Testimonials

We have been helping people immigrate to Canada since 1990.  When people trust and rely on us with their Canadian immigration needs, they are often putting their lives in our hands.  We treat this seriously and with privilege.  In response, our clients have a few things to say about us.

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Appeals ( + )

Appeals

My friend Mr. K was facing difficulties in Korea and feared returning there. He began to panic when his citizenship application was not proceeding smoothly. I suggested he use Jeffrey’s professional services instead of worrying and worrying. It turned out almost miraculously. There were some tense moments, but Jeffrey fended off any threats with calm and professionalism. Without Jeffrey, I just do not even want to imagine what could have happened. After he handled all the thorny problems, Mr. K promptly received his citizenship. He and his family are in ecstasy.

Youngsoo (Bob) Kim, international businessman

Appeals

When I was rejected for a work permit as a church worker, Lowe & Company helped my husband get a job in Canada and then a PNP nomination. We now have permanent residence.

Finding Lowe & Company was truly a God-send. We had used another immigration company that really did not care. Lowe & Company took the time to listen to our complicated situation. From the moment we met, they were truly invested in us. Without exaggeration, if it were not for Jeffrey and his team, we would not have been successful. If you want to work with an organization that is pro-active, empathetic, genuine and professional, then Lowe & Company has to be first on your list.

Ronnie and Jackie Joseph (UK), social workers and entrepreneurs

Appeals

When my daughter lost her PR status, her world and mine collapsed as she would have been forced to live in the Philippines all by herself while her close family are all in Canada. We wanted to win the case. There was this fear of entertaining a disapproval possibility, and we were literally scared. I expressed this to a friend who then strongly referred Robert whom he knew personally and professionally all these years.

The moment we utilized Robert’s services, I was so much relieved. Thanks to Robert’s hard work and the persuasiveness of his submissions. We managed to win the residency appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division, arguing successfully on solely humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

By God’s grace, our family is now re-united in Canada and Robert has played a big part in making that happen. Thank you, Lowe and Company.

Grace S.

Business Immigrants ( + )

Business Immigrants

Lowe & Company personifies “excellence in service.” The members of the team are all friendly, caring and above all, professional. Honest answers are always given and often creative solutions are thought out to facilitate challenging situations. I could not have asked to be in better hands on my journey to Canada!

Joe Lim, (Singapore) President, Island Clean Air Inc., Vancouver, B.C.

Business Immigrants

Soon after I submitted my formal application under the PNP regional business category, I received an interview letter which addressed many concerns about my case. The concerns were quite complex, so I decided to speak to an experienced lawyer. Jeffrey Lowe went over my concerns and provided me with a lot of tips, but I realized that my case required a lot of work. He worked on my case, made it strong and prepared me for the interview. Jeffrey not only accepts challenges, but also works hard towards overcoming them. With all his help and preparation, my interview went successfully. I was nominated by the PNP department and received a work permit.

Anisha Nihalani (India) Owner, Baskin Robbins Franchise, Kamloops, BC

Business Immigrants

When we originally decided to move to B.C., we spoke with several lawyers before deciding whom to work with. We selected Jeffrey as he took time to take us through the various options in clear and straightforward language. Throughout the process, we never felt rushed or pressured to select his services.

We have been delighted with the service we have received. The team at Lowe & Company always keeps us fully aware of the situation with our application and their relationships with the various government departments have proved invaluable to our case. When we were faced with a need to accelerate the application, Jeffrey was able to suggest another route, which resulted in approval within a matter of weeks.

Jeffrey and his team continue to excel in providing guidance. I have, and will continue to, recommend their services without hesitation.

Mark Payne, UK Entrepreneur

Business Immigrants

I wanted to transfer my business in the British film and television industry to British Columbia, Canada. Not an easy task by far, until I contacted Jeffrey Lowe. Lowe & Company suggested I set up the Canadian arm of my British business and make an intra-company transfer on a three-year work permit. I also applied for permanent residency, in the skilled worker class, at the Canadian High Commission in the UK. Once the work permit was granted, they fast-tracked that application and I became a permanent resident one year later. If I had waited in the UK, that application may have taken up to six years to be processed.

Not only does Lowe & Company understand the complexities of Canadian immigration law, they also have extensive knowledge of business practises and they were able to set up my incorporated company in a timely and very efficient manner. Once I arrived in Canada, I was able to start working immediately.

Alistair Bell, (UK) President, AMB FX & Construction, Vancouver

Business Immigrants

Another immigration firm in Toronto did my initial immigration application, but I didn’t hear anything for a couple of years. When I met Mr. Lowe, he explained to me in detail about the process I was likely to face and introduced to me another way to apply for my landed immigrant status and work permit. The immigration office approved my application with Lowe & Company in the minimal time available.

Amos Gutman, Israel President, Paradigm Executive Services

Business Immigrants

We wanted to immigrate to Canada, but faced many challenges. Lowe & Company helped us find a creative way to approach our situation. We never doubted their expertise. At every potential obstacle, they came up with a solution. They were always confident they could get the job done and walked us through step by step, fully supporting us the whole way. We never had to figure out, through trial and error, what Canada Immigration was looking for. We have now been accepted as permanent residents in Canada!

