July 23, 2021
This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit Granted After Settlement at Federal Court
A client approached our office after receiving a refusal on an open work permit application. The client had applied for the open work permit on the basis of his spouse being an international student in Canada. The refusal was due to misrepresentation, as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada was concerned about the genuineness of one of the documents the client had filed in the application. With our assistance, the client challenged the refusal to Federal Court on the basis that the misrepresentation was innocent and immaterial. After conducting legal research, and filing our carefully crafted written arguments, our client received a settlement offer!
After accepting the offer to settle, our client’s application was reopened and we were asked to assist in preparing and filing updated materials for the redetermination of our client’s open work permit application. After several months of processing, we were ecstatic to learn that the application was approved and our client would finally be issued the open work permit. We are pleased with the result and happy that our client will be able to reunite with his spouse in Canada.