Canada Immigration Lawyer in Toronto

Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, Canadian Immigration Lawyer based in Toronto, Canada.

Matthew Jeffery, Barrister & Solicitor, is an expert in all areas of Canadian immigration law, including Family and Spousal Sponsorships, Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class and Express Entry applications, Permanent Resident Card renewals, Citizenship applications, Humanitarian applications, Work Permits, Study Permits and Visitor Visas, as well as the full range of immigration litigation services including appeals to the Federal Court, appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division, and Citizenship appeals. Recognized as a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Matthew Jeffery has the experience needed to guide clients through Canada’s complicated immigration system.

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Family Sponsorships

We provide the full range of services to assist Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their foreign family members to live in Canada. Our firm's many years of experience with spousal and common-law partner sponsorships provides unparalleled expertise and guidance through Canada's complex sponsorship process.

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A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their foreign national husband or wife for permanent residence in Canada. Read More
Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor a foreign national partner if they been living together continuously for at least one year. Read More
Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor their foreign parents for permanent residence if they have sufficient income to do so. Read More
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their foreign national child for permanent residence in Canada. Read More
Foreign parents of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can apply for a super visa which allows for extended visits of up to two years at a time. Read More

Permanent Resident Card Renewals

Extending a permanent resident card for a further five years can be a complex undertaking. Our office has years of experience with highly complicated P.R. card renewal cases, bringing our clients a level of expertise that is unmatched in the industry.

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Those permanent residents who have met the residency requirement of being in Canada for at least 2 in the past 5 years can renew their permanent resident card on this basis. Read More
A permanent resident who has not met the residency requirement can renew their PR card on humanitarian grounds if some exceptional circumstance has prevented them from residing in Canada. A renewal may also be made if the permanent resident has been working for a Canadian company abroad or has been accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse abroad. Read More
Permanent residents who are outside of Canada and whose PR card has expired can apply for a travel document in order to return to Canada. Read More
If a PR card renewal application or a travel document application has been refused by the immigration authorities, a permanent resident will lose their status unless they appeal within 60 days. Read More

Express Entry Applications

The advent of the Express Entry system has added a new layer of complexity onto Canada's already complicated immigration system. The Law Office of Matthew Jeffery has been working with the E.E. since its inception, and has developed an in-depth expertise in setting up E.E. profiles, and assisting successful registrants to apply for permanent residence.

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An Express Entry profile must be created in order to apply for permanent residence in Canada under the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Category, or Federal Skilled Trades Category. Read More
Each province in Canada has its own small immigration program and can nominate a limited number of new immigrants each year. Read More
Or many years the Skilled Worker category has been the main source of immigration to Canada. Foreign nationals who possess higher education, have skilled work experience, and can speak English or French can apply for permanent residence as a Skilled Worker Read More
Those who have at least one year or skilled work experience in Canada and who can speak good English or French can apply for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. Read More
A job offer in Canada that has been government-approved through the Labour Market Impact Assessment process can be used for purposes of applying for permanent residence or in order to obtain a work permit. Read More

Temporary Residence Applications

Entering Canada for temporary purposes generally requires first making a detailed application to an immigration office in order to be issued a temporary resident visa. The Law Office of Matthew Jeffery has extensive expertise assisting those who wish to enter Canada temporarily in order to work, study, or visit.

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Those who wish to visit Canada temporarily as tourists or for certain business activities may apply for a visitor visa, or TRV. Read More
Foreign nationals who have gained acceptance into a Canadian school must apply for a Study Permit in order to attend studies in Canada. Read More
A super visa is a type of long-term visitor visa for foreign parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Read More
Foreign nationals who have obtained a job offer to work in Canada will need to apply for and obtain a work permit before they can begin the employment position. Read More
Canadian employers who wish to hire a foreign worker may first need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the government human resources authorities. Read More

Citizenship Applications

Permanent residents of Canada who have fulfilled the requirements to apply for citizenship will benefit from the expert guidance of our office to best ensure the quick success of their application. We have years of experience dealing with highly complex citizenship matters and offer unparalleled expertise to those applying for Canadian citizenship.

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Canadian permanent residents can apply for citizenship if they have physically resided in Canada for a specified period of time. Read More
In the course of a citizenship application the citizenship authorities may request further information in order to ascertain whether an applicant is actually meeting the residency requirement for citizenship. Read More
If the citizenship authorities have continuing doubts as to whether an applicant is meeting the requirements to obtain citizenship, they may schedule an interview either with a citizenship officer or a citizenship judge Read More
Where a citizenship application has been rejected by the authorities, an appeal may be made to the Federal Court within 30 days. Read More
Former permanent residents who obtained Canadian citizenship may be subject to revocation proceedings if the authorities believe that they obtained their citizenship by fraud. Read More

Immigration Appeals

With years of experience assisting clients with highly complicated appeal matters, our office offers unparalleled services in all types of immigration appeals. We can also assist those who need to respond to letters of concern issued by the immigration authorities, or those who have been convoked for an immigration interview.

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Those whose immigration applications have been rejected by the authorities on any basis can appeal to the Federal Court by way of application for leave and judicial review within 15 or 60 days, depending on the place of refusal. Read More
Permanent residents of Canada who have lost their status as a result of a refused PR card renewal application or a refused travel document application can appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division within 60 days. Read More
Canadian citizens or permanent residents whose application to sponsor a family member has been refused by the immigration authorities can appeal to the immigration appeal division within 30 days. Read More
A permanent resident who has been found guilty of misrepresentation can appeal this finding to the Immigration Appeal Division within 30 days. Read More
Permanent residents who have lost their status and been ordered to leave Canada on the basis or criminality or misrepresentation can appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division within 30 days. Read More

Inadmissibility Cases

Foreign nationals or Canadian permanent residents may be subject to allegations of inadmissibility to Canada for various reasons, such as misrepresentation, criminality, or simply failing to meet the criteria of the Act. The Law Office of Matthew Jeffery has years of experience successfully assisting clients to defend themselves in the full range of admissibility matters.

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The Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board may convoke a hearing to decide whether a foreign national or permanent resident is admissible to Canada. Read More
During the processing of an immigration or citizenship application the authorities may issue a “fairness letter” setting out concerns with the application and providing the applicant with an opportunity to respond before a final decision is made. Read More
If the immigration authorities have concerns that an applicant may not meet the criteria of the category they are applying under, they may convoke a personal interview with the applicant. Read More
Foreign nationals in Canada who do not meet the criteria of the regular immigration programs may be able to apply for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds if there is some compelling reason why they cannot return to their home country. Read More

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