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 Jun 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From Criminal Inadmissibility to Family Reunification!

As a loving husband and new father, our client was ready to begin a new chapter of his life with his Canadian wife and child. He applied for permanent residence through spousal sponsorship. That’s when he received a letter from the Canadian immigration authorities saying that he might be inadmissible for criminality. Years ago, as a troubled teenager with abusive parents, he had bought marijuana at a friend’s request and was subsequently arrested and convicted for drug trafficking. Now, even though that conviction seemed like a lifetime ago, it could jeopardize the security of family.

Thankfully, we were able to help our client overcome the concerns of Canadian immigration officials. We documented the extensive steps he had taken to turn his life around: finishing university, working a stable job, finding faith, and ultimately fostering a healthy marriage and becoming a father. Combined with solid legal arguments based on the most recent case law, legislation, and guidelines, Canada saw that our client was no risk to anyone and allowed him to continue living with his family.

17 Jun 2020

This Week’s Success Story: Overcoming Misrepresentation Leads to TRV!

A client approached our office after receiving a refusal for an application for a Temporary Resident Visa (“TRV”) because of an alleged misrepresentation of his criminal history. He had applied in order to be able to visit his Canadian citizen family members in Canada. The client was deemed inadmissible to Canada for a period of five years as a result; he had unintentionally omitted information concerning a previous criminal charge.

We helped this client to challenge the decision at Federal Court, and thankfully IRCC agreed to re-open the application without a fight. When the TRV application was re-opened, the client received a letter from IRCC asking that he provide more information about his criminal history. The client approached our office once more for assistance with replying to the letter.

Among other things, we argued that the client had unintentionally and innocently omitted the information about his criminal charge due to a misunderstanding, that the alleged misrepresentation was not on the serious end of the spectrum and the criminal charge did not render the client criminally inadmissible. We supported our carefully drafted submissions with legal research and documentary evidence. Thanks to our work (as well as the efforts of the client and his family), IRCC approved the TRV application!

23 May 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From Refusal to Successful Nomination!

A candidate for permanent residency was chosen from the Express Entry pool of applicants by Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The applicant was very happy, and he provided to SINP all the required documents, intending to obtain the nomination.

A few months later, he received an email stating that his application is not complete, especially the part of the application concerning his work history and that additional documents are required. As the applicant is thorough and detail-oriented, he submitted all the materials he could gather immediately to prove his work experience.

Unfortunately, he received an email stating that his application is refused, as he does not make the nomination points. The client was desperate and contacted our firm, asking whether we could help him, in which we responded that we definitely could. We submitted a comprehensive analysis of the case to the review office of the SINP, demonstrating that, in fact, the applicant meets the requirements and makes the score to be nominated. After a couple of months, the applicant received another email with the nomination. A happy ending and a happy client and the satisfaction for our firm that we could be of service and help a person achieve their dream!

16 Mar 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From Seeking Refuge to PR Approval!

A couple had three beautiful children. The husband came from a traditional family, one whose customs required his daughters to be mutilated in a dangerous and painful coming-of-age ceremony. He broke from tradition for his daughter’s sake, but his superstitious family believed that the gods would punish their family with death if the husband did not give up his daughters. They threatened to hurt the couple and their children if they did not comply.

The family of five fled to Canada and filed refugee claims. In the meantime, they were model community members – excelling in school, working hard, and volunteering with the underprivileged. But after years of legal battles, their claims and appeals were denied.

That is when they came to us. With our help, the family was able to prepare and submit a quality humanitarian and compassionate application based on their establishment in Canada, their impending hardship back home, and the best interests of the innocent children. Thanks to our efforts (as well as their own!) all five of them just received their initial approval for permanent resident status in Canada!