I want to Employ Workers from Overseas
Do you need to hire more people for your growing business? Have you found the right person(s) but they can’t work in Canada? Do you want to transfer someone from your office overseas to work here in Canada? Do you have people working on work permits that you’d like to keep longer/permanently? Are you a religious organization and want to bring a new spiritual leader from overseas? Do you work in the Agri-food industry or need workers for only part of the year?
I’ve been working as a farm supervisor here in Canada for a long time. I first came on the 8 month Agricultural worker program for several years, and then was able to switch to being able to work for a couple of years at a time. A few years ago it was time to see about my options to become a permanent resident. I really missed my kids back home and wanted to give them the opportunities I saw around me here in Canada. I spoke to my employer and we decided we needed to find an immigration lawyer to help us.
My employer searched online and found Jennifer. She looked like she had a lot of good recommendations and so my employer called. We initially started working with another lawyer at Jennifer’s office but, after she left Jennifer took over my file. She recommended that we go through the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program, and I was glad that my employer was so supportive of me. I tell anyone I know who has any concerns about immigration to go and see Jennifer.
I couldn’t do this on my own. I don’t have the time or the skills to make sure the paperwork gets done properly and on time. The office was able to work with my employer and my daughter back home to sort out all the details so that I can now bring my family here to Canada. The way they were always on top of things, getting back to them right away; I knew that they would always be there for me.
Any time I’m in the office, I take some business cards. I never have one left for me. I’ve told lots of people to go and see Jennifer. I tell them I have a good lawyer – they got me great results. They’re the people who can do it – go see them.
This morning, I’m a happy man. After working here for almost 18 years, today I became a permanent resident. Now I can bring my kids here to finish their education, to have better opportunities, and a better life. I’m so looking forward to booking their flights for them to join me. Now I can own my own home here in Canada. I’ll soon have a place for my family; our own, safe place to be together.
Thanks Jennifer for all you’ve done. I can’t wait for you to meet my kids in person. I’ll be back to become a citizen as soon as I can.
My Great Aunt is quite elderly and could no longer manage on her own. She was alone here in Canada and so I needed to figure out a way to build my life here so that I could support myself while I was taking care of her. My friend has contact with a lot of judges in the Waterloo Region and she asked them who they would recommend to help me. They all said Jennifer. One of my neighbours is a former client as well and he also had good things to say about the process he had to bringing his wife to Canada using Jennifer’s services.
I’d met with other lawyers and they said, “maybe the law will change and there will be a way to have you get PR”. I didn’t have too much hope that Jennifer’s answers would be different but I had nothing to lose. However, when I went to see Jennifer, she came up with a plan. It was a bit outside of the box – but it worked. We worked together to build up a business that would get me to my goal of permanent residency. It was a lot of work, and it was a bit expensive (both with the business and Jennifer’s fees) but it was worth it – I would hire them again.
Everyone in the office is nice. They are good people who answered my questions quickly. I am happy to recommend them to others as they provided a valuable service for me. They know how the system works and their ability to guide me through the process was really helpful. Jennifer is always learning and keeps on top of the changing rules. You’ll be in good hands with them.
Now I have a home here in Canada. I am free to explore all the options I want for my future. Now I’m looking forward to being able to be a citizen as soon as possible.
Thank you for helping me get here.
My employer was the one that introduced me to Jennifer and her team. They were working on getting me a Work Permit through a Labour Market Impact Assessment. They were very helpful through that process and so; when it came time for me to think about permanent residency here, it was a no brainer to use their firm. They had most of my information already – in fact they were the ones who were on top of me that I was now eligible to apply for PR.
As I was out of town, it was very helpful to be able to do things remotely most of the time. They were super informative and gave me lots of helpful reminders. They were always amazing to answer my email questions and I felt like I had all the help in the world.
In the time frame I had, I would never have been able to do this on my own. I have a full time job and it isn’t working on immigration. I leave that to the professionals.
I’m happy to recommend Jennifer and her team to anyone. They make the process easy. They told me here’s your list of stuff to do, I did it and they took care of everything else.
I appreciate their preparation. From the time I was going to get my work permit for the first time at the border to the call to me telling me that I had a date to become a permanent resident, I was supported by a great team.
For any future immigration matters, I know where I’m turning first. Thanks guys.
I initially came to Jennifer through the recommendation of my employer – who had used her for other clients and was happy with their services. I can now say that I add my recommendation to hers. When I first came to Jennifer and her team for my permanent residency, both of us thought it was going to be fairly straightforward.
However, the main reason I’m grateful that I hired them was because there were a lot of unexpected challenges. They discovered that there were some hurdles with my previous work permit employment and so we had to come up with a few different strategies to get me to where I wanted to be – a permanent resident here in Canada.
That being said, I didn’t have to do much thinking and worrying about the details. Jennifer and her team laid out the plan and gave me that plan to follow. That plan was very comforting. I wouldn’t have been able to do this on my own. In fact, that’s one of the things I most appreciated – I was never alone through this process. If an issue came up, it was quickly addressed, often with solutions or options before I even knew there was a concern. They were always quick to give me a phone call or email as needed.
