Working/Studying in Canada and want to stay permanently.
You’ve been working or studying in Canada for a while and know this is where you want to call home. What do you need to do to become a permanent resident? What sort of job experience will qualify you for economic permanent residency? Should you go through the Express Entry System or a Provincial Nominee Program? Do you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you?
Do you have a Masters Degree or a PhD? Do you have work experience from your home country that may qualify you for permanent residency here? When should you apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit? Should you consider more schooling? What certifications do you need for your trade?
Life is full of twists and turns, choices and consequences. There are a lot of variables and detours on the road to permanent residency. Come and get a consultation so that you can have a clear map of the best route for you to permanent residency.
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.
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.
I had come to Canada as a caregiver in the spring of 2018. When I was eligible to apply for permanent residency, I knew I needed a lawyer to help me. I googled ‘immigration lawyers in Kitchener’ and Jennifer’s website popped up. I saw that they were close by and, as I didn’t have a lot of time (or ability to take long breaks from work to travel to Toronto), I gave them a call.
I was grateful that I met with one of Jennifer’s senior staff the first time I came in. She had just learned about a new temporary program that would work for me. Since she was the expert, they wanted her to meet with me personally. I felt like she was honest and would tell me the truth. She, and everyone I met since, was very professional and friendly. They explained everything clearly from the beginning.
I agreed to hire Jennifer’s office, even before I met Jennifer herself. When I met with her to sign my retainer agreement, I liked that she said she’d reviewed my case and was convinced that I was eligible for the program they wanted to use to apply for my PR. Her confidence gave me confidence.
I liked that everyone was very prompt with their responses – and that they used email so that I could read them again or when it was convenient for me. I didn’t have a lot of time to apply as I just became eligible for the
program at the end of May and the program closed in June. However, they made all the deadlines and I’m a PR five months after I signed my retainer agreement (and just over three months since we filed my PR application).
I would recommend anyone to go to Jennifer’s office for help. They will tell you honestly, after looking at your specific situation, what the best options are for you and the chance you have for success. I felt just like family there.
Now that I’m a PR, I am looking forward to getting married to my Canadian fiancé and starting our lives together.
Thank you Jennifer and team for all your help.
I knew my case was unusual and complicated. My status had expired and my home country in South America was not a safe place any longer. I had not lived there for over 20 years and I had little reason and desire to go back given the crime and political instability. I had contacted a few lawyers in the Toronto area about my situation and all of them told me the only route for me to stay here was on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds – and that application takes years and is very difficult to prove. Their estimates told me that I had a 50% chance of succeeding with my application and the fees quoted were very expensive. My neighbor was the mother of a local lawyer, who works in other areas of law. She asked her daughter if there was someone she would recommend I speak to about immigration. The daughter recommended Jennifer and so I gave her office a call.
I wasn’t really expecting much from my first consultation with Jennifer. I expected that she would give me the same advice that all the others had. Everyone else that I’d spoken to focused on the broad strokes of my situation. Jennifer delved into the specifics. I was skeptical when she presented me a strategy that used the economic immigration pathway, through the express entry system. I told her that everyone else had told me that wasn’t an option for me. She looked at me and said ‘I don’t care what everyone has told you; I can see a path to making this happen and I have done similar things before”. Her passion, experience and confidence led me to trust her and see what happens. She gave me 80% odds initially of estimated success. Today, I’m so glad I made that leap with her. She calls me her ‘miracle file’ and I’ll take that.
There were a few hiccups during my time with the office; some miscommunications and different expectations on both sides. However, I appreciate that they worked with me to resolve those issues with a face-to-face meeting which sorted things out. Everyone I dealt with at the office was competent, knowledgeable and friendly. I was a bit concerned when Jennifer transferred the day-to-day aspects of my file to one of her senior staff, but after dealing with her, I’m happy to sing her praises. I have a deep appreciation for all the hard work she put in on my behalf. My questions were answered quickly and clearly. There were a few times when I needed further clarification on an answer, but it was always given promptly and I was eventually clear on the communication.
I am happy to recommend Jennifer and her team to anyone who needs it. No matter your situation, they will get you the right help for you. They will give you an honest and upfront assessment about your situation and your options. They helped me through an impossible case so I’m fairly certain they can help you.
Looking back on my time with Jennifer and team, I remember when they had all the documents ready to be uploaded and every box was ticked off and we were good to go. It was so reassuring to know that after looking over everything I’d given them, we were finally ready to get the process started.
Now, less than a year later, I have my permanent residency here and I see it as the key to freedom for the rest of my life. My home country is not sustainable at the moment. If I had to return there, I’d be starving, dead, or a criminal. I can now help my family come and stay in Canada. I met someone during my time here in Canada and now I can look forward to planning our wedding and getting started on our future together.
Thank you Jennifer and team for getting me this first step towards freedom.
Marcelo & Juliana
We came to Jennifer’s office for a couple of consultations. The first time was a few years ago when my wife was still in school. We were looking for information on how to obtain PR status for our family. Friends of ours were Jennifer’s clients and recommended her to us. We came for the first consultation, got information about how to apply under the express entry system. We listened to others in our lives that said we could do this without help and so applied on our own. We came back to Jennifer after our application was refused.
Their reputation made us want to come back to her and her team. This time, we knew we needed help to get us to our goal. They are knowledgeable and accurate, thorough with what they expected from us. There is a price to pay for their help, but we got what we needed; what we expected. They understood our situation and the speed that things had to be processed as time was not on our side. They were very gracious to get things done in a critical time – even over the Christmas holidays.
My wife Juliana was more nervous than I. She would have liked more updates – even saying ‘no news is good news’. I understood that as soon as they knew anything, we would know. Everyone we worked with at the office gave us their full attention, help and support. I’ve already recommended others to Jennifer, who have also decided to hire her to assist them.
One thing that we weren’t expecting from a lawyer, but really appreciated, was when Jennifer told us that she’s praying for us and our application. We really appreciated the spiritual concern she had for us and our future.
Our file truly was a Christmas miracle. When I look at our permanent residence paperwork and see my kid’s names – that really means the world to me. They now have a better future – access to better education, a safe place to live and grow up. All our sacrifices are for are children and now, they can have the life I dream for them.
Thank you Jennifer for giving our family a place to call home.
Marcelo & Juliana
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.
