Service Category Immigration

Our country’s immigration regime is rich with a multitude of programs and resources available to foreign nationals who wish to come to Canada for any of these reasons. While navigating the laws and procedures surrounding immigration to Canada can be daunting and complicated, our immigration lawyers work carefully with individual and corporate clients alike to explain and simplify the process and devise strategies unique to each client’s needs.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is situated in the fast-growing, multicultural Toronto neighbourhood of Don Mills. Our offices are in close proximity to the head offices of a variety of multinational companies and hubs for a myriad of ethnic and cultural groups. We serve a number of prominent large multinational companies, their subsidiaries and employees, and individuals seeking greater opportunities in Canada. In addition, our immigration lawyers are attuned to the relevance and necessity of creating dynamic and diverse communities by the movement of foreign nationals to Canada.

Our immigration team has expertise in preparing applications in virtually all areas of Canadian immigration law and regularly advises clients in the following areas:

For Companies:
  • Cross border movement of employees of multinational companies
  • Intra-company transfers of managers/executives and specialized knowledge employees
  • Hiring foreign nationals to fill positions for which there is a shortage of Canadians and permanent residents
  • Hiring foreign nationals to own and operate subsidiaries or branches of existing or new companies
  • Hiring highly specialized and highly skilled global talent
  • Corporate immigration strategy, compliance and audits
  • Transitioning employees from temporary resident to permanent resident status
  • Advising on the impact of mergers & acquisitions on the status of foreign workers
  • Advising on employee inadmissibility due to criminality or medical issues
  • Start-Up Business Class
For Workers:
  • Work permits and Labour Market Impact Assessments
  • Work permit extensions
  • International Experience Canada work permits
For Visitors:
  • Visitor visas and visitor record extensions
  • Electronic Travel Authorizations
For Students:
  • Study permits or permit extensions
  • Post graduation work permits
  • Co-op work permits
Permanent Reisidence:
  • Express Entry profiles for skilled workers
  • Family sponsorships – spouses, parents, and dependants
  • Provincial Nominee Programs
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate application
  • Citizenship applications and confirmation of citizenship

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