At Jones Immigration Law, we understand that the success of your Canadian immigration application may impact your life forever. We take the utmost care in developing an appropriate strategy, and preparing your immigration application meticulously. You can count on us to fully explain your options, respond to your questions quickly, and remain committed to the successful outcome of your application.
Citizens of many countries require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) in order to enter Canada. The application process for these TRVs vary from country to country. With extensive experience communicating with Canadian visa offices around the world, we can assist in ensuring that a TRV application is complete and argued to its full extent, ensuring the greatest likelihood of success.
We would also be happy to assist in preparing applications for super visas for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents.
As part of your employment position outside of Canada, are you frequently required to travel to Canada to meet with prospective clients, or meet with your Canadian colleagues? Frequent entries into Canada for business travellers may become problematic at the border if Citizenship and Immigration Canada suspects that you are actually working in Canada. We can assist in obtaining the required documentation for you to enter Canada repeatedly as a business visitor, so that you no longer need to worry about possibly being denied entry to the country.
If you are not a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident in Canada, it is very likely that you will require a Work Permit prior to assuming an employment position in Canada, or conducting business in Canada. The process to apply for a work permit can be daunting. How do you apply? Where do you submit your application? How long will it take? We can assist you through this application process to ensure that you obtain your work permit as quickly as possible.
Often, your prospective employer in Canada must also obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO) in support of your work permit application. In order to be approved, your employer will need to demonstrate that employing a foreign worker will have a positive effect on the local labour market, generally through demonstrating a labour market shortage of the the skills required for a particular position. As this is strictly an employer based application, we would be happy to work with both you and your prospective employer in Canada for both the LMO and your work permit application.
You’ve been accepted to a program of study at a college or university in Canada, congratulations! Now before your classes start, you need a Study Permit issued to you so that you may enter Canada and officially enrol in your program. We can help you.
There are also several options for foreign students to work in Canada while studying, and after graduating, as well as mechanisms for foreign students to transition to Canadian permanent residents and even citizens. We would be pleased to assist you in all required immigration applications throughout this exciting process.
There are several ways to apply for Canadian permanent residence, and the most appropriate strategy for you will depend on your individual circumstances. We will work with you on every level of the application process, from determining the most appropriate strategy, to preparing the strongest application possible and communicating with Citizenship and Immigration Canada until you have landed in Canada as a Canadian permanent resident.
Some examples of permanent resident categories include:
- Family Class Sponsorship
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds
For many, the application for Canadian citizenship is the final application to submit after first coming to Canada with a work permit, then becoming a Canadian permanent resident. If this is the route you’ve taken to citizenship, then you are aware of the multitude of issues that can arise during a Canadian immigration application process, regardless of its complexity. You are therefore likely aware of the value added to the experience and the success of your application by an effective Canadian immigration lawyer. We would be pleased to assist you in this final chapter of your Canadian immigration experience, and help you to become a Canadian citizen.
For others, Canadian citizenship is bestowed by birth or adoption to individuals who are unfamiliar with Canadian immigration processes and practices. In these cases, the process can be overwhelming and very time consuming. We can help you sift through the requirements to obtain your citizenship certificate as quickly as possible.
If you have been convicted of an offence outside of Canada, it is likely that you are not permitted to enter the country without specific authorization, called a Temporary Resident Permit. These applications are quite involved and require a considerable amount of advocacy to be approved. We can explain the process fully to you, and set expectations with respect to timing and likelihood of success. We would also be happy to prepare all necessary applications for you to be able to enter Canada.
If you have attempted to enter Canada, and have been denied for whatever reason, we are available to help you remedy your situation as quickly as possible. Call us to discuss your issue and we will assist you in developing a strategy to enable you to enter Canada to conduct your business, or visit your friend or family member as quickly as possible.
Have you received a refusal to an immigration application you submitted and you don’t understand why? You thought you did everything correctly, and are not sure what you could do differently, but are not ready to give up. We would be happy to discuss your application with you, to determine the best strategy to get your application back on track so that you may enter or remain in Canada.