Brad and Sarah
My wife and I came from overseas because I was offered a job at a Canadian company. We loved it here and started a family. My employer had been handling all my immigration paperwork and had started collecting items for our permanent residency applications, then the unexpected happened and I was no longer working for the company. I was in a tough situation: I could no longer work and support my family as my work permit was tied to the company but we were desperate to ensure that we could continue our future in Canada as we had invested a huge amount both financially and emotionally in relocating.
I was overwhelmed at the sudden change in our situation so I googled local immigration lawyers, I read the reviews that had been posted and decided that Jennifer’s clients had genuinely been well taken care of. I called the office, they were empathetic to our situation and were able to see me promptly. Jennifer put me at ease, gave me comfort and confidence that we would have a future here in Canada.
We’re glad we hired them to help us out. They were very prompt if we had a question, and made a horrible situation less stressful. They were friendly and helpful – although I would have liked more check-ins as I was waiting to be able to return to work as soon as possible.
There is no way we could have done this in the time frame required, on our own. Time was a factor for us and although it cost us a fair bit of money up front, we feel it was a great investment as the process went as smoothly as it could. Experience in dealing with the immigration process was of great value to us.
We are happy to be adding our recommendation to the others I looked at before hiring Jennifer, our experience is proof that they know what they’re doing. They are not what I would perceive a stereotypical law firm to be, they’re personable and everyone we worked with was so keen to help and actually cared about or progress. We were treated like family.
Now Sarah and I are permanent residents here and can continue our life after it being practically on hold for the last seven months. Being able to move forward and work on providing for my family again is a relief that is hard to quantify.
Jennifer, thank you and your team for helping us get our lives back on track.
Brad and Sarah
My brother-in-law was a client of Jennifer’s and he had me tag along during one of his appointments to see Jennifer. I knew she’d done a good job for both my brother-in-law and his parents and so I had confidence that she could help me as well.
All of my immediate family is now here in Canada, I was the last one to get permanent residency and so I didn’t want there to be any mistakes. I hired Jennifer and I’m glad I made that decision. I faced some unforeseen complications during the processing of my PR application and I was so glad to have Jennifer to help me navigate the system to make sure everything worked out smoothly. I give her a ’10 out of 5’ rating for how she handled my complications.
During my time as their client, they were very transparent and gave me clear information – not too much to overwhelm me or too little to make me confuse myself. I appreciated the mix of email and in-person meetings to make sure that we were on the same track.
The value they gave for me I think of like a light shining into a dark tunnel. I didn’t have a clue how the system works and they helped illuminate what I needed to know. Every person that I met with was excellent and I’ve already recommended them to others.
I tell people they are the experts in their field. You’ll get the right information for your situation. When people ask me for advice, I point them to Jennifer. I tell them ‘just go see her in person. It will be faster and clearer than talking with friends or looking online’.
I’m thankful that Jennifer and her team were there when I most needed it. It was a very anxious situation but I was in good hands and so the biggest load was shouldered by Jennifer and her team, not me. Thank you.
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.
Taylor and Holly
I’m a Canadian and my American wife and I have been living in the USA. We wanted to return to my home country and were thinking of settling near family in the Waterloo area. I’m one of those techie guys who can see if people are ‘inflating’ their Google ratings. I was impressed by the high integrity of their reviews. We called on the phone and the person was pleasant and very knowledgeable.
We really appreciated, as we were in the USA, that we have conducted all of our business over skype and email. We did appreciate the face-to-face interactions of skype that gave us a really good ‘gut feeling’ about Jennifer and her team. Our consultation was very informative and laid out the options and a plan for us, but there was no pressure to use their services.
Both Holly and I were impressed with that first meeting. We didn’t really go searching any further. We’d found our professional. When we’d done my immigration to the US, we started off doing it ourselves. We knew that we didn’t want to do that again. We’d been forced to be apart for a while and it was just a nightmare. We knew that we wanted help and we’re pleased with Jennifer and her team.
We appreciated that we would get confirmation emails after meetings so that we could review things that we thought we understood at the time, but needed to review again later. They were very concise and informative and friendly. Our questions were answered very quickly – once even over a weekend, which we weren’t expecting!
We really valued the honesty and peace of mind that having someone to turn to; that had our back should any problem arise. We got the results we wanted in pretty much the time frame Jennifer estimated.
This immigration experience could not have been more different than our previous one. Everything went very smoothly and when we got the request for Holly’s passport we were jumping for joy. Our future is in Canada and now we’re able to move there together.
Thank you Jennifer and team for helping us take the next steps in our life journey together.
— Taylor and Holly
Magda and Sam
My partner and I found Jennifer online and read her reviews. We had tried to apply for Express Entry on our own and found the information on the Immigration Canada website confusing. We were going around in circles and precious time was passing. We liked that Jennifer’s office is a small business and that the staff have a personal connection to the immigration process. We felt, and experienced, that we would be cared for properly.
Our first impression of Jennifer in our consultation was that she was very knowledgeable and cut through the confusion that we had been experiencing. We realized she really understood the process and, although her estimate of the cost was much more than doing it ourselves, we realized it was worth it. It’s an invaluable investment in our future here in Canada.
We’ve never regretted the decision to hire Jennifer and her team. They’re very thorough and yet personable. We were kept informed and we really felt like everyone we dealt with was on top of changes with Immigration Canada. We never doubted the skill of those working on our file.
The only tensions we experienced were through misunderstandings regarding timing of the process, but this was resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. We had total trust that Jennifer’s team knew what they’re doing and we were so glad that we didn’t have to figure it out ourselves. This is a monster of a process and they are prepared—and very able— to tackle that monster!
It’s not a cheap process, but to us, it is too important for half measures. We’ve happily spent money on vacations that simply come and go, while a successful immigration result is something you have for life.
The work that Jennifer and her team do is difficult and complex, but they really do change people’s lives. Jennifer is a fighter. We like that! She’s passionate and cares about getting a win for her clients. Her mission is to ‘get it done’ and…mission accomplished.
Everyone in the team has their job, and they’re on top of it. When we got the email from the local IRCC office saying that my daughter and I had an appointment to become permanent residents, we went a little crazy with joy.
At our first meeting we came in with a messy puzzle and Jennifer quickly sorted it out and presented a plan—what a relief! We were freaking out that our family would be torn apart, and now we no longer worry about being separated. We’re able to stay here in our home with the people we love.
