Areas of Immigration Practice

About Us

Our team at Heselden Law has extensive experience in Immigration Law, providing legal assistance in every facet of Canadian immigration, from the International Mobility Program, to permanent residence applications, and everything in between.

Many of the people at Heselden Law are immigrants themselves, are fluent in many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Armenian, and have first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by people who are transferred to work in Canada on a short-term basis as well as the challenges of becoming a new Canadian.

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Our Staff

Paul Heselden – Is the founder of Heselden Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. He undertook the Intensive Program at Osgoode Hall in Immigration and Refugee Law, and articled at a prominent immigration firm in 1999, and has thereafter been practicing law since 2000.

Our Team of Case Coordinators

Our team includes personnel who have extensive immigration experience and exposure in Canada and abroad. Together, they bring a variety of experience in Law having worked at national law firms, (the “Big Four”), and boutique law firm.

They are knowledgeable in the processing of Canadian immigration matters, and are the point-of-contact resource that ensures that all matters are effectively processed. Each case is assigned to a Case Coordinator at the outset of the matter. All parties involved in a matter (e.g. applicant, HR representative, etc.) can contact their Case Coordinator at any time to discuss the case or ask any questions.

We process cases in a personalized and efficient manner and this is why we are able to provide full client satisfaction.

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to your satisfaction. We ensure you get the services and results you need. We recognize that corporate immigration requires not only legal expertise, but the determination and full attention to matters, to get the job done.

What you can expect:


We treat each and every client as though they were our only client and treat them like family. We listen, we care and we get the job done.

Areas of Immigration Practice


Full Service Corporate Immigration

We have a particular focus on providing immigration services to Canadian corporations.  Our team has been providing immigration services to Canadian employers since 2007, from mid-size employers, to Fortune 500 Canadian and multi-national corporations, along with U.S. and other foreign law firms, and global relocation companies.  We have extensive experience in Canadian and international immigration.  We understand the needs and demands of corporate immigration clients, and our services are catered to meet those demands.

We provide a full spectrum of Canadian immigration legal services to help corporations and their personnel in their immigration and immigration-related needs. We provide personal, efficient, cost-effective legal representation.

Corporate Immigration:

  • Visit Canada
    • Temporary Resident Visas (Business and Tourism)
    • Business Visitors
    • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
  • Work in Canada
    • The International Mobility Program (IMP)
      • Free Trade Agreement Work Permits
      • Intra-Company Transfers
      • International Experience Canada
      • Francophone Mobility
    • The Temporary Foreign Worker Program
    • Global Skills Strategy
  • Global Mobility
    Whether the business model requires large numbers of foreign nationals in Canada for a short term large scale project or a steady flow of people on assignment at various sites in Canada, we make these transitions happen and happen smoothly.
  • Compliance & Inspections
    The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) includes an emphasis on compliance and enforcement.  Inspections of 25% of workplaces that employ foreign nationals are subject to compliance reviews and inspections. The compliance reviews and inspections include not only employers of foreign nationals under the TFWP, but also the International Mobility Program (IMP) which includes intra-company transfers and certain free-trade agreement work permit categories (e.g., NAFTA).

Invest in Canada - The Federal Start-up Visa Program

The Federal Start-up Visa program was established to encourage foreign nationals to build innovative companies that will create employment opportunities for Canadians while being able to compete internationally. Entrepreneurs who are eligible for the program will receive funding, guidance, and expertise for opening and operating their companies in Canada.


      • Shareholding entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence for themselves and their families.
      • Priority processing allows businesses to identify any city in Canada as their intended location (Except Quebec).
      • Up to five people can apply as owners provided that each applicant holds a minimum of 10% of the voting rights of the outstanding shares
      • The ability to obtain up to C$300,000: Our incubation partners will help you raise capital.
      • Talented & Experienced Team: Access to a network of highly-skilled experts in their chosen fields in order to maximize the possibility of success.
      • Residency in Canada: As a founder, you will be able to obtain your Permanent Residency
  • Visit Canada
    • Temporary Resident Visas (Business and Tourism)
    • Business Visitors
    • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
    • Super Visa
  • Study in Canada
  • Work in Canada
    • Spousal Open Work Permits
    • Post-Graduation Work Permit
    • International Experience Canada
  • Permanent Residence: Family Sponsorship
    • Spousal, Partner, or Child Sponsorship
    • Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship
  • Permanent Residence: Express Entry
    • Federal Skilled Worker
    • Federal Skilled Trade
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Permanent Residence: Investment
    • The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
    • Provincial Nominee Program-Entrepreneur
    • Other Investment Options
      • Antigua and Barbuda
      • Portugal
      • Spain
  • Stay in Canada
    • Permanent Residence Applications
    • Maintaining Your PR Status
    • Your Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship
  • Refugee Protection Claims
  • Federal Court and Immigration Appeals
Family Sponsorship

Family reunification is one of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s highest priorities

For Canadians and Permanent Residents who wish to sponsor a close relative for Permanent Residence. Individuals who are being sponsored by a family member, usually a spouse or a parent do not have to meet the point system or discretionary selection criteria used in the other application categories. Instead, they are sponsored by a relative in Canada who will provide assistance in the individual’s ability to establish themselves in Canada. Individuals being sponsored must undergo medical examinations and provide police clearance certificates during the application process.

Who Can Be Sponsored?

Only the following members of the family class may be sponsored:

  • Spouses, common- law or conjugal partners 18 years of age or older;
  • Parents and grandparents;
  • Dependent children, including adopted children;
  • Children under 18 years of age whom you intend to adopt;
  • Children or guardianship; or
  • Brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces or grandchildren who are orphans; under the age of 18 and not married or in a common-law relationship.