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 maximize chances for success. With a long and proven track record, MKS has successfully processed work permit applications in all categories for our many corporate clients. Some of the industries we frequently work with include hospitality (restaurants and hotels), mining, construction, high-tech, marine and engineering.
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.

Latest from our immigration blog

June 27, 2018

Canadian government approves visas for adopted children coming from Japan

Five British Columbia families received news on Saturday that their visas for their adopted children have been approved by the Canadian government.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it was seeking clarity on whether the change affects Canadians as well, although this wasn’t previously part of the process for Canadian families adopting children in Japan. That led to delays for five B.C. families filed who already had their […]
June 21, 2018

Canadian government temporarily suspends visas for adopted infants coming from Japan

Five B.C. families in the process of adopting children from Japan have been forced to stay in Tokyo because the Canadian government is reviewing its policies.  The B.C. government has temporarily suspended adoptions from Japan amid uncertainty over a recent directive from Japan to the United States on international adoptions. To date, Canadians haven’t required that authorization to adopt children from Japan. But Canadian officials have told adoptive parents they […]
September 11, 2017

(DACA) Dreamer’s prospects for immigrating to Canada

Rudolf Kischer joins Fox 10 news to encourage “immigrants that are highly educated, young and speak English” to move to Canada, where there are a great number of jobs in cities such as Toronto, Windsor, and Vancouver. The Fox 10 news segment discusses the many work opportunities available in Canada in response to President Trump declaring that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program will end in six months, […]
August 29, 2017
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration discusses “From Refugees and Immigrants to Citizens”

Maynard Kischer Stojicevic is proud to be a presenting sponsor for the Canadian Club Vancouver’s luncheon featuring The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on September 5th at the Terminal City Club. Minister Hussen will discuss: From Refugees and Immigrants to Citizens – Canada’s approach to immigration and its importance to economic growth and nation building. Ahmed Hussen is the Member of Parliament for the riding of […]
May 2, 2017

Trump executive order travel ban – what it is and who it impacts.

Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Rudolf Kischer and Alex Stojicevic spoke to host Zack Spencer of CISL 650’s The Law Show about the Trump executive order banning travel in the United States and what it is, and how it is impacting those traveling from specific countries. President Trump signed soon after he came into office, the executive order to ban people entering the USA from several countries. “Essentially what the ban has […]
November 22, 2016

HUMA, Francophones and Refugees: Alex and Rudi on the Law Show

As the federal government continues to make changes to Canada’s immigration and citizenship policies, some high-profile areas are getting extra attention. The foreign worker program, increasing Canada’s francophone population and refugees are all areas of particular focus for the feds these days. Maynard Kischer Stojicevic partners Rudolf Kischer and Alex Stojicevic talked about these and more with host Zack Spencer on the latest episode of CISL 650’s The Law Show. […]
November 14, 2016
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US Google searches for “apply for Canadian citizenship” up 500%

Immigration lawyers in Vancouver say they’ve seen an increase in interest by Americans interested in moving to Canada after Donald Trump became the president elect, CTV News Vancouver reports. Trump’s supporters were very happy with the election results, while Hilary Clinton followers are not so convinced it was a good move. To them, Canadian citizenship seems like it might be a good idea. In fact, Google showed that the keyword […]

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