Thank you Jennifer and team for changing our lives.
— Magda and Sam
Richard & Vicky
My partner and I originally heard about Jennifer’s office through her niece. Vicky and I originally met, and fell in love, while she was here as a temporary worker. When her work visa wasn’t renewed, we didn’t think we had any choice but for her to return to the Philippines; so she left. Ever since, we’d been trying to find a way to bring Vicky back here to join me again as my spouse. We had some complications because of health issues, and that we technically didn’t meet the criteria for being spouses while Vicky had been here.
I talked to several lawyers in my area and all of them said there was nothing to be done. Vicky’s niece was a client of Jennifer’s in Kitchener and so we decided to go for a consultation. Vicky was able to join via Skype from the Philippines, so that we could both hear the information. After that meeting, we decided to hire Jennifer, as she gave us some hope. We still had a long shot to be approved, but she at least was willing to give it a shot. We’re glad that we hired them and would do it again.
It was a long process, but they kept us informed the whole time. They helped me to do what was needed to prove our relationship, although words don’t come easy for me. They got my love back to Canada. When Vicky was able to come back to Canada as a permanent resident, we were over the moon.
I would definitely recommend Jennifer to anyone. They’re the only ones that helped me, everyone else said no. Go to them, they’ve proven themselves to Vicky and me. Everyone we worked with was great.
Now Vicky is here and we can live our lives, start to plan our future together, begin to live again.
Thanks, Jennifer and team, for all your work.
— Richard & Vicky
JP and Martin
My fiancé was recommended to Jennifer by a law firm in Cambridge and came in for a consultation while I was still working in another province. We had taken enough of a stab at figuring out my economic permanent residency to realize we didn’t want the hassle and stress of trying to make this all work out correctly without professional help. During our consultation, Jennifer was very confident of the options we had available to us, and we were impressed with her ‘binder of action plans’ that she used to walk us through those options.
We’re glad we made the decision to hire her and would do it again. Everyone that we dealt with in the office was always positive and upbeat. They were prompt and to-the-point when they answered our questions. What we both valued most from Jennifer and her team was that they gave us insight into the process and shared their expertise of what was coming next. They allowed us to use what limited spare time we had for other things, as they successfully took over our immigration process. And now I’m ready to be a permanent resident here in Canada.
We would be happy to recommend Jennifer to others. They know their business and they have set up a good process to take you through the steps in a very logical, procedural way that lets you know what to expect next.
Thank you for all your assistance.
— JP and Martin
We had such a good experience with Jennifer Roggemann’s office. All of the staff there are welcoming and helpful, but most importantly patient. We were undertaking a permanent residency which, let me tell you, is daunting. In these matters it’s important to realize that a misfiled document or a form filled out incorrectly could delay things immeasurably or indeed, can be cause for denial. That being said you should definitely consider seeking professional help.
Jennifer Roggemann and her team have the knowledge and the patience to take you from start to finish. You have to put effort into the process. But that is to say that their assistance will make it seem less like a chore. I am sitting here writing this review having recently been awarded permanent residency. There are no guarantees, but I feel that this is largely the case because of Jennifer Roggemann and her team of professionals. We will be forever grateful for their help. Their expertise are invaluable.
Used these guys recently and received my permanent residency. If you’re main concern is price then this is not the place for you, you can definitely do it cheaper. But what I got from here is highly knowledgeable people, very friendly and courteous staff. From day one my application went incredibly smoothly and happened exactly as they told me it would. If your case could be complex, you need to see these guys as they know what they are talking about. Hassle free, stress free, and fit what I wanted. Cant say better than that!
To figure out how to go through the immigration process, we googled ‘best immigration lawyer in KW’ and Jennifer came up. We read the reviews, as it was important to see what others had said. We decided to give her a call and we’re glad we did.
Jennifer and her team are very knowledgeable and cared about us as people. Yes, we’re a customer but we feel we’re also friends. Whenever we called or emailed, we received a direct reply. When we didn’t understand something, they never gave up finding the right explanation so that I could understand. We felt very much part of the team and involved in finding solutions. When I had financial problems, they even came up with a payment plan to help us manage our finances which was amazing.
We’ve already referred people to go to see Jennifer. We tell them that they care about their clients and they look after them as people. She’s so straightforward and honest. She does what she says. Thanks to Jennifer and her team.
I originally came to Jennifer when I was planning to study in Canada. She was able to get me my study permit and then my post graduate work permit. I’m very happy with the service I received then and there was no need to go anywhere else when it was time to apply for permanent residency.
Everyone in the office is patient and competent. Jennifer is really kind and been very helpful in stressful situations. I’ve always been given all the support that I need from their office. No one is perfect and sometimes glitches happen. I see that as the cost of doing business and I’m much more likely to go return to a place that owns their failings. I’ve referred other friends and family to Jennifer and now that I’m a permanent resident, I’ll remain engaged with her law office for my Citizenship. I plan on referring Jennifer’s law office to my family, friends and acquaintances interested in applying for Canadian immigration. Thanks again for everything.
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.
Normita & Martin
I came to Canada to upgrade my schooling and to find a new life for me and my husband. I’m originally from the Philippines and my husband is from Austria. We were living in Austria, but there weren’t a lot of job opportunities for me because I couldn’t speak German fluently enough. My roommate was a former client of Jennifer’s and she told me to go and talk to her about my options for permanent residency.
After looking at the reviews online, and because of my roommate’s recommendation, I came for a consultation. They are very accessible – I could call any time with questions. The staff is very friendly, honest and transparent. I know that there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes that we as clients don’t see. If I had to do this myself, it would take forever and I’d make a mistake for sure.
My husband and I are now permanent residents here in Canada and I would recommend Jennifer’s office as a professional place that gets the best result possible.
Thanks, Jennifer and staff.
— Normita & Martin
Corey & Taylor
My partner and I are cheerleading coaches from the US. We initially discovered Jennifer’s office when we were looking to take jobs offered to us in Canada, but we couldn’t get the work permit process figured out on our own. Our employers found Jennifer online and looked over the reviews. They called three different people and ended up coming in for a consultation with Jennifer and the rest is history.
