Canadian Immigration & Canadian Immigration Lawyers

How to Immigrate to Canada

Smeets Law is an experienced, highly-respected, Vancouver, B.C., Canada-based legal firm, providing immigration consulting and legal services to persons based not only in Canada but around the globe. Contact Smeets Law to learn how to immigrate to Canada.

Canadian Immigration Lawyers at Smeets Law represent clients on all Canadian immigration and citizenship matters, arguing on their behalf in admissibility hearings, refugee hearings, sponsorship appeals, and detention hearings. Our lawyers regularly represent clients before all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Working on behalf of business clients, our lawyers also assist with all types of work visa and sponsorship applications.

Which immigration category should you apply under?

Canadian Immigration Lawyers at Smeets Law have been working with Canadian immigration clients since 1992, helping applicants select the best immigration category, and then assisting them through the entire immigration process.

Business category – Business Immigration

If you are an entrepreneur hoping to immigrate to Canada, Canada’s Business Immigration Program may be ideal for you. After consultation with an immigration lawyer at Smeets Law, and depending on your assets and work experience, we can help you apply to immigrate in the self-employed, entrepreneur, or investor category. If successful, you and your immediate family can secure Canadian immigration visas.

Smeets Law will help you fulfill the numerous pre-application business immigration requirements.

Skilled worker category

If you speak English or French, have completed a post-secondary education, have several years of professional work experience, and have aspirations to immigrate to Canada, a Federal Skilled Worker application may be ideal for you. Under this category, immigration applications are evaluated and scored on various aspects in order to determine whether they qualify for Canadian permanent residence status. These include factors such as age, education, work experience, language skills, arranged employment, and adaptability. No matter how the scoring is done, Canadian Immigration Visa Officers have the power to accept or deny an application based on a secondary, arbitrary basis. Before applying, consult an Immigration Lawyer at Smeets Law first to ensure that you receive the most favourable scoring, and that your application is not unreasonably denied.

Family class sponsorship

If you are married or living in a common-law relationship with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, a lawyer at Smeets Law can help you to apply in the Family Class category.

To help families who come from other countries to reunite in Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has developed the Family Class and Spousal sponsorship Canada process. Under this category, if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child), or other eligible relative (such as a parent or grandparent), to become a permanent resident. As a permanent resident, you can live, study, and work in Canada.

Lawyers at Smeets Law have assisted many clients through the complex family sponsorship process, helping reunite many families. Before applying under the Family Class category, contact a Canadian Immigration Lawyer at Smeets Law.

Helping clients overcome immigration and admission barriers

Immigration Lawyers at Smeets Law provide clients with sound advice on overcoming potential barriers to admission. If you have been convicted of a criminal offence in the past, we can help you to apply for the authorization of the Canadian government to return to Canada. This can assist you in attaining your goal of immigrating to Canada. As well, serious health problems which are commonly cited as reasons for barring admission to Canada can be overcome. Contact Smeets Law now to arrange an appointment with one of our Canadian Immigration Lawyers.
Smeets Law provides legal services involving all aspects of Canadian immigration, including the following:

* Admissibility Hearings
* Canadian Experience Class
* Difficulties with immigration officials
* Family or spousal entry
* Federal Skilled Trades Class
* Federal Skilled Worker Class
* General Agreement on Trade in Services Work Permit
* Intracompany Transferee Work Permit
* Investor class entry
* Labour Market Opinion
* NAFTA permits
* North American Free Trade Agreement Work Permit
* Obtaining immigration file notes
* Obtaining Permanent Resident cards
* Permanent or temporary stays
* Skilled worker entry
* Special entry programs
* Study and extended visits
* Vehicle importation
* Visitor Visa
* Work Permits

Lawyers outside of Canada

If you are a lawyer with a practice outside of Canada offering immigration services, Smeets Law would like to speak to you. Please contact Smeets Law.