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What is a “Canadian Immigration Specialist”

Not everyone is allowed to call themselves a Canadian Immigration specialist. Find out what the term means and who is allowed to use it.
LSO Certified Specialist Program

With many individual and entities claiming expertise in the area of Canadian Immigration, it can be easy to fall prey to unqualified or unprofessional which may complicate or even endanger your immigration process.

About the Law Society of Ontario

Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario, which governs all lawyers and paralegals operating out of Ontario Canada, safeguards the public interest, by enforcing a professional, ethical and competent practice by the Ontario lawyers.

Every lawyer and paralegal practicing out of Ontario, will be registered with the Law Society of Ontario and will be listed on their lawyer directory.

Before retaining a Canadian immigration lawyer, it’s a good idea to check their provincial law society directory to ensure they are properly licensed and in good standing. This will ensure you are being represented by a licensed attorney.

The “Certified Immigration Specialist” Designation

Certified immigration specialist is a sub-designation of the law society’s “Certified Specialist” program. Certified specialists are lawyers who are recognized and experienced in their field, meeting the certification standards set out by the Law Society of Ontario:

  • practiced for a minimum of 7 years prior to the date of the application;
  • had substantial involvement in the specialty area during 5 of the 7 years, i.e.

Other Provinces Law Societies

If you need to look up a Canadian lawyer operating from a province other than Ontario, you can do so here:

ProvinceLaw Society Directory
AlbertaLaw Society of Alberta
British ColumbiaLaw Society of British Columbia
ManitobaLaw Society of Manitoba
New BrunswickLaw Society of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and LabradorLaw Society Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories (NWT)Law Society of the NWT
Nova ScotiaNova Scotia Barristers’ Society
NunavutLaw Society of Nunavut
OntarioLaw Society of Ontario Directory
Prince Edward Island (PEI)Law Society of PEI
QuebecBarreau du Quebec
SaskatchewanLaw Society of Saskatchewan
YukonLaw Society of Yukon

Eddie H. Kadri, a certified Immigration Specialist

Eddie H. Kadri is a Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Ontario.

If you want to pursue a path towards Canadian Permanent Residency or citizenship, contact our office to begin the process of analyzing your circumstances and determining the viability of a Canadian Immigration strategy.  We offer credible and trustworthy legal representation.  We handle all client matters with expedience, integrity, and professionalism, and having demonstrated great aptitude and skill when it comes to understanding the complexities of immigration issues and dealing with them on behalf of our clients. We continue to set the bar high with an industry leading commitment to client satisfaction and by delivering exceptional results.

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