It may seem strange that my best moment with the office was when they were with me at the border trying to get my work permit and I had been refused entry. From the way they talked to me in that moment, I knew right then and there that they had a plan, that they had my back. They knew the next step in the process and I felt confident that I was in good hands. They did get my work permit approved and so it only made sense to go to them once we were eligible for permanent residency.
I have a lot of energy and have trouble sitting still for meetings in a lawyer’s office. I really appreciated that our meetings were quick. They were well thought out and decisive. I knew the next thing that I had to do and there was always an email follow-up to remind me. I need deadlines and they were great to give them to me.
I’m a great cheerleading coach, but I don’t know this process. They do; so I let them do what they do best. That being said, they never talked down to me. The people I interacted with were pure gems.
Now that my partner and I are permanent residents – approved in less than 2 months by the way – I have the freedom to work and grow in my profession as a coach. There’s a lot more stability because we can stay here, work here and live our lives here. With the uncertainty in my country, I love that both of us have found a future here in Canada.
— Corey & Taylor
Carol & Mark
I had become a permanent resident shortly after marrying my Canadian sweetheart back in the 1970’s. However, he soon started a career in the USA and so I never physically lived in Canada that long. We always knew that we wanted to move back to Canada when Mark retired. When that time was coming closer, we knew that we needed help getting my status confirmed. I’d never applied for a PR Card before, as it didn’t exist back when I landed here. We did a google search and found Jennifer’s office close to Mark’s family where we’d be living. It was just an extra confirmation that she has our daughter’s name. We were coming up to visit and so we emailed and arranged a meeting.
From the first time we met with Jennifer, it was like we were having a conversation with a friend. She was so easy to talk to and not a stereotypical lawyer. We didn’t know what to do or where to start, but she put us at ease right away. We were very glad that we hired her to help us out. They worked with us to get our records together showing how I’d been accompanying my husband and so still was a permanent resident. They’re down to earth and professional. They are quite cost effective. They go the extra mile and took the worry out for us. There was a bit of sticker shock initially, but they were worth every penny. We couldn’t do it by ourselves and they were very flexible to accommodate our distance and do things over Skype as much as possible.
We liked that everyone in the office had a personal experience with the immigration process and so could relate to us. They get the job done and know what they’re doing. They even coached us on how to present our documents to pick up my first ever permanent resident card. Even the immigration officer said that Jennifer was a good lawyer to use.
I’m looking forward to living here with my husband and being able to travel without worry now that I’ve got my status sorted out and official.
Thank you, Jennifer and team, for making that happen.
— Carol & Mark
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 came to Canada from Korea for college and ended up staying and working in my field. When I was eligible to apply for Permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class, I was looking for some help. I was introduced to Jennifer through the Korean community and I went for a consultation. She sounded confident that she could solve the problems that I had with my situation. I’m glad that I decided to hire Jennifer. She knows much more than some consultants that I talked to in Toronto.
She and her office are confident and knowledgeable about what they do. They are expensive, but I always received a response quickly whenever I had a question or had provided them with documents. The fact that Jennifer could communicate with my family in Korean was very helpful. She also has an understanding of the cultural concerns that are common to South Korean men my age regarding military service in our home country.
I liked that, because I lived out of town, I was able to have skype meetings with the office rather than having to drive to Kitchener to meet. Now I’m a permanent resident and I’m able to move on with my life. I’m looking forward to being able to apply for Canadian citizenship as soon as possible and I know I’ll be back for another consultation with Jennifer.
I was actually referred to Jennifer’s office by her former competition. A member of my church gave me Jennifer’s name and said that she’d been ‘good competition’. I looked her up online when my now wife and I were trying to figure out how to have her and her children move to live with me here in Canada. I called the office and booked an appointment. I thought that Jennifer seemed like she knew what she was doing and so I didn’t look any further.
After having gone through this process, with a few hiccups from Immigration, I am definitely glad we made the decision to hire Jennifer’s team. Everyone we ever talked to at the office was very friendly and helpful. They had – or found – answers for all our questions. Everyone seemed happy to see us every time we came to the office. The atmosphere in the office is very happy and energetic and somehow that positivity left us feeling better after coming in. Often we’d arrived stressed and feel better and more confident when we left.
We would recommend others to go and talk to Jennifer and her team. They know what they’re doing and are quick to answer questions and very reliable. Now that we have my wife and the kids’ permanent residency sorted out, we can move forward with the rest of our lives. My family has safety and security. They have a home here and can now come and go as they please. Now our oldest can plan for her university career and make choices and decisions like any normal teenager deciding what to do with her life. No longer is ‘where I call home’ one of those decisions.
Thanks, Jennifer and team, for helping make my family complete.
Andrew and Sonja
My wife and I first met when we were just a few days old – our Mothers were great friends – but we didn’t really get together until later in life. Sonja had emigrated to Canada from our native Great Britain as a young child with her Parents. We kept in touch over the years and as fate would have it we got together and married in 2003. Our plan had always been to retire in Canada. When the time came for us to do so, we did not anticipate the hurdles that we would have to overcome. We soon realized we needed help, my corporate lawyer referred us to Jennifer. We are so glad he did !
When we first came to Jennifer so many years ago now to help fix Sonja’s status as a permanent resident, little did we know that we would be one of their longest running repeat clients! Jennifer helped us fix Sonja’s status and then we moved on to her sponsorship of me for permanent residency. Now we’re just about to start back with them for Sonja’s Canadian citizenship – and maybe mine down the road as well! They know so much about us they’re like family. Unlike many lawyer’s offices’ I have dealt with in my business life Jennifer’s office is not a stuffy outfit; it is so relaxed and the atmosphere they have created is very, very special. It has been a real joy going there.
The friendliness and business ethics of the firm cannot be overstated. They are very thorough in all their reporting, which gave us a lot of confidence in the process. More than that, we like all of the girls in the office. We feel comfortable with them. I don’t know how (or why) people would do this on their own. Their knowledge and guidance you just can’t get from a book. Sure, we could probably do Sonja’s citizenship application on our own but, we want to make sure it’s done right and that is what Jennifer’s office is about.
Everyone in the office plays a key role in working on our files. They are all specialists in their own area – and even the boss is ok 😉 When they asked us if there was anything that we would recommend them to change or improve, we told them to carry on doing the same. If it’s not broken, why try to fix it? Stay with the winning formula!
Thanks, Jennifer and team, for making Canada truly feel like home for both of us.
