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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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28 Sep 2022

Successful Appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

When our client came to us, we knew it was going to be an uphill battle based on the situation and circumstances surrounding his matter. After an Officer decided that our client failed to meet the residency obligations requirements imposed on permanent residents, having limited days in Canada, he came to us to appeal the decision.  

Through the hard work of our team, including the preparation of extensive documentary disclosure, hearing preparations, case law research and oral submissions, we were able to assist our client in receiving a favourable decision. Following multiple sittings before the Immigration Appeal Division, the Member rendered their decision and allowed the appeal, setting aside the previous decision, and found that our client had not lost his permanent resident status.  

We are pleased we were able to assist our client and hope that he and his family are reunited at last.  

16 Sep 2022

This Week’s Success Story: Crohn’s Disease Applicant Becomes Admissible to Canada

We recently assisted an individual who received a Procedural Fairness Letter from Canada Immigration on the determination that she would likely cause an excessive demand in Canada because of a pre-existing condition – Crohn’s Disease. As such, she was identified as what is referred to an “M5” applicant. This individual had been in Canada for some time and provided specialized services for research and development in Canada.

We argued she would not cause an excessive demand. We advanced that when balancing her contributions in Canada and considering her particular circumstances of the condition, together with the provincial criteria in which she resides, she does not fit the definition of the referenced “M5” applicant. Instead, she is an “M3” applicant, who is defined as an individual who has a health condition but is not expected to place an excessive demand on Canada’s health or social services.

26 Aug 2022

Success at the Refugee Protection Division

When our client approached us to assist with his refugee claim, we knew we were in for a challenge. Our client had very limited personal evidence, so we had to rely on documentation regarding the country conditions and our client’s testimony to demonstrate he was a Convention Refugee and in need of Canada’s protection. Our team undertook extensive research into the country’s current and past conditions as well as reviewed recent case law to put the best arguments forward in our client’s favour. We submitted the client’s evidence and country condition research as disclosure to support his case. After many hearing preparation sessions, we were satisfied our client was prepared and ready for his hearing.  

On the date of the hearing the Member (Decision Maker) asked our client a few questions and within a very short period accepted our client’s claim and deemed him to be a Convention Refugee based on the disclosure provided and his credible testimony.  

We are thrilled that our hard work paid off and we were able to achieve a life changing result for our client. We wish him all the best as he continues living in Canada safely and free from persecution.  

17 Aug 2022

This Week’s Success Story: Challenging Medical Inadmissibility

A family received a procedural fairness letter informing that their application would be refused for medical inadmissibility. We were hired and worked with the family through the final months of last year and into the current year to develop a Mitigation Plan to demonstrate that the individual’s acceptance under consideration for excessive demand in Canada would not create a demand that is excessive in Canada.

The Mitigation Plan focused on the applicant’s individualized circumstances, considering both the medical and non-medical factors. We submitted, with credible evidence as well as statistical analysis and research, that the progression of the applicant’s condition was not absolute, also highlighting the individual’s stability. We included a Plan for Care in Canada involving the consideration of both dialysis and a transplant, demonstrating that the applicant’s care would be under the threshold in the relevant 5-year period. Overall, we advocated that the applicant’s medical profile should be amended from “M5” to “M3”.

The response to the procedural fairness letter and Mitigation Plan was finalized and submitted to the IRCC for consideration earlier in the Spring of 2022, and in record time, the IRCC agreed, and the applicant’s medical profile was amended to “M3”, which made the individual medically admissible.