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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 Feb 2017

Immigration Work Permit Status Issue Overcome and Permanent Residency Granted in Two Months!

A young man who had received a qualifying (LMIA based) job offer from a Canadian employer, approached us for assistance with his permanent residence and work permit applications.  Unfortunately, having previously submitted applications which were returned unprocessed and refused, he had inadvertently worked without authorization and lost his status in Canada.

With our assistance and extension submissions, we were able to assist the young man to submit his permanent residence application explaining his unauthorized work and overstay.  We are happy to report that his application for permanent residence was recently approved in just two short months.

25 Jan 2017

Canadian Citizenship Granted Despite IRCC’s Misrepresentation Finding

An individual became the subject of (then) Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) investigations on a citizenship application for misrepresentation; specifically for failing to disclose information. CIC’s investigations revealed criminally related information, however after our investigations, we represented the individual in proving that he had not misrepresented any material fact, nor did he have any criminal convictions. This individual has since had his application processed and was pleased to take his oath as a new Canadian citizen.

18 Jan 2017

Refused Live-In Caregiver Permanent Residency Application Successfully Challenged in Federal Court!

On behalf of the Applicant we argued that she was unrepresented throughout the application process and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) conceded in the file notes that inconsistent and unclear requests were made of the Applicant with respect to additional information regarding her husband, one of her overseas dependent.  Strikingly though, despite not explaining to the Applicant why the information she provided was insufficient, what steps she had to follow and the consequences of a refusal for non compliance, the Respondent summarily refused the application and we argued this was a breach of procedural fairness.  The application included the Applicants two children and had taken years to process.  She endured a six year separation from her children while she pursued Canadian status. We also submitted to the Court that live- in caregiver (LIC) applicants are often vulnerable, have little means and have made an important contribution through their work and that the goal of the LIC program is to facilitate the attainment of permanent residence status.

The Federal Court agreed that the goal of the LIC program is to facilitate the attainment of permanent residence status and recognized the valuable services LICs provide.  In finding that the Applicant’s procedural rights were breached the matter was sent back to be re-determined.  We are delighted by the outcome and hope to see the Applicant and her family reunited soon.

11 Jan 2017

Out of Status Caregiver Issued Work Permit and Permanent Residence Finalized

A caregiver who had completed two years under the former live-in caregiver program submitted her permanent residence application. Unfortunately, while waiting for her permanent residence application to be finalized, she inadvertently lost her temporary resident status in Canada. Canadian immigration advised the caregiver that without temporary resident status, her application for permanent residence would be refused.

She approached our office for assistance regarding her situation. Although she had been out of status for over two years, with our extensive submissions, the caregiver was issued a new work permit and her permanent residence application continues to be processed. Her permanent residence application is now in the final stages and we anticipate she will receive her confirmation of permanent residence shortly.