The value of having someone there for you when there are problems is impossible to put a dollar figure on. Everything was organized and they got it done. I didn’t have to figure out how to do it, they overcame the challenges that I brought to the table. For all those reasons, I’m happy to recommend Jennifer and her team to others.
It’s been longer than I originally anticipated when I first came to their office, but they got me here. I’m now a permanent resident and my opportunities are now able to become realities. Thanks Jennifer and team for all your help.
I was in trouble when I came to Jennifer the first time. I hadn’t told Immigration Canada that I was married when I came to Canada as a live-in-caregiver – as a result when I added him to my PR application, they sent me a letter asking for more information. I didn’t know what to do; but I knew I needed someone to help me sort things out. I didn’t want to have to give up on our dream of a better life here in Canada, but I didn’t know if I had options.
My former employer Googled immigration lawyers and Jennifer came up first. I read everything. She sounded like the best person to help me and so we called for an appointment. I felt like no one would be able to help me, but I had to at least try. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do this financially, but this was more important than money.
Since working with Jennifer and her team, my nerves are gone. It’s a nice place that calms my nerves. I trust them. I’m not organized and so they would follow up with me and keep me on track. I was able to cry with them, and be honest with them, and then they could really represent me to Immigration Canada. They never stopped fighting for my husband and me. They’re on top of things and didn’t forget about me.
When I got a call from the office telling me the date I was going to become a permanent resident, I just started to cry. I couldn’t believe that it was finally my turn. When I looked at the landing paperwork and saw my husband’s name there as my accompanying spouse, I finally felt it was real. I sent him a photo of the paper and told him ‘ you’re next in line – I’ll see you soon’. It’s such a relief. I felt like there has been a bone stuck in my heart for years and now it’s gone. I haven’t seen my husband in five years because I wanted to save for our future. Now I’m going back to get him. This time when I leave the Philippines, I’ll be happy to return home because my family is coming with me.
Thank you, Jennifer and team, for making that happen.
I came to Jennifer’s office on the recommendation of my lawyer. I was looking for assistance with bringing my wife from Laos. After our consultation, I realized that Jennifer was the one to help me – there was no need to shop around. Sometimes cheaper isn’t better.
They were helpful and supportive and I never left a meeting confused about what was next. I have learned that getting married to a citizen of Laos is complicated but Jennifer and her team were very helpful in pointing me to the right places to get information. I learned a lot about the process which was very valuable – even though my relationship broke down and we never ended up submitting the application.
I still recommend people to go and see Jennifer to get help with their situation. At least go for the consultation and find out where you stand. That’s money well spent. From there you can figure out if it’s best for you.
I’m still hopeful about the future and maybe I’ll be back to see Jennifer again.
I was referred to Jennifer by my friend. I had no clue about how to apply for PR through the economic stream. I realized it was time for me to settle down. I had a good job now and was ready to get on with my adult life.
I had multiple consultations with Jennifer – with my employer, about the Provincial Nominee Program, etc. I thought about doing this myself but realized that I want someone professional to assist me. I’d make that same decision again today. The peace of mind from not having to do all the paperwork by myself and worrying that I was making mistakes was worth hiring Jennifer and her team. I trust them 100%.
I tell other people to go for a consultation and get the right advice to make an informed decision. They will give you an honest opinion on your case in a timely manner so that you can decide for yourself the best way to go.
I appreciated everything from top to bottom. Thanks you guys for making that happen.
I came to Canada from the Philippines as a live-in caregiver to an elderly gentleman who has remained a good friend to me throughout this process. I applied for permanent residency in 2013 and had become more and more frustrated at the length of time that my application was taking. There were several communications back and forth with Immigration but I finally decided that I needed someone advocating for me. A close friend of mine had recently received her PR and she told me that I should go and see Jennifer to see if she could help.
My employer and I went for a consultation and I felt, after talking with Jennifer, that she could help me. I’m so glad that I made the decision to hire her. When my marriage fell apart, I’m so glad that Jennifer and her team understood my situation and listened and gave me true respect, good advice and helped me to understand all that I needed in order to make good decisions about the future for me and my son.
When I think of the value that Jennifer’s office provided me, it’s hard to put it into words. I trust them. They handled all the details and now I have my PR and soon my son will join me and I can begin my life again.
I tell people that I have the proof that she does what she says – I am able to permanently stay in Canada because Jennifer and her team really took care of me. I’ve spent my life taking care of others and to feel taken care of meant so much to me. They treat me as family and they care that they do things right.
I’m in a profession where I’ve specialized into what I’m best at doing. When it came time for my wife and children and I to make Canada our permanent home, I looked for someone who specialized in the area of immigration. I did a google search and the online reviews for Jennifer Roggemann were good. There was no way that we would be able to do this on our own and so we booked a consultation with Jennifer. She knew what she was talking about and gave us confidence that we had found our expert.
