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 deposit to open a file which is deposited into our Trust Account, monitored by the Law Society. Our focus is on helping people and families, not on fees.
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, we accept all reasonable payment plans. Many clients pay $500 monthly.
Q: What if I miss a payment?
A: 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 public presentations through the Community Legal Education Association and lectures at various post-secondary institutions including BCIT, the University of Winnipeg, Global College, and 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. You are only required 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. In some cases, we advise filing a complaint against the former representative if misconduct has negatively affected our clients. Unfortunately, many clients are the victims of poor counsel.
Q: Do you charge block (fixed) fees?
A: Yes, most of our Agreements are based on block fees (see rates below); however, we also offer Agreements based on our hourly rate of $350 which is popular with clients who are familiar with billable hours. We are flexible based on our clients’ needs.
Q: Are your fees listed per person/ applicant?
A: No, 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. For example, if you have five (5) biological children and two (2) adopted children, you will not be charged any additional fees. You will be subject to government fees.
Q: Do I have to pay Goods and Sales Tax?
A: Canadian residents are charged GST, per Canada Revenue Agency Rules. Residents outside Canada are not charged the tax.
Q: If I pay your fees, can you guarantee a successful result?
A: No, we cannot guarantee results. Your fees pay for top quality services. Our reputation is based on getting the best results.
Q: What is the best way to reach you?
A: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 outside Canada. Can you help me sponsor him?
A: Sponsorship applications allow siblings only in special circumstances. Please make an appointment.
Q. Do you have offices overseas?
A. Our team works in Winnipeg and we have served clients from many countries, including China, Nigeria, Brazil, India, Pakistan, UAE, USA, Mexico, St Lucia, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominica, Belize, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, DR Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom, Iran, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Moldova, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, South Korea, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Australia, Japan, Kyrgystand, and Ukraine.
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 provide referrals.
NOTE: Fees below are current as of FEBRUARY 2020.