— Andrew and Sonja
Arjen & Karin
My wife and I had been working here on Work Permits. Unfortunately, things did not go as we expected with my employer. We didn’t want to rely on our previous lawyer to make sure that things got sorted out for our permanent residence application so we got a referral to Jennifer’s office. We looked her up online and then called in to the office.
From the first consultation meeting with Jennifer, we realized that this was a place we felt comfortable. The meeting was hectic and there was a lot of information and options thrown around. We both agreed that she was very knowledgeable. As we had a lot of stuff on our plate; this was something we could off-load. We knew that we couldn’t do the process by ourselves and we both agreed to let the professionals handle it.
Every meeting or interaction (phone, email, skype) we were greeted warmly – usually with hugs in the office. Each milestone in our journey was celebrated with the whole office and we knew that they genuinely cared about us and our future. Not worrying about the details allowed the two of us to focus on our lives and our relationship; not our immigration paperwork.
We’re happy to recommend everyone at Jennifer’s office to others. It’s a personal, caring and professional team. They stay up-to-date on the law and there may be more options available that you know.
We came to Canada to start a new life and now we have. Now that we are permanent residents; the restrictions are gone. We can choose our future. We have ideas to start new businesses, personal goals that can now move forward; our insecurities and fears are gone. No one is going to kick us out of our home.
Thank you Jennifer and team for helping us achieve the life we’ve always wanted.
— Arjen & Karin
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 received an email from Immigration Canada telling me that I had to leave the country because I was out of status – my work permit had expired. So, I packed my bags and was ready to leave but a friend said that maybe I should see a lawyer before I left. I did a Google search and found Jennifer. I did a few consultations at other firms but I decided that Jennifer was the one I wanted to work with. I read her reviews and, although she was tough on me in the consultation, I realized that she was the one with a plan to help me.
Everyone is nice and friendly at the office, although they take their work very seriously. They fixed my status legally so that while I was waiting for my Permanent Residency application to process, I didn’t have to fear being in Canada illegally.
Now that I am a permanent resident here in Canada, I tell others who are in a similar situation to go and talk to them. At least then you’ll know your options and see if they can help you. The political situation in my home country makes me grateful that I have the freedom to enjoy my life here in Canada.
Thank you Jennifer for helping throughout this process. This will definitely help me to have a bright future here in Canada.
I am originally from Bermuda and while that may sound like a great place to call home, I realized that I no longer fit in with that culture. I realized that I fit in Canada like a hand in a really nice glove.
I had come to Canada for University and had stayed and found work and love here. I wanted to figure out how to get my permanent residency and I knew that I had procrastinated on getting that taken care of. I googled Immigration lawyers in the area because I didn’t want to do this process myself. I came to her office because she had the highest ratings on Google and I liked that Jennifer was an immigrant herself. I liked everyone immediately and although Jennifer was tough, but fair, during the consultation, she laid out my options clearly and didn’t, as I like to say ‘blow a lot of smoke up the tailpipe’.
Because of a variety of circumstances, we decided to do an In-Canada Spousal application with my partner Andy sponsoring me. Both of us are extremely satisfied with our experience with Jennifer and her office. They are professional and courteous and fast working. I never walked away without the answer I was looking for. They’re honest and transparent and they provided a lot of value for both of us. I did learn that this process works as hard as you work it.
This process isn’t cheap, but I expected that. I do like to feel that the people I’m paying are working for my money, just like I did to earn it. I felt they used my time well. Everyone we worked with was fantastic. They have great expertise and industry-specific knowledge that is very helpful. I have recommended like 12 people to their office because I’m that satisfied with them.
I’m the type of person that, if I can cut risk out, I will do it. I could do this process myself but if I can make sure that every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed by having someone do it for me; that’s worth it to me. They see changes in law and respond faster than I could ever do on my own. I like hedging my bets so spending time and money to have a good shot and being successful the first time was the way to go for me. Canada isn’t a frightening country, but the process is still intimidating and I didn’t want to mess anything up. I was still anxious whenever I heard from them and so simple things like ‘good news!’ in the subject line of an email was really helpful for me.
When they called me in December and told me that our file was complete and that I was going to have the gift of permanent residency for Christmas, I couldn’t contain myself. It finally sunk in; the freedom that gift gave me. I moved around a lot as a kid and so I’d always defined ‘home’ in terms of people, not geography. This is the first time I have a geographic home. I’ve sacrificed for it, I’ve worked for it, and now I have the freedom to enjoy it.
I’ve got my love here, my job is here and I have a community here that I want to give back to. Thank you Jennifer and team for helping me to come home.
I had a complicated work history and I wasn’t sure how to even go about the process of becoming a permanent resident here in Canada. I am an American whose partner was here in Canada but I traveled so much for work that we didn’t meet the requirements for the family class. I knew that I didn’t have the time or the desire to take care of this process on my own and so I did what many people do, I did a Google search. I really liked Jennifer’s site and that she was an immigrant herself and so I sent her an email from her website. I didn’t expect a reply over the holidays but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked that their office felt very personal and not corporate and I trusted them right from the beginning. Everyone I spoke with was very straightforward and honest. I didn’t bother contacting any other firm, I knew I’d found the people that could help me.
They were very competent and helpful but also kind and patient. They were very understanding of our less than stereotypical situation and never made us feel embarrassed with anything we shared with them. They were very realistic in laying out various options and gave us scenarios from other clients where they had done similar things. I felt that I asked a lot of questions – especially at the beginning but was never made to feel ‘less than’ for not knowing something. They explained complicated issues in a straightforward manner and I would tell anyone who was going through this process that they can have confidence that Jennifer and her team will get you though, no matter how long it takes.
Did they provide value for us? Oh my gosh yes! We were supported through every stage of the process and it felt like the team was cheering every milestone achieved right along with me. That simple encouragement made a long process feel like we were accomplishing goals along the way and I can’t overstate the value of that as a client.
Now that I have my permanent residency I can live my life in Canada with freedom and peace of mind. I still travel a lot and now I don’t have to worry that I will be stopped from coming home to my family. Thank you Jennifer and team for making that dream come true.