We made the right decision and I’d make it again. They were efficient with our time; they’d email or call as soon as they had any news for us. They were very knowledgeable and responded to our questions accurately and quickly. The value they provided for my family was that they provided a service I couldn’t have done myself. As a veterinarian, I appreciate that people call me when they’re in over their heads and need an expert. That’s what Jennifer is to Immigration law. We had a lot of border crossings with the US to keep track of and I’m glad they were there to help us sort out all the details. They made the process as efficient as possible.
If I were to recommend someone to go to Jennifer, I would tell them that they know what they’re doing. Their name stands for something and you can rely on them. Now that my wife and my older children and I are all permanent residents, we can get back to our living our lives here in Canada with my younger children who were fortunate to have this country as their own from birth.
My family and I want to thank Jennifer and her team for being the quality experts that you. From one specialist to another, thank you for being great in your field.
— Dr. Van
I was referred to Jennifer by my financial advisor. I was in a difficult situation in that I was working with a Canadian business partner and we needed to figure out if there was a way for me to become a permanent resident using my experience with my business. He told me that Jennifer was straightforward and to the point and would honestly tell me if I had a chance.
My business partner and I went to Jennifer for a consultation and laid out our situation. She was very honest and said that my chances were close to zero. I’d gone to another firm and they gave me some generic options that didn’t sound like they suited my situation. Jennifer outlined what she thought of a long shot option but it seemed to make sense. I realized I was more comfortable with the honest answer that this probably won’t work than those who gave me false hope. She was able to see clearly without all the emotion that was clouding my judgement. She could see the whole plan and not just the next step.
There is no ‘dilly dallying’ with Jennifer and her team. They are very efficient and got back to me with anything that I needed really quickly. Most often they were the ones to chase my partner and me down to get the information they needed. I liked that they would send me information by email so that I could go back and review what they’d said later when I couldn’t remember what they’d told me.
They gave me such peace of mind – even though it was a long shot, I knew that they were in my corner and would do everything they could for me. They were great at telling me exactly what I needed to provide to them and they made me more organized. As complicated as the process was, they made it straight forward and simplified so I wasn’t overwhelmed.
I would recommend them to people who are serious about getting results. They make sure you’re on the same page and get things done. They don’t make false promises and are very transparent through the whole process. I really valued that they gave me an honest opinion on my situation. Their previous experience with corporations and business people make them uniquely qualified to talk to our corporate lawyer as well as my business partner and explain why we had to do things a certain way. I felt very supported through the whole process.
I’m soon to be a new father and I was successful in getting my permanent residency. I’m certainly going to come back to Jennifer to help me make sure that my family can all be together here in our new home.
Katrina & Jose
I met my husband when we started working at the same farm. I fell in love with a kind man from Guatemala and the rest is as they say history. Jose was here on a work permit that we couldn’t extend any longer and so we didn’t know where to turn. Our MP’s office said that there was no way we could do anything but we got a recommendation to Jennifer’s office. We met with her and were so grateful that they have Spanish speakers in the office to assist Jose in being able to speak his thoughts clearly.
Jennifer gave us a whole pile of information and was so wonderful in reassuring us that there was a way for us to stay together. She had paperwork and a plan and so we decided she was the one to help us. We’d say yes to hiring her again in a heartbeat.
Everyone that we worked with in Jennifer’s team was very friendly and invested in our case. They were always helpful and we never felt like they were looking down on us. They understood what we were asking when we had questions and were very precise and quick to respond when we needed clarification on something.
They were so valuable in helping us get all that we needed to get done in a timely manner. I couldn’t have done it on my own. They’re so organized that they even made me more organized!
When I recommend people to come and see Jennifer, I’m not sure whether I should say that my lawyer kicks a*# but she does. They’re all lovely to work with and knew exactly what they were doing. I tell people that they did an amazing job. If you’re honest, you shouldn’t have any problems with the office.
Now Jose is a permanent resident here and we’re soon to add a new little Canadian to the world. I’m so excited that they gave us the peace of mind to start our life. We’ve just bought our first house and are moving in soon. Now our child will grow up with two parents in a safe home with room to grow. Jennifer and her team are a big part of making that dream a reality.
— Katrina & Jose
I came to Canada for University and fell in love with the country. I graduated from University in Waterloo and started working in my field. My employer was willing to help me get my permanent residence through the Express Entry system, although I didn’t end up needing to go through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. They got a recommendation from their lawyer to come and see Jennifer and her team for advice on how to best go about getting me permanent status here. When I came for a consultation with my employer, Jennifer instilled a lot of confidence that she could help us through this process.
I had no experience with this system and so hiring Jennifer took the headache off of me. I was applying when the Express Entry rules were changing and the amount of points you got for various things was shifting. I was really glad that I had someone to help me navigate through all the policy changes. Everyone that I dealt with in the office was confident in what they were doing and so I was confident. I have to give them a “double thumbs up” for how they responded to any questions or concerns that I had.
I got used to getting calls from the office saying ‘so.. this happened and so now we’ll do this…”. It was frustrating but at the same time it was nice to know that I had other options and had people who were walking me through the process.
I am now a permanent resident here in Canada and I’m happy to recommend Jennifer and her staff to anyone – in fact I already have. I tell them my experience was great and so they should use my lawyer because I had a great one.
Thanks, Jennifer and team.