Immigration is an exciting, yet stressful and overwhelming process.  Canadian immigration law and regulations are technical, complex and are always changing.  Inadvertent errors or omissions can have long-lasting and negative consequences in your immigration process, such as delays, additional costs, refusals or even bans.  Upon consulting with an immigration lawyer you will be informed of your rights and obligations, eligibility and the best course of action.

 With a lawyer, potential issues and problems can be foreseen and resolved in advance to allow for a smoother, efficient and more timely process.  An immigration lawyer is also equipped with the experience, resources and expertise to respond and resolve unforeseen issues that may arise during the course of your application.

While no lawyer is in a position to guarantee a positive and favourable result, with the help of a lawyer you can rest assured that your rights are protected.

Our comprehensive immigration services include all aspects of your immigration file from the initial consultation in order to assess your eligibility, to the completion and submission of your application and its supporting materials, follow-ups with the appropriate office, and keeping you informed of the status of your application until a final decision on your file is made.

We would also be pleased to assist you with respect to appeals to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) or judicial reviews to the Federal Court of Canada.

We provide services in the following Canadian immigration areas:

  • Permanent resident applications
    • Family sponsorship (parents, grandparents, spouse, partner or child)
    • Express Entry
    • Provincial nominations
    • Permanent resident renewals
  • Temporary residency
    • Visitor visas
    • Super visas
    • Work permits (spousal work permits and post-graduate work permits)
    • Study permits
  • Business immigration services for employers and individuals
    • The International Mobility Program
    • Intra-company Transfers
    • International Experience Canada
  • Appeals and judicial reviews
    • Appeals of immigration decisions before the IRB
    • Judicial review of applications before the Federal Court of Canada
  • Citizenship applications
  • Refugee claims
    • A refugee claim may be made in Canada at a port of entry or at select inland offices. A claim for protection may be made outside of Canada at a Canadian Embassy or High Commission. [Please note that we only assist refugee claimants who are already present in Canada. If you are an individual outside Canada and require refugee assistance, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/index.asp]
  • Humanitarian and compassionate applications (H&C)
    • Most permanent resident applicants must make their applications from their home country. H&C applications are for those individuals who are in Canada and would suffer undue hardship (excluding cost and inconvenience) if returned to their home country.

Please contact us with any questions relating citizenship, immigration and refugee matters.

Sogol Naserian
613-234-2500 x. 225
sogol@listerlawyers.com