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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25 May 2016

Medical Inadmissibility Finding Overturned!

We were recently successful on a case where a dependent applicant had an autoimmune disorder and the Officer made the assumption that because the individual had this condition, the condition would deteriorate to the point that the individual would require home care services and even placement in a long-term care facility in the next 5 years. This was determined to cause an excessive demand as these services are publicly funded. A Plan was built together with the family to challenge the need for the publicly funded services based on the individual’s personal circumstances of the condition, and also provide details of their plan of care in Canada that was going to be delivered outside the public sector. We are pleased to report that the matter was successful and the family has recently been reunited in Canada, permanently.

18 May 2016

Open Work Permit Application Approved After Two Refusals

We have just received the approval for an Open Work Permit Application on a case where the applicant had two previous Visitor Visa refusals. We gathered documents and addressed in detail each reason for the refusal, showing that the applicant had strong ties to her home country, is gainfully employed, and has always observed the conditions of her Visas. We put together an application for an Open Work Permit, as her husband is in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), employed and has sufficient funds to support them both. We are pleased to report that the case was successful, the application was processed in record time and the applicant has joined her husband in Canada.

11 May 2016

Employer Receives LMIA After Three Refusals!

After being refused three times for previous Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application, we were successful in securing a LMIA for an employer in need of a caregiver for his two young children. A comprehensive submission letter was submitted with extensive documentation to alleviate the concerns outlined by the visa officers in his three previous refusal letters. Furthermore, we worked with the employer to provide new advertisements adhering to the recruitment requirements. We are pleased that we were able to quickly facilitate the employer’s ability to hire a temporary foreign worker as a caregiver for his children in Canada.

4 May 2016

Permanent Status Retained on H&C Grounds Despite Significant Breach of Residency Obligation

We recently won an appeal for our client who, being outside Canada, received a negative decision on his Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) application due to the significant residency obligation breach. This refusal, if not appealed, would mean the loss of our client’s permanent resident status in Canada. In addition to the extent of the breach, the case was further complicated by our client’s difficulties, for the reasons beyond his control, with collecting the documents in support of his appeal. During the hearing we zealously argued that the appeal ought to be allowed based on humanitarian and compassionate considerations. We provided strong evidence of the appellant parents’ difficult circumstances in Canada and the need for their child’s assistance, as well as unfavourable living conditions in the appellant’s country of residence. We are very pleased for this family who will be reunited in Canada after years of separation!