While you may not feel that you need an immigration lawyer to fill out an application or do some paperwork, having one working for you can be incredibly advantageous. Remember, immigration lawyers are pros at filling out these applications and have done so many times. But you on the other hand may only be seeing a form for the first time – and any slight error can lead to delays in the immigration process or even to your application being rejected.
Working with an immigration lawyer will greatly improve your chances of success. Here are a few common areas where you would commonly require the assistance of an immigration lawyer.
- You are not sure about your options
When immigrating to Canada or applying for a work permit, there are various federal and provincial programs that you can apply under. At times, the options may feel overwhelming, or you may not even be aware of all your options. Moreover, these government programs for immigration are always changing.
Immigration lawyers in Canada know about the various programs and can quickly determine which ones you may be eligible for and which ones you should ultimately apply under. This can make the difference between successfully immigrated to Canada or having your application rejected.
- You are attending immigration court proceedings
One of the most stressful situations that a newcomer in Canada can face is the prospect of being deported. If you are finding yourself having to attend court proceedings, and immigration lawyer can help prepare your case and represent you in court.
As a newcomer, you may not be aware of all of your rights, or the Canadian court system may be unfamiliar to you. But a skilled immigration lawyer will help prepare you. They will coach you on how to answer various questions that a judge is likely to ask, they will handle the necessary paperwork, and they will represent you in court to protect your rights.
- You are encountering delays
Delays in applications can happen, but when it seems like you have been waiting forever to get an answer or feedback, an immigration lawyer may have access to inquiry lines that you may not.
It is important to realize that lawyers cannot expedite the IRCC processing times but they can reach out to them on your behalf when experiencing excessive delays.
- You need assistance in finding a job
As a newcomer to Canada, it can be difficult to find a job to support yourself and your family in a new country. It can get even more complicated when you need to fill out additional paperwork because of your immigration status.
An immigration lawyer can help you in seeking employment and make sure the legal process is followed correctly so as not to jeopardize your immigration status.
- You are seeking Canadian citizenship
Many immigrants, who come to Canada on a work or student visa, will eventually seek citizenship in Canada. An immigration lawyer can teach you how to improve your odds of being accepted and walk you through the process including helping you understand the rules and procedures involved.
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