Business Immigration


In an era of globalizing markets, the international mobility of labour and migration of people for business purposes have become commonplace. It is often easy to get lost in the multitude of programs, legislative rules and administrative processes that now exist.

Lavery has a dynamic and highly effective business immigration team whose members are recognized for their know-how, deep understanding of the specific issues faced by clients and their well targeted interventions.


The members of our team advise small and medium enterprises as well as multinationals from various industries on the issues relating to the hiring and arrival of foreigners. We also work closely with workers, entrepreneurs and investors who wish to settle in Canada on a temporary or permanent basis. Our team can help you with comprehensive management, preparation, assistance and monitoring of all types of applications, including the following:

  • Work permits
  • Study permits
  • Temporary Resident Visas (single and multiple entry)
  • Business visitor status
  • Québec Certificates of Acceptance
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (outside Québec)
  • Permanent Residency
  • Citizenship
  • Temporary Resident Permits (for persons who are inadmissible because of criminality or health-related issues)

In addition, we provide legal advice and services in other areas related to business immigration such as employment contracts, termination of employment and repatriation, taxation, translations and certifications, health care, pensions, relocation policies, etc.

Advice for managers

Throughout the immigration process we advise managers, guiding them through the government regulations, applicable laws and principles. We devise effective, advantageous business strategies for both the employer and employees being transferred to Canada.