Whether you are immigrating to Canada or claiming refugee protection in Canada, the process can seem complex and confusing. At Quantz Law, we provide quality legal advice and assistance for all your Canadian immigration and refugee law needs, including family sponsorship, economic class immigration, humanitarian and compassionate consideration, citizenship, refugee claims, refugee appeals, sponsorship appeals and more.
Family Sponsorship – Sponsoring your spouse, children, or parents for permanent residence is often a great way to bring them to Canada. Confused by the application forms and list of supporting documents? Worried about potential issues with the sponsor or applicant? Reading conflicting advice online? Applying to sponsor a family member does not have to be an overwhelming process. Experienced lawyers at Quantz Law can help.
Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration – Are you living in Canada and inadmissible or ineligible to apply for permanent residence? Do you have strong ties to Canada or would you face great hardship if you returned to your country of origin? You may want to consider applying for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. At Quantz Law, we can help tell your story and argue persuasively for humanitarian and compassionate consideration based on your unique circumstances.
Economic Class Immigration – Canada has various immigration classes designed to select applicants based on their ability to become economically established in Canada. Depending on your education, language ability and skilled work experience, you may qualify for one of the skilled worker classes that use the Express Entry System. Canada also has economic classes for investors, entrepreneurs, and people caring for children or people with high medical needs. Lastly, Provincial Nomination Programs allow provinces to nominate people that help meet provincial needs and fill job shortages. Quantz Law can help you with each step of the process, from identifying the most appropriate immigration class to preparing your application for permanent residence and helping with any further correspondence.
Express Entry is a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates for economic class immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Canadian Experience Class and some Provincial Nominee Programs. Eligible individuals are accepted into a pool of candidates, each ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Top ranked candidates are then invited to apply for permanent residence. Speak with a lawyer today to discuss your options and eligibility.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – Alberta recently made significant changes to its Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The former Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream have been replaced by the Alberta Opportunity Stream. Under this stream, applicants may be eligible if they are working full-time in Alberta in an eligible occupation and meet the minimum selection criteria. Speak with a lawyer at Quantz Law today to learn more about whether the revamped Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program is a good option for you.
Citizenship – Are you ready to take the final steps toward becoming a Canadian citizen? Are you unsure of your eligibility to apply for citizenship or do you want help with the application process? Speak with a lawyer at Quantz Law today.
Refugee Claims, Sponsorship, and Appeals – Are you looking to make a claim for refugee protection inside Canada or looking for help with your refugee hearing? Would you like to sponsor a refugee from another country to come to Canada (whether as a group of five or a community sponsor)? Do you want to appeal the decision denying your refugee claim? At Quantz Law, we can provide you with legal advice and representation to assist with your refugee claims, sponsorship and appeals.
Sponsorship Appeals – Having a sponsorship application for permanent residence refused can be heartbreaking for families. Immigration officers, for example, have the difficult task of deciding which relationships are genuine and sometimes they make mistakes. Other reasons for refusing a sponsorship application can also be appealed but you must act quickly to start the appeal process. You only have 30 days after the refusal to appeal the decision. Consult with a lawyer at Quantz Law as soon as possible to discuss the merits and process of appealing to the Immigration Appeal Division.
Should you want to speak to a lawyer about your matter, please call our office at 780-482-7691 to set up an appointment or send us a message here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.