My family is an immigrant’s dream…
Both my husband and I are first generation Canadians who have worked hard to make our dreams a reality. Although our families come from different countries, we share a common dream – wanting to give our kids a better life.
When I came to Canada from South Korea in grade 11, I didn’t speak a word of English. I decided I wanted to become a lawyer and help those who couldn’t speak for themselves. I have helped hundreds of people find a new home in Canada.
My faith in Jesus Christ motivates me to serve my clients wholeheartedly as if I were serving the Lord. (Eph 6:7)
Let’s chat to see if I can help you.
- Called to Bar of Ontario, 2000
- LL.B., University of Victoria Law School, 1998
- B.A., (Psychology), University of Guelph
Sarah and Denys
I met my Ukrainian husband while we were both working at a theme park in Japan. While I had been travelling and working overseas on various entertainment contracts (cruise ships, theme parks etc), I knew that when it came time to have children, I wanted to return to be near my family. I’m glad that Denys was up for a new adventure with me here in Canada.
As we were both overseas, we really appreciated being able to speak with Jennifer and her team by Skype. We did look at another law firm who offered free consultations – Jennifer does not. We realized that we respected her for realizing that the information she gave in that consultation was very valuable and worth purchasing. We decided that you get what you pay for and we got the best lawyer ever! We did an internet search and we really liked the profile that Jennifer had on her website. We liked that she was an immigrant to Canada and we thought she would understand us and our situation. She was really down to earth and didn’t overwhelm us with big words. She was honest when she told us it would be two years at that time before our application would be processed and we both appreciated that she didn’t give us false hope. We liked that we felt that the office would be with us no matter what the future held for our case. At this point I have to point out that our file was approved in 5 weeks!!!
The office is very personable and understood how to communicate with us. We appreciated the informal, yet professional way they dealt with us and the incredibly thorough meeting where we told them our love story. We really didn’t have a lot of questions because they were so clear when they talked to us. We always felt that there was an option, a work around if we came up against an obstacle.
The most valuable thing that Jennifer and her team provided was that we knew from the beginning that our lawyers would put everything into our application so that there was no room for questions later on.
While we appreciated their focus on immigration, now that Denys is here with me in Canada, we wished that we could come to her for other things to get our lives settled here in Canada. In my husband’s words, what they do there is honest, thorough and I can’t thank them enough. We will never recommend anyone else.
Thank you, Jennifer and team.
— Sarah and Denys
“I am an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph.
One of my research areas of expertise is immigrant families, with a particular focus on parenting, fathering, and parent-child relationships.
I met Jennifer Roggemann in 2010 and from the beginning of our conversations, it was very clear that not only was she very knowledgeable about immigration issues but was passionate about helping individuals with their immigration situations.
She is a person who is down-to-earth, patient, and has a great ability to breakdown the law into understandable pieces of information. This can also be seen in her website that has articles that are well-written and to the point. One of my students approached me, knowing that my area of research is in immigration, seeking a referral as her husband wanted to immigrate to Canada. She had searched on her own and wasn’t able to find a lawyer that she felt comfortable with. I immediately told her to contact Jennifer which she did and was very happy with her meeting.
If you want to make sure that things are done right and want peace of mind, it’s best to contact Jennifer.” -Susan”
“I really appreciated that Jennifer could speak to my family in Korean. My English is fine but it was really helpful that she could speak with my parents, who were quite worried on my behalf. I had originally filed a family class application for permanent residency with another agency but I wasn’t really happy with the service.
I saw some articles that Jennifer had written for the Korean Consulate in Toronto and I realized that she is very passionate about her work. Her faith and her ability to speak with my entire family, as the need arose, was why I’m glad I hired her to work on my â€˜plan Bâ€™ for PR.
I may be one of a few clients of Jennifer’s that wish she was located in Toronto, as it would be closer for me, but I’m quite happy with the service I received from Jennifer and her team. They answered my questions quickly and were very knowledgeable about the economic immigration options available to me. Their service was more expensive than my first attempt at PR but worth it. The results speak for themselves. I received my PR quite quicklyand I knew I could trust their service.
Everyone was so friendly and they really work as a team. They are very professional and meetings were very focused so I got what I needed very quickly. Thank you Jennifer for solving my problem and making sure that now I can figure out the rest of my life without worrying about my immigration status. I’m able to head back for a visit to Korea and become a permanent resident on my return home.
Cornel & Adriana
After marrying my wife from Romania, I was looking for help with the process as I’m sure the rules had changed since I myself became a permanent resident many years ago. We wanted to make sure the paperwork and the process was done right.
I read several reviews on Jennifer’s website and saw that her office was really close to my house which was a bonus. My wife was still in Romania at the time, so I decided to come in to see Jennifer. From that first meeting she made me feel very comfortable, and I could tell she was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and I enjoyed our meeting a lot.
Between the meeting and the convenient location of her office, it was an obvious choice to hire her. Plus, her office has parking which is hard to find so close to downtown Kitchener!
