NAFTA Intra-Company Transfer Work Permits – July 2015

I want to express the gratitude you deserve for the excellent job your team performed assisting our Company achieve work permits for our project at the Vancouver Airport Authority.  When I met you two years ago at the U.S. Department of Commerce cross-border trade conference in Watertown, New York, (at which you did an excellent job as a conference presenter), I knew you were a results-driven individual. Results are exactly what you provided Hi-Lite when we asked for 8 work permits to be issued in a very short period of time, enabling us to deliver our Vancouver services.  I had previously dealt with various other Canadian immigration lawyers, none who had conducted the work to your high caliber of knowledge and professionalism.  Your team and expertise have proven to be a great asset for Hi-Lite and we look forward to working together again.

Thank You!

- Bob Patel

International Project Coordinator, Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLC

http://hi-lite.com

Professional Sporting Coach Work Permit (Canada) – July 2015

Thank you!!  Our Head Coach from the United States, Wayne, now has his 2-year work permit for Canada!  We can’t tell you enough how happy and relieved we are.   We finally feel like we can breathe again.  It took us years to recruit this position, but your team made the immigration element quick and seamless.  You are very professional.  We now have hope for the future of our business.  We just can’t thank all of you enough! We highly endorse your Immigration Law Group to anyone and everyone.

- Link & Tammi

Owners, Explosion Gymnastics, Alberta

Family Sponsorship – Spousal Sponsorship – April 2015

Dear Warren, Rovshan, and Karla,  Many thanks!!! Without you, the whole immigration process wouldn’t pass by so smoothly. You did a super great job!!!  Thank you again!

-  Lidiia (Ukraine)

Professional Sporting Coach Work Permit (Canada) – February 2015

We had a time sensitive need to fill a technical coaching position with a top water polo coach from Europe.  Warren and his team completed the job in 2 months.  He quarter-backed the strategy from the start and the documents.  When our coach appeared at the border, the officer indicated that he would deny the application because he thought that we needed a special document from the Quebec government.  Warren and his team were on-call throughout, and intervened on an emergency basis to educate the officer why the work permit should be approved as no Quebec document was needed. After verification of this information, the officer finally agreed.  Warren and his team know the rules, and in our case assisted in informing the officer on the Canadian government programs and rules.  Our case may not have been approved without this superb support from Warren and his team. They made the difference. We are happy to have Warren and his team in our corner working for us!

- Martin Goulet
Executive Director
Water Polo Canada

Professional Sporting Coach Work Permit (Canada) – January 2015

“Bringing a foreign worker to Canada as a professional sporting coach on a work permit can have its challenges, particularly on short notice.  Warren and his team did a wonderful job:  from my initial contact with him to the issuance of the work permit was very fast and entirely seamless.  He coached us, and he coached our new worker.  Warren was highly recommended to us by other national sporting organizations as very knowledgeable in the temporary foreign worker program, and with the nuances for professional sporting coaches and athletes in particular.  He can now add Synchro Canada as one of his satisfied customers.”

- Jackie Buckingham
CEO
Synchro Canada

Cross-Border Employee Transfers, International Experience Canada (IEC) – January 2015

Our global organization has had a long-standing relationship with Warren and his team.  They have assisted us with all our immigration needs including employee transfers and new recruits all the while being attentive and thorough throughout the process. They have always done excellent work for us, including recently on a case involving a work permit for a recruit from Ireland.  We had thought we would need to use the LMIA temporary foreign worker program, which has its burdens and delays.  But Warren and his team found a better, faster, smoother and more successful way to bring our new recruit to Canada using the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.  We are very grateful to have such a dedicated team of professionals looking after all our organizational immigration needs.

