Pricing and Fees

Clarke Immigration Law is fully transparent with legal fees and billing. We strive to be completely open and fair with our clients about the entire process, starting with the Retainer Agreement, so there are no hidden fees. We provide a full range of legal services regarding immigration to Canada, charged either in “block fees” or at an “hourly rate”.

Please note that the professional fees listed below do not include the government fees charged by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), taxes (HST) or disbursements. Disbursements include fees for medical reports and process servers. Certain applications include an Access to Information and Privacy Request (ATIP) at no charge. Please contact our office for details. All Canadian residents will be charged HST and all fees below are payable in Canadian dollars (CAD).

We may provide payment plans for clients, according to the client’s budget. Clients are not required to pay for all fees upfront. Here’s an example of a payment plan:

BLOCK FEES – Clients may choose to pay a “block fee”, a “fixed fee” or a “flat fee” (see chart below) for the services. The benefit of the fixed fee is that the client can budget the fees at the beginning and there are no surprises. A payment plan will be provided; clients are not required to pay the full amount up front.

HOURLY RATE – Clients may choose to retain our services at our standard hourly rate of $350/hourly. This is appropriate for clients who need limited support or guidance. Clients only pay for the exact time spent on the file, and our firm provides a detailed accounting. Please note that we provide our Initial Consultation at a reduced rate of $200/hourly.

ServicesBlock Fees
Initial Consultation – Details $200
Immigration Consultation for Criminal Defense Lawyers – Details $250

Temporary Residence Applications

ServicesBlock Fees
Visitor Visa (TRV) * – Details $2,000
Work Permit or Study Permit (SP) * – Details $2,000
Visitor (TRV), Work (WP) or Study Permit (SP) – Details $1,500
Restoration Application – Details $500
Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) – Details $3,500 – $4,500 – Details
Super Visa (for Parents and/or Grandparents) – Details $2,000

Permanent Residence Applications

ServicesBlock Fees
MPNP – Skilled Worker – Prepare Initial Application – Details $2,000
MPNP Skilled Worker – Prepare Full Application – Details $3,000
MPNP Business Stream – Contact us for details$7,000 – $15,000 Details
Spousal Sponsorship – SCLPC Class – Details $5,500
Open Spousal Work (OSWP) PermitDetails $1,500
Spousal Sponsorship – Regular stream – Details $6,000
Parental Sponsorship – Details $6,000
Permanent Resident application (post PNP Certificate) – Details $3,000
Prepare Reply to Fairness LetterFees vary
Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications (H&C) – Details $5,500 (may vary)

Hearings and Appeals

ServicesBlock Fees
Refugee Applications and Hearings – Details $3,500
Spousal Sponsorship Appeal – Details $5,500 (may vary)
Inadmissibility hearing – Details $4,000
Tribunal appeal – Details $6,000
Detention Review hearing – Details $4,000 (per hearing)
Federal Court (FC)Details $5,000 – $10,000 – Details

Other Matters

ServicesBlock Fees
Notarize Document – Details $100
Attend Interview with IRCC/ CIC or CBSA Officer – Details $500
Permanent Residence Card Renewal – Details $1,500
Residency Questionnaire – Details $3,000 – $5,000 – Details
Criminal Rehabilitation – Details $3,500 (may vary)
Medical Inadmissibility – Details $3,500 (may vary)
Section 44 Report Preparation and Interview – Details $3,500 (may vary)
Pre-Removal Risk Assessment – Details $4,000 (may vary)
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)$2,500 – $4,000 – Details

Retainers and Payments

To start a file, we require an initial payment to open an account. The initial payment is held in our trust account and is kept there until the work is complete. Once we received the initial payment, we can immediately begin work on the file. After the application is prepared, the client is billed for the work done on file including legal/professional fees, application fees, administrative fees, taxes and disbursements. We accept payment by cheque, cash, wire transfer, Interac email transfer and credit card (PayPal).

Please note that our fees are subject to change without notice. For payment plans, contact our office and we will work with you to accommodate.

Access to Information Requests

In most cases, we will include an Access to Information request (ATIP application) to the Privacy Commission (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) at no additional legal cost. This provides our office with, among other things, a copy of the Officer’s notes and we use it to identify potential issues. If clients have any questions or concerns, please use the Consultation to ask.

Immigration Legal Fees & Results

Please note that our immigration legal fees are for professional services, not the result. Results can and should never be guaranteed by anyone (lawyer or immigration consultant). We work very hard to give you the best service for affordable costs but don’t take our word for it. Read testimonials from our past clients about the results we get for our clients.

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In my twelve (12) years working within immigration, Alastair is the most genuine and trustworthy lawyer that I have worked with. He truly cares about his clients. His demeanour and personality enable clients to develop trust and confidence in his abilities. He is extremely knowledgable in the immigration field and ensures that he achieves the best results for his clients.

Charmaine M.Winnipeg, Canada

My husband is coming to Canada! Thank you for helping is with the Spousal Sponsorship Appeal at the tribunal. I can’t wait to tell everyone who needs an immigration lawyer, that I found a great one! I will refer them to you. 100% percent sure! You did such a good job!

Thank you very much! I’m so happy that we won!

Joy & PrinceNigeria

I have known Alastair Clarke as a personal friend and colleague for more than 15 years. Alastair has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to social justice and human rights throughout the time I have known him. He is a caring individual who always treats others with kindness, respect and dignity and he shows exemplary commitment to his clients and immigration practise.

Kim H.Vancouver, Canada

I had the pleasure of working with Alastair at Unison Health and Community Services for many years. As both his colleague and his supervisor, I found that Alastair consistently lent a high standard of expertise and professionalism to all of his cases. Furthermore, he was one of the most personable and compassionate people I have met. I would have no trouble in recommending him to any client who requires advice and/or representation in Immigration and Refugee Law.

Vinay J.Toronto, Canada

Alastair, your hard work is greatly appreciated. I’ve sent the payment via Paypal, fee included. I would make the wait and going through all the preparation all over again for the success we had on this case. Thank you, Alastair. I really will get my Christmas in Canada, and much more.
[Alastair successfully obtained a Temporary Resident Permit after a minor criminal conviction.]

James P.Los Lunes, New Mexico, USA

Thank you for all your advice and helping me through the immigration maze to get a Temporary Resident Permit. You have helped me and my family achieve our goals. I am grateful for your persistence and expertise. I am so fortunate that we found you!

Fernando S.Portugal

Love from Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Onwuachi – Nigeria”]Thank you for getting a Study Permit for our daughter. My husband and I really appreciate a good job well done! You got everything right. My daughter can’t wait to get back to her studies. She’s quite excited. The sisters are also very excited to have her under their watch for a positive change in her life and studies.

We know that this was a very tough case. Our previous immigration consultant made so many errors that led to 2 previous refusals from the Visa Office. And our daughter worked when she was not allowed. You worked so hard and gave us the perfect advice to fix things.

Thank you so much!

Dr. & Mrs. Patrick OnwuachiNigeria

From the first day that I met Alastair, he was friendly and I explained my situation and the strategy for winning our Spousal Sponsorship Appeal. He told me that money is not the focus and he only wanted to know the issues. As a single mother, meeting someone who is not focused on money and instead focused on helping people, I am so thankful that I met Alastair. Hopefully we will stay in touch forever.

I have met some immigrations lawyers but they are not very friendly and they didn’t look at me as a person. I have had many issues over the years and my situation is very complicated.

Fatmata K.Sierra Leone