We were always impressed with Lowe & Company’s promptness. Any question, any time we needed to know something, we had a reply from them the same day. We also really valued that they charge based on their success. It was not an hourly rate, so we were free to contact them any time with any question. All our communication was done over the phone or e-mail. We could not travel to Vancouver and they assured us from the beginning that was not a problem.

Marlin and Leslie Herr, principals, Gold Rush Estates

Business Immigrants

In 1988, Jeffrey Lowe helped me become one of the youngest entrepreneur immigrants. I was 24. After trying his excellent services, I never used any other immigration consultants or lawyers. Jeffrey was the consultant for my travel business from the time he set it up in 1989 until I sold it to a large public firm for a very good price in 2000. He always provides professional knowledge and does a great job. When I work with Jeffrey, I feel he is not only a lawyer, but also a good friend.

David Lin, entrepreneur and President of the Canada Taiwan Chamber of Commerce

Business Law ( + )

Business Law

Jeffrey Lowe and his firm helped one of my companies bring two excellent immigration candidates into Canada. These individuals have very high skill sets and experience not readily found in our local market. While enjoying the quality of life in Canada, they are also strong corporate assets helping develop and grow the company.

Tom Mitchell, serial entrepreneur, Vancouver, BC

Business Law

Lowe & Company personifies “excellence in service.” The members of the team are all friendly, caring and above all, professional. Honest answers are always given and often creative solutions are thought out to facilitate challenging situations. I could not have asked to be in better hands on my journey to Canada!

Joe Lim, (Singapore) President, Island Clean Air Inc., Vancouver, B.C.

Business Law

Soon after I submitted my formal application under the PNP regional business category, I received an interview letter which addressed many concerns about my case. The concerns were quite complex, so I decided to speak to an experienced lawyer. Jeffrey Lowe went over my concerns and provided me with a lot of tips, but I realized that my case required a lot of work. He worked on my case, made it strong and prepared me for the interview. Jeffrey not only accepts challenges, but also works hard towards overcoming them. With all his help and preparation, my interview went successfully. I was nominated by the PNP department and received a work permit.

Anisha Nihalani (India) Owner, Baskin Robbins Franchise, Kamloops, BC

Business Law

I wanted to transfer my business in the British film and television industry to British Columbia, Canada. Not an easy task by far, until I contacted Jeffrey Lowe. Lowe & Company suggested I set up the Canadian arm of my British business and make an intra-company transfer on a three-year work permit. I also applied for permanent residency, in the skilled worker class, at the Canadian High Commission in the UK. Once the work permit was granted, they fast-tracked that application and I became a permanent resident one year later. If I had waited in the UK, that application may have taken up to six years to be processed.

Not only does Lowe & Company understand the complexities of Canadian immigration law, they also have extensive knowledge of business practises and they were able to set up my incorporated company in a timely and very efficient manner. Once I arrived in Canada, I was able to start working immediately.

Alistair Bell, (UK) President, AMB FX & Construction, Vancouver

Business Law

In 1988, Jeffrey Lowe helped me become one of the youngest entrepreneur immigrants. I was 24. After trying his excellent services, I never used any other immigration consultants or lawyers. Jeffrey was the consultant for my travel business from the time he set it up in 1989 until I sold it to a large public firm for a very good price in 2000. He always provides professional knowledge and does a great job. When I work with Jeffrey, I feel he is not only a lawyer, but also a good friend.

David Lin, entrepreneur and President of the Canada Taiwan Chamber of Commerce

Business Law

I have known Jeffrey and his wonderful team over 7 years now. He was a huge help at the time when I first brought in a business partner into my business. He helped structure the shareholder agreement for us, and consequently became the lawyer for our company, giving advice when it is needed. Not only he is expert in the business law here in BC, Canada, but he is also expert in the immigration law. They have provided lots of legal assistance in helping me expand the immigration business in China. If you are thinking of working with a lawyer and his team, and you are looking for expertise, efficiency, great service, good value. Jeffrey Lowe and his team is the one in Vancouver, BC, Canada, which can provide great service beyond your expectation. Jeffrey, I am very honored and lucky to know you. Thank you!

Angela Qing Peng Founder/Manager SinoTop Investment Consulting

Business Law

Jeffrey Lowe is a passionate advocate for his clients, concerned with obtaining the best and most efficient results for them, while providing excellent customer service. I would recommend Jeffrey to be your business immigration lawyer if the need arises.

Candace Cho, Founder, Onyx Law Corporation

Business Law

Jeffrey is one of the most entrepreneurial and innovative lawyers I’ve worked with. He has helped many of my corporate clients to obtain work permits and immigration for their employees, sometimes despite challenging background or language issues. Always upbeat, Jeffrey works through any obstacles. Even if he doesn’t have the answer, he’ll point me and my clients in the right direction.

Barry Joe, real estate and business lawyer, Surrey, BC

Buying a Business ( + )

Buying a Business

Jeffrey Lowe–a man of integrity–helped me develop a plan and strategy to sell my business in Vancouver. This involved analyzing the financial statements, restructuring the company, and then bringing in a group of investors from Asia. I would highly recommend Jeffrey to assist either buyers or sellers of businesses, and especially immigrants who are not familiar with how business is done in Canada.”

