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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6 Apr 2016

Assisting a returning client for over 10 years – Positive LMIA, PGWP and Study Permit

Because of a strong relationship we had made with one of our clients, they continued to return to us for legal assistance.  Initially, we helped this client obtain a study permit, more than 10 years ago. After graduating from university, this client came back to us to help her with the application for a post-graduate work permit (PGWP). She worked and volunteered in Canada for three years. During this period of time, she married and had a daughter. When she went on maternity leave, she was not able to accumulate one year of work experience to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Therefore, we were again contacted by her to help her employer apply and obtain a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) regarding a position she was offered. We worked diligently with her employer and in the end, we succeeded in securing a positive LMIA. Our client had to leave Canada and go back home, but she retained our services to help her with an application for a work permit, based on the positive LMIA her employer received. We prepared the case and submitted it online at the visa office. We were extremely pleased with the result, as within just a couple of weeks our client received a work permit. Now she prepares herself and her daughter to come back to Canada, where she will work on the position she applied for. We wish her and her family all the best!

30 Mar 2016

Rehabilitation Reconsideration for Entire Family Approved!

We are most pleased to report that an entire family’s inadmissibility has been removed today following a Rehabilitation application. The Rehabilitation application originally dates back to many years ago, that was refused. The refusal was challenged to the Federal Court, and we were successful in identifying that the refusal was made in error and the Federal Court application was settled, and the Rehabilitation application was sent back for reconsideration, wherein updated and detailed arguments were made on the family’s behalf; leading to the approval!

23 Mar 2016

Finding of Medical Inadmissibility Overturned on Appeal Before the IAD

Our firm successfully represented an Applicant before the Immigration Appeal Division whose permanent residence application under the family class was refused on medical grounds because of a chronic health condition involving excessive demand on health services. Our team provided persistent advocacy by presenting probative medical evidence and strong humanitarian and compassionate submissions on behalf of the Applicant and the Appellant, which resulted in a positive decision.

16 Mar 2016

Misrepresentation Finding in Spousal Sponsorship Application Overturned!

Our firm successfully represented an Applicant before the Immigration Appeal Division whose spousal sponsorship of his wife and three stepchildren was refused on the grounds of genuineness and misrepresentation. Our team provided extensive evidence and submissions to argue that the marriage was entered into pursuant to cultural and regional customs and that the family had communicated with and supported each other for over five years and through multiple refused sponsorship applications. Our team also argued for humanitarian and compassionate relief from the concurrent misrepresentation finding, submitting that the misrepresentation was an innocent error and, among other things, the family would experience great hardship should the sponsorship application be refused. Through this we were able to attain a positive result for our client.