Canadian Immigration

Cumming & Partners provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance in all areas of Canadian immigration law. Our lawyers are distinguished practitioners, licensed to practice in both Canada and the United States. The scope of our Canadian immigration legal services includes the following areas of practice:

Business and Pleasure Visitors

To visit Canada for business or pleasure purposes, you must have a valid travel document (normally a passport) and be entering for a temporary period. We provide clients with advice on permissible visitor activities and the entry documentation required. This includes applications for Temporary Resident Visas and the use of the Expedited Border Inspection (NEXUS).

Work Permits

We assist clients with obtaining all types of Canadian work permits. See below for a list of work permits:

  • Labour Market Opinion

  • Intra-Company Transferees

  • U.S. and Mexican Professionals under NAFTA

  • Significant Benefit to Canada

  • Treaty Traders and Investors

  • Reciprocal Employment Programs

Permanent Residence

We frequently assist clients and their families with obtaining Green cards for the United States through each of the different approaches available below. We also advise clients on related topics including Renewing your Permanent Resident Card and Rules for Maintaining Permanent Residence.

  • Canadian Experience Class

  • Federal Skilled Workers

  • Provincial Nominee Programs

  • Entrepreneur Immigration

  • Marriage/Common-Law or Conjugal Partners

  • Family Based

  • Immigrant Investor Program

Canadian Citizenship

We assist clients with all of the legal issues related to Canadian citizenship and naturalization. We also advise clients on related topics including the tax implications of Canadian citizenship, the availability of dual citizenship, and the process for renouncing Canadian citizenship.

  • Canadian Citizenship by Naturalization: For Permanent Residents looking to determine their eligibility and prepare their application.

  • Canadian Citizenship by Birth Abroad: For Individuals born abroad to Canadian parents.

Inadmissibility Waivers

We work with clients to determine if they are inadmissible to Canada under any of the Grounds of Inadmissibility. This most frequently involves issues related to criminal activity or convictions, and violations of immigration status or laws. We also assist clients with obtain various waivers to allow them to travel to and/or live in the United States.

  • Temporary Resident Permits

  • Criminal Rehabilitation