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We have helped over 3000 people settle in Canada. With our help more than 1000 people in Canada have reunited with spouses, parents, children, and other relatives.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent immigration advice and responsive client care. Every client receives personal attention from a licensed immigration lawyer. We handle all types of immigration applications and appeals. Our immigration lawyers in Toronto routinely handle complex immigration cases, helping people resolve deportation orders, and failed applications.

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Our immigration lawyers in Toronto assist clients with permanent residence, express entry, work permits, study permits, spouse and parent sponsorship, business visas, enterprise visas, Provincial Nominee Programs and more. As licensed practitioners we can represent you before immigration authorities and at appeal.

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At Toronto Immigration Law Firm we are committed to helping people the best solutions for their immigration requirements. Founded by Ronen Kurzfeld in 2002, the firm has earned a reputation for making the difference to immigration applications and cases. We combine experience and knowledge to represent you strongly before Canadian immigration authorities.

We offer intelligent legal solutions that help you achieve your immigration goals. At Toronto Immigration Law Firm we to understand your requirements and find the fastest way to reach your immigration objectives. Whether you are planning to settle in Canada, call your family over, want to invest in business in Canada, need help with visas for your employees, or anything else, we are the team that can help.

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Hiring an immigration lawyer for your application

Q. Is it necessary to hire a lawyer for the immigration process?

Any person with sufficient amount of research and knowledge can put in an application for a visa, permanent residence in Canada and/or Canadian citizenship. However, it is always a better idea to find legal representation via an experienced and skilled immigration lawyer in Toronto. The process for immigration may be baffling for some people despite conducting an in-depth research on the topic. This is exactly where a qualified immigration lawyer comes in. A lawyer understands the laws and the whole system and can be the best person to help you select the most favorable course of action in your particular situation. Your hired legal advisor can assist you to prepare your applications and documents or even represent you at hearings if need be. By hiring an immigration lawyer in Toronto for your immigration process, you can avoid delays and complications that may obstruct your immigration work.

Q. How do I know for sure that I am choosing to hire a competent Canadian immigration lawyer?

For your information, each province in Canada has its own law society that sets policies and regulates lawyers within the geographical location who are eligible to practice law and take up legal work in that province. When you have to pick a lawyer in Canada, ensure that you decide to hire someone who is a member in good standing of the law society in that province or where you are looking to settle.

Q. Why do I need to hire a lawyer? Could I choose a less expensive option like paralegal?

Yes, you could choose to hire Paralegals as they can help you with most of the essential paperwork during your Canadian immigration application. However, at any stage of your immigration process if you need to be represented in litigation and appeals processes, only an immigration lawyer can represent you as lawyers are under oath by the rules of ethics and professional responsibility, and are regulated by the provincial law societies.

Q. As hiring a lawyer is quite costly, which services are included in this price?

Legal fee provisions may vary from firm to firm, depending on the immigration lawyer in Toronto that you hire. Generally, an immigration law firm covers the complete process of immigration until the applicant arrives in Canada. This includes the research, planning and preparation of application documents, mailing expenses, phone calls and any other expenses related to the immigration process.

Q. My migration lawyer has helped me assess my eligibility for permanent residence immigratio in Canada. Now if I go ahead and apply without his or her help, could I be certain of a successful outcome?

No, you can’t be 100 percent sure. Even though you might qualify as per the Canadian immigration policy, no one is ever guaranteed of a successful application process. You have to prepare your application in accordance with the existing immigration regulations and submit it along with the correct supporting documents to be verified by the Canadian Department of Immigration. The format that one needs to follow is not clearly spelled out by the immigration authorities and a lot of times result in many applicants submitting their files incorrectly, unavoidably leading to denial. Therefore, it is advisable to choose a professional immigration lawyer for the entire application process.

Q. If I decide to hire an immigration lawyer, what will happen at the consultation?

At the first consultation you have with an immigration lawyer you will first be asked why you need our services. We will ask you about your requirements, circumstances, and immigration goals at the start. Our team will ask you relevant questions to get a closer understanding of any potential legal concerns that can arise during the application process. Once we have a clear picture of your requirements and have determined the right course of action, we will be able to advise you on your best immigration options.

Note that a consultation is just an introductory meeting between the immigration professional and you, to get an outline of the work. If you decide to continue with our services we will tell you in detail about our process and how a legal advisor will be able to assist you throughout the immigration process.

The Frequently Asked Questions section can only provide broad, general information to your questions about the Canadian immigration process. Laws and processes change all the time, and you need personalized guidance to actually understand all the options you have.