- Lori Mann
Manager, Human Resources

US National NAFTA Investor, Work Permit (Canada) – January 2015

Warren Creates and his team provided me with excellent advice and services. My case is a NAFTA Investor work permit (American investing in Canada), not very common. Canadian immigration officials do not see many of these applications. I had such permit earlier, but it expired, so when I was coming to Canada again, my request to enter Canada was denied. I hired Warren who intervened while I was at the border, and I was granted entry on the spot. Warren and his team guided me.  My new application for a 2-year work permit for my wife and I was approved very quickly by Canadian immigration officials. I highly recommend Warren. He has 29 years of experience doing this specialized work. He is sharp, conscientious, and accessible, has a quick business mind, and gets things done successfully despite hurdles.

- Alex Severinsky

Spousal Sponsorship Application – November 2014

It has been more than a month I am in Canada now as a permanent resident. Between organizing and transitioning I did not find the time to thank you until now. Here is our sincere thank you from both Liliana and I for your professionalism. Thank you so much!

- Toni Ioneticu

Canadian Experience Class Permanent Residence Application – July 2014

I would like to say thank you very much for all the support in my application for Permanent Residency in Canada. I had tried on my own, and the case was refused.  I then came to you.  You and your team provided excellent help that changed everything.  I just crossed the border to finalize the process and I am currently waiting for CIC to send me my PR card.  Best wishes.

- NC

Foreign Worker Recruitment, Technology Company – June 2014

We are a start-up technology company based in Ottawa.  Recruiting specialized foreign workers, and bringing them to Canada quickly, is critical to our success.  Warren and his team have done remarkable work to guide us through the process numerous times, and to make sure that our business plans are on track with visitor visas and work permits.  The Canadian government has plenty of immigration rules and policies which Warren and his team are very familiar with.  Because of their expertise and focus on client-driven results, I strongly recommend them to any technology company.

- Des Hickey
VP Finance
Solantro Semiconductor Corp.

Professional Athlete Work Permits  – April 2014

Warren and Rovshan, I just wanted to thank you both for all of your wonderful assistance.  I now have all of my foreign professional soccer players in town.  It all worked very nicely. With many thanks for all your help.  Your team is great!!

- Melanie Ireton
Director of Operations
Ottawa Fury Football Club

NAFTA Work Visas  – April 2014

Jacobs Associates is one of the leading tunnel engineering and design firm in the world.  Headquartered in San Francisco, America, we have more than 150 engineers and operate from 17 offices throughout the world.  Warren and his team have for years been providing professional advice and documentation which we have required to successfully get our professional staff into Canada under the provisions of NAFTA for our project consulting work throughout the country.  The immigration rules can be very complicated and challenging.  Warren and his team make the process clear, efficient and successful.  They are very responsive and attentive to the needs of our business, even available 24-7 if our requirements have been off-hours.  I can highly recommend Warren and his team in Ottawa at the Perley-Robertson law firm.  They know the rules, the policy and the nuances, and are very helpful no matter where our workers travel and work.

-Denise Thompson
Head of Human Resources
Jacobs Associates
San Francisco, CA United States

U.S. Commercial Service  – April 2014

The U.S. Commercial Service in Ottawa has worked closely with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. on numerous trade related projects and events.  Most recently, members of their Immigration Law Team provided keynote presentations during a U.S. Commercial Service hosted webinar titled ‘Temporarily Moving Technicians and other Service Exporters Across the Border’ that outlined key considerations for U.S. technicians and other service exporters when crossing the border to complete after sales warranty repair and installation work.  The presenters were knowledgeable and informative.

-U.S. Commercial Service in Ottawa

Seminar Presentation to Business Leaders in Watertown, NY – March 2014

Warren is an exceptional Canadian immigration lawyer who gave a superb presentation to our business leaders here in North Central New York State on 18 March 2014, in Watertown, New York.  Congressman Bill Owens was present and introduced him.  Warren’s topic for our conference was “How to Successfully Get Your Workers into Canada”.  He certainly proved his reputation as a noted expert in his field and as a talented presenter.  He was engaging and informative, covering the topic thoroughly, using examples throughout, and carefully addressing every question from the attendees.  Warren is a pleasure to work with:  attentive, reliable, and persuasive.  He makes the sometimes challenging immigration rules (including NAFTA) understandable, and is practical in his approach and advice.  We couldn’t have been more pleased, and highly recommend that American businesses seeking entry and travel to Canadian markets make use of his expertise.

