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Immigration Consultation for Toronto Office

Dear Fadi,  This is a followup to our recent telephone consultation. Thank you for your patience and for explaining the immigration issues and process in a “user friendly” manner. You were clear, articulate and precise. I appreciate these attributes when sourcing information. As well, your followup email stated that I could be in touch if […]

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Warning: Immigration Consultants who charge to review your immigration documents

I have noticed a disturbing trend in the immigration industry where immigration consultants offer  people “file review services” at low costs presumably to entice people to hire them for the “full” application later on. I have no objections to this approach as a means of  getting more business. But…. Review my immigration documents please   there is […]

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Tales from a ‘Reluctant” Immigration Lawyer

Don’t get me wrong. I like what I do. Helping individuals, families and companies with their cross border needs is very rewarding and challenging. And I am proud of our track record and hope to continue doing what I do best for the forseeable future.  But the truth is that I wish it all weren’t necessary. Imagine […]

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Downloading online how-to immigration forms? A Short cut to real immigration Help.

I am all for education. After all, our blog is full of helpful free information for the public. Educating our clients and people in general about Canadian and US Immigration is a passion of mine. But should you Download online immigration applications? In the age of the interent there is a LOT of immigration information […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren in Yahoo News

Yahoo News Canada recently published an article titled, “Should Canada’s immigration policy favour poor and oppressed or educated and rich?”, with commentary and debate from a number of immigration experts including our own immigration lawyer Michael Niren. He said: “Canada’s immigration history is based on family reunification. This means that a main objective in immigration […]

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Skilled worker applications: How much money to I need to settle in Canada?

  Q. I have been approved as a Skilled Worker but need to know how much funds I need to settle in Canada? ________ A. Under the Skilled Worker category of Immigration, the Canada Immigration Officer assessing an application must be satisfied that you have enough funds for settlement in Canada. The funds must be […]

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What work experience is required for a Skilled Worker Application?

Q. I have a few years of work experience but do not know if I qualify for the Skilled Worker Category. Please help. _______________ A. Work experience is a critical requirement for a Skilled Worker applicant. At a minimum, you must have one year of full-time (or the part-time equivalent) of continuous work experience in […]

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Can I qualify under the Skilled Worker Category even if I don’t have 67 points?

Q. I did an assessment of my points under the Skilled Worker Category and I do not think I score the required 67 Points? Can I still qualify? ______________ A. Yes in certain cases you can.  Canada accepts Skilled Workers based upon their ability to become economically established in Canada. If the Canadian Immigration Visa Officer […]

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New Years Canadian Immigration Lawyer Top 10 Tips for Immigration Applications

The year is coming to a close and what a year it has been! Below are what I think are THE Immigration Lawyer Top 10 tips for people interested in immigration to Canada. Now our “top 10” isn’t going to be what you think. I am not going to waste your time feeding you a […]

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Canadian Immigration Help: Where do you turn?

Where to go for Canadian Immigration Help Getting help with Canadian immigration cases is easier said than done. Where do you turn? Call a friend? Call the CIC Help Line? Go on the internet and pick a lawyer with the fanciest website? Its seems with all the sources for help available, the challenging of finding […]

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Need an Immigration Lawyer? Here are the “top 10” FAQs

Here the FAQs on all you need to know about hiring an Immigration Lawyer   1. Question:  Can I handle my immigration application this myself? Do I need an Immigration Lawyer? ANSWER:  Of course you can do it yourself. But can you handle it? Should you? That is another story. The best way to know […]

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Three Myths About Immigration In Canada

There is still, unfortunately, plenty of anti-immigration sentiment all across Canada. But the statistics don’t lie. In fact, the reality is often the exact opposite of some of the biggest and untrue myths about immigration in Canada. Only by truly examining statistics about everyday situations, we can really begin to understand Myth #1 Most Immigrants […]

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Visiting Canada but want to become a Canadian Permanent Resident?

Visiting Canada: General Entry Requirements According to statistics, every year, more than 35 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities this country has to offer. Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. In some cases, if you plan to stay in […]

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Free Immigration and Visa Consultations offered for the Month of October!

For the month of October, we are offering everyone FREE consultations. Normally, we charge $150 for a phone consultation. During that consulation we listen to your unique Canadian or US immigration and visa problems and provide you with a solution or “road map” that we hope will solve your problem in a quick and cost […]

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Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

We get a lot of traffic from our website. is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our law firm has clients from other sources such as referrals, other law […]

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