Canadian Immigration Lawyer
PICKERING IMMIGRATION LAWYER YOU CAN TRUST
Matthew Jeffery is a licensed immigration lawyer Pickering with a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and more than 20 years of experience in immigration law.
Mr. Jeffery provides the full range of immigration services including help in permanent residence card renewals, work permit and visa applications, immigration appeals and other litigation matters.
He is certified in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and comes with the expertise to provide the best legal advice on matters involving the Canadian immigration system.
We can help you to immigrate to Canada
With more than 60 immigration programs available to you, the process of immigrating to Canada can be overwhelming to foreigners who choose to tackle it on their own. With the help of experienced professionals at the law office of Matthew Jeffery, you can get the guidance you need to ensure a positive outcome. With more than 300,000 new permanent residents being accepted into Canada every year, your application will be successful if you take the right steps.
One of the greatest disadvantages of having to handle the immigration process on your own is that it requires extensive research and education on Canada’s complex immigration law. You need to study all categories available and then determine which one is best for you. Should you decide to seek professional help, all you have to do is follow the recommendations given by your immigration consultant.
At the law office of Matthew Jeffery, we help applicants fill out the different forms required by the immigration authorities. We also help our clients prepare for the interview. For more complex matters that require litigation, we represent our clients in court and help them prepare for hearings.
We handle all kinds of immigration matters from appeals to inadmissibility hearings, sponsorship cases, and Express Entry applications. We provide the guidance you need to make the immigration process as smooth and pleasant as possible and increase your chances of getting a positive outcome.
Family class sponsorship programs give Canadian citizens and permanent residents an opportunity to reunite with their family members and begin their lives together again. The eligible family members who you can sponsor to immigrate to Canada include dependent children, parents, grandparents, spouse and a common-law or conjugal partner.
Spousal Sponsorship Cases
To sponsor a spouse to immigrate to Canada, you need to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with no admissibility cases. You’ll also need a valid marriage document like a marriage certificate which is not only recognized in the country in which the marriage took place but also in the Canadian province you wish to immigrate to.
Common-Law Partner Sponsorship
A common-law partnership exists when two people have been living in a marriage-like relationship for at least 12 months without long absences from each other. To sponsor a common law partner, you will be required to provide a substantial amount of evidence that proves you and your partner are a legitimate couple and you’ve been living together in a marriage-type commitment.
To sponsor a parent to join you in Canada, you must be a permanent resident or citizen with no admissibility issues. You must also demonstrate that you are financially capable of supporting your parents when they enter Canada. Sponsors sign an undertaking and a sponsorship agreement, which commits that the sponsor will provide full financial support for the basic needs of the parent who is being sponsored for a period of time.
You may also qualify to sponsor a foreign child to live with you in Canada. To be approved as a sponsor, the Canadian citizen or permanent resident must be at least 18 years of age, must reside in Canada and be willing to sign an undertaking which shows commitment to being financially responsible for the child once he or she arrives in Canada.
Parents or grandparents of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident may qualify for a super visa if they are admissible to Canada and have a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild. The super visa allows the parent or grandparent to enter Canada for up to two years without having to renew their status.
Permanent Resident Cards
Immigration Appeals Lawyer PickeringMatthew Jeffery is pleased to be offering his services as an immigration lawyer to the city of Pickering, Ontario. Established as a township in 1811 and as a city in the year 2000, Pickering is a quiet community approximately half an hour east of Toronto with approximately 90,000 residents. Pickering is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, making it a scenic destination for new residents to Canada. It also has plenty of employment opportunities, having the most jobs in the Durham region as well as being listed as one of the top 10 cities in Canada to grow a business by Profit magazine. With a strong immigrant population which took off after the Second World War and 35% of residents belonging to a visible minority, Pickering is an ideal place to begin your start in Canada. Of course, immigration or temporary residency isn’t as simple as packing your things and moving to a new location. There are a complex series of rules and regulations that can be difficult enough to decipher even without having to deal with the stress of adjusting to a new culture. This is where Matthew Jeffery can offer his services as an immigration lawyer. Serving as both a barrister and solicitor – meaning he is qualified to both counsel you and represent you in court, Mr. Jeffery specializes in all aspects of immigration law. This includes:
- Citizenship applications
- Skilled workers applications
- Family sponsorships
- Canadian experience class applications
- Humanitarian cases
- Permanent resident card renewals
- Temporary work permits
- Student visas &
- Visitor visas