- David Zembiec
Deputy CEO, Jefferson County Local Development Corporation
www.jcida.com

Canadian Citizenship Application – February 2014

I heard of your reputation through the lawyer of a friend of mine. I now fully appreciate why your reputation is so richly deserved:  you and your team worked tirelessly and always provided the best professional advice, guidance and personal support. I will forever be in your debt.  My daughter is now attending Queen’s University and I am a happy Canadian thanks to you.  

-Juliana

Study Permit Application – January 2014

I would like to let you know that my nephew has arrived and joined us here in Ottawa.  He started his school this week.  On behalf of my nephew and myself, thank you very much for your help with the study permit application process! 

-Nam, Vietnam

Status in Canada for Foreign Coaches – December 2013

Our sincere appreciation for the thorough work that you and your team did to help us secure a top ranked Squash and Racquetball Coach for our Club!  After striking out 3 times with our job search, we were very doubtful that we would ever find the right fit!  Because of your outstanding work and your attention to detail our British coach arrived and has already raised the profile of the sports and created a positive buzz with our members.  Thank you again… we could not have done this without you!

-Jane Proudfoot
Director, Recreation, Sport and Fitness,  The Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada

Canadian Citizenship – October 2013

Moving across the world is never an easy undertaking. Even the decision to leave behind family and a lifetime of friends is a challenge. For me, that decision came in 2003, after I’d worked in Canada for two years. There was no question—I felt in love with the country, the people, the landscape and the way of life. But it came at a cost. I had to go through a lengthy, eight year immigration process without my close knit family by my side. Even so, I did have the best possible people around me. Before meeting Warren Creates and his incredible team at Perley-Roberstson, Hill & McDougall LLP, the road to becoming a Canadian not just in spirit, but on paper, was a daunting task. Through endless interactions with government agents, his team of dedicated professionals guided my every step with authority and solid advice. I am now a wife and mother of four beautiful children and, thanks to Warren Creates, I am proud to say I am Canadian. 

- Jodie, South Africa and Canada

U.S. NAFTA Work Visa – July 2013

I am happy to report that I have not broken your streak of success in obtaining NAFTA work permits.  The Canadian airport officer was satisfied with my documents and gave me a 3-year work permit, which is uncommon according to him.  Thanks for all your help. I definitely felt better prepared after our meetings, and having this work permit will make a big difference in my life!”

- Ariela, US Citizen, NAFTA Professional

L-1 Intra-Company Transfer to Canada – July 2013

My application at the border was a success! Thank you so much for putting together such thorough documentation, I was very impressed when I picked it up and the border agent said it was by far the most comprehensive application he had seen. Thank you for all your help throughout the process and for preparing me to attend at the border.

- Megan, USA

Permanent Residence (Canadian Experience Class) – June 2013

I came to the Immigration Law Group at Perley-Robertston, Hill & McDougall when I learned that there were issues with my Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Permanent Residence Application. It looked as though my application would be rejected, but thankfully we were able to overcome the complications. The Immigration Law Group helped me throughout the whole case. Their strong guidance and support made the process much easier and eventually successful.

- Arindam, Bangladesh

U.S. NAFTA Work Visa – April 2013

The TN-1 application went extremely well – the Officer asked for the petition letter right off the bat and copied my government experience records for file, saying that for the Management Consultant category it is experience that matters more than academic qualifications. He was very jovial, polite , thank you’s and handshakes, which I would put down to the presentation and the highlighting of the pertinent parts which made his job much easier. Great job Warren. Thank you.