In applying for permanent residence in Canada, I had a bit of a complicated situation, as I was already working in Canada and travelling overseas a lot. I looked on the Immigration website and saw that there were a lot of options and this confused me given my situation, so I didn’t think that I could / wanted to do this process on my own. When I was referred to Jennifer by a friend, I read her website and researched her a bit. She seemed like she had experience and was well known and knew what she was talking about. I booked a consultation and decided to hire her to help me.
Would I do it again? Yes. Of course it did cost a fair amount of money, but it relieved me from a lot of stress and me having to figure out a whole lot of things that I just didn’t have time for. I have a somewhat complex work history including working in various countries in the past, and I would have had a hard time to try and figure out how to represent myself to Immigration accurately. I appreciated that they had a professional, structured process and they kept me in line. They sometimes gave me maybe too much information at once but I overall knew what I needed to do and was able to follow their instructions and felt taken care of. I appreciated that they responded to my questions promptly and directly.
While there wasn’t anyone specifically in the office that stands out for me, they were all very helpful. They know their business and they get things done. They’re trustworthy and transparent – and honest. Overall, I’m very happy with the process. They have given me all the tools I need to become a permanent resident here in Canada.
Thank you to Jennifer and team for walking with me through a challenging and sometimes stressful process and taking away the frustration and stress that I’m sure would have overwhelmed me if I’d attempted this on my own.
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.
In 2014, back when I was in University, I was looking for some advice about a study permit. I googled Immigration Lawyers in the area and Jennifer was the first name that came up. I sent her an email question and went for a consultation. She gave me enough information at that meeting that I left knowing how to solve my immediate concern. I was impressed that she didn’t try to make me hire her before I got any useful information. She even gave me options to set me up well to become a permanent resident through the new Express Entry system. I knew that when it was time for me to think about permanent residency I would be back for another consultation.
I came back a couple of years later and I realized that this was something that I wanted some help to do the right way. I had moved to Hamilton by this time and so I had checked out a couple of local firms but didn’t get a good vibe from them. I came back to Jennifer – and it was the right decision.
This time I decided to retain them to help me with the Express Entry and Canadian Experience Class PR application. Every interaction with the team at Jennifer’s office was professional, timely and comprehensive. They are personable and really care about me as a person. I always felt comfortable coming into the office. I work in a field that doesn’t usually blend well with a stereotypical law office but Jennifer’s office puts more value into serving clients than on fancy surroundings. Last Christmas I was a freaking out about being able to go home to the US for Christmas and Jennifer emailed me back over her Christmas holidays and she literally saved Christmas for me.
They answered my questions very clearly and even when they had to repeat an answer that I had forgotten the answer to, there was never a feeling of ‘I already told you this information’. They were very patient and the thing I found most valuable about their service was that I never felt alone. This wasn’t a stressful process for me because I knew I could trust them and leave it with them. I appreciated that they worked with me being out of town and we only had to meet in person when absolutely necessary – we could talk on the phone or via skype or email and that was really helpful.
When I recommend people come to Jennifer I tell them that Jennifer and her team are professional people who do a great job to bring people to Canada. This is an important service and people need to give it the weight it deserves. Immigration Canada is not very user-friendly and I don’t have time to keep up with the changes – that’s not my job, it’s theirs and they do it well.
Jennifer and her team made this as streamlined and stress-less as possible. I never lost confidence in the office and I wasn’t worried even if something did go wrong, I knew that they would fight for me. Thank you that now I am a permanent resident here in Canada and able to enjoy living my life.
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 first introduced to Jennifer when she did an immigration seminar at my college when I was a first year nursing student. I’m so glad that I kept her card from that night back in 2013. However, I wish I made use of it earlier than I did.
When I was planning for my permanent residence application, I decided to get some help from a community organization and that didn’t go well. I tried to do things on my own, put up my profile online and didn’t get it right. I was thinking that the only option was for me to head back to my home country. I had a friend who really counselled me well that before I packed my things and left, I should go and see a lawyer who knows this industry.
I remembered Jennifer’s presentation and she had left an impression on me that she tells the truth and is very straightforward. I decided she was my last chance. If she said it can’t be done, then I will know for sure.
I rummaged in a box until I found her card and gave the office a call just before Christmas in 2016. She fit me in for a consultation right away and I told her everything that I had done. She gave me a lot of options and some things to think about. Then in the spring of 2017 her office called me and told me that the rules had changed and that there were new options available to me. I was so surprised that she remembered me and my situation and thought of me when things changed that would benefit me.
I retained them to help me with a new Express Entry profile and, with her suggestions of including my French language abilities; I was given an invitation to apply for permanent residence. When someone asks me what I value about their service, I tell them that they gave me a golden opportunity to better my future. They gave me the chance to make a new direction for my future in Canada. I can now go back to school as a resident, not an international student. They have given me the opportunity to have more control over my future and make my own decisions for a career path.
I’m still here in Canada solely because of Jennifer and her team. The service I received was amazing. They are approachable and give you real, honest information. If they can help you, they will tell you – you just need to let them.
I’m now a permanent resident here and it’s such a relief to have a future here. When I look back at my time in my home country, I see myself as a child. Canada was where I was able to learn to be independent and develop my character as an adult. I look forward to my family visiting me here – and to me visiting them, but Canada is now my home. Thank you, Jennifer, for making that dream a reality.
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.
I came to Canada for University and stayed on to work with my Uncle on my Post Graduate Work Permit. I had come to love Canada and wanted to become a permanent resident but neither my uncle nor I could figure out the point system or how to be selected under the economic streams.
My uncle had a friend who recommended that we come and see Jennifer and we’re glad we did. Jennifer drafted a plan and then another plan when the law changed late last year. I’m glad I hired her to be on top of the changes in law because she was able to shift plans mid-stream and find a solution that worked for both my Uncle and I.
The office is friendly, informative and they get the job done. The price was reasonable and the office was easy to get to – we didn’t have to go to Toronto. What I liked about Jennifer was that she would lay out all the options that were available to me and then she would give her personal recommendation as to which option she thought was best – but it was always my decision. I really liked that she personalized the law to fit my situation.
They were able to help me pull together all the information I had in an organized way – and told me what I needed to provide and why that was needed. Everyone in the office was really nice to me.
What I would recommend for anyone with immigration issues, whether they’re straight forward or complicated, go to Jennifer for a consultation. Get your options from an expert rather than looking online. Not all the answers are there and your situation may not be like another person’s. Go; get your options as things change all the time. Get the current info and then make an informed decision if you want to do this on your own or hire someone to help you.
