IRCC strengthens Canada’s economic, social and cultural prosperity by helping ensure Canadian safety and security while managing one of the largest and most generous immigration programs in the world.
We select foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents. We offer protection to refugees. IRCC develops Canada’s admissibility policy, which sets the conditions for entering and remaining in Canada. IRCC also conducts, in collaboration with its partners, the screening of potential permanent and temporary residents to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians. Fundamentally, the Department builds a stronger Canada by helping immigrants and refugees settle and fully integrate into Canadian society and the economy, and by encouraging and facilitating Canadian citizenship.
IRCC’s mandate comes from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act. The Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is responsible for the Citizenship Act of 1977 and shares responsibility with the Minister of Public Safety for the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
Jurisdiction over immigration is shared between the federal and the provincial and territorial governments under section 95 of the Constitution Act, 1867.
Effective July 2, 2013, primary responsibility for Passport Canada and the administration of the Canadian Passport Order and the Order Respecting the Issuance of Diplomatic and Special Passports moved from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Top 5 Immigration Lawyers in Toronto
If you are looking for someone who can help you with your immigration process then here are the top 5 immigration lawyers toronto:
- Karas Immigration Law Professional Corporation
Sergio R. Karas, B.A., J.D.., is a Canadian lawyer (Barrister and Solicitor) Certified Specialist in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario and internationally recognized expert in Canadian immigration law.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Karas has helped hundreds of people successfully establish themselves in Canada. He has been involved with many widely reported, high profile cases. He represents individuals and multinational corporations to achieve their immigration objectives and implement successful relocation strategies.
Mr. Karas is an honors graduate in Political Science from York University and obtained his Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He speaks fluent English, French, and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Italian, Portuguese and German. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Past Chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Past Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Past Chair of the Canada Committee, and current co-Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has been invited on numerous occasions to address lawyers and human resources managers at major international professional gatherings. He is listed in “Who is Who in Corporate Immigration Law”, Best Lawyers, and has been named “Platinum Client Champion” by Martindale Hubbell as a leading immigration lawyer.
- Langford Law
Vance Langford is a Calgary-based business lawyer and Managing Partner of Langford Law.
Vance has over 20 years’ experience working with clients to structure businesses, complete financings and transactions and resolve disputes with support from counsel for securities, tax and litigation matters. Vance’s practice includes negotiating and documenting acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and other complex business transactions, particularly involving multiple jurisdictions and competition, trade and investment laws.
Vance has extensive experience and is internationally recognized for expertise in Canadian and US immigration law. Vance advises and represents Canadian and international businesses on global mobility for executives, managers and specialists. He also helps individuals and families relocate to Canada and the United States to pursue goals in education, employment, permanent residence and citizenship.
With close to 500 employees and 300 professionals, BCF Business Law is the go-to law firm for business leaders, growing companies as well as global enterprises looking to secure long-term success and sustainable growth.
Setting us apart from the competition, our entrepreneurship has led us to earn Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 13th year in a row. BCF understands its clients’ commercial activities and is well-positioned to partner with organisations from ambitious startups to well-established private and public companies to investment bankers, venture capital and private equity firms.
We transform our clients’ dreams into viable and innovative businesses by providing them with pragmatic and innovative solutions. Striving for excellence, BCF has earned the trust of companies in all sectors of activity, both in North America and around the world.
- Gowling WLG
Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading U.K.-based international law firm.
With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities across Canada, the U.K., Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Gowling WLG provides clients with top-tier legal advice at home and abroad in a range of areas.
Our clients have access to in-depth expertise and experience in key global sectors, including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech.
We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.
- Filmore Riley LLP
Founded in Manitoba more than a century ago, Fillmore Riley is a premier, full-service law firm. With a team of lawyers, paralegals, and support staff more than 150 strong, Fillmore Riley brings a pragmatic, action-oriented approach to help clients solve any legal challenge in over 20 practice areas.
We provide prompt, personal attention to our diverse clients, including owner-managed businesses, financial institutions, multinational corporations, government bodies, and professional associations.