Meet The Face Behind Immigration Canada PRS

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I’m Hugh Coulthart, the owner of Immigration Canada PRS

I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

I established my own immigration practice because I knew I was capable of providing a quality of service matched by only the top five percent of licensed immigration consultants and the top ten percent of immigration lawyers. 

I have now been a licensed immigration practitioner for fourteen years. Although it’s continuously changing in detail, the main features and dynamics of the business today are pretty much the same as when I first started. I just keep getting better at what I do!

As an experienced immigration consultant, I provide professional representation and legal services to foreign nationals, citizens and permanent residents of Canada and corporate entities in their interactions with federal and provincial agencies in matters concerning immigration to Canada. I have also developed a specialization in the written and oral advocacy skills required to address challenges such as refusals of applications, findings of inadmissibility, loss of status, immigration detention, and the prospect of removal from Canada.

I am happy to share my experience with my fellow practitioners of immigration law, whether consultants or lawyers. Your reputation is only as good as the results you produce for your clients. Don’t take on a case unless you’re confident you can win it. If you take on a client only because you need their money to pay your bills, you’ve made a bad deal.

You’re not going to produce the best results for your clients if you’re working to the clock. It is important to keep working on the task at hand until you’re certain that all possible questions have been answered and all relevant legal precedents have been considered. Never forget that your client’s future is at stake, and in some cases, even their life! 

Recently, I met a seventeen-year-old client at Toronto airport. He had just arrived from Iran. He and his parents had been granted permanent resident status in Canada when he was eight years old. After only three months in Canada, his parents abandoned their Canadian dreams and returned with their son to Iran. Nine years later, when their son, by then a brilliant and serious student of mathematics and physics, was in his last year of high school in Iran, his parents understood the cost of their decision to abandon their Canadian dreams.

On behalf of their son, I submitted an application to retain his permanent resident status regardless of his having failed to meet the requirement that he be physically present in Canada for the equivalent of at least two years in any five-year period. I argued that the boy’s retention of his Canadian permanent residence status was justified by humanitarian and compassionate factors. I requested urgent action.

If he wasn’t out of Iran by his 18th birthday, he would not be allowed to leave without completing his compulsory military service. In the midst of the pandemic, the Canadian Embassy cut through all the obstacles, issued my client a Permanent Resident Travel Document, liberating him from Iran within three weeks of his eighteenth birthday. 

Helping clients like these overcome immigration challenges and achieve positive results is the most rewarding part of my job. My high success rate is primarily due to my commitment to my craft, my experience, and writing skills of the highest quality. 

My social conscience is reflected in my work and the kinds of cases I take on. I strongly oppose the abuse, bullying and persecution of young people, particularly because of their sexual orientation. 

When I’m not assisting clients with their immigration needs, I love reading. I have a voracious appetite for the major news websites, such as the New York Times, the BBC and the Economist. Cooking relaxes me, and engaging in good conversation energizes me. 

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.

If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as a licensed immigration consultant in Toronto, Ontario, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at