Thank you for enquiring about our legal fees. Based on our investigation, we are the only immigration law firm in Manitoba to publish our fees online. We do this to make sure that we are fully transparent, open and fair with clients. To get started, call our office and book an appointment.
Q: How much do we need to start?
A: We require a reasonable deposit to open a file, typically $500.00 CAD. Our focus is on helping people and families, not on fees. We build relationships with our clients and we earn their trust through working hard and getting results.
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, we work out reasonable payment plans with our clients based on their budget.
Q: What if I miss a payment?
A: Just let us know. Please contact our office if you have an emergency or a life event where you are not able to make a payment on time.
Q: Do you do applications for free?
A: Yes, we provide pro bono (free) legal services through the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program. We also give free presentations to the public through the Community Legal Education Association and free lectures at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law.
Q: Will you charge me for every step?
A: No, there are many steps where we do not charge our clients. For example, we regularly do Access to Information requests for free. We only ask clients to pay the $5.00 government fee.
Q: Can I switch lawyers?
A: Yes, the Rules of the Law Society allow you to switch representatives. Your former lawyer may charge you for the work done.
Q: Do you charge block (fixed) fees?
A: Yes, we offer both block fees (see below) and hourly fees. We discuss this during the consultation.
Q: Are your fees listed per person/ applicant?
A: We do not charge fees per person. We charge one (1) fee for the whole application, no matter how many people are included in the application.
Q: Do you pay the government fees for the application?
A: Yes, we pay the fees for you. Those fees are listed on your Statement of Account within disbursements.
Q: Do I have to pay GST?
A: Canadian residents are charged GST (5%), per CRA Rules.
Q: If I pay your fees, can you guarantee a successful result?
A: No, we cannot guarantee results. The fees charged are for the services provided. Our reputation, however, is based on getting the best results.
Q: What is the best way to reach you?
A: Please send an email to email@example.com and someone will reply within 24 hours.
Q: Can you help me bring my family to Canada?
A: We have more than 25 years of combined experience helping clients navigate the Canadian system. We have helped to bring relatives and friends from more than 50 countries around the world.
Q. My brother lives in Dubai. Can you help me sponsor him?
A: Currently, family class (sponsorship) applications only allow siblings in unusual circumstances. For these cases, please make an appointment.
Q. Do you have offices overseas?
A. We are currently reviewing locations for expansion overseas. We have served clients from many countries, including USA, Mexico, St Lucia, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominica, Belize, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom, Iran, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, South Korea, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Australia and Japan.
Q: Can you help us with family law issues or help us draft a will?
A: We are full-service immigration law firm only. For family law or other areas of the law, we refer those cases to our colleagues.