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:
> Engineering managers
> Financial and investment analysts
> Geoscientists and oceanographers
> Civil engineers
> Mechanical engineers
> Chemical engineers
> Mining engineers
> Geological engineers
> Petroleum engineers
> Aerospace engineers
> Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)
> Land surveyors
> Computer programmers and interactive media developers
> Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
> Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
> Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
> Occupational Therapists
> Medical laboratory technologists
> Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
> Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
> Medical radiation technologists
> Medical sonographers
> Cardiology technicians and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
(not elsewhere classified)
An FSWP applicant must score at least 6.0 on the IELTS General Training test in
each of the four skills to meet the minimum language threshold of CLB 7.
Education Credential Assessment from designated organizations assigned by CIC
Work experience minimum requirements
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),
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
• Federal Skilled Trade Workers
We specialize in all types of immigration cases which include, applications for
Permanent Residence for Quebec Immigration - Skilled Permanent workers, Businesspeople,
Temporary workers, Foreign students
Our various services are comprehensive and tailored to suit your needs and budget.
All of our services aim to provide you with personalized advice and information
to avoid unnecessary expenses. Our services help to ensure quick processing while
preparing you for the immigration interview, resume preparation and searching for
a job in Canada.
Why choose Québec
Is Québec made for you? Are you made for Québec? To answer these questions, what
could be better than taking an exploratory trip to find out.
An immigration project must be well planned and documented. The more you know about
Québec, the better you will be able to make informed decisions and the best choices
WE are registered with the Law Society of Upper Canada. We are also member of Canadian
Bar Association (CBA) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). We have direct Special
Authorizations to represent Quebec Applicants.
We value your decision to immigrate to Quebec-Canada and our team and our staffs
are highly dedicated professionals who are devoted for providing you with accurate
immigration advice and excellent services.
Quebec is Canada's largest province by area with highest standards of living,
providing better opportunities for immigrants with advanced market based open economy.
Quebec welcomes immigrants from the four corners of the earth with their know-how,
skills, language and culture. Quebec provides services to help them integrate and
participate fully and completely in Quebec society. Quebec is one of the most preferred
choices by worldwide immigrants who desire to settle and work in Canada.
Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program allows the applicants to get their
Permanent Residence Visa in Canada. Canadian PR Permits you to Work there
as soon as you reach there. As a PR, you get all the benefits from the Canadian
Government. Canada provides free pub¬lic education from kinder¬garten until they
com¬plete sec¬ondary school. Canada, as a whole, provides a free, basic, healthcare
system for PR holders. Canada is one of the most beautiful and safest countries
in the world.
Under the Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration program an individual requires
49 points or an applicant with a spouse who obtains a minimum of 57 points, to qualify
for a Canadian permanent resident visa. If called to a personal selection interview
with an immigration Quebec officer, applicants will have the opportunity to earn
up to six extra points. After attending a personal interview, individual applicants
will require at least 55 points to qualify and applicants with a spouse require
at least 63 points to qualify under the Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration program.
In 2012, 55036 Immigrants settled in Quebec. Montreal is one of the major cities
where most of the newcomers settle. Quebec immigration files are processed faster
compared to other immigration programs. Language preferred by People in Quebec is
French and English. From 2008 to 2012, 37.7 percent of immigrants spoke both French
and English, while 25.3 percent spoke French only,16.3 percent spoke English only.
If your application is successful and Quebec selection certificate is issued, you
can claim up to $1500 from Government for applicants who learned French in their
home country .So it is always better to learn basic levels of French before your
Quebec welcomes more than 20,000 immigrants in skilled category in the year 2013-2014,
with full-fledged job opportunities and highest level of earnings.
Your Window of opportunity is open now. Make a thoughtful decision and apply soon
for Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration program.
We are highly proficient in Quebec Immigration we submit each application and their
corresponding documents with intense dedication.
We hope that we have given you all the required information. For further assistance
feel free to contact us
For people who want to become permanent residents
based on being qualified in a Skilled trade.
• Canadian Experience Class
To ensure fast processing times, we will accept no more than 3,000 complete federal
skilled trade applications for processing each year (from May 4, 2013 to April 30,
Applications will be processed in the order we receive them.
Group A – Jobs with sub-caps of 100 applications each (and their corresponding 2011
• 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
• 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
• 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers
• 7271 Carpenters
• 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
• 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
• 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
• 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
• 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
• 8241 Logging machinery operators
• 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock
• 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
• 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
• 9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
• 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
• 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
• 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators
Group B – no sub-caps (2011 NOC code)
• 7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
• 7233 Sheet metal workers
• 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
• 7236 Ironworkers
• 7237 Welders and related machine operators
• 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
• 7242 Industrial electricians
• 7243 Power system electricians
• 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
• 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
• 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
• 7251 Plumbers
• 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
• 7253 Gas fitters
• 7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
• 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
• 7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
• 7314 Railway carmen/women
• 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
• 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
• 7371 Crane operators
• 7372 Drillers and blasters - surface, mining, quarrying and construction
• 7373 Water well drillers
• 8231 Underground production and development miners
• 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
• 9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
You must complete your applications according to the requirements in place at the
time you apply.
To apply, you must:
• plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec chooses
its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec-selected skilled
workers for more information),
• meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking,
reading, writing, and listening),
• have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time
work experience)* in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
• meet all job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational
Classification (NOC), and
• have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year**
or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or
*“Full-time work” means at least 30 hours of work over a period of one week, or
an equal amount in part-time, paid work experience. For example:
• if you worked 15 hours per week in one job over four years, or
• if you worked a total of 30 combined hours per week in more than one job over
**Up to two employers can commit to employing you for at least one year of continuous
full-time work, meaning at least 30 hours of work over a period of one week.
*** In Canada, only the provinces and territories can issue certificates of qualification
in the skilled trades. To get this certificate, the provincial or territorial trades
authority must assess your training, trade experience and skills to decide if you
are eligible to write an exam to be certified.You will likely have to go to the
province or territory to be assessed. You may also need an employer in Canada to
give you experience and training.
You should go to the website of the body that governs trades for the province/territory
where you would like to live and work. The process is different depending on where
you want to go.
We can walk you through the entire process.
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.