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The Advantage Of Retaining A Canadian Immigration Lawyer

Author : Steven Tress   Top Author


Having an experienced and knowledgeable Canadian Immigration Lawyer, whether the client is in or outside of Canada, is essential when dealing with Canadian authorities. Keeping up with the latest developments in Canadian immigration law, rules, policies and procedures for processing various immigrant visa applications, work permits and study permits is absolutely necessary in order for an effective Canadian Immigration Lawyer to obtain successful results on the client's behalf. As well, when a client is facing enforcement proceedings such as a detention review, an admissibility hearing or an appeal at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada or the Federal Court of Canada, the advocacy skills of an experienced lawyer are advantageous in successfully presenting and arguing the case.

A Canadian Immigration Lawyer represents:



- Skilled individuals and business people who wish to immigrate and make a positive contribution to Canada;

- Family members wishing to migrate to Canada in order to be reunited with their relatives;

- Individuals requiring immigration assistance with corporate transfers;

- Individuals in Canada who wish to change or regularize their immigration status;

- Individuals in Canada who may be brought before immigration admissibility or deportation proceedings.



An experienced lawyer can prepare and present an impressive package that highlights the client's most positive qualities to Canadian officials, thoroughly prepare the client for the interview at the Canadian Visa Office or Canada Immigration, or represent the client who may be facing enforcement proceedings in Canada.



Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, Provincial Nominee Programs, Business Class



If a client is eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under one of these programs, an experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyer will prepare an application package that places the client's qualifications and personal situation in the best light for consideration by Canadian officials.



Applications for Canadian Permanent Residence are considered by visa officers at Canadian Consulates or Embassies around the world. For an experienced lawyer, keeping current with the applicable regulations, rules and guidelines is only part of the job, as there is also a discretionary component allowed to be exercised by the decision-making officer. A lawyer's experience in preparing and submitting these types of applications, as well as dealing with various Canadian immigration and visa officers, ensures quality representation throughout the application process.



Visitor Visa, Study Visa or Work Visa to Canada



If the client is applying to visit, study or work in Canada (temporary residence), a Canadian Immigration Lawyer will assess the client's situation, determine the most suitable program and prepare a complete application package for consideration by Canadian officials.



Applications for Canadian Temporary Residence are generally considered by visa officers at Canadian Consulates or Embassies around the world. In some cases, an application may be filed from within Canada. Although the determination by visa officers and immigration officers are governed by regulations, rules and guidelines, there is also a discretionary component allowed to be exercised by the decision-maker. With a lawyer's experience in these types of cases, the client is provided with knowledgeable, quality representation throughout the application process.



Sponsorship, Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds, Criminal Rehabilitation



If the client is already in Canada, a Canadian Immigration Lawyer will review the particular situation and determine if the client qualifies for one of these applications to become a permanent resident of Canada.



These discretionary applications are considered by Immigration Officers at Canada Immigration Centres. Although it is important to be thoroughly familiar with applicable regulations, rules and guidelines, an experienced lawyer will be able to address the relevant circumstances of the client's specific personal situation. Experience in dealing with various immigration officers in these types of cases provides the client with effective representation throughout the application process.



Detention, Admissibility and Appeal Division Hearings, Applications to the Federal Court of Canada



If the client is facing one of these immigration proceedings, an experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyer can provide the client with effective representation in arguing the case at the review, hearing or appeal.

The key factors for a lawyer in successfully arguing the client's case in court or at an immigration tribunal are preparation, knowledge and experience. A Canadian Immigration Lawyer who is thoroughly prepared with the facts of the client's case, the relevant legislative provisions and judicial decisions is essential to successfully preparing the client for the hearing or appeal.



Copyright © 2011 Steven Tress, Barrister and Solicitor. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.


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Steven Tress is a with over 20 years experience in Canadian Immigration Law. His office is located at 425 University Avenue, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1T6, and may be contacted for a consultation at (416) 977-3657 or via email: contact@steventress.com

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