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We are shocked and devastated by the senseless crime motivated by hatred and racism that was committed in our community on June 6. We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed, and wish a full recovery to the surviving young boy who remains in hospital. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim partners, colleagues, clients, friends, and neighbours in rejecting Islamophobia in all forms, and demanding better for our community. Hatred has no place here. It diminishes every one of us. Each of us shares the responsibility for putting an end to it. We recognize that as members of the legal profession, our share of that responsibility is heightened. This unspeakable crime strikes at the very core of the Muslim community’s sense of security and will have a lasting impact. Although this tragedy can never be undone, we believe the goodness in our city will prevail. We commit to be better for each other, to demand better from each other and to share love, kindness and tolerance with one another. We must stand together to build a safer, more inclusive community for all.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the filing and processing of immigration applications, as well as border-crossing.

However, despite COVID-19, we continue to prepare and file (where possible) the immigration applications for our business clients.

Contact us to discuss any issues with getting your employees across the border and any other immigration matters. We will work with you to find a solution during these unprecedented times. If you are in Canada as a business visitor and wish to extend your stay due to the COVID-19 concerns, contact us to discuss the status extension application process.

Our team will work with you to find the immigration solution that suits the specific need of your company.

Our immigration law group is uniquely positioned to provide a full range of Canadian immigration services to our business clients from short-term business travel to long-term relocation. Led by Elena Ashford, our group specializes in complex business immigration services including Canadian work visas, Labour Market Impact Assessments, business visitor visas, permanent residence and provincial nominee applications. We are able to assist employers to hire and retain foreign workers while ensuring compliance with immigration laws in Canada.

Siskinds’ immigration law group provides assistance to:

  • Companies seeking to transfer key personnel or employees with specialized knowledge to Canada for a temporary period in order to grow their business.
  • Companies seeking to recruit skilled employees from abroad temporarily and/or permanently.

We deliver quality, cost-effective business immigration solutions in a timely fashion and on a fixed-fee basis.

Business Immigration Services


Our immigration law group regularly assists with immigration border-crossing issues. If you or your employees have questions on crossing the Canadian and U.S. border, …

Intra-Company Transfers

The intra-company transfer category allows international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada. If your company has a parent company, an affi…

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Generally, employers who are seeking to hire temporary foreign workers must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to prove that there is a need for a temp…

Options for Hiring and Retaining Temporary Foreign Workers

If you currently have temporary foreign workers working for your company and you wish to retain these employees, we recommend that you contact us to discuss options th…

Visiting Canada on Business

Our team often assists our business clients to prepare business invitation letters to invite someone on a business visit to Canada, whether it be for meetings, trainin…

Work Permits in Canada

Siskinds’ immigration law group will provide your company legal advice on hiring a foreign worker. We will complete an assessment to ensure that your job candidate mee…

Our Team

Learn more about Elena Ashford.

Elena Ashford

Associate - Immigration Law
Learn more about Angela Belair.

Angela Belair

Legal Assistant - Immigration Law