YUL IMMIGRATION LAWYERS

The reference in immigration law in Quebec.

  • HUMAN APPROACH
  • CLARITY
  • WE LISTEN
  • INTEGRITY
- OUR PRIORITY IS THE SUCCESS OF YOUR IMMIGRATION PROJECT.

With thousands of successful immigration projects, YUL immigration lawyers Montreal, will provide you with the legal expertise you need to move forward effectively through the complex crossroads of Canada’s immigration system

Crédit photo : Serge Nolin.

OUR SERVICES

At YUL Lawyers, we offer a multitude of immigration legal services for businesses and individuals. You face a shortage of manpower? Do you urgently need skilled workers? Do you want to come to Canada to work or study? Do you have a problematic case? Do you need legal advice in case of refusal? We will assist you with creativity, transparency, rigor and efficiency.

SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES

  • High salary / low salary
  • Seasonal workers
  • Workforce Planning/Transition Plan
  • Putting procedures and systems in place to ensure the employer’s compliance with Canadian immigration legislation
  • Compliance Audit by Service Canada
  • Assessing the impact of a business acquisition/restructuring on work permit holders
  • Assessing the impact of a business acquisition/restructuring on work permit holders
  • With Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and Quebec certificate of acceptance for studies (CAQ)
  • LMIA Exemptions :
    • Film workers, VFX
    • Intra-company transfers
    • Professionals / Executives and Managers
    • Global talents section
    • Young Professionals
    • Postgraduate
    • Emergency repairs, etc.
    • International agreements, Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Trans-Pacific, etc.
    • Spouse / husband
    • Economic Benefits for Canada Including special skills, etc.
  • Work permit exemption: short term, etc.
  • Assistance in case of refusal / negative decision
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA): assistance, refusal, etc.
  • Business visitor: strategy / assistance to avoid difficulties when entering Canada
  • Ineligibility to enter Canada for statutory offenses, misrepresentations, etc.
  • Permanent residence: obtaining and maintaining
  • Citizenship

SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

  • Visitor Visa and Super Visa
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)
  • Study permit: initial application and extension
  • Work Permit – with or without LMIA and CAQ exemption / all categories
  • Problematic case – Refusal and Ineligibility
    (eg : false representations, criminal offense)
  • Developing an Immigration Strategy Leading to Permanent Residence
  • Permanent Residence (including sponsorship)
  • Citizenship

APPROACH

Fascinated by human, procedural intricacies and immigration laws – I am renowned for my ‘creative approach’ and my great capacity for solving difficult, complex and / or delicate situations.

My background is unique in Quebec since very few immigration lawyers have more than a decade of experience in law firms and as many years in Corporate Legal Affairs and / or as Business Partner / Corporate Human Resources.

THE SENIOR COUNSEL PROFIL

25 years of experience as a lawyer and

thousands of successful immigration cases!

   PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND :

  • Intern and junior lawyer in a law firm specializing in maritime law ;
  • More than 10 years as a lawyer in law firms specialized in immigration law and international mobility ;
  • More than 6 years as Senior Legal Counsel for the Department of Immigration and International Mobility of the Canadian Engineering and Construction Giant, SNC-LAVALIN ;
  • 2 years as ‘Business Immigration Leader for Eastern Canada’ in a large international and multi-disciplinary ‘Big 4’ firm (accounting, finance and law);
  • 2 years as the National Director of Immigration and Legal Advisor at the French multinational TECHNICOLOR CANADA INC. operating 6 VFX studios / Film Postproduction located in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver;
  • Guest Speaker / Barreau du Québec Continuing Education program ;

   ACADEMIC BACKGROUND :

1989

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) –
International Political science – Concordia University

1993

Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.L.) University of Ottawa

1994

Admission to the Barreau du Quebec

MARIE-JOSÉE H. BÉDARD

100% dedicated to immigration law

PROFESSIONEL FEES

At YUL immigration lawyers Montreal, we offer fair and reasonable fees taking into account your particular situation.

We offer a first consultation FOR FREE via email. The  use of  the ‘Contact/Consultation’ form is required. For more complex cases, contact us to make a fixed-rate (1 hour) telephone appointment.

Consultation by phone/
Skype/WhatsApp

Fees on a flat-rate basis/ ‘Flat Fee’ in the majority of cases = predictability.

Paypal payment or electronic transfer (‘ETransfer‘)

Meeting rooms available for customer meetings: in Montreal and on the South Shore. It’s possible to travel to your offices at no cost for businesses.

Consultations are available in French or in English. YUL collaborates with other firms working 100% in immigration law for referencing if necessary.

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