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What kinds of issues do immigration lawyers help with?

February 4, 2022

Working with an experienced Canadian immigration lawyer can make the difference between having your application accepted or rejected. They can help you interpret the law, analyze your rights and possibilities, and offer strategies to guide you through the complicated immigration process.

Our experienced immigration lawyers at Atlas Law Group are here to advocate for you. We will demystify and streamline the process to give you the best chance for acceptance. Here are just some of the issues an immigration lawyer can help with.

Understanding your options

There are over 100 different ways to immigrate to Canada. While this means a great deal of opportunity, it can also be confusing and overwhelming. An experienced lawyer can explain which options you are eligible for, and advise the best path based on your circumstances.

Avoiding application errors

The most common reason people hire an immigration lawyer is to help them complete and submit documents for immigration. Even minor errors and mistakes on an application can delay the immigration process by years. There are a plethora of reasons that applications get tied up in the administrative process, and immigration attorneys have seen them all. As such, they can help you avoid the common issues that delay applications and give you the best chance for a smooth process.

Navigating processing delays

If you are encountering delays, or have been waiting for an unreasonably long time, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain expedited processing. While it is advisable to hire a lawyer at the outset, they can review your application at any point in the process and discover any weaknesses or errors in your application. If you are experiencing delays, you should hire an immigration lawyer to advise you on how to progress.

Assisting with Employment

Finding a job is hard enough without the added immigration regulations. A lawyer can help you apply for employment, interact with human resources staff, and direct you to helpful hiring and recruiting resources. If your prospective employer is being non-cooperative or not assisting appropriately in the process, a lawyer can help ensure that they fulfill their legal obligations. They can also help you start a business as a foreigner, and navigate all the additional Canadian business laws, and how and where they overlap with immigration laws.

For employers, an immigration lawyer can help you meet all the requirements for hiring foreign talent, from advertisement through hiring. As a business owner, you’ve got a lot going on already, and the regulations for hiring foreign-born employees can be complex and confusing. Hire a lawyer to assist with the complex labor certification process (PERM).

Representing immigrants in court

An immigration lawyer can represent an immigrant in court, speak on their behalf, and help file necessary paperwork to avoid detention. An immigration lawyer can also defend an immigrant against arrest or detainment in criminal cases. If you find yourself in immigration court proceedings, you should hire a lawyer.

Advising permanent residents

Even after obtaining permanent residency, there are still certain laws and regulations that apply only to you. Failure to abide by these laws and regulations could result in deportation. An experienced immigration lawyer can help you understand and abide by these laws so you don’t risk your residency status.

Do I need an immigration lawyer?

It is important to remember that lawyers cannot speed up the immigration process or guarantee a particular result. However, do immigration lawyers help smooth the process and give you the best chance for success? Absolutely. Our experienced immigration lawyers at Atlas Law Group in Toronto are experts at chaperoning individuals, families, and businesses through the complex maze of immigration laws and regulations. Explore our services or contact us to meet with one of our immigration lawyers today!

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