Now I’m able to go and visit my family over the holidays and become a permanent resident when I land back in Canada. Thank you Jennifer and team for helping me settle in my new home.
I was really desperate when I reached out to Jennifer. I had been sponsored to Canada by my partner and our relationship deteriorated into abuse and I had to leave for my own safety. At the time there was a condition to my PR that I had to stay with my sponsor for 2 years and so I got a letter from IRCC saying that I needed to prove that I could receive an exemption from that condition.
It was a very delicate situation and I didn’t know where to turn. I looked online and when I emailed the office, they replied the same day. I needed someone to calm me down and point me in the right direction to know what to do next. I came for a consultation with Jennifer and she gave me a lot of peace of mind. I’d hire her again just for that. I liked the way that I was treated with respect and a straightforward, professional plan to deal with my situation. They gave me clear instructions and were very efficient with my tight timeline to respond to IRCC.
Although the legislation changed and a few weeks later my case was dismissed as that condition was repealed, I would still recommend Jennifer Roggemann Law Office for anyone. They gave me peace of mind which allowed me to concentrate at work and gave me an outside perspective on my situation that made me feel better. They looked after the details so I could get on with my life. I would tell any perspective client that whatever the outcome, this office will do the best for their clients.
Thank you, Jennifer and team, for all your help.
I had a bad experience with CIC, now IRCC, in the past and so when it was time to do my Express Entry Profile and my Canadian Experience Class PR Application, I knew that I didn’t want to do it on my own. I googled immigration lawyers in my area and Jennifer popped up. I used the email web form to contact them and they got back to me quickly. I liked that she was local and so I booked a consultation.
At that session, Jennifer basically roped me in. I felt confident in her and her abilities and I knew that I didn’t want to deal with IRCC again. She was friendly and concise – which is what I was looking for. They were really straightforward and I didn’t have too many questions. They provided most of my answers before I thought of the questions.
I have already recommended Jennifer to others, now that I’ve been approved as a permanent resident. All of my family has had bad experiences with lawyers and mine was pleasant so I tell them to come to her.
Thanks Jennifer for dealing with IRCC for me.
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.
I am from the Bahamas and have been here as a work permit holder in Canada. I had done most of my applications on my own but I ran into some difficulties extending my work permit and dealing with the LMIA process. I decided that I needed to hire a lawyer and so I did a google search and found Jennifer Roggemann Law Office and specifically, her associate, Tiffani Frederick.
What I most appreciated when I met with Tiffani and Jennifer during my meeting to hire them was that Jennifer came in to explain all my options and Tiffani assured me that my case was not the most dire one they had ever worked on – a great relief to me.
Although we didn’t end up doing a lot of things together, they were friendly and reassuring and quite professional. They were very quick to respond to my emails. Hiring them allowed me to sleep better at night. Sometimes, you just need a lawyer to fight for you and get you the right information. Jennifer and her team are the ones to do that for you.
If I had known at the beginning what I know now, I would have hired an immigration lawyer from the start – just for the peace of mind if nothing else. I really enjoyed working with Tiffani and her way of keeping me calm and Jennifer was very knowledgeable and had some suggestions that I had never even thought of.
I am now a permanent resident here and I will definitely use their services again. I want to have my mom and sister join me from Bahamas and the peace of mind is well worth the money.
Florian & Elizabeth
My girlfriend and I had done some research online about how to get me to be able to become a permanent resident here in Canada. Our situation was a bit unique and we weren’t sure that it could be done. We talked with Jennifer and with another lawyer at another firm. When we compared them, there was really no comparison. While Jennifer quoted us a higher price than the other firm, we could see why. Jennifer put us at ease quite quickly and was very professional. She was very organized and gave us a plan. She had a solution that the other person hadn’t even mentioned.
We decided to go with Jennifer because we knew our situation was difficult and didn’t want to do it on our own. We decided that Jennifer’s plan made sense and we believed it was our best option. Looking back, both my girlfriend and I would make the same decision again. Jennifer and her team are efficient, clear on what we needed and easy to get a hold of. They gave us a time frame for the things we needed to get done and set goals for us to meet. They knew the process and were very good at emailing us or phoning us to keep us on track. The ability to use online tools to share documents was really helpful.
Their knowledge of the process, and giving us extra information just to be helpful, was very much appreciated. Both Elizabeth and I would recommend Jennifer and her team because you know for sure that you are going to get the best service possible. It’s professional and they know what they’re talking about. They kept us in the loop as the process was going along and although it was still stressful, it was nice to know that they were on top of things.
I am now a permanent resident and both my girlfriend and I are looking forward to our future together here in Canada. We really thank Jennifer and her team for helping make our future a reality.
— Florian & Elizabeth
I am from India and wanted to continue my post graduate education in Canada. I was seriously considering the University of Waterloo at the time and it made sense to see if there was an immigration lawyer in that area who could help me. I searched on Google and found Jennifer Roggemann’s Google+ page. I saw the law office reviews (4.8 out of 5) and this got me to contact her offices via their website. They very quickly replied to my email and set up a skype consultation that fit my busy schedule.
I liked the thoroughness of the consultation. Jennifer was honest with me throughout our interactions. She always played the ‘devil’s advocate’ and showed me the way by addressing all my issues and concerns. I am glad that I decided to hire her and her team to apply for my study permit. With her, every penny spent was worth its value.
I have already referred many friends and acquaintances to Jennifer and her team. I tell them that the office reflects professionalism and honesty. I told them that Jennifer is the right person to give you a new perspective on your situation. Her staff is thorough, organized and prompt in their response to any questions. I appreciated that I could see them over skype and feel more connected to the process.
I received my study permit faster than I was expecting and I am now ready to start my Master’s program this fall at the University of Waterloo. When I arrived at their Canadian office in person for the first time, I was warmly greeted and welcomed.
When I am eligible, I am definitely going to use Jennifer and her team to help me with any further immigration matters.
I came to Jennifer’s office very nervous about my status in Canada. I had gone to school here and finished my degree. I’d made a very simple mistake of not signing my application for my Post Graduate Work Permit before I sent it in. Also, my study permit expired at that moment. I was in a time crunch to be able to start my career here in Canada. I had met with someone else whose information just didn’t seem right to me and so I decided to look online and found Jennifer. I asked a family friend who works in the industry what they thought of Jennifer and she highly recommended her. I’m glad that I followed her advice to come and have a consultation with Jennifer.
