Do I need a lawyer to come to Canada?

The Canadian government does not require you to get a lawyer to immigrate to Canada. The Canadian government recognizes lawyers and consultants in cases and lawyers and consultants can expedit and simplify the process.

The Pros and Cons of having a good lawyer?

A good immigration lawyer is able to challenge an immigration officer’s decision, where on your own an applicant without legal representation does not have the ability to make the challenge. Just as important, a good lawyer knows and understands immigration law and its frequent amendments.

It makes more sense to hire an immigration lawyer and increase the likelihood of your immigrating than to hire one to challenge or make an appeal on your behalf. One of the positives of having a good immigration lawyer is your lawyer anticipate and deflect any potential complications you may encounter. 

Immigration law is constantly changing; an experienced immigration lawyer is aware of these revisions and stays up to date. Canadian immigration law can be complex and confusing, and a qualified immigration lawyer is in a unique position to help his clients’ understand their immigration opportunities and options. 

For the most part, immigration law is covered by lawyers in their own individual practices. The following guidelines will help you find a good immigration lawyer:

Referrals / References: satisfied clients are the best references, and a really good lawyer will get excellent references from former clients. A reputable lawyer will also provide references from previous clients to potential clients.

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Experience: a specialized immigration lawyer should have at least ten years of experience in immigration law, giving him the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the complexities of immigration law, and the expertise to overcome the complications that may arise in more challenging cases.

Contract: The Professional Order of Lawyers requires a detailed written contract between a lawyer and his client. This contract protects both lawyers and clients.

Initial Assessments: A good lawyer should be able to fully clarify the application process, verbally or in writing, and reputable practices do a thorough initial assessment.

Internet: Most lawyers maintain an internet presence, advertising on their websites and through social media, but good lawyers include comprehensive information and detailed analyses on their websites, reflecting their expertise. Some lawyers also offer free assessments on their websites, giving you an idea of your chances before you apply to immigrate.