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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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!

27 Feb 2020

This Week’s Success Story: From Medical Inadmissibility to Permanent Residency

We were recently successful in assisting a new economic immigrant who came to Canada to upgrade her education and gain work experience, leading to her application for permanent residence. Unfortunately, she suffered from a medical condition that was considered to cause a demand for Canada’s social services and resources. Following first an examination of her personalized circumstances, we were able to develop a viable and well supported Mitigation Plan to overcome the excessive demand identified by IRCC, and submissions in support of that plan. Following receipt and review by IRCC, we are pleased to report that she has recently been invited to finalize her application for permanent residence.

20 Feb 2020

This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit Success for Francophone

We were recently retained by a client who qualified for immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) class. We prepared his Express Entry profile and, because his CRS score was high, he received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) immediately, on the next draw from the pool of applicants.  While we were preparing his eAPR/ full application to submit, our client received a job offer from a company in Ontario. Our client was from a French-speaking country, having also a high level of English knowledge (speaking and writing). He passed both the test for French (TEF) and the test for English (IELTS), scoring very high on both tests. As the Ontario company was looking for an individual with his set of skills and knowledge of French, they decided to extend a job offer to the applicant. Being a francophone working in Ontario (outside Quebec), the process of obtaining the work permit for the foreign worker exempts the company from obtaining a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), prior to submitting the work permit application.

The foreign worker hired us to prepare this application for his work permit (WP). As he was travelling, we advised him that he had two options – to apply for the work permit online or at the port of entry (POE) when he comes to Canada. The second option was feasible for him as he came from a visa-exempt country. He chose the second option.  We received a call from the happy client, as he was approved at the POE and his work permit was issued for a period of two years!  We shared in his happiness, as it is very rewarding to see your work bear fruits!