Raine Riutta, Entrepreneur, Vancouver, BC

Citizenship ( + )

Citizenship

My friend Mr. K was facing difficulties in Korea and feared returning there. He began to panic when his citizenship application was not proceeding smoothly. I suggested he use Jeffrey’s professional services instead of worrying and worrying. It turned out almost miraculously. There were some tense moments, but Jeffrey fended off any threats with calm and professionalism. Without Jeffrey, I just do not even want to imagine what could have happened. After he handled all the thorny problems, Mr. K promptly received his citizenship. He and his family are in ecstasy.

Youngsoo (Bob) Kim, international businessman

Citizenship

Vivien Lee assisted my wife and daughter in their Canadian Citizenship Application from the very beginning to the oath taking ceremony. In addition, she also helped us with our wills.

She is truly professional, absolutely trustworthy, honest and friendly and has multiple language capability. She is consistent through the entire process, taking great care of each of the many details. Her colleagues of the same team are highly co-operative and efficient and we can see Vivien Lee does have a great team there.

We will always recommend Vivien to our friends!

Chun Li (China)

Citizenship

I cannot say enough about Jeffrey and his team’s professionalism, knowledge and understanding of Canadian immigration law. I recently discovered that I had lost my citizenship by virtue of marriage and immigration to the United States and was, in point of fact, stateless. I was part of that class sometimes referred to as “the Lost Canadians.”

Jeffrey took on my case without question or reservation. He and his team — Rita, Akiko, and Mariam — worked tirelessly as my advocate and confidante. As technical hurdles arose, they dealt with them quickly and efficiently. They acted as sword and shield in dealing with Canadian Immigration authorities, making a process that seemed at times impossible, possible. Because of their work, I am once again a Canadian. And for that, I am in their debt.

The way Jeffrey and his team handled my situation speaks to their skill in the field. It cannot, however, convey the compassion and caring with which they embraced me and my case. For them, it became personal. And for that, they have my unmitigated respect and thanks.

R.M. Finch (USA)

Citizenship

You can always rely on Jeffrey Lowe and his team. They help you unload your troubles and worries. All you need to do is trust him completely.

K. Lau (Hong Kong)

Citizenship

As a member of the film industry, it recently came to my attention that there were certain potential tax and financing benefits associated with the production of a film I wrote that was to be shot in Canada. As an American, however, I rendered the otherwise all Canadian production ineligible for certain credits. The production was in peril.

Being vaguely aware of changes to the Canadian Immigration Act that came into effect on April 17, 2009, and based on the fact that my mother was a Canadian citizen, I reached out to Jeffrey Lowe. He listened, understood — I believe he has a brother in film — and took it upon himself to assist me in acquiring my citizenship certificate and passport.

His team was thorough, professional, and moved with the speed necessary to get me the documents required to facilitate funding for the film. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jeffrey and his team to anyone in need of Canadian-American cross-border immigration council.

Michael Finch (USA)

Citizenship

Without qualification, I can highly recommend Lowe and Company. From my first meeting with Jeffery concerning obtaining my Canadian citizenship, to the successful outcome of my application, Jeffrey, Robert and the rest of the the staff of Lowe and Company made the entire process / procedure seem effortless. They literally handled everything required for me to obtain my citizenship, at the same time keeping me informed and at ease. Their knowledge and expertise is without question and I would use their services again without hesitation.

Michael B. Macri, international businessman (Hong Kong / Japan)

Clergy ( + )

Clergy

Jeffrey Lowe and his staff helped my family immigrate to Canada. They also helped Dr. Huldah Buntain, a Canadian missionary in India for over 50 years, prepare all the legal work to establish a new Canadian charity, Buntains Calcutta Mission. Jeffrey, Rita and Akiko were always willing to walk not only the second, but the extra third, fourth and fifth mile for us. If I were to choose again whom I would like to work with, I can think of no one better than this hardworking team.

Amitabh Singh (India) Executive director, Buntain’s Calcutta Mission, Vancouver, BC

Clergy

As a missionary from Africa coming to Canada for the first time, I faced many challenges. Lowe & Company helped sort out my family’s immigration documents with so much assurance.

Lowe & Company was generous in sharing information and ideas that helped me settle down quickly in Canada. I went to Lowe & Company for immigration consultancy, but I walked out with complete information that helped me spiritually, career wise, economically, and socially. Even five years after consulting with Lowe & Company, Jeff has remained a friend to me and to our growing church.

Lowe & Company is profoundly knowledgeable in their field, and their skills are exceptional. I have recommended them to my mission’s leadership, and would still recommend them to anyone in need of immigration services.

Pastor Bayo Adediran, (Nigeria) Pastor, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Vancouver, BC.

Clergy

We were so grateful for the fast and positive results we received from the services and expertise of Jeffrey Lowe and Rita Cheng and the team. They represented our organization in bringing desired international staff to Canada and dealing with a range of government bodies, like Service Canada for a positive Labour Market Opinion, and Immigration Canada for Permanent Residence and the Temporary Foreign Worker Unit for NAFTA issues. We were impressed by Lowe & Company’s such good net-working relationships with these various departments!

