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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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20 Jan 2016

This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit – Significant Benefit – Intra-Company Transfer

We have been hired by a corporation in the UK, with subsidiaries in a few countries, including California, USA, to help them with the transfer of a regional manager to Toronto, Ontario.

They have registered a subsidiary of the USA company in Toronto, but did not have yet any employees. The newly appointed regional manager wanted to start his work of establishing and building the company in Toronto as soon as possible. After doing some research on the case and getting to know more about the scope of the business, we decided that the best way to proceed was with a work permit application under the “significant benefit” for Canadian economy and an intra-company transfer of the manager. We asked for a detailed business plan, to support the application, with emphasis on the benefits the Canadian economy would have by developing the business as planned. It showed that the company will be able to create a few jobs for Canadians and/or permanent residents, which is significant for the economy.

We also asked for expedited processing of the application and we are very happy to say that the application for the work permit was approved in record time and the foreign worker is already in Canada, starting to work on the new position.

13 Jan 2016

This Week’s Success Story: Application for Rehabilitation Approved

We are pleased to report that our office was recently successful with our client’s application for rehabilitation being approved. This individual had been trying to rehabilitate an admissibility finding with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for years self-represented, and then with our assistance challenged refusals at various appellate levels, and re-file applications. Thankfully the individual can now apply seeking to reunite with family in Canada.

6 Jan 2016

This Week’s Success Story: Federal Skilled Worker – Express Entry

We receive many requests for help from people who are in the USA on a student or work visa and for one reason or another, they want to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Recently we have been hired by a person from India, who did his Master’s program in the USA and then obtain work visas. He is a highly educated individual, with very good work experience. We asked him for his personal history timeline and supporting documents. The job reference letters are really important in such applications, as there are a few items that must be included in the letter. After a couple of revisions, we finalized the letters to include all the required elements.

We created the profile in the Express Entry pool and because he had a high score, we received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) on the next draw.  We then proceeded in preparing the full application, asked for all the supporting documents and submitted the application within the 60 days allotted for this process. The processing of this application was really fast, as everything was well prepared and no supporting document was missing, all the information was correctly done and the visa officer did not have any questions or clarifications to ask.

Now this individual is happily a permanent resident of Canada, looking for a job in his own field and specialty, which we have no doubt he will find very soon.

30 Dec 2015

This Week’s Success Story: Successful End to Citizenship Revocation

We recently received a positive decision on a citizenship revocation case on behalf of our client, ending a grueling and hard fought 8-year legal battle. We first began working with our client in September 2011 when they received notice of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s intention to revoke their citizenship status. Our client ultimately joined Case Managed Proceedings being undertaken by our firm and others to challenge the new citizenship revocation process implemented in Canada in 2014. The legal challenge was successful and the relevant citizenship provisions were deemed to be inoperative and the notice of intent to revoke citizenship issued against our client was cancelled.

This was not the end of the revocation road, though, as our client was issued a subsequent notice in 2018 following the introduction of a new revocation process by the Government of Canada. Our office worked tirelessly to respond to the allegations included in this notice. While we addressed the legal concerns that our client had obtained Canadian citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances, our firm also focused on our client’s establishment in Canada and the best interests of the children in this case. We are committed to ensuring that all possible legal challenges our presented on each of our files, and it is this thoroughness that once again ensured our success.

We could not be happier for our client, who no longer has to face the potential revocation of their citizenship. We appreciate our client’s generous words written following the successful conclusion of her case, as follows, “no words could ever describe the happiness I feel …Your team is my life saver. It’s so thankful that I can stay with my family and watch my kids grow”.