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COMPLEX IMMIGRATION & Citizenship MADE SIMPLE


We solve challenges with applications and status

FEDERAL COURT JUDICIAL REVIEWS

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD HEARINGS

INADMISSIBILITY SOLUTIONS

CITIZENSHIP SOLUTIONS

Sound & Timely Advocacy to Enter, Work, Study & Live in Canada

For Referring Consultants & Counsel

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COMPLEX IMMIGRATION & Citizenship MADE SIMPLE


We solve challenges with applications and status

FEDERAL COURT JUDICIAL REVIEWS

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD HEARINGS

INADMISSIBILITY SOLUTIONS

CITIZENSHIP SOLUTIONS

Sound & Timely Advocacy to Enter, Work, Study & Live in Canada

For Referring Consultants & Counsel

 

WE FOCUS ON COMPLEX IMMIGRATION & Citizenship

Consultants and lawyers refer complex client cases to us because they know we can unravel the most difficult of cases & provide tenacious advocacy in judicial reviews, appeals & hearings

 

We advocate for clients on judicial reviews & appeals before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal & Supreme Court of Canada, as well as Immigration Appeals (sponsorships, residency obligations, removal orders), Admissibility Hearings, and Detention Reviews at the Immigration & Refugee Board.

We prepare complex immigration & citizenship applications - especially where there has already been a refusal - and respond to Inadmissibility challenges. 

The firm prides itself on approachability, fee transparency, and results. 

All lawyers of the firm practice in both French and English. The firm also provides services in Portuguese, Spanish, Creole & Hebrew.

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OTTAWA


HEADQUARTERS OF IRCC, CBSA, & ESDC

PRINCIPAL SEAT OF FEDERAL COURT, FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL & SUPREME COURT OF CANADA 

Top 3 reasons Citizenship Applications Fail

OTTAWA


HEADQUARTERS OF IRCC, CBSA, & ESDC

PRINCIPAL SEAT OF FEDERAL COURT, FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL & SUPREME COURT OF CANADA 

Top 3 reasons Citizenship Applications Fail

Appeals & judicial reviews to IRB, Federal Court & Supreme Court of Canada LAWYER

Often the most effective way to challenge an unfair immigration or citizenship decision is simply to resubmit a new application with better updated information. But sometimes an appeal will be necessary to the Immigration and Refugee Board. Occasionally, the only appropriate recourse will be a judicial review or appeal to the Federal Court or Federal Court of Appeal.

Unlike all other federal judicial reviews, immigration cases require "leave" from the Federal Court before a hearing is granted, so a two step process is involved: (1) the leave phase (on paper only), and (2) the appeal phase (including oral argument). About 1 in 4 cases receive leave, meaning over 1200 people per year are given the opportunity to have their cases reviewed. You should seriously consider a judicial review if you don't have other options.

Failed judicial reviews or appeals can seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. We're one of the few immigration law firms in Canada with experience before the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Our offices are centrally located close to Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. We never charge extra for travel; all our fees are flat block fees. 

 

Registries & Courtrooms of Federal Courts

90 Sparks Street, 5th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H9

Federal Court: Telephone: 613-992-4238 & 1-800-663-2096; Fax: 613-952-2653

Federal Court of Appeal: Telephone: 613-996-6795 & 1-800-565-0541; Fax: 613-952-7226

Supreme Court of Canada 

301 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1 Tel: 613-995-4330; Fax: 613-996-3063

Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada (IAD, RPD, & RAD) - Central Region

74 Victoria Street, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M5C 3C7

Telephone: 416-954-1000; Toll Free: 1-866-790-0581 (RAD)

Fax: 416-954-1165 (Immigration Appeal Division & Refugee Protection Division); Fax: 416-954-1511 (RAD)

Immigration & Refugee Board Canada (IAD, ID, RPD, RAD) - Eastern Region

200 René-Lévesque Boulevard West Guy Favreau Complex, East Tower, Room 102, Montreal, Quebec J2Z 1X4

Telephone: 514-283-7733; Toll Free: 1-866-626-8719 - Fax: 514-283-0164 (IAD, ID, RPD); Fax: 514-496-6629 (RAD)

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eTA


ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATIONS

Top 5 Tips on How to Answer ETA Questions

eTA


ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATIONS

Top 5 Tips on How to Answer ETA Questions

Electronic Travel Authorization Lawyer

We help the estimated 3.5 million travellers a year coming to Canada who are from Visa exempt countries like the United Kingdom, France or Australia, but since 2016 need to fill out an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to arriving in Canada by air. Only United States citizens are exempt form the eTA require, or those arriving by land or sea. 

Some of our clients make mistakes in filling out the eTA form, others don't have the backup paperwork that is required of them after submitting the form, still others are flagged as being inadmissible to Canada and require special permits or rehabilitation applications in order to be permitted to enter. 

We recommend that where there are potential "yes" answers to eTA questions, you should seek out legal advice from a qualified Canadian lawyer prior to submitting the application. We've seen people get themselves into trouble trying to sort out ETA issues by themselves, which then becomes far more time consuming and costly to fix than would have been the case if legal advice had been sought in the first place. 

Our role is to provide solid Canadian legal advice on the correct way to interpret eTA questions based on your personal circumstances, to assist you with gathering required supporting information, and to intercede on your behalf with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to smooth your entry into Canada. You definitely want to avoid being "refused" entry as a single refusal can continue to haunt you for the rest of your life, even for entry into other countries. 

We offer Internet-based "Quick eTA Consults" to overseas clients, to speed you on your way, with responses usually within 24 hours, and sometimes during the same day. 

 

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THE LEGAL TEAM


THE LEGAL TEAM


Gordon Scott Campbell B.A., LL.B., B.C.L.

MANAGING LAWYER

Gordon has served as legal advisor to the IRCC & CBSA, as a delegate for Canada at United Nations and APEC meetings, and litigated public law cases as high as the Supreme Court of Canada. He's a member of Legal Aid Ontario's Refugee and Immigration Panel, and can represent clients in French and English. His family are themselves immigrants to Canada. 

KAREN KERNISANT B.A., J.D., LL.L.

LAWYER • AVOCATE

Karen focusses on francophone immigration to Canada, particularly from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as assisting francophones within Canada bring in French speaking employees, students & family members. She holds a degree in Translation from the Université de Montréal and Common & Civil Law degrees from the University of Ottawa. She also speaks Creole. Her family are immigrants to Canada. 

Yael Benyair Dipl. Bus. Admin.

LAW CLERK

Yael holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and has studied law at the Universidade Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro. She can assist clients in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English and Hebrew, and is herself an immigrant to Canada. 

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