Why people choose to immigrate to Canada

Q. Why should anyone consider moving to Canada on a permanent basis?

There are quite a few reasons why one should seriously consider immigrating to Canada. Take a look at some of the following: 1. Canada is a democratic country that offers a good quality of life and high standard of living to its residents; 2. Canada has a universal health care system and people-funded education system that rank among the best globally; 3. Canada has a multicultural society with several international cultural, ethnic and religious communities living together who are readily available for newcomers and offer them help with their adjustment to life in Canada; 4. Canada is one of the very few countries across the world that is warm and welcoming towards people from other nations with immigration policies that are very positive and easy.

Q. What is the difference between a Permanent Resident and a Canadian Citizen?

The fact is that a permanent resident and a Canadian citizen enjoy the same right to live, work and study anywhere around Canada. Both are allowed to use and access the universal health care and free education systems offered by the government. They are also entitled to pay taxes responsibly, although Canadian citizens have more rights in comparison with permanent residents. While a PR card holder does not have the right to vote or own a Canadian passport, Canadian citizens have all these rights and freedoms, inclusive of the right to participate in political activities and/or even run for political office.

Q. What are some of the basic rights that PR card holders have in Canada?

Another national who has become a permanent resident of Canada has the following rights: 1. They can live, work or study anywhere across Canada; 2. They are exempted from tuition for primary and secondary education. They are also entitled to almost all available social benefits such as government health care coverage; 3. They are protected under Canadian law, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; 4. They are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship eventually after sufficing some mandatory criteria.

Q. Is Canada welcoming towards foreigners?

Canada is renowned for its open-mindedness, tolerance and cultural diversity. The Canadian government has said in an official statement that it aims to welcome about 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018 and its goal is set at 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 permanent residents in 2020.

Starting your application

Q. How should I go about with starting my Canadian immigration process?

After you have decided to immigrate to Canada, you will have to immediately start the immigration process by filling out and completing an application along with other supporting documents to back your application request. There are possibilities for you to have an interview with immigration officials. During situations like these, you will need an experienced immigration lawyer who can assist you to evaluate your situation and decide on your next steps.

Q. How long does the process of immigration take in general?

The length of your application process varies from person to person and case by case. Sometimes immigration officials handle immigration applications in a matter of a few months and other times some immigration cases could even take a year or two and sometimes even longer to reach a decision. That is why it is good if you have an immigration lawyer who can advise you about what to expect and can help you with ways to avoid delay when possible.

Q. What is a Permanent Residence card?

A permanent residence card of Canada is a document that enables a person who owns it to live and work anywhere across Canada. This individual is called a PR card holder. This document provides the holder with the status of permanent resident who enjoys many common rights and responsibilities as that of any Canadian citizen’s. Permanent residents are not allowed to vote in Canada. Permanent residents may lose their legal status under certain situations such as if they are absent from the country for long periods of time, or if they commit a crime. In short, a permanent resident is a non-Canadian citizen who is given the permanent resident status by the government that permits him or her to live in Canada on a permanent basis. However, please note that a student or a foreign worker, who lives in Canada on a temporary basis, is not a permanent resident.

Q. Will the Canadian immigration authorities or embassy assist me to prepare my application and ensure everything is correct before I send in my application?

No, the Canadian government doesn’t provide this kind of a personalized service. Given the number of applications that come in every year, this process isn’t feasible. Also, the authorities are here to administer the immigration law, decide on immigration applications and to issue visas and other related documents. Basic information and application forms are easily available; however, the authorities are usually not in a position to offer every applicant an independent advice and personalized guidance as per their specific case. An immigration lawyer in Toronto or a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant can provide this type of service.

Q. What are my chances of moving to Canada if I have been convicted of a crime in the past?

It actually depends on the seriousness of the crime, how long ago did it happen, and how your conduct has been since the incident. You may still be allowed to come to Canada, depending on the following points below: 1. Prove that you are rehabilitated, 2. Show that you had applied for rehabilitation and were approved, 3. Were sanctioned a record suspension or have a temporary resident permit of Canada.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Q. What is the Provincial Nomination Program?

This is a program wherein Canada’s provinces and territories can nominate foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada by taking their abilities into consideration to successfully contribute to the economy of the particular province. To qualify under this program, a foreigner should possess the required skills, education, and work experience. In this program, a foreigner must first be nominated by a specific Canadian province or territory before applying for a permanent residence of Canada to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Q. Do all provinces of Canada have the Provincial Nominee Program?

All provinces of Canada are part of the Provincial Nominee program except for Quebec. Quebec is the only province in the whole country that enjoys the authority to determine the selection of individuals without having to participate in the Provincial Nominee Program.

Q. What are the different programs that allow a foreign national to immigrate to Canada permanently?

To immigrate to Canada on a permanent basis, a foreigner can apply under the following programs: 1. Express Entry (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class) 2. Quebec-selected skilled worker 3. Start-up visa, Investors and self-employed 4. Provincial Nominee Program 5. Family sponsorship 6. Atlantic Immigration Pilot 7. Caregiver Programs 8. Refugee

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