4 Reasons You Should Hire an Immigration lawyer

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Do you want to live and work in Canada, but are debating whether you really need to hire an immigration lawyer? Technically, there is no legal requirement to hire an immigration lawyer to represent your case.

According to the Government of Canada: “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is up to you. Using one will not get your application special attention or guarantee it will be approved.”

However, you could be making a big mistake if you decide to go it alone. Below we’ve put together four reasons why you should hire an immigration lawyer:

1. Knowledge and expertise

There are often very complicated legal procedures involved when you immigrate to Canada, and especially if you’re not well-versed in immigration law, we highly recommend that you seek out a professional who will be there to help guide you through the process.

Otherwise, you could run the risk of having your application turned down, which could result in even greater difficulties later down the line.

2. Deadlines met – on time, every time

When you hire an immigration lawyer, it is their responsibility to ensure all documentation is present, correct and handed in on time. It can be all too easy to overlook a necessary requirement on your application (jeopardizing your entire case!), but hiring a professional takes all the stress out of your hands.

3. Affordable fees 

Most reputable immigration law firms will offer an affordable rate without giving you any false promises. They will genuinely care about providing you with the best possible legal service at a fair price – otherwise, they would not be in possession of that fantastic reputation for very long!

Worried about scam companies? Don’t be. has provided some great tips on how to avoid scams and fraudulent companies, such as the following information about what to do when hiring an immigration law firm:

It is important to work with someone who has proper knowledge and training. You can:

  1. Ask about their experience with the Canadian immigration process
  2. Ask for references
  3. Speak to people who have used them
  4. Find out if they belong to any other professional associations in Canada

You can also download this great list of tips to help you avoid immigration scams.

4. The best chance of success

Although there are no guarantees that your application for a visa to live and work in Canada will be accepted, you’ll be giving yourself the very best chance of success by hiring a qualified and experienced immigration lawyer.

We’ll let Michael Niren from VisaPlace explain the rest. He states: “We can vastly improve the chances that your case will succeed. We can make sure that your file is treated properly by the authorities and if it isn’t we will litigate if need be.”

“Our role is to be your representative for your case. And remember, it is the government who pays an immigration officer to decide the outcome of your case, not you, not me.”

Are you interested in immigrating to Canada?

If you’re interested in immigrating to Canada, we at visaplace can help you. We have helped thousands of individuals and families to immigrate to Canada, to visit, work, study or live, and we can help you, too! Contact us today for more information about Canadian immigration, or fill out our free immigration assessment form here to get started right away.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

8 thoughts on “4 Reasons You Should Hire an Immigration lawyer

  1. Pancho Cham

    My neighbor has started his processes of becoming a US resident but doesn’t know whether to hire a lawyer or not. I’ll make sure that he does get a lawyer to help him on his way. I’ll get a lawyer that can help him with all the deadlines, and documents. That way he won’t have to worry about any of that because the lawyer will take care of it.

    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Pancho. US immigration can sometimes be very difficult to navigate on your own. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to discuss your needs for your neighbor and suggest the best strategy for success. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at
      Regards, Vahe

  2. Mohammad Ismail Amiri

    I am Mohammad Ismail Amiri form Afghanistan, 28 years old, I have 2 diploma, in Pharmacy and Political seance i have a family, 3 children, 2 boys and one daughter and wife. we want to live in Canada. we hope you are help with us.

    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mohammad,

      Thank you for your post. In order for me to determine your eligibility to Immigrate to Canada, I must first learn some details about you and your family. Kindly complete this form for me as it will provide me with the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

  3. Mohamed ismail

    I am Mohamed from Egypt 43 old married and have 2 boys under 10 i have 2 degrees Frist as a deploma in food and beverage industry hotels restaurants scanned is university degree subject is tourism i have experience working for 18 years in petroleum filed as public relations officer and human resources development i am looking for your help to help me and my family to move to Canada.

    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mohamed,

      Thank you for your post. I can definitely assist you by determining your eligibility to one of our immigration programs here as well as advising you on the proper steps to take to apply. But in order for me to do so, I must first learn more details about you. Kindly complete this form for me, as it will provide me with the specific information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

  4. scott mckenna

    Hello I have been offered full time employment in Toronto Canada and could use help to obtain a visa any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Scott,

      Thank you for your post. I can definitely help you with that, but in order for me to do so, I would need to learn more about you and the job offer to determine which Visa is best suitable for you. Kindly complete this form for me and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF


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