About Immigration Canada PRS

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Immigration Canada PRS provides professional representation and legal services to foreign nationals, citizens and permanent resiYNDON LEAR dents of Canada and corporate entities in their interactions with federal and provincial agencies in matters concerning immigration to Canada. Founded in 2009 by Hugh W. Coulthart, MA, LLB, Immigration Canada PRS continues to provide a broad range of immigration services to clients, including:

  • Family-class sponsorships
  • Permanent residence applications within the Express Entry procedure
  • Temporary resident applications for visitors, students and workers
  • Business class applications
  • Services for Canadian employers whose labour needs require recruitment of temporary foreign workers
  • Refugee claims

Additionally, and under the direction of Hugh W. Coulthart, Immigration Canada PRS has developed 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.


For the convenience of our clients, Immigration Canada PRS operates at two locations in Toronto:

  • Uptown at Sheppard & Yonge: 25 Sheppard Ave. W., Suite 300
  • Downtown at Bay & Bloor: 1200 Bay Street, Suite 202

Client Services Policies

Initial consultations: Immigration Canada PRS offers potential clients preliminary consultations by telephone or video conference call at no cost. A fee of $100 is charged for initial in-person consultations. If a client engages the services of Immigration Canada PRS, the initial consultation fee is credited to his account.

Charges for services: The services of Immigration Canada PRS are charged on a fixed-price-per-contract basis, not on an open-ended fee-per-hour basis. An initial retainer, of a negotiated amount, is always required, payable in execution of a contract for services. Scheduling of payments by installment is negotiable, with sensitivity to the financial resources of the client

Resources of Immigration Canada PRS:

Hugh W. Coulthart, MA, LLB, Principal, Immigration Canada PRS

 Immigration Canada PRS

A graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto, Mr. Coulthart has had a varied career, in both the public and private sector and in academia as a tutor at universities in Canada and the United Kingdom. For many years a freelance writer, he has travelled broadly throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. He was first licensed as an immigration practitioner in 2007 and has been a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council since 2011.

Mr. Coulthart’s written advocacy skills are widely recognized. He has put them to effective use in the representation of clients at hearings of the Refugee Protection Division and the Immigration Appeal Division, in successful responses to allegations of inadmissibility, and in crafting humanitarian and compassionate applications.

In his own words, Mr. Coulthart describes his work as an immigration practitioner as “intellectually challenging, emotionally rewarding and socially both engaging and useful.”