Immigrating to Canada


Welcome to Julie Taub Immigration Law Office in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

Want to immigrate to Canada?

Already in Canada and want to apply for permanent resident status?

Study or work in Canada? Renew or regularize your status in Canada? Sponsor a loved one to join you in Canada?

We have helped thousands of clients immigrate to Canada, become permanent residents, work, study and sponsor family members since 2001.

Contact us for an in office or online / WhatsApp / FaceTime consultation.
613-222-4446 / 857-7524 / 244-4445 or


Julie Taub is an immigration lawyer in Ottawa. Julie and her firm provides immigration, visa and work permit, family sponsorship, refugee law and notary services.

Julie Taub Canadian Immigration law office offers Canada immigration services in all areas of immigration across Canada to clients from all over the world since 2001 in English, French, Hindi, Creole and Hungarian. The office specializes in:

  • Express Entry
  • PNP – provincial nominee programs
  • Spousal and Family Sponsorships
  • Work Permits
    • Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
    • Canada European Free Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    • Canada-Chile FTA, Canada-Peru FTA, Canada-Colombia FTA, Canada-Korea FTA
  • Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)
  • PR Cards
  • Refugee Claims
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Citizenship

Ms Taub is a senior bilingual Canadian Immigration and Refugee lawyer and former Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.


Express Entry Federal economic immigration 2020

Express Entry is the only process through which to apply to immigrate for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs: Express Entry encompasses three immigration programs:

  • the Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • the Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • the Canadian Experience Class

Canada will accept 350,000 + new immigrants. The target for Express Entry is over 85,000 immigrants. For qualified applicants, the processing time will be 12 months or less. Let us create your profile to maximise your points to enhance your chances of an IRCC invitation to apply and learn about the new changes to Express Entry


Immigrer au Canada à titre de travailleur qualifié dans le cadre d’Entrée Express

Entrée Express

Le Canada acceptera plus que 350 000 nouveaux immigrants en 2020, parmi lesquels le Canada accepter au-délà de 80 000 immigrants sous le programme fédéral l’"Entrée Express". Les demandes dûment remplies et soumises dans la catégorie «Entrée Express» par les immigrants qualifiés seront traitées dans un délai de 12 mois ou moins.

Ces demandes sont déposées dans l'un des quatre volets clés de l'immigration économique, soit le Programme des travailleurs qualifiés, le Programme des travailleurs de métiers spécialisés, la catégorie de l'expérience canadienne ou à titre de candidat des provinces.


Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Programs allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry or directly under different categories offered by each province or territory (except Quebec). Each province and territory has its own selection criteria for nomination.

Ontario PNP offers an opportunity for nominations under the International Graduate Stream for Masters or Ph.D. graduates from an Ontario university.

Ontario PNP also offers an opportunity for nomination under the Entrepreneur Stream for qualified business investors and entrepreneurs who are willing to make a minimum investment of CAD $200,000 in a new or existing business and meet certain criteria.


Volets francophones Ontario – travailleurs qualifies – (PNP)

Le volet francophone de l’Ontario s’adresse aux travailleurs qualifiés francophones qui ont un bon niveau d'anglais et qui souhaitent vivre et travailler en Ontario. Cette catégorie permet à Programme ontarien des candidats à l’immigration de désigner des personnes qui ont été jugées admissibles au programme Entrée express et qui ont le niveau de scolarité, l’expérience de travail, les capacités linguistiques et les autres caractéristiques exigées.


Work Permits, Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), Canada European Free Trade Agreement (CETA), Trans Pacific Agreement (CPTPP), Business Visitors, Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)


Spousal Sponsorship & Family Reunification

If you are Canadian or a Permanent Resident married to or living in a common-law relationship with a foreign national, you may sponsor your spouse. There are two categories of spousal sponsorships and it is important to select the one that is best for your particular circumstances. Under one of the categories, an open work permit application for the sponsored spouse / applicant, may be submitted simultaneously with the sponsorship package. The work permit may be approved within 4 months.

Spousal Sponsorship: Information and application

Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program - IRCC announcement - Ottawa, March 27, 2020: Due to the current focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will delay the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program to accepting new applications.

Ten Year Parent and Grandparent Super Visa: However, at any time parent / grandparents may apply for a 10 year Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. Services and information


Julie and the Media

CBC and CTV Interviews

Julie Taub has been interviewed by CBC, CTV and has spoken on various radio talk shows in Canada. You may access some of these interviews at the following links:

  • CBC, The Current, January 15, 2018
    • 'The government was our parents': Abdoul Abdi's sister says Somali refugee failed by Canadian foster system. Full episode and transcript
  • CBC, The Current, February 10, 2017
    • Repeal Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., say immigration lawyers. Read the Transcript


Other Media Interviews

Mrs. Taub is also regularly interviewed and writes on immigration issues:

  • Ottawa Citizen, January 30, 2017
  • Montreal Gazette, Copyright © The Montreal Gazette, November 20, 2009
    • "It is a mistake to let sponsors off the hook." Ontario Court of Appeal ruling will lead to more immigration fraud, leaving taxpayers with the bill. - Article written by Julie Taub


Other Media Resources


Julie Taub's Recent Federal Court Decisions


Professional Presentations

Julie Taub presided at professional development seminars for immigration lawyers in Vancouver and Ottawa.

  • October 31, 2013 - Practice Management for Immigration Lawyers for the Commons Institute in Ottawa
  • September 21, 2013 - Ms. Taub presented a 6 hour seminar on Work Permits & Labour Market Opinions on at Ashton College in Vancouver.