- David

Professional Coach Work Permits – April 2013

Warren: Thank you very much for the fantastic work you and your staff are doing to help us with our foreign coaches coming to Canada. To be the best in the world, we need the best coaches in the world here in Canada and with your help we are able to add these coaches to our already world class Canadian coaching fraternity. Your commitment to excellence is truly exceptional.

- Pierre Lafontaine
Former CEO and national Coach – Swimming Natation Canada, CEO of the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport)

Provincial Nominee Program – April 2013

I want to thank you for the successful work that you have done for our technology company. You have helped us under the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program with the international recruitment of a new key member of our workforce. All work was done by you and your team professionally, promptly, and with a caring attention to detail. The case had its many challenges, however, both your strategy and guidance were accurate. Our matter would not have been successful without your team!

- Nisthith Goel
President and CEO Cistel Technology Inc.

U.S. NAFTA Work Visa – April 2013

I am pleased to report that I obtained my TN work visa to the United States under NAFTA with no issue upon landing in Boston this evening. I was properly prepared for the examination conducted by the US Customs and Border Protection agents as a result of our meeting and subsequent follow up exchanges last week. Thank you very much for seeing me on such short notice, for being attentive to my concerns, and for your professional guidance!

- Jessica
Forestry Specialist

Immigration and Refugee Board hearings – March 2013

Warren Creates regularly appeared before me during the time that I was a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. I was tasked by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to render decisions in regards to refugee claims from many countries of the world. I did this for 10 years. Mr. Creates impressed me as a lawyer who thoroughly prepared his cases and represented his clients with passion and skill. His work has always been diligent and excellent. I admire his competence, devotion to his clients and compassion for his fellow human beings.”

- Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan, C.M., O.Ont.
Member (retired) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Refugee Protection Division) for 10 Years

U.S. NAFTA Work Visa – March 2013

I am an Exhibit Project Manager and Consultant living in Canada working on museum and similar exhibit development projects here and in the EU. I am a Canadian citizen. I was invited to work for a US client on an interesting and rewarding project. Warren Creates and his team at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall provided me with clear advice on how to attain a work visa under NAFTA to consult in the US. They provided guidance on the visa category and requirements, and they assembled the paperwork required by the US Customs and Border Protection officers. When I presented my application it was processed immediately and successfully. Warren and his team are knowledgeable, and all communication was prompt, clear and friendly. Costs were as estimated. I would not hesitate to recommend their legal services.

- Kevin Garnett, Canada
Garnett Project Management & Consulting

Residency Obligation Appeal Hearing – February 2013

I want to thank you for your hard work and devotion in helping me to win my appeal yesterday. It was the overwhelming support of my family and friends and your team of respected lawyers that got me through this, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always remember your skill and hard work in fighting for me. You all saved my life and I can’t find enough words to thank you. Even when I gave up on myself, you never did, and I praise you for that. There really are good people in this cruel world, and you are at the top of the list!

- Blane, Canada

Professional Coach Work Permits – December 2012

Over the years you and your staff have been a great addition to our Tennis Canada team, helping us to bring all of our foreign professional coaching staff to Canada, and helping to ensure that they can continue to work! There is still much work for us to do, but with your caring and attentive guidance, it is rewarding and motivating for all (players, parents, coaches, administrative staff, board members, government agencies, and external partners) to see that we are on the right path!

- Michael Downey
President & CEO Tennis Canada

U.S. Immigration under NAFTA – October 2012

“We are a leading manufacturer and exporter of industrial equipment, located in Ontario. We have been in business for 25 years and were experiencing difficulties getting our field technicians into the United States to perform installations and to service our equipment. We contacted Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall to obtain advice on how to deal with the situation. On very short notice, Warren Creates and his team member Rovshan Hajiyev helped re-engineer our documentation so that it would comply with U.S. immigration rules under NAFTA and facilitate the border crossings of our technical staff. Thanks to Mr. Creates and his team, we now have a clear understanding of customs and immigration requirements and have set a new standard for our travel/customs documentation. Mr. Creates and his team were responsive, professional, and their expertise in the field of immigration law was extremely helpful. ”

- Mike Dupuis
President, Canadian Hydro Components Ltd.

