May 15, 2024

How an Immigration Lawyer in Toronto Can Help Navigate the Canadian Immigration System

Posted by Legal Team - Bellissimo Law Group PC

We see many clients each week, usually after they submit their application to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on their own, and they receive a refusal. They are confused, as, in their belief, they followed all the instructions found on the IRCC website on how to submit an application. Keep in mind we do not see those who have been successful, so in our experience we see a number of common issues that arise with refused cases. As such, there are quite a few benefits of hiring an immigration lawyer in Toronto in those cases:

1. Experience has its own advantages, and immigration lawyers are specialized in the area of Canadian immigration law. Having worked on many cases, an immigration lawyer is well-versed in the complexities of the immigration system. An immigration lawyer is always on the watch regarding every change in the regulations, policies, and procedures, ensuring that their clients receive accurate and reliable advice.

2. From the moment you contact a Toronto immigration lawyer, he/she will assess your eligibility for various immigration programs, both for permanent residence and/or temporary programs such as economic immigration (Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades, Caregiver), business programs, refugee protection/asylum, or family reunification/sponsorship options. There are also a few options to increase your chances for permanent residence, such as applying first through a temporary visa (visitor, study, or work permit) or provincial nominee programs that each province implements on its own. Based on your specific circumstances, one program might be better than another.

3. A Toronto immigration lawyer will pay special attention to application preparation and submission, as every little detail is important. Cross-referencing the information requested in the forms with the supporting documents provided by clients is crucial. An immigration lawyer will be aware of the application process and make factual and legal submissions in contemplation of the most recent legal and policy changes in such a way as to avoid, as much as is reasonably possible, delays or rejections.

4. In case the application is refused, a Toronto immigration lawyer will be very helpful in representing the client in any legal proceedings, be it at the Immigration and Refugee Board or the Federal Courts. Litigation is complex with very set rules that must be observed to facilitate an effective challenge to an unfair and/or unreasonable decision.

5. An immigration lawyer may help clients understand their rights and obligations under Canadian immigration law by guiding them through the intricacies of the law. Overall, working with a Toronto immigration lawyer can streamline the immigration process for applicants, minimize risks, prevent the filing of an application in the wrong category, and best position families to work towards a life in Canada.