They Rescued Me

I’ve had a long road to get to where I am today. Fleeing from my home country as a teenager in the 1980’s, going through the refugee system in Canada where I was eventually successful in becoming a protected person. I filed for my PR on my own but it was refused in 2012. A few years later, I didn’t notice that my work permit had expired and I needed to restore my status. I spoke with Guelph Immigrant Services and they referred me to Jennifer’s office.

I knew that I wasn’t getting anywhere on my own. I’d fill out the form and send it off and they’d send it back because something was missing. I’d fix that and then it would come back with something else. I realized that I needed help. I went for a consultation with Jennifer and decided to hire her, as I only had a short time to restore my status. I’m glad I hired them – even though it ended up being a lot of money over the years.

I kept getting into trouble, but they were able to rescue me. Finally, I applied for PR again with their help; and today, I became a permanent resident. Now I have security that I’m not going to have to leave my spouse of 20 years and my Canadian children. I no longer have to fear being deported to a nation that I haven’t seen since I was a teen.

I would recommend Jennifer and her team to anyone who needs help. They’re efficient, competent and helpful professionals. They get the job done. I appreciated the way I felt in their office. They don’t talk down to their clients and I never felt like I was being interrogated. It was a lot of money and sometimes I needed some time to pay them. I’m grateful that they were helpful and came up with a payment plan that worked for both of us.

When I heard today that I can stay here in Canada for the rest of my life completely legally; that meant the world to me. What relief and freedom I feel as that weight is lifted off my shoulders. I know I’m going to be back as soon as possible for Jennifer and her team to help me finally become a Canadian citizen in this country where I’ve lived for 30 years.