The Lowe & Company staff was personal, knowledgeable and sought to understand what the issues were for us and our particular situation. We were pleased with the personal and professional approach in working with us as they were available to address all our questions that surfaced along the way. I would highly recommend their services to any company or organization.

Don Fama, Director of Personnel, Canada Institute of Linguistics, Langley, BC

Employers HR ( + )

Employers HR

The first time I hired Jeffrey, after meeting him several times through the Vancouver Board of Trade, was because my company needed immediate assistance with an immigration issue after an American sub-contractor was denied re-entry to Canada. Jeffrey and his team clearly articulated our options alongside the costs so that we could make a quick decision and protect our interests, our client’s and the sub-contractor’s. He provided detailed legal expertise and kept us entirely onside at every turn in a time-sensitive situation. We could not have asked for anything more – the results from Jeffrey’s work were not only financially favourable, but also positively impacted several lives. If in need of an immigration law team or consultant, I would not hesitate to recommend Jeffrey Lowe above anyone else.

Dave MacDonald, CMA

Employers HR

Jeffrey Lowe demonstrated an in-depth knowledge and skilful application of immigration law in assisting my close personal friend Bryan Kerrison and his family immigrate to Canada from England. When Bryan’s employer left him high and dry three months after he arrived, Jeffrey successfully transferred the work permit to a new employer. This gave Bryan further opportunity to continue his new life in Canada and averted what could have been extreme hardship for him and his family. Thank you

Donald G. Moore, mining financier, Vancouver, BC

Employers HR

Jeffrey Lowe and his firm helped one of my companies bring two excellent immigration candidates into Canada. These individuals have very high skill sets and experience not readily found in our local market. While enjoying the quality of life in Canada, they are also strong corporate assets helping develop and grow the company.

Tom Mitchell, serial entrepreneur, Vancouver, BC

Family Visas ( + )

Family Visas

We found Vivien Lee to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable in her field. Immigrating is the most stressful yet exciting time in anyone’s life. Vivien Lee was always miles ahead when it came to processing our case and kept us up to date and informed every step of the way. From start to finish Vivien Lee and other staff at Lowe and Company provided us with dedication and even kept us motivated and optimistic. My husband and I would recommend Lowe and Company, Vivien Lee to anyone who may require legal assistance when it comes to immigration. As a young newly married couple, we put our future in their hands and Lowe and Company will always be the reason behind our being united as a couple here in Canada.

A. and R. Crisan (Romania)

Family Visas

My wife and I hired Vivien Lee to help with my wife’s immigration process into Canada. From the very beginning, she and her assistant, Doris Tong, were very helpful; they made the application process much less complicated than if we did it on our own.

All of the steps were laid out clearly and simply, and they made sure that we not only met the requirements of the Canadian government, but also that we included things that would further increase our chances of getting approved as soon as possible.

Having a professional like Vivien took care of the logistics, gave us peace of mind that we were submitting the application properly, and I have to say that not once in the whole process did the immigration office ask for any missing pieces.

Vivien was a pleasure to work with, and she was very patient with us as the effects of the stress of the process began to show. She even went beyond what we hired her for and also advised us with the paperwork for my son.

Patrick Biason (Mauritius)

Family Visas

It is my pleasure to write a recommendation for Vivien Lee, Senior Consultant at Lowe & Company.

After consulting several firms, my wife and I hired Vivien to assist with my wife’s immigration to Canada. Vivien’s guidance was perfect, eliminating confusion and giving us a clear timeline with concise steps we had to take at each step. Vivien is personable and attentive; we both felt that she was deeply committed to the success of our application.

With friends in similar circumstances, we were surprised how fast our application was completed and approved. Both my wife and I have recommended Vivien to others and will certainly use her services again should the occasion arise.

Matthew Corlett

Family Visas

We hired Vivien Lee as an Immigration Consultant to assist with my husband’s application for Permanent Residence. Vivien was an excellent resource. She explained the forms and requirements thoroughly and was able to answer any questions we had throughout the process. We followed her recommendations to submit a robust application and my husband’s Permanent Resident status was processed more quickly than we expected! We highly recommend Vivien and will be hiring her again to assist with my husband’s application for Canadian Citizenship.

Aja Dykes (USA)

Family Visas

I write to thank you, Vivien, for the excellent services you provided in assisting us with Marcus’ immigration to Canada.

Your knowledge of the law in the area of immigration was so reassuring to us and we found your work to be exceptional. The attention to detail by you and your team was no doubt the reason our application was successful. We loved working with you and took comfort in your exceptional advocacy skills. I consider your work to be of the highest quality and I am always eager to recommend your services to friends and family in need of assistance.

Thank you once again for being our advocate while we navigated the tricky waters of Marcus’ immigration. We are so very grateful.

Lindsay E.W. Barrett, Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver, BC

Family Visas

It would be a privilege to recommend using the professional services of Vivien Lee to anyone who wishes to make an application for immigration and residency in Canada.

