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Comprehensive immigration services to ensure seamless relocation to Canada and the United States from anywhere in the world.

Personalized service to support cross-border moves

Navigating the complex world of ever-changing immigration laws and policies can be challenging. BDO’s Immigration team can help you, your employees, and your business achieve critical immigration goals.

Both the Canadian and U.S. immigration landscapes offer a variety of pathways to temporary and permanent residence for those looking to move for professional opportunities or personal reasons.

Regardless of the scenario, BDO’s Immigration lawyers review each client’s unique profile and circumstances to determine the most efficient and cost-effective strategy to increase the chances of achieving a favourable outcome.

Supported by our extensive network of tax professionals worldwide, upon request, our services can be coordinated with BDO’s International and Expatriate Tax service groups to ensure a well-informed and seamless relocation process.

We offer business focused immigration expertise, as well as representation on personal immigration matters including: 

  • Work permits    
    • Intracompany transfers of executives, managers, and specialized knowledge workers 
    • Provincial nominees 
    • Significant benefit  
    • Reciprocal employment 
    • CUSMA (formerly NAFTA) and other trade agreements 
    • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) supported work permits including Global Talent Stream  
    • International Experience Canada
  • Business visitor status including after-sales service and short-term work status 
  • Employer compliance reviews  
  • Permanent residence applications: 
    • Express Entry 
    • Provincial Nominee Programs 
    • Start-up Visas 
    • Spousal Sponsorships
  • Citizenship matters
  • Inadmissibility issues

Our U.S. immigration attorneys represent corporations and individuals in a wide variety of U.S. immigration matters including: 
  • Non-immigrant work authorization including L-1 intracompany transfers, TN status pursuant to the USMCA, E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor Status, H-1B, E-3, O-1, P-1, and I visas 
  • B-1 Business Visitor status and after-sales service 
  • Short-term training visas including H-3 and J-1 visas 
  • PERM Labor Certifications and national interest waivers 
  • Immigrant petitions including EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 
  • Green Card applications including adjustment of status 
  • EB-5 investor visas 
  • Spousal and other family sponsorships 
  • U.S. naturalization applications and U.S. citizenship renunciations 
  • Non-immigrant waivers of inadmissibility
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Our industry experience

BDO’s Immigration team works with clients to provide end-to-end immigration support in a wide range of sectors, including visual effects, IT, professional services, natural resources, and infrastructure.

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Reliable information and guidance to manage evolving regulations, new business models, and emerging technology trends to stay ahead of the curve.

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