• Immigration Services

    Comprehensive immigration services to ensure
    seamless relocation.

Personalized service to support all cross-border moves

Organizations face a range of issues around moving employees cross-border. In addition to the obvious tax and physical relocation processes, companies must provide staff the right paperwork to authorize their entry to Canada by way of a work permit or business visa. Navigating the ever changing rules can be complex and confusing, and having the right immigration support can help ensure staff is working in Canada quickly and efficiently. BDO’s Immigration Services team helps employers by providing end-to-end support throughout the relocation process. We have experience in a number of industries including engineering, IT, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and design. We have successfully obtained authorization for staff at all levels, including new graduates, specialized workers, executives and entrepreneurs. Supported by our extensive network of tax professionals worldwide, BDO also offers comprehensive international and expatriate tax services to ensure a seamless relocation process.

Business/Corporate Services

  • Business visas and work permits as Intra-company transferees, professionals, and technical service providers
  • Status documents for accompanying family members including open spousal work permits and study permits
  • Transitioning foreign workers to permanent residence through Express Entry and provincial programs
  • Compliance consulting and records management
  • Global Mobility program design, execution, and administration
  • Training and coaching for corporate human resources professionals to understand global mobility and immigration basics

Individual/Personal Services:

  • Work permits under NAFTA, GATS, CETA, and other international trade agreements and treaties for self-employed professionals
  • Study permits for international students admitted to a Canadian post-secondary institution and post-graduate work permits for students already in Canada
  • Visitor visas for individuals attending occasions and events in Canada
  • US and global business and work visas
  • Advising applicants on complex issues such as criminal or medical inadmissibility
  • Visa and open work permit applications, extensions, and renewals
  • Restoring status as a visitor, worker, or student due to overstaying authorized period
  • Family sponsorship applications for spouses, children, parents and grandparents
  • Canadian citizenship applications, including citizenship grants for current permanent residents and proof of citizenship for foreign-born children of Canadian citizens