourcing out a qualified private educator in the appropriate province. Once obtained we developed an appropriate education plan that was to be privately funded, following the appropriate legal test. The detailed plan together with the detailed and particularized legal submissions were well presented, and ultimately successful. The family is pleased to call Canada their home today!

25 Oct 2017

Ontario PNP Nomination Re-Issued!

Our office assisted a client with respect to the re-issuance of an Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (“PNP”) nomination certificate. In October 2012, our client received a positive nomination certificate and submitted his permanent residence application before expiry. Unfortunately, his application was deemed incomplete and was unprocessed. Due to some mailing delays, our client did not receive the return of his permanent residence application package until over two years later, well past the PNP nomination certificate expiry date. The category he had been nominated under was also no longer available.

Our office assisted this client to make submissions to Ontario PNP to have his nomination certificate re-issued. Even though over two years had passed since the issuance of his original nomination certificate, the Ontario PNP office agreed to re-issue our client’s PNP certificate and he was able to re-submit his permanent residence application. His application has already passed completeness check and we expect our client to receive the approval of his permanent resident in the near future.

18 Oct 2017

Work Permit Approved!

On-line application for work permit was refused alleging that the proper processing fee (open work permit holder fee of $100) was not paid. We requested a reconsideration as the fee was paid. We just received a positive decision on the application and the work permit was back dated.

11 Oct 2017

Federal Court Upholds Grant of Citizenship

Earlier this year a young woman’s citizenship application was approved by a Citizenship Judge. Instead of being called to take the Citizenship Oath, she was notified that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) did not agree with the decision, and were seeking to have the Citizenship Judge’s decision overturned by the Federal Court. CIC argued that they had not seen the woman’s complete passports, and so were unable to confirm whether she had been in Canada as and when declared.

The woman explained that she had brought her passports to meet with the Citizenship Judge, and that he had reviewed the documents. Our office reviewed the complete passports; there was nothing inconsistent with what she had declared. We argued that the Citizenship Judge, and not CIC, was responsible for making the decision. The Citizenship Judge had the information required to make that decision and did not have any concerns with the woman’s credibility. The Federal Court agreed with our arguments, meaning that the young woman will be called for the Citizenship Oath and will become a citizen of Canada.