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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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!

27 Apr 2016

Successful Economic Immigrant Application for Permanent Residence

We worked with our clients over a number of many months, and they have recently had a successful conclusion of their economic immigrant application for permanent residence. The family had been in Canada on valid work permits for a number of years prior to filing their application for permanent residence. They had been working and contributing to the Canadian economy substantially in their time in Canada. If not for the disability of their young child, their application would have been routinely processed. Their child’s particular disability however lead to the need for a number of interventions beyond special education, and as such, we worked with the applicants to build a Mitigation Plan, detailing how her care would be delivered in Canada; reliving the suggested burden from the Canadian Government. This, together with the recent change in law lead to the successful completion of their application, and allowing them to settle in Canada together, permanently.

20 Apr 2016

Express Entry Profile, Can I Go At It Alone?

Another law firm blog about how their assistance made all the difference? Yes indeed!

But I know many people who applied and managed it on their own? Yes, that’s true.

So, what’s your point? Well many people who could have qualified did not because they tried on their own.

How do you know that? Well, because we see it often and keep in mind we see only those that decide to reach out after failing. We cannot know how many out there just mistakenly gave up.

Many people think that creating a profile on Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) portal is easy. For some people, it might be, but not for all. If one wants to make sure the profile takes into consideration every relevant aspect of the person’s life, including education, work history, travels, etc., then hiring a law firm with a proven track of multiple success stories might be a good idea.

Work history for one is very tricky.  Many questions arise.  Do I list every period of employment or self-employment? Can I not mention certain periods of employment to qualify for one of the programs (Federal Skilled Worker – FSW – Canadian Experience Class – CEC – Federal Skilled Trades – FST) and enhance my chances of being drawn from the pool of applicants?

The answer is “it depends” on many factors, that are too lengthy to describe here. One thing is sure – you do not need to list every period of employment in your work history, but you must list everything on the personal history section.

We recently were approached by one person who created his own profile, but was not sure whether it was correct or not. We checked the profile and the score was rather low in comparison to what the previous draws and the law indicated the person should score.  We had some ideas and the client retained. The client implemented some of the recommendations on how to increase the score and only one week after submitting the profile on the IRCC express entry portal, the client was invited to submit the full application (eAPR). He was very pleased with the result and hired us to help him with the second stage of his application as well.  It is not always as straight forward as it seems.  So, your most important decision may be to go at it alone or to reach out for professional assistance.  Therefore, before giving up it may be worth a call.  Good luck!