New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Seminar Presentation – October 2012

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for participating and speaking at the export seminar held last week in Ogdensburg, NY. I thought the event went very well and the initial feedback we have received supports that belief. As I move forward in developing future programming for easternOntario, I would love to work with you again.

- Debbie Walker
Director, Community Export Development, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Debbie.Walker@ontario.ca

Permanent Resident Card Renewal – October 2012

I would like to thank you for your help and support. I received my PR card this morning. It would have not been possible without your professional assistance! The important element of my case is my frequent business travel outside Canada and protracted absences. I will keep track of my travels and will keep you posted. Based on my family travel plans and my business activity, I assume that we will become eligible for Canadian citizenship in March-April next year. I truly hope that you will agree to continue assisting my family at that time too. Kind regards and thank you very much again!

- Anatole, Ukraine

Citizenship Application and Appeal – August 2012

“As a United Nations official, I am required to work outside Canada for a substantial number of days each year. Based on your solid arguments and case preparation, I was granted Canadian citizenship by the Citizenship Judge despite the fact that I was seriously deficient of the standard residency requirements. However, the grant of citizenship was appealed by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and I was required to argue my case, to defend my citizenship, in the Federal Court. You prepared strong and convincing arguments that led the judge of the Federal Court to a convincing decision in my favour. You left no page unturned in understanding my case, preparing submissions, and communicating the legal arguments in my favour. You convinced the Citizenship judge and you again convinced the Federal Court judge. You did so in the most positive and energetic manner. You are an honourable man who stands behind his clients until the end. You and your team members worked with our family professionally, amicably, and with much patience during the entire period of preparation/representation. I am sure many others will benefit from your hard work and great professional representation.”

- Narinder, Sudan

Refugee Claim – August 2012

“I am deeply thankful for your humane support and for your very professional advice every step of the way in my difficult case. Your extensive knowledge and experience in refugee and immigration law is clear. You and your terrific team were able to deliver an outstanding outcome, one that far exceeded my expectations. Because of your help, I now have the opportunity to start my new life in Canada. Thank you so much!”

“Estoy profundamente agradecida por su apoyo humano y asesoria junto al profesionalismo mostrado en cada paso del camino. Su amplio conocimiento y experiencia en el sistema de immigration que usted y su excelente equipo fueron capaces de obtener un resultado excepcional, superando con creces mis expectativas. Gracias a su ayuda, ahora tengo la oportunidad de comenzar mi nueva vida en Canadá. ¡Muchas gracias!”

- Lucia, Mexico

Judicial Review of Refugee Sponsorship – April 2012

“Oh my God, thank you sir. I am so grateful to have worked with you. It has been very hard case, but you did it. On behalf of my family, thank you very much for your hard work. Wow, wow … I cannot explain how happy I am!”

- Zaid, Eritrea

Refugee Claim – 2012

“J’ai reçu votre message de félicitations. Je vous remercie. Je vous remercie aussi de m’avoir représentée. Votre travail acharné a porté fruit. Je suis très reconnaissante envers vous et à l’ensemble de votre cabinet pour la manière dont vous m’avez préparé pour l’audition et pour votre accueil chaleureux. Je vous souhaite plein de succès à vous et à votre cabinet. Avec tous mes remerciements, je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur, l’assurance de ma parfaite considération.”

- Amina, Djibouti

Foreign Skilled Worker applicant – June 2008

“It is a blessing to be able to have someone who you can trust and feel comfortable with when dealing with issues like this. I know you went above and beyond what was needed to get this done and that was comforting the whole way through…. I am gonna send every one of my clients through you”.

- Rahim, USA

Protection of Uprooted People – September 2006

… “let me take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed working with you. Your passion for the protection of uprooted people has always impressed me. Keep up the great work!”

- Mr. Buti Kale, Senior Protection Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)