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If you are looking for immigration services, then you have come to the right place. We are proud to represent individuals from around the world and support their desire to experience the quality of life that Canada has to offer. At Aitken Robertson, we strive to help individuals and families visit, live, study or work in one of Canada’s great provinces. We offer effective guidance to help foreign nationals navigate through Canada’s complex immigration process. Our team of immigration practicing lawyers can handle the simplest to the most complex of immigration matters including appeals.

Why Choose Us For Immigration Needs

We completely understand that your immigration related matters are of utmost importance to you. For some, living in Canada makes all the difference in their lives, such as refugees seeking asylum. For others, moving to Canada can bring about a family reunion, the opportunity to earn a living and support a family or to get a Canadian education from a notable academic institution.

Given the various important reasons that people choose to come to Canada, we approach our cases with due diligence, hard work and compassion. From day one and up until we achieve results, we work with you by learning about your goals and informing you of:

  • our legal services,
  • your eligibility for an immigration program,
  • the immigration process,
  • what to expect,
  • the timelines,
  • the associated fees, and
  • the likelihood of success.

We also offer you legal advice as to the possibilities of permanent residence to Canada, as that is always an option that immigrants like to consider and be aware of.

We give each case the individual attention it requires. As immigration matters can be extremely complicated, our aim is to make the process as stress-free as possible for you. Our experience and understanding of the immigration legal process ensure that we complete your case thoroughly, attentively and without delay to ensure the best chances of success. At Aitken Robertson, you can expect a smooth, professional and pleasant experience. Remember, we both have the same goal in mind: to get you that stamp of approval, so when you win, we win!

Our Immigration Services

With the Aitken Robertson legal team by your side, you can expect thorough and diligent guidance through Canada’s complicated immigration system. Our firm provides a full range of immigration services. We assist Canadian citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents and foreign nationals with their immigration needs.

Our specific services include:

  • preparing, filing and processing immigration applications on behalf of clients,
  • providing on-going legal advice,
  • support and,
  • legal representation in all immigration matters.

In other words, we are with you every step of the way.

We take pride in our exceptional client-focused services through our reliable and results-driven legal representation. When you choose Aitken Robertson to handle your immigration matters, you are in good hands. We stake our reputation on it.

Permanent Residence Applications

At Aitken Robertson, we begin your case by assessing your goals and individual circumstances to determine which category of immigration is best for you. Our primary objective is to give you the best chance of a successful Canadian immigration application. Our website provides considerable information on the different immigration categories that a foreign national may qualify for. We discuss these options with you in detail to ensure that they meet your short and long-term goals. For example, if your desire is to enter Canada as soon as possible, then we offer you examples of how you can do so while you work towards gaining your permanent residency in Canada.

Family Class Sponsorships / Business Class Immigration / Skilled Workers / Canadian Experience Class / Express Entry Applications / Refugee Protection / Caregiver
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November 6, 2019

Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Section 25 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) covers the Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Applications, which is a very important provision in the Act. The section delineates who can apply under section 25 of the Act, which has changed dramatically in the past few years.

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November 6, 2019

Permanent Residence Application – Family Sponsorship

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor his/her spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner, or dependent child to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. Both the sponsor and the sponsored person must meet certain requirements to qualify.

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November 6, 2019

Permanent Residence Applications – The Atlantic Immigration Project

The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada as well as international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate.

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October 28, 2019

Permanent Residence Applications – The Express Entry

The Express Entry system is a three-stage immigration process where interested applicants must first submit an Express Entry form online. It is an application for permanent residence designed for skilled workers and completed via an online process.

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November 6, 2019

The Immigration Refugee Process

A Protected Person Application applies to a person who identifies as a refugee or a person in need of protection.

Temporary Residence Applications

If you are looking to visit, work or study in Canada, we can help. Depending on your interests, we conduct an intake, gather relevant information and inform you of your eligibility to visit, work or study in Canada. You will learn what you will need to support a successful application for temporary residence to Canada. Our website has helpful information with respect to the immigration process for temporary residency.

Temporary Resident Permit / Work Permits / LMIA / Study Permits / Visitor Visas / Permanent Resident Card Renewals
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October 28, 2019

Immigration – Visitor Visas

A visitor visa is a document that illustrates that you meet the requirements to enter Canada. You can apply for a visitor visa online or on paper. Most travellers need a visitor visa to travel to Canada.

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November 6, 2019

Overcoming Inadmissibility

Ranging from family members seeking to temporarily reunite with their friends and family in Canada to persons with security, medical or criminal inadmissibility issues, applying for a TRP is one of the more frequent inquiries foreign nationals make.

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October 28, 2019

Temporary Residence Applications – Study Permits

Getting an education abroad is a great way to earn a degree while exploring a different country. If you are considering doing that in Canada, then you will need to apply for a student permit.

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November 6, 2019

Temporary Residence Applications – Work Permits

Work permits are required for foreign workers who wish to enter Canada to work on a temporary basis. Canadian immigration facilitates this to meet economic demands and to and ease skill shortages in Canada.

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October 28, 2019

Temporary Residence Applications – Work Permits for Students

You may be eligible to work in Canada during your studies provided that your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off campus. You must also meet all the other requirements as set out by Immigration Canada.

Immigration Appeals

At Aitken Robertson, we also handle immigration appeals. An immigration appeal refers to challenging the decision made by Immigration Canada on your immigration case. This can result in a variation or a confirmation of the original decision in your case.

The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB) hears appeals. An appeal to the IAD is likely to take between six months and two years. Once the appeal is heard, a decision is rendered within a month or more, depending on how busy the IAD is at the given time.

If you are of the opinion that your case was unfairly treated or decided, we can help you appeal the unfavourable decision. We review your letter and provide you with a frank legal opinion as to your best options going forward.

Appeals of Decisions to the Federal Court of Canada / Appeals of Decisions to the Immigration Appeal Division / Citizenship Appeals
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November 6, 2019

Canadian Immigration Appeal Process

A refused Canadian immigration application can be appealed to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). The IAD hears sponsorship appeals, residency appeals and removal order (deportation) appeals involving permanent residents and Canadian citizens. An application for what is referred to as ‘leave’ must be made to the IAD. The application for leave takes about three to six months.

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November 6, 2019

Canadian Immigration Appeals – Criminal Inadmissibility

Criminal inadmissibility means that a person is not admissible in Canada; they cannot enter or remain in Canada because of a criminal conviction.

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November 6, 2019

Canadian Immigration Appeals – Refusal of Application

If your immigration application has been refused, you are probably wondering if there is anything you can do. The good news is that there is. At Aitken Robertson, we assist you with understanding the reasons behind the refusal and your available options.