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Crossing borders seamlessly is becoming increasingly important in the global economy. With frequent changes being made to the Canadian immigration system, it is essential that you have someone knowledgeable to help guide you through the intricacies of immigration law and policy.

The McLennan Ross Immigration Practice assists businesses and individuals with recruiting workers internationally, expanding into Canada, transitioning to permanent residence and reuniting their families. Our team has decades of experience and include lawyers who specialize in immigration, former Citizenship and Immigration Canada visa officers, paralegals and clerks. We work hard to keep up-to-date on the many changes to immigration law and utilize a team approach to ensure you receive personalized service and attention.

Our goal is to work with you to create custom legal strategies to ensure your international mobility needs are met. Whether you need us to assist you with every step of the immigration process, review applications, develop plans for you to implement on your own or provide training to your staff we have the resources to provide tailored solutions to fit your needs. At McLennan Ross, you can always expect to receive high-quality, straight-forward legal advice and cost-effective service.

Why Choose Us?

We know that achieving great results comes from hard work and planning. Correspondingly, we only accept a limited number of cases each year to ensure that we maintain exceptional service standards for all of our clients.

Our team approach and access to leading professionals in other areas of law (ones that may affect your immigration matter) sets us apart. Throughout the lifetime of your case, we will make sure you are kept fully informed and that you have a lawyer, paralegal and clerk available to you to answer any questions.

Consultations and Fees
At our consultation, you can expect to receive strategic advice and an assessment of your case. We try to make sure you leave with a good understanding of the legal issues involved and the options available for resolving them. Due to the high demand for consultations, please be advised that we charge a small initial consultation fee to all new clients. Our fees are based on the complexity of your matter and the resources expended on your case. In certain situations, we offer flexible fee options including fixed fees and payment plans.

Foreign Workers

To many employers, it seems the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and International Mobility Program are continuously being overhauled and refined. Changes occur often and sometimes without notice. At McLennan Ross, we pride ourselves in our proactive approach to files. We are constantly reviewing legislative and policy changes to ensure that problems are identified early.

We regularly work with employers in a broad spectrum of industries to:

  • Prepare labour strategies
  • Prepare and submit simple and unusual Labour Market Impact Assessment applications
  • Prepare Transition Plans
  • Prepare applications under trade agreements such as the NAFTA and GATS
  • Prepare for and respond to Employer Compliance Reviews and Inspections
  • Train Human Resources personnel
  • Terminate foreign workers

Permanent Residence (Express Entry, PNP)
On January 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced new ways for individuals to become Permanent Residents based on their education, work experience and skills. We work with you to determine your eligibility and select the best available program(s). Whether you qualify under Express Entry or a Provincial Nominee Program or need to do a bit more to become eligible, we will work with you to ensure that you receive sound legal advice so your application can be prepared correctly the first time.

Family Reunification

We understand that reuniting your family is very important. Being apart from a loved one is often a strenuous hardship. Each year, we are pleased to help dozens of families reunite in Canada. Whether you are a parent, child, married, common-law or about to be married we will walk you through the entire sponsorship process.


Our trusted professionals have years of experience successfully assisting clients with cases before the Immigration Division, Immigration Appeal Division, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. All of our immigration lawyers have litigation backgrounds which allow us to serve as strong advocates in complex Immigration and Refugee Board hearings, Humanitarian & Compassionate applications and Judicial Reviews.

Please note that if your application has been refused you have a limited period in which you can appeal or seek leave for Judicial Review. We encourage you to contact a legal professional immediately.

Bryan Kwan  
780.482.9147 or 403.303.1652
Tom Ross, Q.C.  


Bryan Kwan   780.482.9147 or 403.303.1652
Gerhard Seifner   780.482.9230
Richard Wong   780.482.9157


Tom Ross, Q.C.   403.303.9124


Marie-Pier Leduc   867.766.7679
Gerhard Seifner   780.482.9230
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