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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. Contact us to discuss your situation. We will work with you to find a solution during these unprecedented times.

If you are in Canada as a visitor and wish to extend your stay due to the COVID-19 concerns, contact us to discuss the status extension application process.


Our immigration law group provides a full range of personal immigration services. Our team practices exclusively in the area of Canadian immigration law. Led by Elena Ashford, our group manages permanent residence, citizenship, visitor visa, work permit, study permit cases for families and individuals. We also provide assistance to Canadian citizens with criminal or immigration violations in securing immigration waivers to facilitate border-crossing.

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

Immigration services for individuals and families

Apply for Canadian Citizenship

Contact our immigration law group to find out whether you are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship. We can prepare and submit your citizenship application.

Apply to Become a Permanent Resident of Canada

Siskinds’ immigration law group will help you to determine whether you qualify for any federal or provincial immigration programs.

Assistance with Border-Crossing and Other Services

If you are a temporary resident of Canada or a Canadian permanent resident facing criminal charges, we can advise you of any potential immigration consequences that ma…

Canadian Work Permit

Our team can assist you at any stage of your work permit application starting with an eligibility assessment through the preparation of application and submission to g…

Family Sponsorship

Siskinds’ immigration law group will provide you a free consultation on whether you can sponsor your relative to become a Canadian permanent resident and, if retained,…

Study in Canada

If you require a study permit to study in Canada, we will complete an assessment to make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria to apply.

Suspension of Criminal Records (‘Pardon’)

If you have a criminal record in Canada that prohibits you to access employment and educational opportunities and to reintegrate into society, contact us for a free co…

U.S. Waiver

If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Canada or the United States, depending on the outcome of your criminal case, you may be denied entry to the U.S. an…

Visit Canada

If you are planning to visit Canada, or you are a Canadian citizen or resident who is looking to invite someone to visit you in Canada, contact us to discuss the visit…

Our Team

Learn more about Elena Ashford.

Elena Ashford

Associate - Immigration Law
Learn more about Angela Belair.

Angela Belair

Legal Assistant - Immigration Law