A few frequently asked questions about Immigration to Canada

How does someone immigrate to Canada?

The first step to immigrating to Canada is to speak to an immigration lawyer, or an immigration attorney as they are referred to in the United States. This is a wise first step because the immigration lawyer will assess your case, determine if additional information is needed and let you know through their experience and expertise whether or not your chances of successfully immigration to Canada are good.

After you hire your lawyer, they will let you know what documents you need and prepare your application forms. In addition, they will keep an eye on your application throughout the process and keep your informed.

What should someone expect from their immigration lawyer?

When first consulting an immigration lawyer to immigrate to Canada, your lawyer should let you know whether or not they think the likelihood of a successful application is possible based on your situation. Despite their knowledge and experience, no immigration lawyer should ever guarantee your application’s acceptance or say that they can get you into Canada for sure, as long as you pay them a fee. If your experience with an immigration lawyer or immigration consultant sounds similar to this, it’s best to shop around for a new immigration lawyer. Your immigration lawyer should be in constant contact with you and never more than a phone call away – easy to reach and easy to speak to when you need to.

Why use an immigration lawyer?  

An immigration application to immigrate to Canada is much more than filling out paperwork. It can be a time-consuming and expensive process if you go it alone and make any mistakes – which can also result in the denial of your application. An immigration lawyer will give you the best chance for success when you apply to immigrate to Canada, and if your application is denied, help you through the appeals process.

For more frequently asked questions about immigration to Canada, see our Frequently Asked Questions about Immigration to Canada here.


Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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