MKS - Canadian Immigration & Citizenship Lawyers


A full service Canadian Immigration Law boutique, our firm advises a range of institutions including individuals, public and private companies, universities, not-for profit organizations, as well as other law firms.

Our legal team are specialists in all aspects of Canadian immigration and citizenship law. Maynard Kischer Stojicevic was recognized as one of Canada’s top 5 immigration law boutiques in Canada.

The strength of our firm is our in-depth knowledge of not only how immigration law works, but how immigration policy is implemented and the impact it has on processing.

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Reliance on temporary foreign workers has increasingly become an important part of many companies’ human resources strategy. Our firm handles all manner of Temporary Foreign Worker issues and has developed strategies that can streamline processing, as well as maximizing chances for success. With a long and proven track record, MKS has successfully processed work permits applications in all categories for our many corporate clients. Hospitality (including restaurants and hotels) mining, construction, high-tech, marine and engineering are some of the industries with which we work most often.
With provinces now picking upwards of 20% of the immigrants that come to Canada, Provincial Nomination has become, for many, the preferred means of immigrating to Canada. Our team has one of the largest and busiest Provincial Nomination practices in Western Canada and can help incorporate Nomination as part of any company’s foreign worker’s strategy. As pioneers in this sub-field, we have helped companies turn hundreds of foreign workers from all around the world into Canadian permanent residents.
With hundreds of thousands of applications to Canada being filed each year, refusals are inevitable. If someone has been treated unfairly by a tribunal or by an immigration officer, there may be recourse. Under Canada’s immigration laws, almost all refused applicants have the right to seek leave for judicial view of their failed/refused applications. In addition, most permanent residents and most sponsors also have rights to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in such cases before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, as well as all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board. We handle Removal Order Appeals, Residency Appeals, Admissibility Hearings as well as Sponsorship Appeals.
Applying for Permanent Residence to Canada has generally required a person to be both “selected” (meaning that they meet the criteria of the category they applied under) and “admissible”. Since the advent of Ministerial Instructions in 2008, however, qualifying for a category is no longer enough. Now, determining factors include whether an applicant's category is Open or Closed, a priority or not, and if it has a quota attached to it. This has made the processing of applications both unpredictable and challenging, with the Government of Canada constantly changing processing priorities. It is critical now that potential applicants consult with qualified counsel to assess the situation at any given moment, and be able to react quickly to take advantage of opportunities. Our team stays on top of all developments so as to develop timely strategies that will enable clients to navigate the complex web of processing as efficiently as possible.
Whether you intend to come to Canada for a week or a year, getting advice from our firm is never a bad idea. Permits may be required, customs issues may arise and the right documents will be needed. Greater scrutiny of travelers has become a fact of life when attempting to enter Canada. Inevitably, something from someone’s past will be raised and may result in them being barred from entry. Our firm can assist with special types of permits and applications that can overcome inadmissibility and allow you to enter Canada.
Law Office Space for Rent

Law Office Space for Rent

MKS, an established boutique Law firm, has 750 sq. ft self-contained office space with North Shore and Coal Harbour views available June 1, 2016 on the ninth floor of Birk’s Place, 688 Hastings Street, Vancouver. 

The space includes its own boardroom, shared reception and comfortable space for four.  Monthly rent is $2750.00 and renovation budget is available.

Send enquiries to nicole@vancouverlaw.ca with subject line “Birk’s Space”
Enquiries: nicole@vancouverlaw.ca

Latest from our immigration blog

June 13, 2016
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The Law Show on Minister McCallum and the CBA national conference

Having recently attended the Canadian Bar Association national conference, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Alex Stojicevic and Rudolf Kischer spoke to host Zack Spencer on CISL 650’s The Law Show on the latest Canadian immigration and citizenship news from Minister John McCallum, who attended the conference. The partners reported a changing attitude from the new government, as Minister McCallum highlighted the bar’s valuable role as stakeholders, whereas previous governments have criticized […]
May 27, 2016
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Citizenship, employer compliance and the changing system

On this episode of CISL 650’s The Law Show, host Zack Spencer had questions for Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Gordon Maynard and Rudolf Kischer on topics like Canada’s Citizenship Act, language and employer requirements for immigration, and why the system seems to be constantly changing. Canada’s Citizenship Act went through changes under the Harper government and is likely to go through changes again as the new liberal government looks to […]
May 23, 2016
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Internet dating site offers international love connection

Thousands of Americans, from everyday social media users to celebrities, have been talking about leaving their homeland and making a new home in Canada — all because the idea of Donald Trump as president seems too much to bear. Now, one American entrepreneur is looking at offering a chance at love along with the chance of a new life in the North, CTV News Vancouver reports.  Joe Goldman’s website, Maple […]
May 17, 2016
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Americans, refugees and new travel rules

With a new Canadian government in place and an American election causing a stir south of the border, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Gordon Maynard and Rudolf Kischer once again joined Zack Spencer on CISL 650’s The Law Show  to talk about the latest in Canadian immigration. As the idea of Donald Trump becoming president becomes more of a reality, Americans, including some celebrities, are showing more of an interest in […]
May 11, 2016
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American Celebrities look to the North as Trump gains traction

Actress Lena Dunham has now joined the throngs of American residents threatening to move to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, Global News BC recently reported. Dunham, known for her HBO series Girls, is just the latest celebrity to suggest that the election of Trump will force a move North, with Global showing other examples such as Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Stewart. […]

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