April 6, 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!