About Immigration Canada PRS
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Immigration Canada PRS provides 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. 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
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.”
Lyndon Lear Kirkley, BA, Administrative Assistant, Writer and Researcher
Mr. Kirkely is a graduate, BA (Honours), of Dalhousie University. In addition to his work with Immigration Canada PRS, Mr.Kirkley is currently completing an MA degree in Canadian history at the University of Ottawa. He is as well an accomplished cellist who has performed with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra and the Ottawa Pops Orchestra.
A prize-winner in university debating and public speaking competitions and an accomplished writer and editor, Mr. Kirkely is a valuable contributor to the quality of the oral and written advocacy skills to which Immigration Canada PRS is committed.