Can an Immigration Lawyer Help With My Permanent Residence Application?

Applying for permanent residence in Canada is a very exciting time! Many of our clients ask us if we feel they need an immigration lawyer to help them with their application. Of course, we risk sounding a little bit biased. But listen to our reasoning below – after all, this is a very important step in your life and it is essential it goes smoothly.

How a Immigration Lawyer Can Help


An immigration lawyer is like a very experienced and knowledgeable guide for when you apply for permanent resident status. Just like you need assistance from a real estate agent when you buy a home, an immigration lawyer can be a very valuable ally. For example, when buying a home a real estate agent can draw upon their experience and knowledge to steer you in the right direction, warn you about any problems you could encounter, provide advice and make sure your paperwork is flawless. An immigration lawyer works in the same way.

No Legal Requirement for an Immigration Lawyer

There is no legal requirement to hire an immigration lawyer for your permanent residence application process. However, consider that this will be your first time (and likely only time) ever applying for permanent resident status in Canada. This will be our thousandth time! We will draw on our experience and knowledge to make your application perfect, and prevent you from making any mistakes that will result in your permanent residence application being denied.

Want to Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

If you have questions about hiring an immigration lawyer, or wonder how we can help you depending on your specific case and personal circumstances, please call us! We would love to talk to you. Feel free to contact us, we would love to talk to you.

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

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