The Law Office of Mathew and Gupta Barrister & Solicitor, is a Canada immigration
law firm based in Toronto, Canada. We specialize in all types of immigration cases,
including applications for permanent residence, such as skilled workers, , Canadian
Experience Class (CEC), Provincial Nomination program (PNP), entrepreneurs, investors,
Business Class and family sponsorships.
Applications for temporary residence including student visas, Canadian work permits,
visitor visas, other visa applications, citizenship applications.
Our firm also provides the full range of Canadian immigration appeal and litigation
services, such as judicial review before the Federal Court of Canada, citizenship
appeals, and immigration appeals to the Immigration and Refugee Board.
We provide all types of Canadian immigration related services such as:
• Skilled workers and professionals
For people who want to settle and work in Canada
(outside of Quebec)
• Quebec-selected skilled workers
Skilled workers are people who are selected as permanent residents based on their
ability to become economically established in Canada.
Federal skilled worker applications are assessed for eligibility according to the
criteria set out below.
For your application to be eligible for processing, you must:
• Include the results of your official language proficiency test, AND
• Have a valid offer of arranged employment, OR
• Have one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in at least one of
the occupations below.
For your application to be eligible for processing, you must include the results
of your official language proficiency test, and either:
• Have a valid offer of arranged employment, OR
• Be a skilled worker who has had one year of continuous full-time or equivalent
part-time paid work experience in at least one of the following eligible occupations
within the last ten years:
Work experience minimum requirements
> 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
> 0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
> 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management (Cap reached)
> 1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
> 2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
> 2151 Architects
> 3111 Specialist Physicians
> 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
> 3113 Dentists
> 3131 Pharmacists
> 3142 Physiotherapists
> 3152 Registered Nurses (Cap reached)
> 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
> 3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
> 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
> 4151 Psychologists
> 4152 Social Workers
> 6241 Chefs
> 6242 Cooks
> 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
> 7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
> Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
> 7242 Industrial Electricians
> 7251 Plumbers
> 7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators
> 7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
> 7371 Crane Operators
> 7372 Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
> 8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
If your application is eligible for processing, it will then be assessed against
Your work experience must be:
If you meet the above minimum requirements, your application will be processed according
to the six selection factors in the skilled worker points grid , which are:
• for at least one year, continuous, and paid (full-time or the equivalent in part-time),
• Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations)
or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the CanadianNational Occupational
Classification (NOC) list, AND
• within the last 10 years.
• your education
• your abilities in English and/or French, Canada’s two official languages
• your work experience
• your age
• whether you have arranged employment in Canada, and
• your adaptability.
You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants
after you arrive in Canada.
For people selected by the Quebec government to settle
and work in Quebec
• Canadian Experience Class
Under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec establishes its own immigration
requirements and selects immigrants who will adapt well to living in Quebec.
If you want to go to Quebec as a skilled worker, you must first follow a separate
selection process before your application is finalised by Citizenship and Immigration
Canada. To learn about that province’s requirements, visitQuebec’s immigration website.
When you are ready to apply for permanent residence, return to this section.
If you speak French, you should know that there are plenty of French-speaking communities
outside Quebecthat are also excited about welcoming you. If one of these places
is right for you, find out whether you qualify under one of the categories under
‘Immigrate’ on the left-hand side of this page.
Your 6-step procedure-QUEBEC
If you have not yet made the decision to immigrate to Québec, this standardized
procedure will provide you with a wealth of information to help you make an informed
If you have already made up your mind, save yourself some precious time. This procedure
is filled with practical advice to speed up your immigration and integration proceedings.
Step 1: Finding out about Québec
Do you like the idea of living in Québec? Have you thought about everything that
this change in your life will involve? Getting the facts is a simple and inexpensive
way to determine if your immigration plan is feasible.
Step 2: Evaluating online your chances of being selected by Québec
You are well-informed about Québec and would like to immigrate? You may already
fill out the Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration (PEI). This online tool enables
you to evaluate your chances of being selected by Québec. Obtain an immediate response
free of charge!
Step 3: Submitting an official immigration application
Your plan to immigrate is becoming more concrete and you would like to submit an
official immigration application. Note that special treatment is not given to applicants
who retain the services of an immigration intermediary. Find out about the steps
to follow to submit an official application.
