Lawyers vs. Consultants
If you are considering hiring an immigration representative for your immigration needs, then you want to ensure that you are hiring the right person. We are often asked what is the difference between an immigration lawyer and an Immigration Consultant Toronto professional. The short answer is there is no difference.
Licensed immigration consultants are just as qualified as lawyers to provide you with any immigration related services, whether it be consulting or completing and filing your application. One of our Toronto immigration consultants can even represent you in a refugee hearing in front of the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB). Consultants also have the ability to represent you for any immigration related appeal. Most people think that they have to hire a lawyer when it comes to hearings and appeals but that is incorrect and a licensed immigration consultant is just as qualified to represent you in such cases.
Based on our research and the information we have gathered, we actually recommend hiring an immigration consultant instead of an immigration lawyer. The main reason for this is the difference in the fees that are charged. Lawyers, generally speaking, usually charge more for their immigration services than do consultants. This disparity in legal fees is usually due to the fact that lawyers feel that they may be more qualified in their occupation and to justify this they will charge more. You have to keep in mind that just because your representative is a lawyer, that does not mean that he or she is more qualified to do their job when it comes to immigration services. An immigration consultant Toronto is just as qualified to provide you with immigration services. With that being said, there are always good lawyers and not so good lawyers, just as there are good immigration consultants and not so good consultants. You have to ensure that your representative is authorized, licensed and competent. You may do this by confirming with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) or the Law Society of Upper Canada, that your representative is in fact a member and in good standing. This will also ensure that your representative is insured against any errors and/or omissions.
Work experience usually trumps all other categories when it comes to hiring an immigration consultant who can get the job done. Our Toronto immigration consultants have extensive experience in the immigration industry and practice. Our team of professionals will provide you with a clear understanding of your situation and will assess your needs based on our free evaluation. Once your evaluation and consultation are completed, you can then make an informed decision regarding your immigration needs. We will provide you with all the information that you need so that you are aware of all the aspects regarding your case and that there is a clear timeline established. This way there are no surprises and/or hidden fees that will emerge over the course of your case. Our knowledgeable Toronto immigration consultants want to help you meet your immigration goals sooner. Contact us today and we can help you successfully resolve your immigration case.
We can ensure that you get the most current and accurate legal advice regarding your case. Our immigration consultant Toronto professionals will help you get a positive decision on your case. Contact us today.