Practice Area Immigration - Canadian

Gateway Law Corporation is a Vancouver, B.C., based law firm which provides immigration consulting and legal services to persons based not only in Canada but around the world.

We provide legal services involving all aspects of Canadian immigration, including:

  • Investor class applications
  • Business class applications
  • Skilled worker application
  • Family or spousal applications
  • Special Entry programs
  • Study Permit
  • Temporary Resident Visa
  • Refugee Application

  • Obtaining immigration file notes
  • Admissibility Hearings
  • Permanent Resident cards

We help applicants select the best category based on their intentions, and assist them through the entire immigration process.


We have represented clients on all Canadian immigration and citizenship matters, arguing on their behalf in admissibility hearings, refugee hearings, sponsorship appeals, and detention hearings.


Business Immigration

If you are an entrepreneur hoping to immigrate to Canada, the Business Immigration Program may be ideal for you. After a consultation with you, and depending on your assets and work experience, we can help you apply to immigrate in the self-employed category, entrepreneur category, or investor category. If your application is successful, you and your immediate family will recieve Canadian immigration visas.


We also help you fulfill the numerous pre-application business immigration requirements, including: establishing or acquiring a percentage of equity in a qualifying Canadian business; establishing that you will be active in the management of the business; and establishing that the business will create at least one new job for a Canadian citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident other than yourself or one of your immediate family members.

Skilled Worker Category

If you:

  • speak English or French;
  • are an entrepreneur;
  • Customs duties and income and other taxes
  • have a post-secondary graduate degree; and
  • have several years of professional work experience;

and have aspirations to immigrate to Canada, a Federal Skilled Worker application may be ideal for you.


Under the Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) category, applicants are evaluated and scored on the following six aspects:

  • 1. Age (10 points)
  • 2. Education (25 points)
  • 3. Work experience (24 points)
  • 4. Language skills (English and French) (21 points)
  • 5. Arranged employment (10 points)
  • 6. Adaptability (10 points)

Successful applicants must score at least 67 points. However, even if you meet the point requirement, Canadian Immigration Officers have the power to deny your applicatation on other grounds.

Family Class and Spousal Sponsorship

To help families who come from other countries reunite in Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has developed the Family Class and Spousal sponsorship program. If you are a Canadian citizen or a Canadian Permanent Resident, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or other eligible relative (parent or grandparent), to become a Canadian permanent resident.


We have assisted many clients through the complex family sponsorship process, and have helped to reunite many families.

Also ask us about immigration to:

  • a. the United States of America; and
  • b. the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples' Republic of China.

Gateway Law Corporation © 2011. Revised 2016. All information provided is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute a legal contract between Gateway Law Corporation and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, Gateway Law Corporation makes no guarantees of any kind..