Living in Scotland I had no idea of the complexities of such an application and Vivien was able to explain in detail what was required with a high level of professionalism and candour. She was able to suppress my fears and apprehension about the whole procedure – from beginning to end – and take the whole process through to a successful conclusion.

Her commitment to her job is commendable and my wife and I would not hesitate using her services in the future if required.

Norman Bell (Scotland, UK)

Family Visas

I have nothing but heartfelt appreciation for Vivien Lee’s assistance in my immigration process to Canada. I have been through all the uncertainty that every immigrant faces during application (i.e. the painful wait period of approval or rejection!); I know what it is like to feel like my life is on hold. Vivien and her assistant Doris Tong went above and beyond their professional duty; they gave me caring and reliable service. Their presence and support during this uncertain time made my life easier. My paperwork was filed on time, communications were always prompt and my questions were always answered. My application was successful, after barely 5 months of waiting. If there’s a job in this world where you can really make a difference in other people’s lives, theirs would be it. Because of them, I have a new life in Canada.

S. Yu (Philippines)

Family Visas

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Vivien Lee and Doris Tong in their handling of my wife’s immigration to Canada. I found the team of Vivien and Doris to be very professional and well organized. Throughout the immigration process, I was aware of the next step and had full confidence in their abilities. Thank you very much.

Angela and Randy MacDonald (Columbia and Canada)

Family Visas

In regards to the work of Lowe & Company, especially that of Vivien Lee, senior consultant, I am completely satisfied and have only positive things to say. After acquiring and completing all the necessary documents, I applied for my permanent resident status in November [2008] and was approved four months later by the government of Canada.

The firm’s costs are very minimal and the quality of Vivien Lee’s work is outstanding. She was always available to answer my questions via telephone or e-mail, treated me as a valued client and my case as very important. Everyone I speak to is amazed at the short amount of time it took to obtain my status, and I credit that to the work of a very skilled consultant. I am so grateful for the firm’s work and will recommend their services to anyone needing assistance of this sort.

Carolyn R. Beiler (USA)

Family Visas

As it happens, life sometimes takes one on a journey to far away lands. For me, the long search for my true love took me to China, which is where I met my one and only wife Natalie.

Natalie did not care which country we settled in but for me, I knew it would be hard to start my life over in China, so I asked her to move here with me. I know the difficulties with any type of immigration to Canada and I could not risk the future of my family on the obscure and legalese nature of our immigration paperwork and process. I knew I needed professional
assistance with this and the more I learned as we went through the process, the more I was convinced that I made the correct decision.

We received excellent guidance and professional care from the team of lawyers represented by Jeffrey Lowe and Robert Leong, as well as legal assistant Akiko Fujita, when it came to informing us of the legal process and helping to take care of all the legal documents for my wife Natalie to successfully immigrate to Canada. We thank Jeffrey, Robert and Akiko for their excellent service along with their great staff who always worked very hard to make sure we were always comfortable and well informed with the process as we went along. I can say it is a very nerve racking time and even when I was over in China on one of my several visits, they were always just a phone call or email away from assisting us no matter the circumstance.

Natalie and I now have a baby son and our life is good. We look forward to our return to China, as we feel we are citizens of both countries and of course we have family ties to both countries.

Many thanks to Lowe & Company.

Dean, Natalie & Son (China)

Inadmissibility ( + )

Inadmissibility

April the 9th 2006 marks one of the most significant milestones in our family history. Because on this day, our family made our first landing on the soil of Canada as new immigrants. Our hearts filled with joy and gratitude as we move forward to an exciting and promising future in Canada.

We want to thank you, Vivien Lee, for your excellent service in helping us to become permanent residents of Canada. From day one you took up our case as our representative you have shown your dedication in your assignment. As an immigration consultant, you have not only been very professional and responsible in handling matters pertaining to our case, you have also been very passionate and personal toward us especially during times when we were anxious about the unpredictable situation.

Due to certain situations in our case, we ourselves were at times discouraged and almost gave up hope. But you took the trouble to locate us and called us all the way in Malaysia just to encourage us. We must say your firm is very fortunate to have an excellent and outstanding consultant like you. You have gone through many difficulties and challenges in helping us and we know it had not been easy for you. You started off with us as our consultant but now, to us, you are more than our consultant, you are a helpful friend. We are so thankful to you for all that you have done for us.

Vivien, thank you once again. You will never be forgotten by our family. We wish you all the best, we love you and you will be in our prayers.

The Sitoh Family (Malaysia)

Inadmissibility

I am an American business executive, and had been crossing the border into Canada for many years, for business and pleasure trips. Several years ago, I was stopped at the airport, and questioned about a conviction that I had over 20 years ago; this turned out to be a major problem, which rendered me inadmissible to Canada.  Jeffrey conducted extensive interviews with me, and analyzed my documents and references, then helped me put together my case from Criminal Rehabilitation. There were a number of delays due to changes in Canada’s laws and procedures, but we pressed on, and finally came to a successful resolution!