Step 4: Preparing before departure to make your integration into Québec easier
You will soon be leaving for Québec where you will begin a new life and discover
new horizons. While waiting to obtain your permanent resident visa, take the time
to prepare yourself and take certain steps before leaving. This will make it that
much easier for you to integrate into Québec life.
Step 5: Proceeding to the Immigration-Québec office upon arrival at the airport
You have reached your destination! Consult this section for an overview of the entry
and reception formalities.
Step 6: Taking steps to integrate successfully into Québec
To make your immigration process as smooth as possible, find out about the steps
to follow once you arrive in Québec as well as the services offered by the government
and its partner organizations to facilitate your integration.
For people who have recent Canadian work experience
or have graduated and recently worked in Canada
• Provincial Nomination Program
If you are a temporary foreign worker or a foreign student who graduated in Canada,
you often have the qualities to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent
residence. You are familiar with Canadian society and can contribute to the Canadian
economy. You should have knowledge of English or French and qualifying work experience.
Applying to stay in Canada permanently in your case is simple. You can do this under
the Canadian Experience Class. All the guides, information and forms you need to
apply are included here.
Before you apply, make sure you get to know the requirements and current application
procedures. After you apply, make sure you return to this website to find out about
the steps that follow.
One of Canada’s provinces or territories can nominate
you to settle and work there
• Investors, entrepreneurs
and self-employed people
Persons who immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program have the skills,
education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution
to the province or territory that nominates them. They are ready to establish themselves
successfully as permanent residents in Canada.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a
Canadian province or territory.
Consult this section to find all the information and required forms to apply as
a provincial nominee. Because the criteria for provincial nomination are determined
by the individual provinces and territories, they can change without notice. For
this reason, consult this site and the corresponding provincial site regularly before
submitting your application.
Before you apply, make sure you are familiar with the current application procedures.
After you apply, make sure you return to this web page to find out about the steps
For people who want to start a business in Canada
• Sponsoring your family
The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to
Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.
Business immigrants are expected to make a C$800,000 investment or to own and manage
businesses in Canada, and must meet certain experience and/or net worth criteria.
The criteria you must meet to qualify are different for each class. Find out if
you can immigrate in one of these classes:
Each application can be made for only one class and the class cannot be changed
once the application is submitted. The criteria you must meet to qualify are different
for each class.
How to sponsor a family member to join you here if
you are a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) knows it is important to help families
who come from other countries to reunite in Canada. If you are a Canadian citizen
or a permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner,
conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or other eligible relative
(such as a parent or grandparent) to become a permanent resident.
CIC refers to the immigrants who are eligible to use this family sponsoring process
as the Family Class.
If you become a permanent resident, you can live, study and work in Canada. For
more information about being a permanent resident in Canada, see the Related Links
section at the bottom of this page.
When you arrive in Canada as a permanent resident, you must make every reasonable
effort to provide for your own essential needs and those of your family.
If you sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you are responsible
for supporting your relative financially when he or she arrives. As a sponsor, you
must make sure your spouse or relative does not need to seek financial assistance
from the government.
The process to sponsor your family begins when you, as a citizen or permanent resident
in Canada, apply to be a sponsor.
There are two different processes for sponsoring your family. One process is used
for sponsoring your spouse, conjugal or common-law partner and/or dependent children.
Another process is used to sponsor other eligible relatives.
Canada Immigration Appeals and Hearings
The types of immigration litigation that typically arise between individuals and
the immigration authorities may be classified as Appeals and Hearings. "Appeals"
refers to the process of challenging decisions of the immigration authorities before
a court or administrative tribunal. "Hearings" refers to other types of court or
tribunal hearings that are not made in appeal of a previous decision. There are
also informal hearings called "interviews" that are held before immigration officers
at Canadian visa offices within Canada and around the world. In addition, certain
types of applications or "petitions" may be made directly to the immigration authorities
that act as an appeal or can be used to overcome inadmissibility. In all cases it
is advisable to be represented by a qualified immigration lawyer because these matters
can be extremely complicated.
The law firm of Mathew &Gupta Barrister & Solicitor has extensive experience representing
clients in immigration appeals, hearings, and petitions.