Throughout the process Jennifer and her team were very helpful and professional. My wife and I appreciated their kindness, trustworthiness and competency through the whole process. She and her staff were very nice and it was true when they said they were just a phone call away if we had any questions! Although, I don’t recall having very many questions, as they seemed to answer any question we had before we even knew we had it!
If anyone was looking for immigration assistance, we would say go there! We had amazing success with them and they were with us through the entire process and accommodated us along the line. When COVID-19 first hit, a staff member even hand delivered the forms to our home knowing that we didn’t have access to a computer or a printer which was great!
While everyone at the office was helpful, we want to give a special shoutout to Taryn as she was near to us through the entire process. Thank you so much for your help!
Lory and Michel
We first decided to try Jennifer’s office when we were referred by a mutual friend of ours. My husband’s family was overseas and we were desperate to find some way to bring them to Canada as their home country was experiencing some issues and we were worried about them being so far away, especially given our inability to travel during COVID-19. After receiving the referral from our friend, we checked out Jennifer’s office and read the reviews and thought we would give her a shot.
We were a bit skeptical at first, as the program that our family qualified for was a pilot project and some of our family didn’t quite fit the parameters of the program in the way we would have liked them to. My husband and I thought it might be a bit of a long shot, but Jennifer felt confident in our case and we decided to proceed – and we are so happy we did! Despite our skepticism, Jennifer and her team’s legal arguments worked and our family’s visas were issued!
While preparing our application and after it’s filing, Jennifer and her team were positive, efficient, straightforward and dependable. Our questions and concerns were handled and were never ignored or pushed aside. I appreciated how they did everything they could to get the job done and worked hard to make sure our file was successful.
We also really appreciated how Jennifer’s office made us feel like more than a file number when we got a personalized Christmas card from them, it was warm and touching and made us feel truly cared for.
The only thing that concerned us through the process was the final bill – however, Jennifer provides a breakdown for every item that was done on our file and what the fee for each item was, so it was clear to see how the time was spent, which we appreciated.
Thank you to Jennifer and her team for all their help and a special shoutout to Taryn – she was always a delight to speak to!
Beatriz and Dominique
My spouse and I had been exploring our options to obtain permanent residence in Canada and were experiencing some confusion surrounding how the process would work and were having some issues with certain parts of our file that we were not sure how to address. Because of this, we decided to look into speaking with an immigration lawyer to help us.
We looked on Google and found Jennifer’s office which was located relatively close to where we live and decided we would give it a try. I also thought that I remembered seeing her name on a Brazilian community group on Facebook so we thought we would give her a try.
When we first met Jennifer, we were a bit intimidated – she was intense and to the point, which ended up being a good thing for us. After overcoming the initial shock, we could tell Jennifer was professional, confident and would give us information in black and white – even if it wasn’t the best-case scenario. We had opportunities to work with other lawyers, but despite the fact that Jennifer was far more expensive, we trusted her and could tell she cared about us so we decided to hire her to help us.
While working with her office and her team, we noticed they always reply very quickly which we felt showed us that they care. Jennifer’s team were very warm, friendly, welcoming and helpful, and were willing to put in the hard work to address the problems with our case head on. They were always honest with us about what was going on and, in the end, we got the result we wanted – permanent residence!
Having our application process through the pandemic was hard and the waiting was tough. At times we felt a bit lost, and would have appreciated a bit more correspondence about the status of our file, but we appreciated their patience with us through the waiting process and the fact that they were mindful of the fact that emails and follow-ups would cost us money.
I would recommend Jennifer’s office to anyone looking for immigration assistance – they found methods to work around the hard problems in order to get results. In fact, if my parents are interested in coming in the future, we would like to work with Jennifer again!
Thank you to Jennifer and her team for their support and patience!
– Beatriz and Dominique
Chris and Sam
My wife and I had been looking for information on how we could live together permanently as she was from the USA and I was a Canadian. We were expecting a child together and we knew that it was in the best interest of our family to be together. As such, I did some research on Google and Jennifer’s website popped up. I saw that she was located nearby and that she had good ratings and I thought I would give her office a try.
I came in for a consultation and could tell that Jennifer was very knowledgeable in this area, and I felt confident that she could handle our case. After taking into account me and my family’s circumstances, she gave us a personalized cost breakdown which helped us very clearly understand where our money would be going.
Hiring Jennifer’s office was a great idea – we had a great experience, and found that they made everything feel quick, easy and efficient. The process was clearly laid out, along with the costs and timing, and we found that we were never left guessing at where we were in the process. We liked how you could tailor your involvement with the office and do more or less to contribute to your file depending on your availability. It made it super helpful for us who were busy with our jobs and our new baby.
We also really appreciated their quick response times – Jennifer would even respond on weekends which we thought was great and unique.
I am thankful that they helped us work through our application and that our family was able to be together in person during the processing of our application – especially since much of the processing took place during COVID-19.
We had a good experience with Jennifer’s office and would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking immigration advice!
Chris and Sam