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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18 Jul 2019

This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit after an LMIA-based Work Permit Refusal

A client that used another representative came to us in a desperate state. A dentistry cabinet obtained a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a foreign worker (dentist). The client applied for a work permit (WP), using the same representative, but his application was refused. It is very rare that a work permit is refused, given the company wanting to hire him/her received a positive LMIA.

We have reviewed the whole LMIA application and also the previous work permit application and recognized a few pitfalls in the foreign worker’s situation. He was a green card holder, but his credentials were not recognized in the USA. On the other hand, his credentials were recognized in Canada, as he passed all the required exams to become a dentist in Canada. This is a potential point of interest, meaning that he could not practice his occupation in the USA, but only in his home country and in Canada. This might raise an issue with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We have ordered also the notes of the immigration officer, made in the IRCC system, for the previous work permit application. In our submission, we laid down the scenario and addressed each issue or potential issues that might have arisen after the application was re-submitted online. The client was extremely satisfied with our submissions and congratulated us on our thoroughness. After a couple of weeks, we received notification from IRCC that his work permit application was approved for two years. You can imagine the happiness of the applicant and our satisfaction for a job well-done!

2 Jul 2019

This Week’s Success Story: Reunited After Successful Sponsorship Application!

We recently received a positive decision for a permanent residence application under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class. For a number of reasons, our client unfortunately did not have status in Canada. As a result of our comprehensive submissions, supported by the law, the client received their PR card last week.

He looks forward to starting a new life in Canada with his wife!

21 Jun 2019

This Week’s Success Story: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

We were recently successful in securing two visas for two children to attend summer camp here in Canada – a once in a lifetime opportunity, that had been a dream of theirs for many years. Unfortunately for the children, they had been waiting since 2016 for this opportunity as their visas had been repeatedly refused because it was believed the children would not return.

The matters were challenged to the Federal Court of Canada, sent back for reconsideration but, amazingly, refused again.

After another successful Federal Court proceeding and finally on the second reconsideration the applications were approved just in time to attend the summer camp this year!  We are so happy for these children and delighted despite a challenging fight justice prevailed and children will not be denied an opportunity of a lifetime.

15 May 2019

Case of Critical Deportation

We were approached by a client who received a deportation date coming up very soon and needed assistance in staying his deportation order. We had serious concerns in this case as if the client was removed from the country he would face a life-threatening medical condition. Despite the severe time restrictions and challenges involved, we desperately tried to procure a stay of removal for the client.

Mr. Bellissimo, was quoted as saying that he  had “grave concerns about the applicant being removed from Canada”. After we successfully obtained a stay of removal, Mr. Bellissimo stated that he was “very pleased that the Federal Court agreed that this deportation should be stopped pending the ultimate resolution of the underlying litigation.”

We are happy to have contributed to the relief of the applicant, his family and the greater community by preventing a potentially life-threatening deportation.