We help you navigate your immigration journey to make your immigration dreams come true.

At the Deer Lake Law Group, we have a team of dedicated Immigration Lawyers and Immigration Paralegals (with ICCRC training and experience) who take a client-centered approach to find you the most appropriate pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence.

We stay up to date on the ever-changing immigration landscape and policies set out by IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. With this knowledge, we will guide you to the best path for your future in Canada:

  • Spousal Sponsorship / Family Class
  • Home Childcare Provider (Nanny / Au Pair)
  • Home Support Worker (In-home Caregiver / Caregiver for Elderly and Disabled)
  • Express Entry
  • Permanent Residence
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (BCPNP, AINP, SINP, etc.)
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Work Permits
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • Intra-Company Transfer
  • Business in Canada / Owner & Operator opportunities
  • Study Permits
  • Extensions for Study / Work Permits
  • Visitor Visas
  • Citizenship Applications

As Immigration Lawyers, we use our in-depth legal expertise to provide solutions to difficult immigration issues. We handle Inadmissibility and Denied Entry files such as:

  • Previously Refused Applications
  • Sponsorship Appeals
  • Inadmissibility Issues
  • Procedural Fairness Letters
  • Federal Court Hearings
  • Judicial Review
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations
  • Removal Orders


We offer services in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Ukrainian, and Urdu. Please call at (604) 430 2345 or email us at

About Work Permits and LMIA

A Canadian Work Permit gives foreign nationals permission to take a job in Canada, but there are different types of Work Permits. If you are eligible, you can apply for a Work Permit even if you do not have a Job Offer.

Many Canadian businesses rely on foreign nationals to fill employment positions in Canada. Often, the employer / company will need approval through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process before they can hire the foreign worker. Now, the government of Canada has made it easier for Canadian businesses to apply for LMIA and hire workers in the following occupations:

  • Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers-retail and wholesale (NOC 6331)
  • Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511)
  • Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252)
  • General farm workers (NOC 8431)
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432)
  • Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611)
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 9462)
  • Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463)
  • Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9617)
  • Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 9618)


There are certain highly-skilled and unique professions which are exempt from the LMIA requirement such as artists, athletes, scholars, clergy, and so on.

About Business Immigration

Companies looking to expand into the Canadian market can set up a branch-office in Canada and send qualified intra-company transferees to get the new office running smoothly.

The government of Canada believes that Intra-Company Transfers provide ‘significant economic benefit to Canada’ and make this process LMIA-exempt.

However, if you have previous management or business ownership experience, and can purchase an existing business or start a new venture in Canada, the Owner / Operator program is a great pathway to Permanent Residency. To qualify, applicants must be willing to:

  • Invest in a business that meets program requirements;
  • Be a sole or majority shareholder in the business;
  • Take a leadership role in the business and be involved in daily operations;
  • Show that your company is good for jobs for others in Canada; and
  • Apply for the Owner / Operator LMIA and Work Permit

About Study Permits

A study permit is necessary for anyone who wishes to study in Canada. A study permit will only be issued to you once you have been accepted into an accredited educational institution.

By working with you and your intended institution to get you enrolled and obtain your study permit, we make this process simple.

Canada is a top choice for students because of the country’s:

  • high quality and standard of instruction offered at all education institutions
  • global reputation as an all-inclusive, non-discriminatory society;
  • global reputation for safety and security within its borders.

Student Visas for Post-Secondary

Studying in a Canadian post-secondary institution (university or college) is a great way to obtain Canadian PR (Permanent Residence) and get a world-class education. International students are permitted to work while completing their studies. This allows for career-building work experience and financial freedom. After completing the post-secondary programs, students may apply for a post-graduate work permit.

Student Visas for Primary and Secondary Schools

With so many advantages to obtaining an education in Canada, there is rapidly growing interest by parents worldwide to enrol their children at a Canadian school (K-12):

  • Fluency in English language;
  • Internally recognized diploma;
  • Qualified and government-certified teachers;
  • Technology in the classroom;
  • Individualized learning plans;
  • Safe school and community environment; and
  • Connecting with other students from around the world

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