BW (USA)

NAFTA ( + )

NAFTA

As a U.S. citizen, I did a lot of research to find out the fastest way to get me started at my dream job in Canada. Jeffrey and Rita knew exactly the best way to handle my situation and they gave me peace of mind that I would be working as soon as possible with the least amount of hassle. Looking back, I can’t imagine doing it without them.

Melody Ikemura, (USA) Clothing Designer, Westcombe Outerwear, Vancouver, BC

NAFTA

For our Seattle law firm, Jeffrey Lowe and his colleagues are always our first point of reference and contact whenever we have clients with Canadian immigration issues. They are thoroughly professional and knowledgeable. I have known Jeffrey personally for almost 25 years, and respect him as a lawyer and friend.

Chih-Do Li (Skip), founder, Ellis & Li, Seattle, WA

NAFTA

Our experiences with Ms. Vivien Lee of Lowe & Company in Vancouver, BC, have been unlike any other legal work we have ever been involved in. Ms. Lee actually cares enough about ourselves as individuals, to know how we fit into our company and what the company actually does.

Our industry, for most people is a mystery and because of this they have no idea how to assist us. Ms. Lee actually found out, by asking questions and researching it.

Ms. Lee was able to take care of putting together everything we needed to get our work permit renewed, while we were running our business, and all we had to do was get to the Canadian Consulate with all her beautifully put together paperwork at a designated time and location.

Ms. Lee always gets back to her clients without delay. We feel that we are very lucky to have found such a professional to help us with our needs.

K. Moses & J. Haltinner, USA

NAFTA

We have found the personable Jeffrey Lowe of Lowe & Company to be extremely knowledgeable about Canadian immigration law and procedure as it applies to businesses, families and individuals. Mr. Lowe writes for law journals on Canadian immigration and often on how U.S. immigration laws impact clients on both sides of the border.

Joel H. Paget, member, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC, Seattle, WA

NAFTA

Working with Lowe & Company has been one of the great pleasures of my professional life. I have been practising law for nearly 20 years and have rarely had a more positive experience. Lowe & Company is not a law firm. It is a family. They are very competent, friendly and extremely honest. If I needed a lawyer, or a friend, Jeffrey Lowe would be one of the first people I would call. I refer anyone considering immigration to Canada to Lowe & Company, and have never had any referred client come back with anything more than rave reviews.

Kent Felty, Immigration Lawyer, Denver, CO

NAFTA

We highly recommend Lowe & Company’s services to other potential immigrants. Jeffrey and his staff helped us apply for permanent residence, establish a small business and form a corporation. They provided very competitive legal services and were very responsive and co-operative. Their lower fees and fast, responsive service set them apart from other immigration consultants and lawyers.

Michael McBride (USA), President, New England Square furniture

NAFTA

Ms. Lee, I am writing to thank you. I came to you to ask a question on filling out my application for renewing my Canadian PR Card. What you offered turned out to be very good advice and I just wanted to let you know. Before coming to you I didn’t know I had a choice. I took your advice ….they approved/renewed it! I just wanted to say thanks and to let you know of another success story from one of your former clients. We met at your office for only an hour, but it was an hour well spent.

Andrew H. (USA)

Skilled Workers ( + )

Skilled Workers

In January 2006 my wife and I decided to move to Vancouver, BC in Canada. After a fairly extensive online research we opted to go with Lowe and Company. The first consultation we had with them was through Jeffrey Lowe. He was very kind and immediately we could tell he knew what he was talking about not only in terms of immigration but in terms of employment and business opportunities as well, something I believe is a great asset, especially if you are moving without having a job offer, which was our case.

Soon after the consultation two wonderful people were assigned to our case, Vivien and her assistant Doris. They were very professional, they demonstrated to have a great deal of confidence, knowledge, and ethics. The one thing we liked the most about Vivien and Doris is that they addressed our case in a personal manner. Even though we knew they had many other clients, we always felt we were the only ones. Both Vivien and Doris were always on top of our case and ready to answer every single question or concern that we had along the process. If we needed to choose again we would not hesitate to use their services again. Thank you very much, Vivien, Doris and Lowe and Company.

Mauricio and Ingrid (Mexico)

Skilled Workers

Three years ago, permanent residency seemed impossible for us. However, Jeffrey took us on and we have moved on to a new beginning in Canada, which we now call home. Credit belongs to Jeffrey and his team, who rise above professionalism to take their clients’ interests to heart. Thank you, Lowe & Company, “who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement.” (Theodore Roosevelt)

Tommy & Grace Ng, skilled professionals and entrepreneurs, (Malaysia)

Skilled Workers

I had a very good experience working with Lowe & Company. Vivien Lee was extremely thorough and prevented me from having any unpleasant surprises.

While I was sometimes exhausted by how much I had to do for her to make sure my case was solid, I was glad for her assiduousness. She helped expedite the handling of my immigration visa, and wrote a glowing letter of recommendation on my behalf which helped exempt me from an immigration interview. I had a complicated case that was very time sensitive, and she handled it with skill and professionalism, and the highest degree of accuracy I have seen anywhere.

