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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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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”.

23 Dec 2015

This Week’s Success Story: Successful Outcome for Provincial Nominee Program Application

In the last few years, we received an inordinate number of consultations regarding provincial nominee programs, specifically more questions targeting Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

It is very important to make a proper evaluation of each case on its own merits, whether the individual qualifies under any other program, for example under Federal Skilled Worker or Canadian Experience Class programs. We had a few cases when the applicant or /and his spouse did not qualify for any of these programs. We then started looking for provincial nominee programs, especially Ontario, as those individuals were working already in Ontario and many of their employers wanted to help. For the Ontario Employer Job Offer program, we were quite successful by using both streams, the International Student Stream with a job offer and the Foreign Worker stream with a job offer. Though obtaining the nomination via OINP or any other province takes longer than the above-mentioned programs, in the end it is a good solution for those who do not meet the requirements otherwise. The fees paid are also higher, as the applicants must pay both the provincial nominee fees and the federal permanent residence application fees, but the result is worth it.

We recently had two approvals for two families who applied under the 2 Ontario employer job offer streams and the families are very happy and grateful for our help with their applications.