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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15 Sep 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Family Maintain Permanent Resident Status Following Cessation Application

We were retained by a family following the success of their refugee claim and permanent residency after they received an Application to Cease Refugee Protection from the Minister. After being assigned to the file, we conducted research, met with the clients and discussed possible strategies.

After hearing preparations and two long hearings, our clients were successful and the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) dismissed the Minister’s Application to Cease Refugee Protection. Our clients were able to maintain their status as permanent residents in Canada. We could not be happier for our clients who can continue onto the next chapter of their lives in Canada without fear of losing their status.

13 Sep 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Humanitarian and Compassionate Arguments Leads to Successful PR!

When one of our clients approached us, they were in a very difficult situation. They had fled from their home country where they were being pursued by family as well as the government. The family claimed refugee status which was eventually refused. They exhausted all of their appeal options and were worried about having to return to their country of origin where were they were in danger.

They then filed a humanitarian and compassionate application with a different representative, however they approached us for a second opinion. We believed that the application could be strengthened and to that end, we submitted an update to the humanitarian and compassionate application. The update highlighted the clients’ specific circumstances as well the current law and case law. Despite having no status in Canada and having been refused refugee status, the visa officer believed that there were sufficient humanitarian and compassionate factors, based on the arguments and evidence we submitted on the client’s behalf. The family was granted permanent residence in Canada and have since settled in and continued to grow their family here. We wish them all the best!

19 Aug 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Permanent Residency At Last!

We were first approached by a client several years ago following numerous refusals for a visitor visa in Canada. Our client wanted to challenge the most recent refusal to the Federal Court, as there seemed to be a barrier of which they were unaware preventing them from being approved. After challenging the refusal to the Federal Court, it became apparent that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had relied on undisclosed allegations concerning the client which turned out to be false. The case settled without a fight from IRCC, and our client was granted a visitor visa.

Wanting to remain in Canada permanently, our client filed an Express Entry profile, but unfortunately did not obtain an Invitation to Apply. As fate would have it, while in Canada our client met, formed a relationship with, and eventually married a permanent resident of Canada. Our client returned to our office for assistance in preparing an Application for Permanent Residence supported by an Application to Sponsor and Sponsorship Undertaking. After diligently preparing the application and taking care to explain our client’s immigration history, we were thrilled to learn that our client’s application was approved! We are pleased we were able to assist our client in achieving this excellent result, and we wish them and their family all the best!

16 Aug 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Family Successful at Refugee Appeal Division!

We were retained by a client and his sibling following the refusal of their refugee claim before the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The clients were not satisfied with the RPD decision and wanted to file an appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD).

After filing the Appeal Record, and almost an eight-month long wait, we finally received the decision we had been hoping for. The RAD Member allowed the appeal, meaning he set aside the RPD decision, and determined that our clients are Convention Refugees.

We were pleased to learn that their appeal was accepted and they would be able apply for permanent residence. We look forward to assisting them in the next stage of their application so they can remain safely in Canada.