Jennifer is very sharp and knows what she’s doing. I felt comfortable with her and the proposal she outlined made sense. For the first time, I saw a light at the end of the tunnel and knew that there were options for me. This was my first real experience with a lawyer and I’ve heard others who had a bad experience with a lawyer but I would hire Jennifer again. She and her team are friendly and welcoming and yet very professional. They made me feel relaxed and comfortable and I trusted them.
When it was time for me to apply for my permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class, they were well prepared and gave me a list of what I needed to do. They were always responsive when I asked them a question and I felt like they outlined the options for me and informed me but the decision and control always rested with me. I felt empowered that I was making good decisions for my future based on solid advice. Throughout the process, they were on top of my file and making sure that I was kept in the loop. My work permit was expiring in a few months and Jennifer made sure to have a meeting with me to discuss my options and plan out what we needed to do so I could keep working while we waited for the paperwork. Thankfully, none of that was needed because I received my permanent residency before my status was expired.
Would I recommend Jennifer and her team to others? I already have. I definitely got the service I expected. Yes, lawyers cost money, but they saved me time and I didn’t have to worry all the time. I received timely email updates from the staff and answers to my questions were prompt and well informed. I appreciated that I got a personally signed Christmas card from everyone I had worked with in the office. It meant a lot to me that they took the time to write a personal note in a busy time of year.
I am now a permanent resident and I can look forward to having my family come and visit me in my new home here in Canada. Thank you Jennifer and your team for all your hard work on my behalf.
I am a US Citizen who had been working in Canada for a few years. I wanted to apply for permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class in 2014. It was important to me to get a licensed professional to make sure everything was done correctly. I searched the internet for immigration lawyers in the area. My search led me to the office of Jennifer Roggemann.
When we met, I found Jennifer to be very knowledgeable and straight-forward about the process, the timing and the chances for positive outcome. Advised of likely success, we agreed to move forward and I retained her services for the completion of my PR application. During the process, I was always kept abreast of progress and my questions were always answered quickly and decisively. Along the way, Jennifer also helped me to obtain a Bridging Work Permit which awarded me with the ability to stay and work in Canada while my PR application was under review by the government.
With the changes in how Economic applications are being processed, my file took longer than originally anticipated. However, I was kept informed on changes as they occurred.
It was never difficult to get an appointment and communication was always easy and swift. The staff at Roggemann’s is friendly and everything was processed accurately. I am happy to report that my VISA has been approved. I would recommend the Roggemann Law Office to others who are looking for assistance with their immigration to Canada. As a bonus, if you like supporting professional women like I do, Jennifer’s office is an all-female office dedicated to superior service!!
I am grateful for the expert advice and assistance that the Roggemann Law Office was able to provide.
I had some trouble renewing my permanent residence card and I didn’t know who to call for help. My daughter and son-in-law called around and eventually we were referred to Jennifer and her team and I’m so glad that we came in to talk to her. Right from the first time we met with her, I felt a lot better. I had been quite depressed and down about my situation but Jennifer told me not to worry – that that’s what she was here for. She gave me hope and, although she never promised a guarantee, she provided a lot of comfort.
Jennifer’s office is like a sampling of Canada. Everyone in the office came here from somewhere else and I love that they could relate to my story and it gave me hope that if they could do it, so could I. I felt so welcome and everyone was so nice and it felt like we’d known each other for a long time.
Jennifer and her team were on top of my situation and made sure that we met all the deadlines and they communicated so quickly and clearly with me – whether via email or over the phone.
I would definitely recommend Jennifer and her team to anyone who needs help. I’d tell them to go for a consultation and see what you think. Jennifer was very upfront with the costs and they asked us to provide a lot of things but they knew what we needed and it wasn’t something that I could fix on my own. I now have my new permanent resident card and have moved all of my belongings into my new house near my daughter and I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life continuing the strong roots of family and friends that I’ve made here in Canada.
A big Thank you Jennifer and everyone in the office. You made me feel welcome and not alone as I went through a scary process. Words alone can’t tell you how much I appreciate your assistanc
I am a European university professor who has been living in Canada for many years with my Canadian wife and son. I first contacted Jennifer in July of 2014, after my wife and I had run into problems with our Spousal application
for my permanent residency.
In our first meeting, Jennifer explained the situation and laid out the available options very clearly. Whether or not you intend to let her handle your application, I recommend that you consult with Jennifer at least on
I myself decided to entrust Jennifer with handling my application, since my work permit was set to expire soon, and I felt that there was no more margin for error. We submitted a Canadian Experience Class application at the end of the year, only to be told later by CIC that they had already met their quota for the year by the time of our submission, and moreover that some new rules and regulations had come into effect. This was of course quite
frustrating, but Jennifer and her staff were on the case immediately and promptly refiled the application according to the new regulations. We ended up going through the Express Entry Profile and Online CEC Application
system. Ongoing changes to the system made by CIC meant that the ground kept shifting beneath our feet.
However, Jennifer and her team stayed on top of things. Their replies to our questions, mostly via email or phone, were always prompt and helpful. On the whole we felt well taken care of. Happily, my PR application was
recently approved. I do not think that I could have managed this alone, particularly not in the available time frame, and I’m happy with my decision to let Jennifer handle my file.
A colleague of mine, who is in a similar situation and whom I have since referred to Jennifer, has also decided to entrust her with his application. I would recommend Jennifer and her team to anyone looking for competent and
efficient help with their immigration issues. Thanks Jennifer.
I had a problem with my previous application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and I needed to find some help. I decided to go to Google and see who popped up. I saw that Jennifer’s office was # 1 on Google and so I decided to see if she could help me. When I came for a consultation, I felt very comfortable and that I had made a good choice. They offered me some options for my case and I felt I was not alone and that my problems could be solved. I decided to hire them as my law firm and would recommend them to friends and family. I eventually made the decision to go a different route for my immigration concerns but I would still recommend Jennifer and her team to those close to me. I would tell them that when they come into the office, they won’t feel like an outsider or awkward. It is a comfortable place to share your struggles. Their ranking on Google was the reason I went there initially and after meeting Jennifer and her staff, I see why they are #1.