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COMPLEX IMMIGRATION & Citizenship MADE SIMPLE


We solve challenges with applications and status

CITIZENSHIP SOLUTIONS

INADMISSIBILITY SOLUTIONS

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD HEARINGS

FEDERAL COURT JUDICIAL REVIEWS

FIXING FAILED VISITOR, STUDY OR WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS

OVERCOMING FAILED FAMILY SPONSORSHIPS

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS AS ALTERNATIVES TO EXPRESS ENTRY

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

CITIZENSHIP SOLUTIONS

INADMISSIBILITY SOLUTIONS

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD HEARINGS

FEDERAL COURT JUDICIAL REVIEWS

FIXING FAILED VISITOR, STUDY OR WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS

OVERCOMING FAILED FAMILY SPONSORSHIPS

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS AS ALTERNATIVES TO EXPRESS ENTRY

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

For Referring Consultants & Counsel

 

WE FOCUS ON COMPLEX IMMIGRATION & Citizenship

Consultants & lawyers refer complex client cases to us because they know we can unravel the most difficult of cases & provide effective advocacy in challenging negative immigration & citizenship decisions.

 

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

We tenaciously advocate for clients in hearings, appeals & judicial reviews before the Immigration & Refugee Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal & Supreme Court of Canada.

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

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

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TORONTO


Home to 2.5 million immigrants comprising 46% of Toronto's total population and 37.4% of all Canadian immigrants.

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD CENTRAL REGION HEARINGS

read about our flat fees

TORONTO


Home to 2.5 million immigrants comprising 46% of Toronto's total population and 37.4% of all Canadian immigrants.

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD CENTRAL REGION HEARINGS

read about our flat fees

ONTARIO Immigration & CITIZENSHIP LAWYER

We work with clients throughout Canada and the world to help them achieve their temporary or permanent residence or citizenship goals in Canada. Before we got into immigration and citizenship law, we too thought you could just do it yourself with minimal hassle; how wrong we were. We assist clients at every stage of the process in meeting the Government of Canada's numerous inflexible requirements, responding to government requests for more information, and challenging adverse government decisions. 

Permanent Residence Solutions: We solve client challenges with obtaining insufficient Express Entry Federal immigration permanent residency point scores through proposing alternative provincial nominee programs (PNP) where education, language, and age may all be counted differently. There are now numerous PNP Entrepreneur programs and one PNP Investor program. We deal with all PNP programs including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. 

Temporary Residence Solutions: We solve client challenges with obtaining visitor visas and study or work permits through painstakingly analysing what went wrong on earlier applications, pursuing documentary disclosure from government of its internal decision making notes, and then crafting compelling new submissions that maximize prospects of success through addressing all government concerns

Farmer Permanent and Temporary Residence: We especially help those involved in farming, agriculture and agri-business who want to immigrate to Canada or want to bring in farm workers from abroad including selling a farm to prospective immigrants. 

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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 WayS to challenge negative immigration decisions

OTTAWA


HEADQUARTERS OF IRCC, CBSA & ESDC

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

Top 3 WayS to challenge negative immigration decisions

Appeals & judicial reviews to IRB, Federal Court & SCC LAWYER

1. Consider Resubmitting the Application: Often the most effective way to challenge an unfair immigration or citizenship decision is simply to resubmit a new application with better updated information and explanations. But sometimes an appeal or judicial review will be necessary to the Immigration and Refugee Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal or Supreme Court of Canada.

2. You Might Have an IRB Appeal Right: A very limited class of cases can be appealed to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). The IRB also deals with other kinds of cases like those involving refugee claims. 

3. You Definitely Can Seek Leave for a Federal Court JR: Challenging immigration or citizenship decisions require "leave" from the Federal Court before a hearing is granted, so the two step process is: (1) leave phase (on paper only), and (2) appeal phase (including oral argument). About 1 in 5 cases receive leave, meaning over 1200 people per year are given the opportunity to have their cases reviewed by the Court. You should consider a judicial review (JR) if you don't have other options, but be aware that leave grant rates may be tied to how much lawyer time is devoted to preparing the application; a quick cheap job may fall flat. 

4. Further Appeals: Cases might be able to further be pursued to the Federal Court of Appeal or Supreme Court of Canada. We're one of the few immigration and citizenship 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 in Ontario and Quebec. All our fees are flat block fees. 

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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 who 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. 

eTA Questions Must be Interpreted According to Canadian Law

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. All questions must be interpreted according to Canadian law, not the law of where you reside. You definitely want to avoid being "refused" entry. 

Online Quick eTA Consults Available

We offer Internet-based "Quick eTA Consults" to overseas clients to speed you on your way, with quick responses to enquiries.

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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 counsel to the IRCC & CBSA, 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. 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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