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Are you looking for Immigration Lawyer in Toronto? Welcome to the Poonah Immigration Law Firm! We are a dual licensed U.S. and Canadian Immigration law firm serving individuals and businesses worldwide. Whether you would like to immigrate, study, work, or start a business in Canada or the U.S., we understand that you are making a decision that will change your life. Servicing clients in the Greater Toronto Area, and across the globe, the Poonah Immigration Law Firm helps you take the right steps towards successfully immigrating to your desired destination. Whether that is to the multicultural city of Toronto or the financial hub of New York City, let our Immigration Law Firm help you!

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The immigration process is complex and can present many obstacles and hurdles. This is why it is beneficial to seek the services of our immigration law firm to navigate this ever-changing legal process. At the Poonah Immigration Law Firm, our mission is to bring business clients and individual clients the best legal solutions while providing the highest standard of service. Our business model has a global reach. Therefore, no matter where you are located in the world, we can ensure that you achieve your immigration goals. Also, since our practice consists of both Canadian and U.S. Immigration law, we can assist you with all complicated matters to immigrate, live, work, or study in Canada and/or the U.S.


 The U.S. remains the land of opportunity, and there are many immigration pathways to accessing those opportunities.


 Canada has one of the most positive immigration pathways with plans to admit more immigrants each year.


Quebec, the “Europe of North”, has many popular immigration programs separate from other Provinces


How can I work in the U.S.?2020-10-08T08:17:46+00:00

There are several categories for which you can apply to work in the U.S. This is dependent on your skills, education and work experience. For example, there are several non-immigrant, temporary visas, such as H-1B Specialty Occupation, or L-1 Intra-company transferee. There are even immigrant work visas that can be obtained through a labor certification, or if you are a individual who has extraordinary ability.

What is the minimum investment under the EB-5 investor visa ?2020-10-08T08:14:58+00:00

The minimum investment amount depends on whether you are investing in a targeted employment area (TEA) or not. For TEA investment, the amount is $900,000 and if you invest in non-TEA, the minimum investment amount is $1.8 million

Can my Permanent Resident spouse sponsor me to come to the U.S.2020-10-08T08:03:12+00:00

Yes. Marriage Based sponsorship is available to both U.S. citizens and U.S. green card holders; however, the processing times may be longer if your spouse is not a U.S. citizen.

Can I apply for a K-1 Fiancé Visa if I am in the U.S?2020-10-08T08:18:57+00:00

No. K-1 visas are specifically for fiancés who are residing outside of the U.S. and eventually come to the U.S. to get married. The fiancé enters the U.S. on a temporary visa and then the couple has 90 days to get married.

What is a “green card”?2020-10-08T07:59:29+00:00

A “Green Card” is the other term for permanent resident card. It allows you to live, work and study in the U.S. permanently. There are multiple ways you can receive a green card, some of which include family sponsorship, employment, diversity visa or asylee

What is Express Entry?2020-10-08T07:07:24+00:00

No. Express Entry is an online management system that Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses to rank potential candidates against one another

What is the minimum number of CRS Score I need to qualify for Express Entry?2020-10-08T10:12:11+00:00

Technically, there is no minimum threshold. However, by looking at scores for 2020, CRS scores have ranged from 471-478 for FSW, FST average is 450 and CEC is 415. In addition, there are Provinces who actively pick candidates from the Express Entry pool (Nova Scotia, Ontario) and if they are within the parameters being targeted, the CRS score is much lower.

What is the ideal candidate for the Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program?2020-10-08T07:07:35+00:00

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher should consider applying; however, those between the ages of 20-29, with a master’s degree / PhD, plus 3+ years of work experience will generally be the most competitive

What is a Provincial Nomination (PNP)?2020-10-08T07:07:41+00:00

PNP Nominations are issued by the Province to candidates who have the required skills and experience targeted by the Province. PNP nominations add 600 points to your overall CRS score and will give you enough points to guarantee that you will be picked from the Express Entry pool and receive an Invitation to Apply

What Are the Easiest Provinces to receive a PNP Nomination?2020-10-08T07:07:47+00:00

Alberta has typically been one of the easiest Provinces because the minimum CRS score was around 300. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, they are only choosing candidates who already reside (work, school) in the Province. Saskatchewan also has a PNP program where candidates do not require a job offer, but candidates must score high enough on the Province’s score criteria. Ontario is the most active PNP and has targeted occupations where the CRS score is around 450 and a job offer is not required. We may explore other Province’s depending on your specific skills and experience.

Are language tests required to file for Canada Permanent Residency?2020-10-08T07:07:53+00:00

Most, if not all Pathways require language testing, with their own requirements. Generally, Federal Programs have higher minimum language score requirements, while Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) and Pilot Programs are lower. For example, each of the (3) Federal Express Entry programs do require language tests and each has its own Canadian language benchmark (CLB) requirement. Once you determine which program you are eligible for, you determine if you have the minimum language scores. Under the FSWP = NOC 0, A, or B, with a CLB 7 (6 in each area), CEC = NOC 0, A, with a CLB 7, NOC B, with a CLB 5, and, FST = Speaking/Listening = CLB 5, Reading Writing = CLB 4. On the other hand, non-Express Entry PNP’s typically require a minimum CLB of 4 (Saskatchewan, Alberta, etc). The higher the language scores, more competitive you will be in the pool.

Can I qualify under Express Entry without a job offer?2020-10-08T07:07:59+00:00

Yes. So long as your Express Entry CRS scores are high enough, you do not need a job offer. A job offer may be difficult to obtain if you are not in Country. Essentially, a job offer is recommended if your CRS scores are too low to qualify you for the Federal Skilled Worker program.

Immigrate to Canada under Express Entry

Express Entry is an online system used to manage and expedite permanent residency applications skilled workers under federal and some provincial programs.

Immigrate to Canada under Provincial Nominee Program

Determine which Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s) “streams” may be available to you based on your skills, education, and occupation for Canadian immigration

Investors & Entrepreneurs to Canada

Canada is seeking newcomers with ownership and/or business management experience to start/purchase an existing business through its Federal & PNP program

Immigrate to the U.S. 

Learn about U.S. immigration, requirements for citizenship and paths to green card.

Business Immigration to the U.S.

Explore options through investment and/or business to live permanently in the U.S.

Immigrate to Quebec

Do you speak French? Consider your options to live, study or work in Quebec

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Canada holds first Express Entry draw in over one month on September 18, 2023

September 24th, 2023|Categories: U.S. Immigration|

  Canada holds first Express Entry draw in over one month on September 18, 2023 (IRCC) has held its first Express Entry round of invitations in over a month, with [...]

Express Entry Category Based Draw for Transport Occupations expected the week of September 18th, 2023

September 24th, 2023|Categories: Canadian Immigration|

Category Based Draw for Transport Occupations expected the week of September 18th, 2023 In a release sent on September 18, IRCC confirmed that later this week it will issue invitations [...]

USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria

September 17th, 2023|Categories: Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|

USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in their Policy Manual to clarify the types of evidence used to evaluate and [...]


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