Canadian Immigration Advocacy
Every year, more than 35 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer as a tourist, student or temporary worker. At Affordable Immigration and Paralegal Support in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area, our professional staff team is committed to helping make sure that persons seeking to enter Canada legally get the proper support needed to become productive members of the community.
Depending on your country of origin and the reason for your visit, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. In some cases a Temporary Resident Visa is required if you plan to stay in Canada for a temporary period of time and Permanent Residency is required for an indefinite stay.
Those individuals wishing to study in Canada and are classified as a Foreign National.
Those individuals wishing to work in Canada for a specified period of time. Also those individuals with an official job offer from a Canadian employer.
Those individuals wishing to come to Canada for a temporary period of time to study, work, visit family or see our beautiful country for vacation.
Workers and Professionals
Those individuals wishing to immigrate to Canada for the purpose of advancing their career and work skills.
Those individuals already Permanent Residents wishing to sponsor family abroad to join them here.
Canadian Experience Class
Those individuals who have already been in Canada for at least 2 years on a Temporary Permit for Study or Work that wish to stay permanently.
Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed
These are individuals wishing to invest in Canada.
Humanitarian and Compassionate
This is for individuals residing in Canada without legal status that if forced to return to their home country would endure hardship.
This is for individuals who have been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so due the possibility of injury or death.
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
An LMIA is a labour market verification process whereby Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) assesses an offer of employment to ensure that the employment of a foreign worker will not have a negative impact on the Canadian labour market. Employers will be required to provide a variety of information about the position for which they want to hire a foreign worker, including the number of Canadians who applied for the position, the number of Canadians who were interviewed, and detailed explanations for why the Canadian workers considered were not hired. Upon completion of a successful LMIA, the employer can then offer the employment to the TFW.Typically, foreign workers and employers must go through a two-step process in order to receive a Canadian work permit. First, the applicant must submit an application to ESDC for a Labor Market Impact Assessment, followed by a second application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for the actual work permit. The LMIA is issued by ESDC who, after considering numerous protective labour market factors, authorizes the Canadian employer to hire a foreign worker.