She was patient with me when I had my doubts about whether I even wanted to finish going through this difficult process. She was always cheerful and agreeable, and her friendly reminders kept me on track to complete my side of it in time. I am grateful for everything Vivien Lee and her secretary, Doris, did for me and would recommend Lowe & Company to friends.

RP (USA), software engineer, USAJ

Skilled Workers

I am so thankful to Jeff and his company for providing me with the opportunity to start a new life in Canada. I received my permanent resident status in 2005. He was not only professional, knowledgeable, reliable, patient and thorough in coming up with the best way for me to qualify, but he also went beyond the business side of the process by extending friendship and encouragement.

Chiqui Palanca (Philippines)

Skilled Workers

It has been a real pleasure working together with you and your team during my immigration process. Right from our initial phone consultation about 1 1/2 years ago, I knew that this was the right path to go in asking you for professional support to realize my dream. I was impressed how detailed and professional my case was prepared in every little aspect and would recommend your service to everybody who needs legal support.

Once again, thank you very much for all your help!

C. Fischer (USA)

Skilled Workers

Lowe & Company helped me renew my work permit as well as become a landed immigrant smoothly. I dealt with another Canadian immigration law firm before Lowe & Company, and I could definitely tell the difference between them. When I had questions, Jeffrey’s team answered them, so I had a feeling of safety. They also made me comfortable as a client. Since they specialize in immigration, they were able to explain accurately and in detail about things like landing procedures.

Lowe & Company is very professional and they know what they are doing. One incident was when I went to the border renew my work permit. The border officer told me I couldn’t do it that way, and that it was up to him to decide whether to give the new work permit to me or not. Then I asked him to read the letter that Lowe & Company had prepared. After reading the letter, the border officer apologized to me and gave me my new work permit without further ado. Jeffrey Lowe knows what he is doing!

Antonio Loreto (Italy), President, Duomo Construction, Burnaby, BC

Skilled Workers

It has been a blessing to work with Vivien Lee through my application process for a work permit and eventually my permanent residence. From day one, Vivien has been very thorough and helpful with answering my questions and calming my doubts and worries about the immigration process. She and her team were diligent with communicating to me and keeping me informed regularly about the status of my application and about new immigration regulations that could affect me.

I truly believe my application approvals happened much quicker than I expected because of the good standing Vivien and her team possessed, along with their diligence, integrity, wealth of knowledge and confidence. She took a whole load of stress off my mind, considering immigration can be such a long, tiring process! There’s no question that you are in good hands with Lowe & Company!

A. Li (Singapore)

Skilled Workers

As a writer of literature, I don’t fit the standard categories for an application for permanent residence. So I owe my acceptance into Canada to Lowe & Company, and in particular to Vivien Lee — her knowledge, experience, creative thinking and clear direction as well as her empathy, reassurance and concern. Although she made it clear to me all along that there were no guarantees, I believed I could trust her map through unknown territory and follow her guidance with peace of mind.

My gratitude goes as well to Doris Tong for her kindness and gracious assistance, and to everyone at Lowe & Company who participates in their collaborative process. They brought me home. I could never have done it by myself. If you are looking for help finding your place in this good country, your search is over.

Jody Aliesan (formerly USA)

Skilled Workers

I used Vivien Lee on a recommendation from a fellow consultant. I am please to say that all my questions were addresses in a timely manner, my documents were prepared correctly, and any questions answered. The result was a successful Canadian work permit.

MJH (Australia)

Skilled Workers

I have had the great pleasure of utilizing Lowe & Company’s services since I first entered Canada on Oct. 2009 as a tourist. Robert is an expert in both immigration and contract law.

After starting my employment with a large firm, I soon found myself in a contractual dispute with my employer. Through his knowledge, determination and attention to detail, Robert was able to settle the case in my favor.

Besides, through his brilliant efforts, I was able to secure my stay in Canada by obtaining a new work permit.

Moreover, with the help of Robert, I am only a few months away from becoming a permanent Canadian resident.

I would like to express deep appreciation for all that Robert and his firm have done for me. Through his hard work and professionalism, I now have a chance to live out my dreams. I want to thank him for his invaluable service.

Bahar M. (Iran)

Skilled Workers

Vivien was recommended to me by a friend who applied for Canadian Permanent Residency. She is very professional and also very knowledgeable and experienced in Immigration Laws.

I was outside of Canada during my immigration application and Vivien helped to ensure that the whole process ran smoothly and without any issues, even with the sometimes hectic time lines for getting certain documents in order.

Vivien helped my wife and I every step of the way, guiding, advising and giving us the peace of mind we needed in our application. She was always just an email away providing answers quickly the moment we asked any questions.

Vivien was thoughtful and thorough, always a few steps ahead and able to anticipate any issues before they became a problem. I can say without a doubt that I am so very pleased that we enlisted her on our great quest, and can see after going through the process that if we had done it on our own it would have been so much more difficult.

I am very happy Vivien helped me obtain my Canadian residency status. My experience with Vivien was extremely positive and she is very pleasant to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who needs immigration advice or requires the services of an exceptional Canadian immigration specialist.

Chris Britchford. U.K.

 

Chris Britchford (U.K.)

