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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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18 Apr 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Another Federal Court Settlement!

A client approached our office after having received a refusal for his work permit. His wife’s accompanying work permit was also refused as a result. The refusal was frustrating as it was apparent the client met the requirements of the job offered in Canada as evidenced by having received a positive labour market impact assessment (“LMIA”) and upon review of his qualifications.

We assisted our clients in challenging the work permit refusal to the Federal Court. After receiving the reasons, it became clear the Officer had made veiled credibility findings concerning the evidence provided by the client. After carefully drafting legal arguments supported by legal research, which explained why the refusal decision was unreasonable based upon a review of the evidence provided in the work permit application, and highlighting the credibility findings of which the client was not advised before the work permit was refused, the Federal Court granted leave and set a date for a hearing.

Thankfully, before the hearing, we were happy to receive an offer from IRCC to re-open the work permit applications to be reconsidered by a new Officer! We are thrilled with the results, and wish our clients the best.

16 Feb 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Economical Contribution Leads to Permanent Residency!

We had been working together with family members for a number of years to seek permanent residence for a family who had overstayed temporary stays in Canada and ultimately remained as a necessity, and in that time became established, building a Canadian business, and contributed to the Canadian economy. After extensive work in establishing their benefits to Canada and seeking exemptions, the family was recently granted permanent residence in Canada having demonstrated their success and circumstances owing to IRCC’s compassionate consideration.

20 Jan 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Family Overcomes Several Challenges Leading to Permanent Residency!

We were most pleased to recently learn that our long term clients have finally secured permanent residence in Canada. The family’s circumstances which included a young child were unusual in that they had not originally set out to immigrate to Canada. Rather, it was only following an emergency during a vacation in Canada that forced the family to remain well beyond their anticipated visit, and then permanently, thereby leaving behind their entire lives in their country of nationality. Their child was able to secure status after some time, although this left the parents in limbo for many years, facing many challenges, hearings, and a number of different applications. Despite the unexpected and challenging circumstances that lead to their re-settlement in Canada, the family has thrived and successfully established themselves and looks forward to their future in Canada.

16 Dec 2020

This Week’s Success Story: Visitor Visa Granted After Federal Court Challenge

A client approached our office after receiving multiple visitor visa refusals for Canada. The latest visitor visa refusal was the most frustrating, as the application appeared to be refused despite substantial evidence provided by the client in the application to address the concerns noted in the previous visa refusal letters.

We assisted our client in challenging the latest visa refusal to the Federal Court. We conducted legal research, thoroughly reviewed immigration records, and carefully drafted our legal arguments to explain that the Officer had breached procedural fairness in not allowing our client an opportunity to address credibility concerns before refusing the application and failed to consider important evidence resulting in an overall unreasonable decision. Thankfully, IRCC agreed to re-open the latest visitor visa application without a fight.

Our client returned to our office for assistance in preparing additional submissions and updated information after receiving a letter from IRCC confirming the application would be re-opened. We recently received a letter requesting the client to provide their passport to IRCC in order to finalize the issuance of the visitor visa.