Immigration Services

Working with our clients, Berezowski Business Immigration Law removes the stress associated with increasingly time consuming and tedious immigration processes by combining expert knowledge and legal advice with a personal hands-on, pro-active and time-sensitive approach.

We tailor immigration services to our clients' requirements - whether business owners, multinational corporate organizations, investors or professionals. The office offers legal advice on specific matters, assistance with individual applications or fully outsourced immigration services in accordance with our clients’ requirements. Our services typically commence with a pre-consultation (which might be a strategy discussion at a company board room, a few minutes over the phone or an email exchange) in order to establish immigration basic objectives and options. Once we have determined that we can assist you we arrange a full consultation to advise on strategy, process and timing.

The information below describes our services in general terms but we recognize that the needs of each client are different and are always happy to discuss specific requirements.

Canadian Immigration – It is Harder than It Looks
Canada’s immigration program has a user-friendly reputation but it is becoming complex- without hands-on expertise process delays and set backs are increasingly the norm. It has become important to have the guidance of a legal expert familiar with Canada’s immigration laws, policies and processes in order to navigate Canada’s border laws.

Berezowski Business Immigration Law’s Canadian Immigration services cover a full compliment of applications:

Temporary

  • Business Entries;
  • Temporary Resident Visa applications;
  • Study Permits;
  • Labour Market Opinion Requests;
  • Work Permits;
  • Intra- company transfers;
  • Live-in-Caregiver Applications;
  • IT Worker Program;
  • NAFTA Professionals; and
  • GATS based Work Permits.

Permanent Residence and Citizenship

  • Skilled Worker Applications;
  • Entrepreneurs;
  • Investors;
  • Self-Employed Individuals;
  • Family Class Sponsorships;
  • Spousal sponsorships (including common law and conjugal relationships for opposite and same sex relationships);
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate and other discretionary based Permanent Residence cases;
  • Provincial Nominee Programs;
  • Quebec Immigration;
  • Criminal Rehabilitation and Temporary Resident Permits;
  • Permanent Residence Cards; and
  • Grants of Citizenship.

To learn more about entering, working or studying or immigrating to Canada, PR Cards or Canadian Citizenship, take a look at the materials in the BorderLaw™ Immigration Information Source – Canada page of this site for articles, newsletters, bulletins and Carswell’s Canada Practice Guide (Immigration) "Citizenship".

US Immigration - Don’t Get Stranded at the Border
With expert border law advice and thorough preparation, our clients manage US immigration requirements and go on to succeed in the United States. US Immigration expertise and experience makes Berezowski Business Immigration Law uniquely situated to facilitate cross border business travel and assignments, relocations and permanent moves. As a resource to industry and other lawyers, Berezowski Business Immigration Law is well-positioned to serve our clients. Our approach is personal, hands-on, proactive and time sensitive.

Our US Immigration services include:

Non-Immigrant Visas

  • B-1 Business Visitor entries and Consular visas;
  • E Visas for investors and traders;
  • F Visas for students;
  • H-1B Specialty Occupation petitions;
  • J Visas for Exchange Visitors;
  • K visas for fiancées;
  • L-1A and L-1B intra-company transfers (at the border, airport or Service Center);
  • O-Visas for individuals of Extraordinary Ability;
  • P Visas for performing groups and athletes;
  • TN or Trade NAFTA Professional work permits; and
  • Inadmissibility waivers.

Permanent Residence

  • Fiancée, Spousal and Family Sponsorships;
  • Priority Worker Applications for individuals of Extraordinary Ability; Outstanding Educators and Researchers;
  • Multi-national Executives and Managers;
  • Individuals of Exceptional Ability including those whose employment would be in the national interest;
  • Professionals and Skilled Workers;
  • Investors contributing more than $1 million who employ 10 or more persons in the United States; and
  • Advance Parole applications.

For an overview of the most common non-immigrant options available for the United States – the requirements, restrictions and duration – please click the attached PDF to download our complimentary US Non-Immigrant Status at a Glance Chart. For more information on visiting, working, studying or immigrating to the US visit the BorderLaw™ Immigration Information Source – US Immigration page of this site.

Borders and Beyond
Immigration Related Services
We provide our clients with comprehensive immigration solutions. Both business and family based immigration cases require peripheral services and Berezowski Business Immigration Law has developed close relationships with a wide range of professionals to support our clients in their immigration endeavors. These service providers include:

  • Translators;
  • Education and work experience evaluators;
  • Residential and commercial realtors;
  • Mortgage and insurance brokers;
  • Business consultants;
  • Currency exchange experts;
  • Moving companies;
  • Educational placement agencies;
  • Employment and Recruitment agencies; and
  • Accountants, tax and financial advisors.

Global Possibilities
With an established network of locally engaged counsel available to assist, we are well equipped to manage international business assignments and temporary transfers. We have assisted in the temporary entry and resettlement of business people and corporate employees to over 15 countries including:

  • The United Kingdom;
  • Australia,
  • Germany;
  • France;
  • China; and
  • Japan.

While no one law office or organization is likely to have the immigration expertise needed for business travel and work permits to countries across the globe, Berezowski Business Immigration Law prides itself in having developed relationships with locally engaged counsel around the world who do have this expertise.