Study Permits ( + )

Study Permits

I am an American Citizen and have applied for Study Permit myself when I was visiting in Canada. I thought it was a simple process and ignorantly submitted my application. But I was denied! Then I realized I did not understand the immigration rules and procedures at all. I booked an emergency consultation with Vivien Lee, Senior Consultant at Lowe & Company as I was expected to attend school in Canada in less than 2 weeks. Vivien went over my case in detail and pointed out how I can approach the situation. She clearly identified the pros and cons for each approach presented. Although I finally decided on a riskier option due to my fast approaching deadline to be in school, but because Vivien was so confident she managed to calm me down tremendously and helped me make a very informed decision. Vivien prepared all my documents citing vital sections of the immigration laws relating to my case, helped me see how I can explain my case when interviewed by the officer. I was able to obtain my Study Permit within the same day I handed in my application and because the application was so well prepared there was no questions asked and I was not even interviewed. I am now studying in Canada and Vivien is also helping me with my permanent residency application.

AL, USA

Study Permits

I had been in Canada for many years on Study Permits; however, when I went to renew it last time, I ran into some difficulties. I went to see Jeffrey Lowe, and he analyzed my situation, explained the problem, and gave me several options as to how to deal with it. He prepared a new application, with a thorough analysis and explanation of my case, and I was approved!

SC, Korea

Study Permits

Vivien did a thorough analysis of my case by conducting a search on my previous case files. She clearly explained the problem, gave me several options on how to overcome the problems and provided me with a realistic and objective immigration plan. She was able to present my case convincingly…[and] helped me understand what to expect at the interview. With much prayers and Vivien’s guidance, I was finally approved of my Study Permit!

JV (Philippines)

Work Permits ( + )

Work Permits

The first time I hired Jeffrey, after meeting him several times through the Vancouver Board of Trade, was because my company needed immediate assistance with an immigration issue after an American sub-contractor was denied re-entry to Canada. Jeffrey and his team clearly articulated our options alongside the costs so that we could make a quick decision and protect our interests, our client’s and the sub-contractor’s. He provided detailed legal expertise and kept us entirely onside at every turn in a time-sensitive situation. We could not have asked for anything more – the results from Jeffrey’s work were not only financially favourable, but also positively impacted several lives. If in need of an immigration law team or consultant, I would not hesitate to recommend Jeffrey Lowe above anyone else.

Dave MacDonald, CMA

Work Permits

“I’m using Jeffrey’s services since 2009 for my immigration process to Canada. With Jeffrey’s support I went successfully through 2 work permit requests and permanent resident request for me and my family. Jeffrey’s team is skilled and very careful to details. During the whole process Jeffrey’s strategy kept me and my family always in a safe position with wide margin to face any external mistake or uncontrolled delay. In some occasions he also went further his main duty to help me out in other legal issues not directly connected to our immigration process.”

Marco Tozzini, Hardware Engineer

Work Permits

Years ago, on my first day in the Commerce faculty at the University of British Columbia, the Professor asked the class, “What is the Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur?” Students came up with different definitions; however, the Professor said, “No, you’re all wrong! The Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur is the first man in line for a subsidy!”

Well, Canadian or not, there are a number of different ways for foreign businesspeople to establish businesses in Canada. The NAFTA and other Free Trade Agreements allow citizens of the USA, Mexico, Peru, Columbia and other countries to make a “substantial investment” into a business in Canada and obtain work permits to work in those businesses. The businessperson could start up a new business, or buy over a controlling interest in an existing one. While there is no minimum investment specified, we have assisted clients with investments as little as $60,000. They can also apply for Permanent Residence status while they are working in Canada.

Other options are under “Provincial Nominee” programs, where a province will select immigrants on the basis of investment and jobs created in their provinces. Under the BC PNP, for example, foreign nationals can invest as little as $200,000 into a qualifying business, creating at least 1 job, and obtain a work permit and permanent residence to Canada.

Currently, Canada immigration is also considering a new “Start Up Visa” program, which will allow foreigners with bright ideas and skills, but not necessarily a lot of money, to come to Canada to establish a business with the backing of Canadian Venture Capitalists. Announced by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney with Kevin O’Leary of “Dragon’s Den” fame, this program is anticipated to commence in early 2013.

These are just some of the ways for foreign businesspeople to establish businesses in Canada, and obtain work permits and permanent residence. For more information, please contact Jeffrey S. Lowe, or go to our website at www.CanadaVisaLaw.com .

Visa Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs

Work Permits

I have had the great pleasure of utilizing Lowe & Company’s services since I first entered Canada on Oct. 2009 as a tourist. Robert is an expert in both immigration and contract law.

After starting my employment with a large firm, I soon found myself in a contractual dispute with my employer. Through his knowledge, determination and attention to detail, Robert was able to settle the case in my favor.

Besides, through his brilliant efforts, I was able to secure my stay in Canada by obtaining a new work permit.

Moreover, with the help of Robert, I am only a few months away from becoming a permanent Canadian resident.

I would like to express deep appreciation for all that Robert and his firm have done for me. Through his hard work and professionalism, I now have a chance to live out my dreams. I want to thank him for his invaluable service.

Bahar M. (Iran)